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 13-03000003-0304G-BC. 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 at the Southwestern Regional Office, 333 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Karen M. Carter, Director, Public Affairs Office, 505-841-3290, or email@example.com .
This position provides technical advice and assistance to both internal and external customers in the planning, procurement and production of a large variety of printed materials developed in support of programs in the Region.
Must be a U.s. Citizen to apply.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Government housing is not available
Forest Service affiliated daycare facilities are not available.
Duties listed are at the full performance level. This position manages all phases of a printing program, including concept, design, review, approval and procurement. Incumbent represents the agency working with customers to identify printing and publishing needs. The duties require a knowledge of printing equipment, processes, paper stocks, inks, bindery, adhesives, diecutting, and other techniques commonly used for print products. Incumbent provides technical guidance and assistance in determining the most effective and economical methods of reproduction needed for the end product use. Writes technical specifications for preparation, printing, binding, shipping and delivery of all printing jobs.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.
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 with major study in journalism, business administration, English composition, commerce, accounting, printing or printing engineering, graphic or commercial art, industrial engineering, or economics.
Examples of specialized experience are: Provided advice in the planning and preparation of publications and printed materials. Assisted in preparation of technical specifications for printing, binding, and shipping of all printed materials through approved contractors or Government Printing Office. Knowledge of state-of-the-art publishing software programs, printing equipment, processes and techniques. Experience in reviewing and approving financial obligations for printing.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-9 grade level; Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work and with major study in journalism, business administration, English composition, commerce, accounting, printing or printing engineering, graphic or commercial art, industrial engineering, or economics.
Examples of specialized experience are: Provided technical advice in the planning and preparation of publications and printed materials. Wrote technical specifications for printing, binding, and shipping, of all printed materials through approved contractors or Government Printing Office. Demonstrated current knowledge of state-of-the-art publishing software programs, printing equipment, processes and techniques. Experienced with financial obligations for printing.
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.
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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.
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
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.
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.
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