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 13-01160007-2332FS-CM. 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.
This position is located in Region One, Lolo National Forest, Superior Ranger District in Superior, MT. The incumbent of this position performs office automation duties, word processing, and other support.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Racheal Koke at 406-822-3930 and firstname.lastname@example.org. KEY REQUIREMENTS
Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service. DUTIES:
Greets visitors and answers the telephone. Provides routine information and answers many types of inquiries on all research and/or forest activities such as the whereabouts of key personnel and directions to facilities. Refers difficult, technical, or special questions to the appropriate staffs.
Uses word processing software and printing equipment to create, copy, edit, store, retrieve, and print a variety of standardized documents using a glossary of prerecorded formats, form letters, standard paragraphs, and mailing lists.
Prepares travel advances for approval and schedules travel accommodations. Computes travel vouchers and submits documents for signature, approval and payment. Reviews personal property documents involving acquisitions, transfer or disposal of items that are required to be of record. Performs timekeeping duties as required.
Analyzes office functions to determine what aspects of the work can be automated, feasibility, and effectiveness in improving operations. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-5: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level; bachelor's degree or 4 years of successfully completed education above high school; and/or combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester hours} and experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.
Examples of specialized experience are: Performing general clerical support such as greeting visitors, maintaining files, and typing letters; assisting in the analysis of incoming routine and controlled correspondence, including mail, cables, faxes, and documents; reviewing sections of agency or organizational directives and procedures to perform routine tasks such as correspondence work, filing and processing mail.
In addition to meeting experience and/or education requirements, you must self certify possession of the following skills as appropriate. Applicants may be required to provide proof of proficiency if selected for the position.
40 words per minute typing speed
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.
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.
To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=35e9ba3e-78f3-444f-96e8-a15e011d7a2e
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 are not authorized.
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.
Government housing is not available.
Forest Service affiliated daycare facilities are not available.
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