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State of Montana GNA Service Restoration Program Specialist - 65136 in Missoula, Montana

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's mission is to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained. Montana DNRC ( Work Unit Overview: The Good Neighbor Authority Bureau (GNA Bureau) oversees the development and implementation of the Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) Program for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). The purpose of the GNA Program is to increase the pace and scale of forest management and restoration on federal forest lands by adding capacity to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as authorized by GNA per the 2014 Farm Bill. This Bureau provides to the Areas and Units: program oversight, strategic development, and direction; policy interpretation and guidance; training; technical and fiscal support; and operations support as needed. This Bureau also serves as the principal contact with the statewide and regional offices of the BLM and USFS for purposes of statewide strategic development, policy interpretation and guidance, and training development for interagency personnel engaged with GNA.* * Job Overview: * The overall purpose of the GNA Service Restoration Program Specialist is to oversee the contracting process and to ensure the GNA program meets State and Federal partner rules and regulations pertaining to the procurement of services. The position provides administrative and technical support to partnering contractors and GNA field staff responsible for implementing service contracts. The Specialist ensures that projects are consistent, contracts are consistently administered, and that customers and/or contractors are treated consistently. The GNA Service Restoration Program Specialist will work with DNRC’s Contracting Officer, the GNA Program Manager and the GNA Financial Specialist to meet current and anticipated workloads brought about by the influx of federal funding and timber sale revenue. That funding is anticipated to increase the workload annually for at least three years. The GNA Service Restoration Program Specialist will also be responsible for providing leadership, technical and administrative support to GNA field staff in the advertisement, award and implementation of service contracts. *Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): These job functions are the essential duties of the position and are not all-inclusive of all the duties that may be assigned to the incumbent. * Program Management and Development * Contract Process Administration * * *Stewardship of GNA Requisitions and Limited Solicitations APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION ARE: * * State Application * Cover Letter * Resume Please apply through the state of Montana website Home ( *HELPFUL HINT: * You must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. *BENEFITS: * Health Care & Benefits * Retirement * Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays Approximately 5% travel time with occasional overnight travel. If you are interested in a complete job description please contact HR at *Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): The required knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in forestry or a related field and three years of progressively responsible experience including professional forestry work, contract development and administration, as well as supervisory responsibilities. Alternate combinations of education and experience that have resulted in the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may also be considered (e.g., a high school diploma and six years directly related experience). Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: * The position requires extensive knowledge of forest management principles and practices; equipment and techniques used in forest management projects and operations; forest practices and hazard reduction laws, Administrative Rules, standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures related to forest management operations and activities; knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act and related laws and rules governing natural resource management. Knowledge of the terminology, principles, methods, and approaches used in silviculture, ecology, hydrology, wildlife, and fisheries biology. Specific knowledge of plant taxonomy, habitat typing, timber cruising, log scaling, harvesting systems, data collection and sampling techniques; road design and layout; fire behavior, fire suppression techniques, land surveying and timber appraisal procedures. The position also requires knowledge of DNRC and State Personnel policies, procedures, precedents, organizational structures, employment law conflict resolution and program requirements. Requires experience in preparing reports and making recommendations, providing technical assistance and program information to management, clients, or public groups; interpreting and applying state and federal laws, rules and regulations related to natural resource management activities and writing technical reports. The position requires skill in the use and operation of tools, equipment and vehicles used in forest management activities and field office operations; operation of 4-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs/UTVs and skill in the use of computer hardware and software related to forest management business operations (word processing, spreadsheets, internet, e-mail and smart devices) and specialized resource management software. The position requires the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to individuals, groups and representatives from other organizations; the ability to coordinate and direct multiple resources to complete work objectives, work on multiple projects simultaneously; work well with others and maintain a positive working environment. *SPECIAL INFORMATION: Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months. ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: * In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or Social Security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card". Title: *GNA Service Restoration Program Specialist - 65136 Location: Missoula Requisition ID: 23141441