This position is located in a Forest Service unit and is responsible for performing routine tasks in natural resources, under a higher-graded technician or professional.
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Conducts surveys of game and non-game wildlife species and plant species; counts, sorts, identifies species, and performs measurements. Records data manually and electronically using a Global Positioning System unit and computer. Summarizes data obtained from field collections and, under supervision, prepares data summaries in proper format. Manages data and prepares reports.
Performs wildlife and fisheries habitat improvement projects such as maintenance of wildlife openings and trails; inventories of nesting structures, wildlife openings, and trails; construction and installation of woody structures for streams, rivers, and lakes; planting of areas for establishment of more desirable food or cover; installation and maintenance of nesting boxes; establishment of food plots, etc.
Uses topographic maps, aerial photos, compass, Global Positioning System devices, photographs, etc. for navigation. Operates a variety of hand tools and mechanical equipment such as chainsaw, brush saw, four-by-four drive vehicles, mower deck, all-terrain-vehicles (ATV's) or utility-terrain-vehicles (UTV's), and motor boat.
The work requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending; crouching; stretching; reaching; lifting; or similar activities. The work requires average agility and dexterity.
Work is performed in a forest environment where terrain may be steep, uneven, rocky, or covered with thick vegetation, and where there is exposure to extremes of weather and temperature. The work requires the use of protective clothing and safety equipment such as boots, gloves, goggles, and hardhat.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check
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.
E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
No additional requirements.
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-04: (6) six months of general experience and (6) six months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least a GS-03 grade level.
General Experience is defined as: Farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities. Work in a greenhouse, nursery or landscape business tending plants and performing general labor tasks. Worked as an animal caretaker in a laboratory, zoo or pet store. Other work experience, paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position.
Specialized Experience is defined as: Recording data during studies or sampling procedures related to fisheries or wildlife biology projects. Assisting technical or professional personnel by performing field techniques including taking measurements and collecting samples, using basic field equipment such as data recorders and using geographic positioning systems to gather plant and animal survey data. Worked in local (city/county) or state parks, reservoirs, or nature centers performing work that involved evaluation of biological resources or habitat conditions.
Successful completion of 2 years of study above high school that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses in scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must be directly related to the position to be filled.
A combination of education and experience listed above.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
See Qualifications above for Education Requirements.
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