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Environmental Coordinator

Company: Forest Service
Location: South Jordan
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Summary This position is located on the Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest, South Jordan, Utah. This position provides Forest Plan implementation direction and coordination for a complex array of resource management activities including, project compliance with NEPA, NFMA and CEQ; resource laws and regulations; and litigation appeals and objections procedures. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Paul Cowley at 801-440-8098 or email Responsibilities Coordinate final evaluation and review of environmental analysis documents to ensure compliance with multiple environmental policy requirements. Prepare and publish the Schedule of Proposed Actions to accurately inform the public, other governmental agencies, special interest groups, and Congressional offices of planned and on-going activities associated with NEPA analyses and directions. Provide advice to management on the processes and procedures regarding implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental acts and policies. Provide program managers and environmental coordinators with technical leadership and guidance on the interpretation and implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental acts and policies. Mediate conflicting viewpoints of interdisciplinary team members on preparation and processing of categorical exclusions, environmental assessments, and environmental impact statements. Manage natural resource related appeals, objections, and litigation activities. Provide NEPA advice for interdisciplinary team leads and members on natural resource projects that are multi-jurisdictional, and multifaceted. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary. Basic Requirement: GS-0401: Must have successfully completed 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. In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must also possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below. Specialized Experience Requirement: GS-12: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. To be determined qualified, an applicant must demonstrate in their resume that they meet 3 of the 4 following specialized experience examples: 1)Planned, directed, and advised personnel on compliance efforts regarding National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)and/or regulations of the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ),and/or organizational policy. 2) Mediated conflicting viewpoints of Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) members on preparation and processing of categorical exclusions and/or environmental assessments and/or environmental impact statements. 3) Executed and coordinated evaluation and review of environmental analysis documents for natural resource related projects and/or programs to ensure compliance with multiple environmental policy requirements. 4) Communicated with a variety of parties (i.e. Federal, State, local government officials, special interest groups, general public, and stakeholders) to provide interpretation of NEPA requirements. 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. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Education See above for education that may be qualifying for the specific grade level. Additional Information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status such as leave without pay is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website This position is not a Bargaining Unit covered position. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Government Housing is not available. This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Keywords: Forest Service, South Jordan , Environmental Coordinator, Other , South Jordan, Utah

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