Supervisor Natural Resources Specialist
Department Of Agriculture - Lufkin, TX

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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 13-08130000-1109G-AFG. 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 position is located on the National Forests of Texas in Lufkin,TX.. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact.Mark VanEvery at 936-639-8505 or at mvanevery@fs.fed.us .

If you are claiming 10-point preference as a widow/widower of a certain deceased veteran, spouse of a veteran unable to work because of a service connected disability, or the mother of a deceased or disabled veteran, you must submit an SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and all supporting documentation listed on the second page of the SF-15. IF YOU FAIL TO SUBMIT THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION WITH YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NOT BE GRANTED VETERANS PREFERENCE. If you are not able to attach the forms to your application, you may fax to 877-569-9790, please include your name and the announcement number on all documents.

USDA Forest Service Banner Statement (Legislative Authority) (Permanent, Temporary, or Term) 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.

Please read the vacancy announcement thoroughly and follow all instructions to ensure proper consideration. If you are unable to apply on-line or have questions about the meaning of items in the vacancy announcement, please contact Human Resources Management at 1-877-372-7248.

Additional like positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Applications may be reviewed to verify qualifications and eligibility prior to issuing lists to a selecting official. Work history should contain sufficient information to validate qualifications and the specialized experience claimed in the questionnaire. KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.
Males born after 12/21/1959 must registered with the Selective Service. DUTIES:

Provides oversight for all facets of the timber/fire/silviculture program on the National Forest. Exercises the full range of managerial responsibilities and ensures that the Forest timber/fire programs meet all National, Regional and Forest policies and directions in implementation and delivery.

Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with other state, local, tribal, and federal agencies, national, state and local public and professional organizations and officials to increase and enhance the growth of collaborative partnerships.

Monitors current fire management operations to assess effectiveness and identify further needs or improvements. Participates in general management reviews and carries out functional inspections for compliance with policies, plans, regulations and work planning. 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.

OR

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.

GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Examples of specialized experience are:

Assisting in organizing, coordinating and leading monitoring efforts designed to provide the Forest Leadership Team with information needed to adapt Land and Resource Management Plan implementation practices to meet current resource conditions or changing policies or procedural guidelines. Responsible for developing fire planning policies and procedures consistent with national level guidance and coordinating information between national, geographic area, fire planning units, and field organizations. Assisting in program leadership for the Forest Plan implementation monitoring activities on the Forest.

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement in the qualifications required section.

REQUIREMENTS:
Subject to satisfactory completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated in accordance with 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.

To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=44f7a0b6-59c7-4627-9040-a1860107d60d

BENEFITS:
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

. OTHER INFORMATION:
Relocation expenses may be authorized.

  • 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.

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