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Career and Education Opportunities for Natural Resources Specialists

In general, natural resources specialists plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, and research and development in these fields.

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STATES WITH Natural Resources Specialist OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Specialized Management

JOB DESCRIPTION: Natural Resources Specialist

Natural resources specialists decide on scientific and technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management and make detailed plans to accomplish these goals. They also talk with scientists and others to develop and review projects and to furnish technical assistance. Equally important, natural resources specialists have to design and implement policies, standards and processes for the architectural, scientific and technical work performed to insure regulatory compliance and operations enhancement. They are often called upon to layout and direct successive phases of problem analysis and testing. They are expected to inspect project efforts and ready and review research, testing, and operational reports. Finally, natural resources specialists make presentations at professional meetings to further knowledge in the field.

Every day, natural resources specialists are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they think through problems and come up with general rules.