Company Name: BLM


Title: Planning and Environmental Specialist
Location:  Safford, AZ

This position serves as a Planning and Environmental Specialist located in a Field or State Office and is responsible for performing work that involves knowledge and application of the principles of natural resource programs. Serves on interdisciplinary teams (IDT) to work on specific planning and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents components and provides training to IDTs regarding development and implementation of NEPA and planning documents. Assures that land use planning efforts are coordinated with other local, State, and Federal agencies and ensures public participation in the planning process. Reviews complex environmental analysis documents to ensure compliance and consistency with all applicable laws and regulations and serves as procedure and policy coordinator on all NEPA and planning documentation matters. Provides responses to the public information request regarding completed, in-progress, and future planning document availability and assures that documents are appropriately filed and posts for availability for public review.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Specialized Experience Requirements: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement – please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-09) of the position to be filled.

Examples of specialized experience: Demonstrated experience with land use and multiple use resource management planning; being a lead or member of an interdisciplinary team working on planning and environmental analysis processes, principles and practices; reviewing planning and NEPA documents to ensure they read smoothly and correctly; reviewing environmental documents to insure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; work with public land resource values, issues, or controversies; and assisting in developing public land-related planning strategies and procedures.

Education maybe substituted and/or combined with specialized experience to meet specialized experience requirement, see Education section above.

Education Required: Successful completion of a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree, 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M. if directly related; OR an equivalent combination of education and the type and level of specialized experience described below. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

You will need to clearly state your graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college sources that includes hours and grades.

Preferred Qualifications: NA


Desired Majors:  Geography, Geology, Hydrogeology

Position Type:  Full-Time

Hours per week:  40+

Salary & Benefits: $60,210 to $78,270 per year

Application Process: To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
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Application Deadline: November 28, 2017