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Program Management Specialist

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Department Of Agriculture Flagstaff , AZ 86002

Posted 3 months ago

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This position is located in Flagstaff, AZ on the Coconino National Forest.

The position provides overall leadership and management for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) which involves the collaborative, landscape-scale restoration of forests in northern Arizona including the Kaibab, Coconino, Apache-Sitgreaves and Tonto National Forests.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Laura Jo West at 928-527-3501 or

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Identifies, develops and incorporates effective project management tools and business practices to efficiently plan, execute and monitor program and project objectives.

Applies knowledge of mandates, goals, strategies, initiatives and budget direction in addition to laws and regulations to lead the work of program in concert with Forest Service and partner expectations.

Formulates policies, objectives, and standards for the assigned program.

Develops long and short range plans to achieve these goals and objectives.

Ensures program and technical directives are consistent with governing laws, regulations, and policy.

Exercises primary fiduciary responsibility for funds allocated to program.

Monitors budget trends, program fluctuations, and changes in physical and political landscapes relative to the creation of long-range strategic planning and goal setting for the program.

Maintains and monitors financial status of the program and ensures that goals are in alignment, and are moving forward in accordance with Forest Service goals and objectives.

Gathers information, devise plans and policies, design strategies, reach conclusions, provide advice, and formulate overall approaches.

Coordinates with and advises officials of other cooperating units or organizations within the Region, and higher level management officials regarding the program.

Seeks and builds public and private sector partnerships to promote effective program opportunities.

Communicates regular and timely information to the Board, Regional Forester, and others on emerging issues, key operational issues, and progress made on the approved Program of Work.

Maintains contacts with external collaborators to build business relationships and establishes relationships with potential stakeholders to advance the objectives of the program.

Serves as the primary point of contact for communication with the program for stakeholders, industry, government officials, and other external interests.

Prepares reports, briefing packages or similar presentation materials requiring extensive analytical input.

Negotiates and closes agreements across the Forests, with the Regional Office, and external entities.

Travel Required
25% or less

  • Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.

Additional Requirements:

Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses

  • 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email

Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants' ability to submit applications, this announcement is being extending for an additional 7 days. Applicants who applied to announcement need NOT reapply.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to:

For the GS-14 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: developing long- and short-range plans to include programming, budgeting, integrating, and evaluating complex programs for the agency; initiating and leading high priority special projects, studies, and initiatives encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affected critical aspects of major agency programs; recommending the revision of programs and procedures to facilitate operations in the face of technical or administrative obstacles. Working in a complex collaborative working environment and in a complex political environment.

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.

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

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.


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Program Management Specialist

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Department Of Agriculture