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 Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep) position located on the Coconino National Forest, at the Mormon Lake Work Station. The position has responsibilities in Timber Sale Preparation for silviculture on the Flagstaff Ranger District.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Amber Dorsch at 928-214-2455 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-03040008-00121G-BL. Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.
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.
Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Timber position duties include independently applying silvicultural prescriptions to designate and mark harvest timber. Prepares, collects tree measurements and computer processes cruise data and traverses harvest unit boundaries to determine acreage for future timber sales. Serves as a qualified timber cruiser.
Duties listed are at the full performance level.
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education if applicable, and any selective placement factors described below before a certificate of candidates from this announcement is issued to the selecting official. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Additional information on the qualification requirements for this position is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM’s website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/gs0400/0462.htm
Basic Qualifications: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience directly related to this position should be documented in the online application or resume.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
For the GS-6 position, in addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-5. Examples of specialized experience include: Independently applied the instructions issued in a cruise plan; traversed harvest unit boundaries, road locations, and determined area; independently applied silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber; prepared and computer processed cruise data.
For the GS-7 position, in addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-6. Examples of specialized experience include: Summarized cruising and marking data and prepared reports; prepared area maps and marked boundaries; while under the supervision of a professional forester, and using pre-established marking rules, selected and marked trees to be harvested or left uncut; estimated volume, defect, and quality of timber in a given area.
Substitution of Education for Experience :
The experience requirements for the GS-7 level may be met by completion of one (1) year of graduate level education in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university by the U.S. Department of Education and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
For the GS- 6 there is no substitution of education for experience for this position.
Combination of Education and Experience:
Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements at the GS-7 level.
For the GS-6 there is no combination of education and experience for this position.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.
Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.
Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form, i.e., the on-line questionnaire. The application form link below provides a preview only; it does not initiate the application process. To initiate the on-line application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right.
To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=d5847564-d568-4c95-85cd-a14600aeeeb2
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Government housing is not available.
Forest Service affiliated daycare facilities are not available.
This is a bargaining unit designated position.
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 http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .
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.
If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed
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