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Natural Resource Specialist/Physical Scientist

  • Duties listed are at the GS-07 performance level.
  • As an advanced trainee, performs specific portions or minor phases of assignments in support of broad functional activities for which the supervisor/senior Air Resource Monitoring (ARM) Specialists have overall responsibility.
  • Under the direction of an ARM specialist, implements directed portions of monitoring plans and conducts quality assurance/control plans for various projects.
  • Conducts technical field air monitoring support activities such as; data collection, data management, data quality control and conducts site visits to maintain, audit, and repair air monitoring equipment.
  • Performs or assists in collecting field samples (e.g. water, lichen, etc.), site selection, site set up and maintenance of smoke monitoring equipment in order to monitor air quality.
  • Supports ARM Air Specialists in preparation of inventory and monitoring evaluation reports through data quality control, entry, and analysis of field data within an air quality database.
  • Conducts initial qualitative and quantitative analysis of monitoring data and assists in producing evaluation reports and conducting graphing/modeling to support findings.
  • Gathers, analyzes, and shares air quality data with ARM specialists and forest staff for incorporation into forest plan revisions. Conducts analysis of emissions providing results to the ARM Specialists