Department Of Agriculture Lufkin , TX 75902
This position is located on the National Forests in Texas, Supervisor's Office, in Lufkin, Texas.
The incumbent serves as the timber program manager on the Fire, Timber, and Silviculture Staff.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Jim Crooks by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (936) 639-8553.
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Duties listed below are at the full performance level.
Establishes timber sale program and production goals, setting priorities, and laying out work schedules. Develops an annual program of work, prepares project work plans, and develops long-term and short-term budget needs. Documents work progress and accountability of the timber program activity.
Analyzes timber management operating plans; determines financial needs of the resource program and prepares recommendations for budgetary requirements of equipment, material, and personnel; documents work progress and accountability of the timber resource program activity.
Coordinates and directs preparation of the timber sale contract and related documents, ensuring all coordinating requirements identified in the Environmental
Analysis Reports (EARs) are included in the contracts. Reviews logging plans with the operator to ensure understanding of contract requirements.
Inspects logging operations to ensure fulfillment of silvicultural objectives, protection of watershed, esthetic, and wildlife values, and that contract stipulations are observed.
Oversees the timber sale preparation program including determination of best access routes and cutting units, and ensures that logging methods are consistent with transportation and silvicultural plans.
Oversees preparation of timber sale reports and appraisals, and prepares timber sale contracts.
Reviews and writes Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement reports for considering all alternatives in the timber sale design.
Prepares or assists in preparation of, as appropriate, drafts environmental impact statements or environmental analysis reports.
Coordinates with other principal assistants and with specialists in other disciplines to ensure coordination and integration of the timber management plan with other resources and with approved land management plans.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for training, meetings, and other work related activities.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period if not already served.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp
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 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.
For the GS-11 level: Applicants must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (coursework directly related to position being filled); OR one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level; 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.). Examples of specialized experience are: performed vegetation management duties including timber management, harvesting, reforestation, timber stand improvement, and fuels management; assisted in analyzing technical issues and/or providing advice and assistance on forestry resource management policies and practices; assisted in reviewing or developing standard plans for well-established programs or projects or recommending short-range plans for a component of a forestry resource management program; assisted in evaluating programs and performing well-established forestry land use improvement projects; collected timber compartment and stand prescription data; and/or conducted cruises of timber stands to determine volume of merchantable timber, species composition, accessibility, and environmental constraints.
For the GS-12 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level.
Examples of specialized experience are: Provided technical direction in all phases of vegetation management duties including timber management, harvesting, reforestation, timber stand improvement, and fuels management; analyzed technical issues and/or providing advice and oversight on forestry resource management policies and practices; reviews or develops standard plans for well-established programs or projects or recommending short-range plans for a component of a forestry resource management program; evaluates programs and performing well-established forestry land use improvement projects; collected timber compartment and stand prescription data; and/or conducted cruises of timber stands to determine volume of merchantable timber, species composition, accessibility, and environmental constraints.
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.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
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.