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Supervisory Social Scientist/Biological Scientist

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Department Of Agriculture Pinecrest , CA 95364

Posted 4 weeks ago

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This position is located in Region 5 on the Stanislaus NF in Pinecrest, CA, and has responsibilities for both the Mi-Wok and Summit Ranger Districts.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Sarah LaPlante at 209-401-0251 or slaplante@fs.fed.us.

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Responsibilities

  • Develops the annual program of work determining budgeting, administrative and staffing needs. Prepares long range planning and project work plans, coordinating project work with other personnel.

  • Coordinates functional and project plans with other work plans to ensure targets are accomplished, and makes needed revisions as changing conditions dictate.

  • Coordinates activities between units and among other specialists (engineers, wildlife biologists, etc.) to ensure consistency in program emphasis, development, and use between unit resources.

  • Provides professional advice and support in the planning, designing, development, implementation, and evaluation of program/project activities. Assures all program management activities remain responsive to identified customer needs.

  • Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with local media representatives in the unit's zone of influence.

  • Serves as the unit partnership coordinator, developing relationships with community, user groups, and other agencies. Seeks to build partnerships, both formal and informal.

Provides advice, counsels, and assists staff across the Forest regarding partnership development and implementation.

  • Develops complex, politically sensitive or programmatic partnership efforts with non-governmental organizations, other government agencies, community organizations, and/or other local or regional stakeholders.

  • Develops and maintains effective external cooperative relationships with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, conservation groups, private foundations and others interested in partnering with the Forest Service.

  • Coordinates the volunteer and service program, which includes communications with districts, process and policy development, and reporting oversight.

  • Provides leadership for planning and implementation of Interpretive Services and Conservation education programs for the unit interpretive program.

  • Participates on Forest wide interpretive program initiatives. Works with the unit to develop grant initiatives and proposals for accomplishing conservation education and interpretive service initiatives.

  • Ensures Visitor Information Services, including front desk reception and phone reception, meet customer service standards. Ensures staff is trained in resolving customer complaints. Implements customer satisfaction monitoring techniques to ensure customer expectations are in line with service deliveries.

  • Provides expertise and advice in the administration of special use programs and projects.

  • Reviews proposals for permitting proposed facilities or activities and recommends action.

  • Ensures that actions are taken in accordance with approved plans.

  • Reviews and synthesizes complex permit applications, and background data to prepare and issue draft/final/modified permits, fact sheets, and public notices.

  • Responsible for environmental analysis reviews, reports, evaluation and preparing environmental impact statements.

  • Assures goals and objectives are being met in the approved resource land management plan.

  • Participates on interdisciplinary teams for considering all alternatives in the resource project description and design.

  • Analyzes and determines the effects of management activities on natural resources and prepares environmental assessments to document findings.

  • Reviews environmental analysis reports to determine adequacy of coordination of natural resources needs.

  • Supervisory duties at least 25% of the time

Travel Required
25% or less

  • Employee will serve as a partnership coordinator and may need to travel to accomplish agency mission. Occasional travel for trainings and/ or meetings also required.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential
11

  • Job family (Series)
    0101 Social Science
    0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

The purpose of the position is to serve as primary assistant in the planning, programming, and execution of all land and recreation special uses, internal business management activities, interpretive program/ conservation education development and delivery, and customer services and external relations program activities. Supervises a staff that performs duties in related activity program areas.

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 asc_tos@fs.fed.us.

Qualifications

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: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

GS-0101

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 behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

OR

Combination of education and experience -- that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

OR

Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

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.

OR

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major field of study that included 24 semester hours in course work in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. Related course work generally refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major.

OR

Combination of education and experience that included 24 semester hours in course work in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, AND experience sufficient to demonstrate that I possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation that is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field needed to perform the work of the occupation.

In addition to the requirements described above, the following additional education and/or experience are required for the grade(s) specified.

For the GS-11 level: Applicants must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (coursework directly related to position being filled); OR one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). Examples of specialized experience are: Provides input for the unit interdisciplinary planning teams; Participates in developing the unit program of work for all aspects or portions of the unit's planning program; Conducts surveys and evaluates existing permitted special use recreation and/or non-recreation facilities and their present use and demand; Provides specific program input into the overall natural resources management planning process; Participates in the preparation and monitoring of the annual operating plan budget preparation;

Gathers, compiles, and analyzes data needed to determine proposed resource management activities.

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.

Education

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Supervisory Social Scientist/Biological Scientist

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Department Of Agriculture