BLM Natural Resource Mitigation Assistant – New Mexico

Arizona Conservation Corps
Santa Fe, NM
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The BLM New Mexico State Office (NMSO) initiated an oil and gas lease stipulation consistency project back in 2016. Along with a number of other natural resource specialist projects, the lease stipulation project involves ensuring that the stipulations attached to oil and gas leases are consistent across all BLM offices. In order to complete this project, coordination with the various field offices is required to update their land use plans with lease stipulation changes while also developing and implementing a lease stipulation geospatial model for field offices to use when reviewing lease parcel nominations.

Other components of this project may include, but are not limited to, the following; reviewing documents in the fluid minerals program in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), serving as a project manager for leasing, providing technical assistance, data management, quality assurance & control for fluid mineral projects, and geospatial (GIS) work as assigned. All components of the project relate to mitigation by increasing efficiency and consistency in multiple use land management. The BLM New Mexico State Office is located in Santa Fe. Housing is not provided for this position.

Essential Responsibilities and Functions:
• Assist the Natural Resource Specialist program leads with ensuring stipulation consistency statewide.
• Coordinate with the different field offices and Planning & Environmental Coordinators to update land use plan with the lease stipulation changes.
• Help coordinate a review of the revised lease stipulations with the Regional Solicitor’s Office to ensure the enforceability of the new or revised lease stipulations.
• Finalize and post the lease stipulations in the official record at the State Office, upload to shared drives and SharePoint, and enter into the BLM’s national databases as appropriate.
• Provide field offices with ongoing land use plan revisions and amendments with lease stipulation consistency guidance to ensure that the revisions and amendments reflect national guidance. If needed, assist with public reviews and outreach efforts related to the updates to lease stipulations.
• Assist in the development and implementation of a lease stipulation geospatial model for field offices to use when reviewing lease parcel nominations.
• Provide field offices with training on how to use the geospatial model.
• Assist the Natural Resource Specialist program leads when needed on other components of the surface management program such as; reviewing documents in accordance with NEPA, serving as a project manager for leasing and other oil and gas projects, and continued implementation of the reclamation of abandoned well program.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in natural resource management, environmental policy, geology, biology, ecology, or a related field.
• Minimum 1 year of experience in a related field or specific duty as outlined above.
• Applicants must have strong written and oral skills and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and ArcGIS.
• Applicants should demonstrate strong organizational skills, have experience working as part of a team, be able to work well with others in a professional setting, and be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period.
• An understanding of federal land resource management policies, including NEPA.
• Applicants must pass a DOI security background check, and should possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree or completing post graduate education in one of the academic fields listed above.
• Teamwork oriented with clear, direct communication and interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements:
• To successfully perform essential functions, the individual is required to sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, etc.. May be required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl for significant periods of time and be able to safely lift 50 pounds on a routine basis. He/she must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and arms.
• This position calls for high levels of concentration. A moderate amount of travel is required to attend meetings, provide assistance to other field offices, and to provide or receive training.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply:
Please submit an online application at
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