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Forester (Silviculture)

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Department Of Agriculture John Day , OR 97845

Posted 3 months ago

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These positions are located on a Forest Service Unit. Incumbents are responsible for conducting exams, surveys and collection of data. Please contact for additional information: For positions in John Day, OR; Amanda Lindsay; 541-575-3333; alindsay@fs.fed.us.For positions in Heppner, OR; Brandon Houck: 541-676-2110; brandonjhouck@fs.fed.us. For positions in McCloud, CA; Edward Domanski; 530-964-3752; ebdomanski@fs.fed.us.Positions may be filled at any grade/pay rates vary depending on location.

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Responsibilities

Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Participates in the preparation of financial and work plans for assigned programs by estimating, combining, and coordinating project plans. Conducts examinations of timber compartments, recommends basic land management decisions, and makes silviculture prescriptions/plans for TSI/reforestation work to attain timber management objectives. Reviews and recommends plans for the timber harvest program including the sale design, layout, and markings with approved silvicultural assessment reports.

Makes plantation and natural regeneration survival examinations to meet standards and increase effectiveness. Prepares multiple-use compartment prescriptions and environmental assessment reports; participates in the environmental analysis of projects; drafts enviromental documents for projects and administers timber stand improvement contracts.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Occasional travel may be required 2 to 3 times per year.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
09

  • Job family (Series)
    0460 Forestry

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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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

John Day, OR

  • TOS: Yes with discretionary allowances (Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses
  • 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asc_tos@fs.fed.us.)
  • Telework: Yes

  • Bargaining Unit: Yes

  • Full Performance Level of the Position: GS-09

  • Travel: Occasional travel may be required 2-3 times a year.

Heppner, OR

  • TOS: Yes with discretionary allowances (Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses
  • 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asc_tos@fs.fed.us.)
  • Telework: Yes: Adhoc

  • Bargaining Unit: No

  • Full Performance Level of the Position: GS-09

  • Travel: Occasional travel may be required 2-3 times a year.

McCloud, CA

  • TOS: Yes with discretionary allowances (Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses
  • 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asc_tos@fs.fed.us.)
  • Telework: No

  • Bargaining Unit: Yes

  • Full Performance Level of the Position: GS-09

  • Travel: Occasional travel may be required 2-3 times a year.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. For additional information on the qualifications for this position, go to Professional & Scientific Positions Forestry Series, 0460.

You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

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.

Basic Requirements:

Degree: 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.

OR

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 in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the requirements described above, the following additional education and/or experience are required for the grade specified.

For the GS-5 level: Must meet basic education requirements referenced above.

For the GS-7 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level; OR one full year of graduate level education; OR an appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience; OR Superior Academic Achievement (to determine if you are eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Specialized experience is defined as experience performing assignments, collects and records data for forest research and/or program requirements; conducts studies of forest resources, timber stand improvement problems, reports observations and recommends solutions to problems; running boundary lines, and assists with reforestation efforts. Performs assigned phases of fire management; disperse and develop recreation management/special use and lands management duties.

For the GS-9 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level; OR a 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.

Specialized experience is defined as experience assisting with contracts, ensuring that all contract provisions are enforced in accordance with contract objectives; conducts examination of stands to determine volume of merchantable timber, species composition, accessibility, and environmental constraints; makes recommendations related to timber sale preparation, timber stand improvement, reforestation duties; collects timber compartment and stand prescription, or presale information data. Participates on dispersed and developed recreation, wildlife, fisheries, special uses, and other natural resource projects.

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.

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

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Forester (Silviculture)

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