Aerial Survey Specialist/Biological Scientist - OUTREACH NOTICE

US Forest Service
Davis, California
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 23
Contact Name For Further Info: 
Christopher Fischer
Contact Phone Number: 
707-562-8921
Contact Email: 
christopher.fischer@usda.gov

OUTREACH NOTICE
USDA-FOREST SERVICE
 Pacific Southwest Region (REGION 5)
1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA  94592
 
The USDA Forest Service, R5-Pacific Southwest Regionis planning to fill the following permanent full-time position.  A description of the duties, point of contact, and an outreach reply form for the position are provided.
 
Title/Grade of Position:  Aerial Survey Specialist/Biological Scientist, GS-401 9/11
Permanent Full-Time
 
For further information on this position, please contact: 
Chris Fischer
Deputy Director, State & Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Regional Office
W: 707-562-8921
M: 707-373-9091
Email:  Christopher.fischer@usda.gov
 
 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
 
This position serves primarily as Aerial Survey Specialist for the Regional Forest Health Protection (FHP) Aerial Survey Program as a member of the Region’s State and Private Forestry Staff. The position is responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting the annual FHP aerial detection survey for the Region. The position coordinates with national, federal, state, and local aviation regulatory agencies to develop cooperative agreements that identify areas to be surveyed and directs follow-up ground surveys as needed.
 
Duties include developing flight plans and maps for aerial surveys and coordinating with land managers, partners, dispatchers, and aviation officers to schedule missions. Recognizing and recording pest damage by visual observation from aircraft or by remote sensing, and interpreting visual observations or remote sensing data. Work also includes developing and maintaining aerial survey data and databases, incorporating information from aerial detection surveys into documents and producing tabular and spatial data products and summary output for publications.
 
 
If you are interested in this opportunity, please let us know by returning the attached outreach reply form.     Please respond by: August 7, 2019.   Submission of this form is voluntary, but is encouraged.
 
Duty Location:    The preferred duty location for this position will be at the Pacific Southwest Research Station Office located in Davis, California. Other locations in CA may be considered.
 
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 Pacific Southwest Research Station is located in Davis, California. The City of Davis, population of ~66,000, Davis is located in Yolo County, California, 11 mi (18 km) west of Sacramento, and 70 mi (113 km) northeast of San Francisco.  Davis is located in the Sacramento Valleyin Northern Californiaat an elevation of about 16 m (52 ft) above sea level. Famous for the University of California at Davis and conveniently located to both the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area regions, Davis has a vast amount of amenities and resources, yet exudes a small-town style. More information can be found here: http://www.davischamber.com/welcome-to-davis.html

 

 

  • Schools:  Public schools kindergartens through grade 12 are provided through the Davis Joint Unified School District.  There are public and private schools, day care, preschool and after school care facilities located within Davis.  Secondary and Post-secondary schools include: UC Davis, American River Community College in Sacramento and Sacrament City Community College in Sacramento.  In addition, the Bay Area is home to many schools including the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University in Palo Alto.

 
 
OUTREACH REPLY FORM
Please respond by: August 7, 2019
USDA-FOREST SERVICE
 Pacific Southwest Region (REGION 5)
1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA  94592
 
Title/Grade of Position: Aerial Survey Program Manager, GS-401 9/11                 
 
RETURN REPLY FORM TO:
 
Chris Fischer
Deputy Director, State & Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Regional Office
W: 707-562-8921
M: 707-373-9091
Email:  Christopher.fischer@usda.gov
 
 
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This outreach form does not constitute an application.  The vacancy announcement will appear on the USAJOBS website:  www.usajobs.gov/
 
 
Submission of this form is voluntary, but is encouraged.
Thank you for your interest!