Outreach Notice for Deschutes National Forest District Botanist position

Job Close Date: 
September 27, 2016 - 4:00pm

Botanist, GS-0430-11 (PFT)

Reply Due: September 27, 2016

Position Title: District Botanist, GS-0430-11 (PFT)
Duty Station: Sisters, OR
Tour of Duty: Permanent Full Time

Bargaining Unit Status: This position is not part of the bargaining unit.
Vacancy Announcement Number: Not available yet.
Transfer of Station: Minimum transfer of station is authorized for qualifying candidates. This would include movement of household goods, temporary housing and a house hunting trip.
Contacts: Ingrid Anderson, Natural Resource Team Leader (Acting) ianderson@fs.fed.us

About the Position: This position serves as the district botanist for the Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest. The unit is exceptionally diverse with habitats ranging from juniper woodlands to alpine meadows. This position typically supervises one GS-07 temporary employee in the field season.

Invasive Species (~40%)
The incumbent would manage the district invasive species treatment program which includes approximately 2000 acres/year treatment schedule. Treatment is accomplished using a variety of methods including manual and/or chemical and is accomplished using temporary workforce, contracts and youth crews.

Interdisciplinary Team (~40%)
The position provides botany input on all the district NEPA projects. This includes scheduling and/or performing all needed surveys, providing specialist reports and biological evaluations (as needed) and conducting monitoring.

Native Plant Program (~10%)
The incumbent is responsible for the continued development of the District Native Plant program, developing and acquiring local native seed and plants to assist in restoration projects. The Botanist helps write revegetation plans for restoration projects and monitors success.

Other (10%)

If you are interested in this detail, please contact Ingrid Anderson to get the Outreach form: ianderson@fs.fed.us. Please reply no later than September 27, 2016. If you have questions, contact Ingrid Anderson at 541-549-7731