U.S. nationals: Soil Scientist/Hydrologist

U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Various, MT, United States
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This position is located on the Bitterroot National Forest in one of the following locations: Darby, MT, Hamilton, MT or Stevensville, MT. Final determination of duty location will be determined by hiring manager at time of selection.

This position provides soil and hydrology technical expertise for land management planning.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Cole Mayn at (406)363-7155 or cole.mayn@usda.gov.
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  • Provides technical expertise in the analysis of soil and hydrology related information as it relates to the land management planning process.
  • Determines resource potential, suggests alternative management practices, predicts the effects of each management alternative, and assesses the resource trade-offs required at a project level.
  • Formulates and recommends projects for soils, water management, and restoration projects and provides technical evaluation and support to the development of long-range plans.
  • Participates in the land management planning process as a member of an interdisciplinary team providing technical expertise on complex environmental projects.
  • Participates in hydrologic investigations and studies required for planning and design of multi-purpose projects, such as collecting ground water data and analyzing trends and analyzing and interpreting stream flow data.
  • Independently studies water resources data needed to support the Forest's position during project-level negotiations and litigation.
  • Makes hydrologic analysis for cooperative watershed projects authorized under public law. Consults with other resource specialists in assessing the impacts of proposed programs and projects on watershed values.
  • Establishes and maintains an up-to-date inventory of proposed rehabilitation projects by priorities. Serves as leader for planning and implementation of these projects.
  • Participates as required in the development of environmental assessments or environmental impact statements.
  • Provides soil related information needed to maintain the Forest Land Management Plan, compartment examination prescriptions, and other project proposals and environmental analyses.
  • Makes field investigations during and following fires to appraise damages to the watershed and recommend treatment for rehabilitation of the area. Inspects and evaluates completed watershed rehabilitation projects to determine their effectiveness.
  • Serves on interdisciplinary teams conducting environmental analyses of proposed project