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Managing Special Provisions

Wilderness Specialists - KSA needed to manage the special provisions identified in 1964 Wilderness Act and in subsequent enabling legislation.

Entry Level

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • the special provisions associated with the unit, such as grazing allotments, dams, mining claims, inholdings, ditches, and access to state or private lands, etc.

Ability to:

  • identify and report violation of approved uses

Full Performance Level

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • same as Entry Level
  • management practices, general technical considerations, law, regulation, and policy, associated with special provisions

Ability to:

  • same as Entry Level
  • respond to incursions, assess reports of non-compliance and other law enforcement cases of special provision uses

Skilled in:

  • coordinating with other specialists to determine appropriate management of special provisions

Expert Level

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • same as Full Performance Level
  • programs and issues to recognize potential precedent-setting situations
  • court decisions and their implication for interpretation of existing law, regulation, and policy¬†
  • legal implications of management decisions

Ability to:

  • same as Full Performance Level
  • provide solutions where there are conflicting or unclear legislation and regulatory processes

Skilled in:

  • applying wilderness management regulations, policies, and principles and those of related programs to identify strategies and recommend or make decisions regarding special provisions