Department Of Agriculture 497 reviews - Hungry Horse, MT

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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 position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 12-0110000-7846G-PT. 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.

This is a permanent position located in Region 1, on the Spotted Bear Ranger District of the Flathead National Forest in Hungry Horse, MT.

The position serves as a Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation) with primary responsibility for the development of annual work plans and the execution and administration of short range plans relating to recreatiron, lands, trails, special uses, and minerals activities.

The Spotted Bear Ranger District is an "in/out" district the balance of the year the position works at the Spotted Bear Ranger Station at the southern end of the Hungry Horse Reservoir or at a Wilderness location such as Big Prairie Station or camped out. Travel time to Hungry Horse from Spotted Bear Station is approximately 2 hours by vehicle. The wilderness locations are up to three days travel by foot or stock from Spotted Bear. Housing at Spotted Bear is limited but will be provided and could be a bunkhouse, camp trailer, shared residence or singe-family residence. Single family residence are not guaranteed. We strive to meet family needs for all employees.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Deb Mucklow at 406-387-3851 or email at .

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.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
  • Test Designated Position subject to pre-employment alcohol testing.
  • Test Designated Position also subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

DUTIES: The Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation) has the responsibility for conducting surveys and studies of existing dispersed and developed recreation facilities.

The incumbent will recommend potential sites or areas for additional recreation use and planned development.

The incumbent would also participate in the development, administration, and execution of annual work plans for recreation resources.

Participates in the development, administration, and execution of annual work plans for recreation resources.

Develops environmental documents including impact of statements concerning proposed recreational sites, wilderness, trails, or OHV programs on other resources.

The incumbent provides specific program input into the overall natural resources. management planning process.

Coordinates with other natural resource disciplines ensuring program requirements are included in the project planning and execution.

Provides technical and administrative supervision to subordinate employees.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for all positions at the GS-5 grade level and above.

Bachelor's Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.


Combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the basic requirements, the following additional education and/or experience are qualifying. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the specialized experience requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

--One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level; master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

--Examples of specialized experience are: Experience in developing natural resources management plans including monitoring studies, working and coordinating with other forest service disciplines and partners, such as engineering to plan recreation or wilderness area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction and construction projects.

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


Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

This position requires the selectee to obtain or possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and therefore, is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Department of Transportation (DOT)/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Program.

Applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use unless they currently occupy a TDP under the DOT/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substances Testing Program.

Final appointment is conditional on a negative drug test. This announcement constitutes 30 days advance notice.

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

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 online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right.

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BENEFITS: The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at: .

OTHER INFORMATION: • 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.

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 .

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill this vacancy.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Government housing is available.

Forest Service affiliated daycare facilities are not available.

Bargaining Unit Status: Not eligible.

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