Sierra National Forest Special Uses Assistant: California

Agency
Great Basin Institute
Location
North Fork, California
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$25.50/hr
Start Date
09/13/2021
Last Date to Apply
10/04/2021
Website
https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin
Description
The Special Use Assistant will work in cooperation with the Great Basin Institute and the US Forest Service (USFS), Sierra National Forest to support forest health initiatives through the administration of special use authorizations. Scope of this position includes the review of master special use permit (MSUP) packages, validation of projects for utility companies, and field work as needed to conduct monitoring under the Operations and Maintenance Plan (OMP). The purpose of the work is to ensure the efficient administration of special uses and that authorized uses do not adversely affect public use and remain consistent with overall land management objectives. This position provides compliance support as informed by the forest plan, Forest Service programs, and pertinent laws and regulations. Flexibility, people skills and organizational skills are desired in this position. Job duties are, but not limited to, the following: • Screen and evaluate simple special uses proposals; • Process special use permits making certain proposed land use is compatible with Forest Service programs and objectives and that each permit fully protects the public interest; • Coordinate with Environmental Division for the preparation of environmental assessment documents (EA's, REC's, EIS's, and EBS's); • Provide technical advice on the appropriate authorities and fees for issuance of special use authorizations in accordance with policy, laws, regulations, and local conditions • Remain current on land law, regulation, and policy changes that affect special uses administration and notify the District Special Uses/Lands Officer of important policy changes or sensitive problem areas; • Inform land special uses authorization holders, applicants, and concerned publics of Forest Service regulations, restrictions, time frames, and resource management practices; • Process special uses authorization renewals, terminations, revocations, or suspensions; • Coordinate document completion and communication with appropriate parties as needed; • Prepare and assembles appropriate documents regarding easements granted to and by other agencies for roads, power lines, pipelines, and similar projects; and, • Ensure all special uses records are maintained consistent with records management regulation and policy.
Qualifications
The Special Use Assistant will work in cooperation with the Great Basin Institute and the US Forest Service (USFS), Sierra National Forest to support forest health initiatives through the administration of special use authorizations. Scope of this position includes the review of master special use permit (MSUP) packages, validation of projects for utility companies, and field work as needed to conduct monitoring under the Operations and Maintenance Plan (OMP). The purpose of the work is to ensure the efficient administration of special uses and that authorized uses do not adversely affect public use and remain consistent with overall land management objectives. This position provides compliance support as informed by the forest plan, Forest Service programs, and pertinent laws and regulations. Flexibility, people skills and organizational skills are desired in this position. Job duties are, but not limited to, the following: • Screen and evaluate simple special uses proposals; • Process special use permits making certain proposed land use is compatible with Forest Service programs and objectives and that each permit fully protects the public interest; • Coordinate with Environmental Division for the preparation of environmental assessment documents (EA's, REC's, EIS's, and EBS's); • Provide technical advice on the appropriate authorities and fees for issuance of special use authorizations in accordance with policy, laws, regulations, and local conditions • Remain current on land law, regulation, and policy changes that affect special uses administration and notify the District Special Uses/Lands Officer of important policy changes or sensitive problem areas; • Inform land special uses authorization holders, applicants, and concerned publics of Forest Service regulations, restrictions, time frames, and resource management practices; • Process special uses authorization renewals, terminations, revocations, or suspensions; • Coordinate document completion and communication with appropriate parties as needed; • Prepare and assembles appropriate documents regarding easements granted to and by other agencies for roads, power lines, pipelines, and similar projects; and, • Ensure all special uses records are maintained consistent with records management regulation and policy.
Contact Person
Mila Bock
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