U.S. nationals: Soil Scientist/Hydrologist
This position is located on the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest in Roanoke, Virginia.
This position serves as a Watershed Specialist on a Forest Service unit with responsibility for coordinating and leading Watershed Program development, organization, and budget.
- These duties are at the full performance level, GS-12
- Prepare technical reports on hydrologic and watershed aspects of forest management. Provide a variety of hydrologic and watershed recommendations for inclusion in Forest Plans.
- Provide advice, training, and technical support to managers to enable them to meet watershed protection constraints while carrying out planned resource activities such as timber harvest, road construction, range, wildfire, and recreation programs.
- Review projects or activities on-the-ground to analyze watershed impacts as a result of such activities. Oversee current and out-year planning for major watershed projects.
- Prepare technical reports on soil aspects of forest management. Provides a variety of soil recommendations for inclusion in Forest Plans.
- Analyze soils data to formulate integrated planning recommendations for resource management activities.
- Provide soil related information to maintain a Land Management Plan, compartment examination prescriptions, project proposals, and/or environmental analyses.
- Coordinate watershed program budget execution and communicates program direction among the Forest Staff. Develop proposals to secure funding for watershed restoration projects.
- Propose local policy and regulation to cover unique problems which are not covered by state, federal, or other regulations.
- Work with program managers to develop and implement new or revised policy directives or program materials.
- Participate on interdisciplinary teams to provide resource specialist input for natural resource projects.
- Interact and coordinate with regional, forest counter parts and other agencies in watershed related issues.