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Interdisciplinary Natural Resources Specialist / Landscape Architect

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Department Of Agriculture Hood River , OR 97031

Posted 5 months ago

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This position is located in Region 6, at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Hood River, Oregon.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Stan Hinatsu at 541-308-1708 or email at

This is an Interdisciplinary-Natural Resources Specialist/Landscape Architect position and the incumbent serves as a Natural Resource Specialist and will be responsible for the development of annual work plans and the execution and administration of short range plans relating to recreation, wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, scenery management, and recreation planning.

This interdisciplinary position may be filled in any of the job series/position titles listed. In addition to the specialized experience requirements, applicants must submit proof that they meet the educational requirements for at least one of the series described in the announcement. Applicants may only be appointed to job series/position titles for which they meet all experience and educational requirements.

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The incumbent evaluates recreation needs in planning, organizing, advising on, and administering recreation activities and programs which promote the physical, creative, social, and environmental development of participants.

Provides specific program input into the overall natural resources management planning process. Based on studies of recreation areas and activities, recommends potential sites or areas for additional recreation use and planned development with suggested priorities for development.

Develops, plans, and monitors new construction of parking areas, trailhead facilities, campgrounds, picnic areas, parking areas, and access roads in consultation with other resource personnel.

Implements recreation plan objectives and inspects the full range of recreation uses.

Develops and monitors a portion of the annual program plan of work. Specific portions of the annual program plan of work include recreation, wilderness, and wild and scenic river management.

Participates in the preparation and monitoring of the annual operating plans and budget preparation.

Develops environmental documents including environmental impact statements concerning proposed recreational sites, wilderness and wilderness trails, wild and scenic rivers, and other natural resource projects.

Communicates program information to the public regarding the agencies management practices, rules, and regulations.

Works with Federal and local law enforcement agencies to ensure compliance with federal laws, reporting all known violations of law or regulations.

Travel Required
25% or less - Traveling 3 or 4 individual days a month for meetings and training. In addition, a total between 5 and 10 days a year may involve overnight stays.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

Who May ApplyThis job is open to Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA/VRA and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants; and eligibles for other Hiring Authorities.

Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.

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    0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
    0807 Landscape Architecture

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt

  • Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period


Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses (2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97). Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to:


For GS-0401:

Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.


Combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

For GS-0807:

Bachelor's Degree: landscape architecture or landscape design.


Combination of education and experience -- for each year short of graduation, the applicant must have had 1 year of experience under professional leadership and guidance of such character and diversity as to be a satisfactory substitute for the required education. This experience must have included original landscape design.

In addition to the basic requirements, the following education and/or experience are required.

GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level;


Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading a degree related to recreation or LL.B. or J.D., if related;


An appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level).

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Examples of specialized experience include: Performed portions or phases of assignments in support of broad functional activities for a Natural Resource Specialist or program area.

Assisted in the development of recreational sites or areas for additional recreation use and planned development. Assisted with the planning of constructing recreation trails, parking areas, trailhead facilities, and new access roads in consultation with engineering personnel. Participated in the drafting of annual work action plans for carrying out recreation management decisions. Participated in the development and administration of recreation special use programs in compliance with federal rules and regulations.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


See above for education requirements for this position.

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Interdisciplinary Natural Resources Specialist / Landscape Architect

Expired Job

Department Of Agriculture