Closing Date: 12/18/2017 to 01/03/2018
Salary: $60,210 to $78,270 per year
Work Schedule: Full-time
Location: New Orleans, LA
Appointment Type: Term – 13 months
This position is located in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, in the Resource Management Division. Please visit find a park for additional park information.
This is a Full-Time TERM position. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition.
This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 100 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 100 applicants, or 01/03/2018 is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 100 applicant limit.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
This position will serve as the park’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Coordinator, and will be responsible for developing NEPA and other compliance documentation for all federal actions at the park. The park anticipates a number of large compliance project starts during the term of this position.
The Natural Resource Program at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve provides NEPA coordination for all federal actions at all units of the park. The program is largely focused on the Barataria Preserve, which is located approximately 30 minutes and a world away from downtown New Orleans. The 22,200 acre preserve is the only park unit managed as a natural area. It protects significant portions of the Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary, one of the most productive and threatened wetlands in North America. The preserve contains part of an abandoned delta of the Mississippi River and associated ecological zones, including natural levee bottomland hardwood forest, baldcypress/tupelo swamp, fresh to slightly saline (intermediate) marsh, and a variety of aquatic habitats. The marshes of the preserve anchor the eastern end of one of the largest floating marsh systems in the world and the only estuarine floating marshes in the National Park System. The Barataria Preserve also contains hundreds of prehistoric and historic archeological sites. Currently the Natural Resource Management Program is actively engaged in large-scale habitat restoration projects, exotic plant and animal management, monitoring, and research. The program is beginning to place additional emphasis on fire and wildlife management.