U.S. nationals: Natural Resource Specialist / Hydrologist

U.S. Forest Service (USFS)

Rutland, VT, US


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.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Dan McKinley at 802-747-6738 or [email protected]

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  • 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.