Location: Lufkin, TX with National Forests & Grasslands in Texas
This position is assigned to the Lands, Minerals, and Special Uses Unit of the Supervisor’s Office for the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas and is involved in providing assistance in Special Uses and Minerals functional areas. The position is responsible for learning the complexity of processing and maintaining land status records of all the special uses, easements, grants and mineral leases and permits on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.
- Learn how to process new special use authorizations, renewals, transfer of ownership or terminations for linear rights-of-way, outfitter guides, campground concessions, recreation special events, including permit and cost recovery billing and file management. Keep special uses authorization holders, applicants, and concerned public informed of Forest Service regulations, restrictions, time frames, and resource management practices in the area.
- Learn how to evaluate proposals which includes contacting various publics, other governmental personnel and Forest Service specialists and determining compliance with forest plan direction. This involves field work with established Natural Resource Specialists to get on-the-ground experience to proposals.
- Learn how to manage the Special Uses Database System (SUDS) program for the Forest. This involves entering all special uses applications and any updates to existing uses into the SUDS database.
- Establish and maintain special use and mineral filing system for new and existing permits and leases and applications for surface use occupancy for minerals activities on reserved and outstanding mineral rights
- Must be a U.S Citizen or National
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher
- Computer skills including Microsoft excel, word
- GIS ArcMap
- Valid Driver’s License
- $1,000/month Housing Stipend
- Allowance available for Forest Service work travel, orientation, trainings, professional development opportunities that align with role and goals
- Direct Hire Authority Eligibility – after completing a minimum of 960 hours, DHA status provides special non-competitive hiring status when applying for Forest Service positions.
- Option for health insurance coverage during full-term
*This is a 1099 position. Persons paid on a 1099 basis are independent contractors and are self-employed. Independent contractors are required to pay all self-employment taxes (Social Security & Medicare) as well as income tax. Independent contractors generally do not receive any type of employment benefits from the client. For more information please refer to www.irs.gov or talk with a tax professional.
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