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U.S. Forest Service seeking candidates for new positions

Posted: June 12, 2014 - 11:00pm

The U.S. Forest Service is inviting a broad range of candidates as it seeks to fill two key positions in the Alaska Regional Office in Juneau.

Regional partnerships coordinator is a newly created position in which the incumbent will have the responsibility to develop and implement the region’s partnership strategy to leverage funding to support critical Forest Service programs. Specific skills and abilities required for the position include the following:

• Implement a public-private partnership strategy to achieve significant results, including substantially leveraged funds to support increased accomplishments on the ground.

• Grow existing suite of partnerships to further cultivate the potential of the region.

• Support a multi-sector approach to funding to support critical Forest Service programs.

• Ensure the program aligns with the FS Public-Private Partnership Strategy goals of shared stewardship and promotion of leveraged investments in all-lands conservation activities.

• Lead the marketing efforts to identify partners that results in the greatest High-Performance Partnership projects that aim at achieving significant results including leveraged funds.

Because of continuing fiscal changes within the agency and new models for doing business on the ground, the regional partnerships coordinator will play a critical role in ensuring that the agency can meet its mission, by developing new and existing funding sources through a variety of partners. Hiring officials will select an individual with demonstrated fund-raising skills and the ability to work dynamically with a wide range of partners.

The Forest Service is advertising concurrently for a regional web manager who will lead the overall technical design and structure of internet services. Specific skills and abilities required for this position include the following:

• Design, develop, implement, monitor, and maintain Internet activities and services to support region-wide customer needs.

• Continuously coordinate studies and plans with managers as well as administrative and technical personnel. Monitor program development and test and debug programs upon completion.

• Design and develop dynamic and static web interfaces using available technology such as HTML, JAVA, JavaScript, etc. Resolve technical problems with the design and delivery of Internet services and evaluate new Internet services and technologies.

• Develop guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), bulletins and flyers concerning the operation and use of web sites, services and activities.

The importance of the regional web manager stems from a highly accelerated shift to digital communication as the primary mode of sharing information both within and outside the agency, and of inviting and receiving public involvement in official Forest Service business.

Both positions will be based in Juneau and will be open for application shortly after the current outreach period closes on June 20. Public Land Corps graduates and military veterans will be encouraged to apply. Those interested in learning more about either position should contact Director of Public Affairs Mary Chislock at 586-8803 or mchislock@fs.fed.us, no later than June 20.

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