U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
EMS TRANSMISSION 05/03/2006
Information Bulletin No. 2006-085
To: All Field Officials
Attn: Planning and Environmental Coordinators
From: Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning
Subject: Field Rotations for Presidential Management Fellows
Thank you to all the State and Field Offices who responded to IB2006-055, Field Rotations for Presidential Management Fellows (PMF). The response from the field was overwhelming with more than twenty offices generously offering their sites as potential field rotations for the Fellows. We were thrilled at the variety of opportunities for professional development provided by the Field and State Offices. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide PMFs for all of the rotation opportunities that were proposed. Sites were selected based on PMF objectives and the best fit with Field Office needs.
We are pleased to announce that the following rotations have been selected. Mel Meier will be in Nevada working on three groundwater development Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) projects. All three of these projects are highly controversial involving groundwater pumping, carbonate aquifers, and unknown impacts. Mel will take on some of the leadership for the two projects that are just starting, including coordination of the EIS contractor, proponent and BLM ID team. As documents are prepared by the EIS contractor and hydrological consultants, she will help with the technical review. Mel will also have the opportunity to assist the project manager on the ongoing groundwater project for the Southern Nevada Water Authority that consists of 250 miles of pipeline and a number of well fields. This rotation will involve travel between Reno, Ely, Las Vegas and Utah, which will provide Mel with exposure to several Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Offices.
Steve A. Smith’s rotation will in the Central Oregon Resource Area Office in Prineville, Oregon. Steve will assist with the John Day RMP, working on the Analysis of the Management Situation, oversight and administration of resource inventory to Geographic Information System conversion and compatibility, and will participate in critical resource (such as riparian and paleontological) inventory and data collection in the field. As time allows, Steve will also help the Deschutes Resource Area Office with RMP implementation, by helping facilitate selection and development of roads and trails for recreational uses via public partnerships.
Offices are encouraged to consider hiring PMFs to fill your vacant positions. These Fellowships are excellent ways to fill targeted positions bringing new skills and enthusiasm to the Bureau. Again, thanks to all who submitted proposals. If you have questions about the rotations or use of the PMF program, please contact Deb Rawhouser at (202) 452-0354. For questions related to hiring PMFs, please contact Tracy Ware at (202) 208-6262.
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