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    The USDA Forest Service, R5-Pacific Southwest Region intends to fill a Not-to-Exceed 120-day detail/temporary promotion for a Regional Botanist GS-0430-13 for the Regional Office Ecosystem Management Staff.

    A description of the duties, and point of contact, and an outreach reply form for the position are provided. If you are interested in this opportunity, please return the reply form along with resume by June 4, 2021.

    For further information on this position, please contact:

    N. Jamahl Butler

    Deputy Director of Ecosystems Management (Acting)

    USDA Forest Service

    Pacific Southwest Region

    12371 N Little Tujunga Canyon Road

    San Fernando, CA 91342

    d: 626-574-5373

    c: 626-940-9082 E-mail: nicholas.j.butler@usada.gov


    · Serves as the Regional Botanical expert and consultant for the development of management programs for TES plants, through formulation and coordination of the overall regional Botany Program to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.

    · Oversees development and implementation of strategies for the Region’s Botany Program that tier to the Chief’s National Strategy, including methodologies for TES plant management and control of invasive species, monitoring designs, recommendations of acceptable land management activities, assessment of species habitat needs, recommendations on proposed listings and development of recovery plans for plant species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

    · Serves as primary assistant to the Director of Ecosystem Management in the formulation of Regional policies and objectives. Assists the Director in the development of overall Forest resource and functional programs, and in coordination between the establishment and implementation of program objectives, priorities, and standards for the Botany Program.

    · Serves as principal liaison for the Botany Program with other Federal and State agencies, universities, public groups, and individuals concerning goals, objectives, and planning activities which affect National Forests. Provides necessary coordination between Research and State and Private Forestry branches.

    · Represents the Forest Service on various State level weed committees or teams. Coordinates with other Forest Service programs, such as timber, range, recreation, wildlife, soils, transportation, and others. Identifies problems and recommends solutions. Provides regional coordination for TES plant habitat planning in Forest Land and Resource Management Plans. Provides input to regional and forest planning. Reviews new or revised policy directives from the Washington Office (WO) and develops interpretation and standards for implementation and compliance by Forest units. Serves as primary contact with the WO in program planning and budget interpretation involving the Botany Program.

    · Keeps the RO Wildlife, Fish, and Rare Plants staff, other RO staff units and Forests informed of major botany and invasive species issues, legislation, classification, and emerging Forest Service direction. Provides coordination and advice on budget matters.

    Duty Location: Virtual

    Community Information:

    · The Pacific Southwest Region of the USDA Forest Service manages National Forest lands in California and assists the State and Private forest landowners in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. The Pacific Southwest Region is commonly referred to as Region 5 (R5). The R5, Pacific Southwest Region is comprised of 18 National Forests with a combined size of over 20 million acres, or approximately one-fifth of California’s land base. Information about the R5, Pacific Southwest Region can be found at website: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/


    · The Regional Office is located on Mare Island in Vallejo, California. Vallejo is located at the north end of San Francisco Bay, 30 miles northeast of San Francisco, 60 miles west of Sacramento and approximately 20 miles from the Napa Valley. For those considering retirement in a few years, locality pay is included in the base considered for the High-3 in retirement calculations.

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