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Forestry Technician (Timber Stand Improvement)

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Department Of Agriculture Lakemont , GA 30552

Posted 3 months ago

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There are three (3) positions to be filled for this vacancy. For additional information about the duties of this position, please refer to the Additional Information section.

This position is located on a Forest Service unit, performing a variety of technical tasks associated with Timber Stand Improvement (TSI), reforestation, silvicultural examination, and presale duties which include reconnaissance, sale layout, marking, and cruising.

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Responsibilities

Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Assists in the preparation of project work plans for silvicultural examinations, timber stand improvement (TSI) and reforestation activities. Performs reforestation and stocking surveys in accordance with established procedures to determine reforestation and TSI needs, including site preparation, pre-commercial thinning, plantation conditions and health status, and artificial and natural regeneration success and survival.

Maintains records of accomplishments in TSI and reforestation activities for entry in vegetation database. Collects basic silvicultural data needed to inventory stands and prescribe stand treatment based on field analysis, assists in preparation of the technical specifications for TSI, site preparation, tree planting, or silvicultural contracts.

Serves as COR or inspector on specific contracts. Ensures all provisions are enforced and proper measures are taken to protect and enhance resource values in accordance with contact objectives. Checks for compliance on needed corrective actions, and recommends final acceptance of the contract upon completion as authorized.

Performs reconnaissance and locates timber sale area boundaries in accordance with appropriate NEPA documentation, mitigating measures, and other instructions. Prepares maps and cruise designs regarding layout of timber sales.

Assists in developing logging plans and preliminary road location. Independently marks, grades, and cruises timber.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
07

  • Job family (Series)
    0462 Forestry Technician

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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.

  • Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

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

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

There are a total of three (3) positions being filled in the following locations:

Region 2-Shoshone National Forest in Cody, Wyoming

TOS: Mandatory Allowances with Discretionary Allowances

Telework: Yes, Ad hoc only

Bargaining Unit: No

Will be filled with a GS-05/06/07 career ladder path.

Contact:Amy Haas at ahaas@fs.fed.us or 307-578-5237

Region 8- Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Lakemont, Georgia

TOS: Mandatory Allowances Only

Telework: No

Bargaining Unit: No

Will be filled at the full performance level GS-07.

Contact: Jason McGaughey at jasonamcgaughey@fs.fed.us or 706-745-6928

Region 9-Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Park Falls, Wisconsin

TOS: Mandatory Allowances with Discretionary Allowances

Telework: Yes, Ad hoc only

Bargaining Unit: Yes

Will be filled with a GS-06/07 career ladder path.

Contact: Brian Bergman at brianbergman@fs.fed.us or 715-762-5118

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is going through Facilities Master Planning which is a programmatic business decision around what facility investments are needed to efficiently deliver the Forest Service Mission. Through this process, the Forest is making long term decisions about our administrative sites where employees are duty stationed.

Decisions may include facility additions, renovations, alternative use, decommissioning, or acquisition. This process may result in a change in a new on-Forest location for the selectee of this position. For more information on how this may affect the location of this position after the position is filled, please contact the POC listed above.

The duty station for this position will be one of the duty locations listed in this announcement. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer.

Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for additional information on pay rates.

Qualifications

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: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/forestry-technician-series-0462/.

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.

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

For the GS-05 level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level ; OR a Bachelor's degree or 4 years of successfully completed education above high school (120 semester/180 quarter hours) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources, outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science (no more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable); OR combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester/90 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience are: Preparing a land unit for planting, thinning, or fertilizing; preparing maps and providing data for contract preparation and unit examination; keeping records on the results of routine vegetation or timber test and sampling procedures; preparing test reports using well established guidelines to compute, compile and present data.

For the GS-06 level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level ; OR one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience are: Assisting in planning timber stand improvement projects that were without clear precedents or guides; gathering field data, preparing reports, diagrams, charts, and graphs for timber management programs or projects; reviewing applicability of standard contract clauses for reforestation, timber thinning, fertilizing, stand exams, cone collection, site preparation, and animal damage control; performing timber stand improvement (TSI) surveys to determine stand condition and the need for TSI treatments.

For the GS-07 level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level ; OR one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience are: Assessing technical support studies of forestry data in order to prepare drafts and standard segments of reports for publication purposes; collecting data, inspecting multiple sites, and modifying procedures in performing timber-related assignments and projects; performing a variety of reforestation assignments that required the application of a number of different, specific, established methods, procedures, and techniques; conducting technical surveys of recently planted tracts using standard sampling methods and procedures to determine survival rates for a variety of tree species and seedlings.

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.

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Forestry Technician (Timber Stand Improvement)

Expired Job

Department Of Agriculture