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This position is located in Moab, Utah. Information about the surrounding area can be found at Moab, UT.
The work is primarily sedentary, requiring long periods of sitting in one position, intense concentration, and working for several hours at a time. Occasionally there may be some physical exertion such as walking; hiking; standing; bending; lifting; carrying of items; driving or riding in an automobile; etc.
Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. Occasional travel may be required. The incumbent will adhere to all safety rules and regulations as prescribed in manuals/supplements or designated by the Safety Officer.
This announcement is being advertised concurrently under UT/FA-MP-2018-0013, for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
This position serves as a Geospatial Ecologist for the Canyon Country Fire Zone located in the Moab Field Office. The incumbent serves as a consultant and technical advisor with responsibility for developing, implementing, and managing geospatial technological applications, assessments, and projects in support of BLM business activities and special initiatives. This position provides a unique combination of geospatial and ecological skills to facilitate the integration of landscape scale data and processes into state and/or regional level decision making and business practices. Major duties include but are not limited to:
- Supports land management activities in landscape ecology, adaptive management, ecological process modeling, and monitoring.
- Serves as a consultant and advisor regarding geospatial and ecological modeling and analysis.
- Coordinates activities with other agencies, interest groups, and natural resources personnel.
- Leads and participates in interdisciplinary team(s) tasked with strengthening geospatial data, applications, and technology architectures.
- Develops, reviews, recommends, and modifies geospatial program policies, standards, methods, controls, and procedures; resolves complex problems affecting geospatial modeling, analysis, applications, and technology.
- Initiates, formulates, plans, and executes a variety of geospatial assessments and projects.
- Analyzes and evaluates current geospatial practices and future needs at the state and/or regional level and recommends appropriate resource management strategies.
- Uses quantitative geospatial analysis techniques.
Occasional travel – At times, travel for field work, meetings and/or training may be required.