Forestry Technician (GIS)
Department Of Agriculture - Delaware, OH

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A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

This position is located with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, NRS-02, Sustaining Forests in a Changing Environment, located in Delaware, OH. The incumbent works as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) expert in providing practical technical and data management support in the forestry research mission and efforts of the Northern Research Station.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Louis Iverson at 740-368-0097,


Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.

Data analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work, and writing on research related to vulnerability assessments of climate change in specific regions of the eastern United States. Assists with the preparation of reports for each of these sites. Prepares manuscript (first author) related to core area boundary effort. Prepares final revision of manuscript of potential fire hazards in forests of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New Jersey. Manages the high-resolution soils data for the entire Eastern United States.

Prepares manuscript on the data processing and summary statistics. Provides continual data analysis and GIS work for project on “Effects of climate-driven species change on forest carbon and nitrogen cycling.” Initializes effort on corridor analysis and potential assisted migration analysis for selected areas as assigned. Prepares data (model input and output) suitable for web-uploads. Prepares multiple data sets associated with fine-scale climate change impact modeling.

You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the specialized experience requirements. Examples of specialized experience are typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and have equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-08: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Operating Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and landscape modeling software to assist with the management and analysis of climate, environmental, and natural resource data. Maintaining, editing, and managing spatial data, and creating and joining data sets for natural resource research projects. Assisting with, including taking a leadership role, in the preparation of reports, cartography, and manuscripts on natural resource issues and subjects.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.

May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.

You will be evaluated based on the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans’ preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans’ preference within each category.

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Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible - not covered.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate to be considered. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

Government housing is not available.

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