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Natural Resource Specialist

US Army Corps of Engineers
Job Field:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Water and Soil Resources
Community Forestry & Arboriculture
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Elberton, GA
Job Description:

Russell Lake is part of the Savannah River Basin. Along with Lake Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond, Lake Russell is part of a system of large multipurpose projects located on the Savannah River bordering Georgia and South Carolina. This position serves as a Natural Resource Specialist with the purpose to provide natural resource management for 53,000 plus acres of land and water. Serves as a Natural Resource Specialist as part of a multi-disciplinary team for the Russell Project. Duties entail a mission to manage and conserve natural resources, consistent with ecosystem principles, while providing quality sustainable public outdoor recreation experiences, contract administration, environmental stewardship and environmental compliance. Coordinates planning and execution of all activities related to one or more of the following programs: forestry, fisheries and wildlife, shoreline stabilization, pest control, soil conservation, boundary surveillance, recreation and park administration, shoreline management, contract administration, historic properties protection, public education and interpretation, visitor assistance and public safety.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: 1. Must have an awarded college degree by an institution of higher education with 24 semester hours or the equivalent in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. 2. Citizenship Requirements: Must be a US citizen. 3. You will also be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (Knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas: - Knowledge, skills and experience working with a diverse Natural Resource Management Programs: Fish & Wildlife, Forestry, Aquatic and Terrestrial Plant Control, Fire Management - Ability to Communicate Orally and in Writing. - Teamwork - Experience with tools/equipment and their maintenance, necessary to accomplish Natural Resource Management work. 4. Employment of Relatives: In accordance with 5 CFR part 310, a student may work in the same agency with a relative when there is no direct reporting and the relative is not in a position to influence or control the student’s appointment within the agency. 5. Other Requirements  Personnel security investigation required  Must be capable of obtaining a motorboat operators license within one year of appointment  License/Certification: Valid State Driver’s License  Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration  Direct Deposit of Pay is required


Work is performed in an outdoor and office setting.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REFERED NOTE: If selected, candidate will be required to complete Employment Verification Form in accordance with PL 99-603, which requires employers to hire only individuals who are eligible to work in the United States. ALL CANDIDATES WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, CREED, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, POLITICAL, AFFILIATION OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR.

GS 05/07/09: $37,696 - $74,250

Employees in this position are eligible for federal benefits, holiday pay and earned leave.

How to Apply:

WHERE AND HOW TO APPLY: U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ATTN: Glenn Kowalski 4144 Russell Dam Drive Elberton, GA 30635 706-213-3402 Submit the following items hard copy or via email to be considered for the position: 1. Résumé (Include Start and End dates for all volunteer, educational, and work experience referenced. Also list hours worked per week) 2. Transcript- submit an unofficial transcript (official transcript will be required if selected) 3. References (Work and/or Academic) 4. Verification of awarded degree with an institution of higher education. 5. DD-214, Discharge Certificate (if a veteran)

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