Natural Resource Specialist-BLM

West Valley City, UT

Organization: BLM

All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles; and Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area are also eligible.

Type of opportunity: Full time, Permanent

ContactLori Malan
Phone: 801-539-4229


  • Serves as the specialist for the botany, invasive species, forestry, and vegetative products programs.
  • Serves as the specialist for vegetation monitoring and inventory data collection on sensitive plants, invasive species, Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR) projects, and to determine ecological status and trend of plant communities.
  • Responsible for statistically analyzing and synthesizing vegetation monitoring data and integrating information into environmental assessments, resource management plans, and activity plans.· Participates on interdisciplinary teams in reviewing and writing environmental assessments and developing reports for assigned programs.
  • Determines financial needs, develops budget and annual work plans, and prepares guidance for program implementation within assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Serves as an expert witness in appeals and hearings associated with changes in land management and the effects of those changes on biological and physical ecosystem components, especially botany, invasive species, forestry, and vegetative products.
  • Responsible for Contracting Officers Representative and Project Inspection duties for renewable resource projects and serves as a Resource Advisor (READ) in support of Salt Lake Field Office Fire Program and participates in Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR) planning

Desired qualifications:

  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicant must possess a Bachelor’s or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.OR

    A combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above (at least 30 semester hours), plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    In addition to the time-in-grade and basic education requirements, to qualify at the GS-11 level you must meet one of the following:


  • Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Natural Resource Specialist. Specialized experience includes; developing natural resources management plans including vegetation monitoring studies, allotment evaluations and inspections, participating on interdisciplinary teams, working and coordinating with partners and the public. OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-11 level if it has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. To qualify based on education you must have 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field of study. OR Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants may also use an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above. Only graduate level education in excess of 36 semester hours of may be combined with experience.

Start and end dates: (not always available, most applicable for seasonal/temp jobs)

Salary/pay: $58,562.00 to $76,131.00 / Per Year

Link to more informationApplication Page

How to apply: See Above

Application deadline: Tuesday, January 19, 2016