U.S. nationals: Natural Resource Specialist / Hydrologist
This position is located on the Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forest, with a duty location of Rutland, VT.
The position serves as a watershed program manager and provides program leadership in land management planning, project-level analysis, monitoring, restoration, and interagency coordination related to the management of soil and aquatic resources.
- Provides short and long-range planning, program direction, project support, and coordination for soils, watershed, and fisheries within the framework of multiple-use management of forest and range land.
- Provides oversight to the soil and aquatic programs including development of the annual program of work, distribution of the soil/aquatic workload and funding across the forest,
- Develops and expands partnerships and secure funding for restoration projects, and reporting soil and aquatic resource accomplishments.
- Acts as primary advisor for interpreting and meeting compliance with regulatory statutes such as the Federal Endangered Species and Clean Water Acts.
- Stays appraised of regional and national initiatives and guidance, and responds accordingly via annual and long-term program of works.
- Helps establish aquatic and soil restoration and conservation vision, initiatives, and emphasis areas that can be pursued individually or integrated into larger planning and restoration efforts.
- Works closely with fish, water and soil specialists to understand program challenges and trouble shoot these issues.
- Works with the forest leadership and zone specialists on a variety of topics including: program management; forest planning; project-level analysis; appeals and litigation responses, and negotiation; and environmental compliance.
- Provides leadership in forecasting and envisioning emerging issues and helps develop strategies to effectively engage in these issues.
- Serves as a technical advisor on significantly complex environmental programs and projects that may include a variety of controversial characteristics such as apparently conflicting environmental, cultural, and/or political factors.
- Facilitates individual growth and development of technical specialists who are responsible for program delivery.
- Performs limited supervisory duties.