Soil Scientist Permanent Position GS-04705/7/9

Region 1, Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Supervisor’s Office

Duty station: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

For more information about this position, please contact Jori Johnson atjori.a.johnson@usda.gov or Robert Brassfield at robert.brassfield@usda.gov . You may find the vacancy on USA jobs by searching the job series (0470), position title (Soil Scientist), or location (Coeur d’Alene, ID).  Alternately, you may search by the vacancy announcement number: 21R1SVJUL10933401DPPM.  When applying, please follow the instructions on USA jobs carefully, and be sure to apply at the GS level for which you are qualified. 

This position will be posted as early as October 14, 2020, and applications will only be accepted for a limited time.   As such, please submit your application promptly.  

ABOUT THE POSITION

This position serves as a soil scientist supporting programs on the Idaho Panhandle NFs and is located in the Supervisor’s Office.  The primary duty of the position is to support the priority program of work on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.  This consists of landscape scale vegetation restoration activities that include commercial timber harvest and fuels mitigation.  This is a career ladder position with duties and responsibilities varying with grade level and reaching full potential as a GS-0470-9.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Prepare field maps and tabletbased data collection applications in order to conduct the Forest Soils Disturbance Monitoring Protocol. ArcGIS online is the current platform used to coordinate data collection, utilizing both Arc Collector and Survey123;
Serve as a lead to a field crew consisting of permanent and temporary seasonal staff.  This position would assist in hiring, onboarding, and training of field crew members.  While the permanent seasonal staff is expected to coordinate day-to-day activities, this position would communicate program priorities, goals, and set the expectations for field data collection.  
Working with a variety of resource specialist on interdisciplinary teams;
Summarizing field data and preparing soils specialist reports in support of a Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, or Environmental Impact Statement.
Further support the NEPA process for Forest project work by responding to comments, engaging in public meetings where appropriate, and preparing well-organized project records of relevant soils information.

The Idaho Panhandle National Forest is hiring a Soil Scientist (0470 GS 5/7/9), with a duty station of Coeur d’Alene, ID.   This position will be posted to USA jobs as early as tomorrow, and will be open for applications for a limited time.   Please share widely with any who might be interested.  

You may find the vacancy on USA jobs by searching the job series (0470), position title (Soil Scientist), or location (Coeur d’Alene, ID).  Alternately, you may search by the vacancy announcement number: 21-R1SVJUL-10933401-DP-PM.  When applying, please follow the instructions on USA jobs carefully, and be sure to apply at the GS level for which you are qualified.  

If you have any questions about the position, the area, or how to apply, please don’t hesitate to contact Robert Brassfield at robert.brassfield@usda.gov or Jori Johnson atjori.a.johnson@usda.gov with any questions. 

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The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is hiring soil conservationist interns in Tillamook, Roseburg, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Eugene, and Redmond! Applications are due October 19, 2020. 

Students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale may be eligible. Apply today! (Follow the link to learn more.)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581355100

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Region 6 Forest Service will be hiring 1039 – 0404 – Biological Science Technician (Soils) as GS-5 and GS-6 positions for the 2021 field season. Announcements will be posted Friday, October 30th and be up for 11 days.
More information in these fliers:

Contact:

Jason Jimenez
Soil Scientist
Forest Service – Three Rivers Ranger District, Colville National Forest
p: 509-738-7734
jason.jimenez@usda.gov
255 W.11th Avenue
Kettle Falls, WA 99141

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Resources for Federal Careers

  • Information on Natural Resource Specialists positions at the Department of Interior: https://www.doi.gov/careers/careers/natural-resource-specialist
  • Soil Scientist (0470 series) qualifications for all federal positions

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