Biometrician (Natural Resource Specialist/Forester/Statistician)

Department Of Agriculture Portland , OR 97228

Posted 4 months ago

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This position is located on the Natural Resources staff in the Pacific Northwest Regional office.

This position serves as the Regional Biometrician and is responsible for providing Vegetation Inventory Program management and technical guidance in quantitative systems designs and analysis techniques.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Alyson Warren at 503-808-2385 or

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Provides expert technical advice and direction for the collection, storage, processing, analysis, and reporting of the region's vegetation inventory program involving a full range of duties associated with forest vegetation inventory, mensuration, and biometrics.

Explores new technology and methodologies to increase efficiencies in collecting, processing, and analyzing data and information. Adapts use of existing statistical and database management packages for the most efficient methods of solving problems in the statistical analysis of physical vegetative data.

Analyzes and resolves critical and complex mensuration and quantitative database problems and devise new procedures from experimental and research data or evidence.

Provides advice and assistance to other resource groups dealing with various techniques suitable for the analysis of terrestrial and acquatic conditions.

Performs supervisory duties 20% or less of the time.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel one time per month to forests within the region.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0460 Forestry
    0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
    1530 Statistics

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt

  • Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period



Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to:

This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in any of the job series/position titles listed. In addition to the specialized experience requirements, applicants must submit proof that they meet the educational requirements for at least one of the series described in the announcement. Applicants may only be appointed to job series/position titles for which they meet all experience and educational requirements.

Specialized Experience:

For the GS-13 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Examples of specialized experience are: Provided expert technical advice and direction for the collection, analysis, and reporting of vegetation data. Served as a consultant and advisor to other resource groups dealing with various techniques suitable for the acquisition and analysis of vegetative conditions. Facilitated the transfer of technical knowledge regarding a forest or equivalent organizational level vegetation measurement program. Developed materials and conducted training sessions to educate resource groups on collection, storage, and processing of vegetation inventories.

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.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Education Qualifications:

Forester (0460)

Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree that included a major field of study in forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry. The curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas:

  • Management of Renewable Resources -- study of the science and art of managing renewable resources to attain desired results. Examples of creditable courses in this area include silviculture, forest management operations, timber management, wildland fire science or fire management, utilization of forest resources, forest regulation, recreational land management, watershed management, and wildlife or range habitat management.

  • Forest Biology -- study of the classification, distribution, characteristics, and identification of forest vegetation, and the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest environment. Examples of creditable courses in this area include dendrology, forest ecology, silvics, forest genetics, wood structure and properties, forest soils, forest entomology, and forest pathology.

  • Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory -- sampling, inventory, measurement, and analysis techniques as applied to a variety of forest resources. Examples of creditable courses include forest biometrics, forest mensuration, forest valuation, statistical analysis of forest resource data, renewable natural resources inventories and analysis, and photogrammetry or remote sensing.


Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry. The requirements for diversification of the 24 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

See below for required Education Qualifications for additional series.


See above for Education Qualifications for the Forester (0460) series.

Natural Resources (0401)

Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree that included a major field of study in 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.

Statistician (1530)

Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc.


Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.

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

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Biometrician (Natural Resource Specialist/Forester/Statistician)

Department Of Agriculture