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Forestry Technician (Integrated Resources)

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Forest Service Marianna , AR 72360

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary


This position is located on the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, St. Francis Ranger District in Marianna, Arkansas.

This position will supervise a crew of 2 or more persons in the implementation of the annual plan of work associated with a wide variety of resource areas (timber, fire, recreation, etc.) on the unit.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Terri Vanderford by phone at or by email at .

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Responsibilities


Duties listed below are at the full performance level.

The incumbent performs as a Certified Timber Marker. Supervises a crew of 2 or more members. Prepares, develop, and executes timber cruises and sample surveys to develop resource information and estimate quality and quantity of timber for purpose of appraisal, sales administration, management planning, and logging plans.

Assembles and summarizes data, and prepares reports and maps regarding areas cruised. Lays out sales in accordance with EA and other instructions, considering variables such as accessibility, steep slopes, stream protection, nesting tree protection, wildlife impacts, fuels management and regeneration requirements.

Independently marks trees using and adapting complex marking rules in areas complicated by variations in type, species composition, defect, site, age, class, etc. Monitors and inspects timber sale operations having conventional contract requirements and conditions.

Prepares written reports of sale inspections and follows up on deficiencies.

Serves as a wildland firefighter on a handcrew. During initial attack fire suppression activities, directs and participates in fireline location and construction, backfiring and burnout operations, engine and pump operations, tree falling and holding/patrol/mop-up operations.

On a prescribed fire crew, performs prescribed fire operations including direction and participation in preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding and mop up. Monitors fire behavior, fire effects and fire weather on prescribed fires and wildland fire use.

Assists in the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Inspects recreation areas, and special use permits for compliance with the permit and management plans, public health regulations, and safety plans.

Assists with performing compliance checks and inspections on existing permits under Special-Use authorization. Assists with the enforcement of Off-Road-Vehicle restrictions.

Assists with the maintenance of district recreation facilities such as toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, dumpsters and other miscellaneous structures.

Performs complex tasks in support of the vegetation management program and project plans. Prepares and analyzes plant samples.

Compiles and summarizes vegetation types obtained from ground surveys, including forest health monitoring and biological evaluations. Performs established wildlife-related assignments.

Assignments may involve constructing or completing habitat projects such as clearing areas to establish more desirable food or cover habitat. Collects and analyzes data through a variety of techniques and develops reports on the characteristics and quality of samples from field tests.

Field duties include sampling in streams and lakes for fish and invertebrates. Enters data into computer programs and databases and uses GPS, Field Data Recorders and GIS.


Travel Required


Occasional travel

  • Occasional travel may be required for training, meetings, or other mission critical work.

Supervisory status


Yes


Promotion Potential

06

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0462 Forestry Technician

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must Selective Service registered or exempt.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Successful completion of a one-year probationary period may be required.


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:

For the GS-5 level:Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 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: Assisted senior technicians in applying silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber, such as traversing and mapping units to be cruised; estimated volumes and quality of timber; measured diameters, heights, limited defects, etc; summarized and reported data collected; and helped to prepare timber sale maps. Served as a wildland firefighter on a hand crew.

Assisted in the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Performed established wildlife-related assignments. Collects and analyzes data on the characteristics and quality of samples from field tests.

For the GS-6 level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-5). Examples of specialized experience are: Independently applied silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber.

Performed preparatory work for timber cruises, such as traversing and mapping units; estimated volumes and quality of timber; measured diameters, heights, limited defects, etc; summarized and reported data collected. Serves as a wildland firefighter on a hand crew. Collects and analyzes data, developing reports on the characteristics and quality of samples from field tests.

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.


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BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position are contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

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.

This position is not eligible for telework.

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How You Will Be Evaluated


You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above

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You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category.

Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.

To view the application form, visit:

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Background checks and security clearance


Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive


Drug test required


No

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Required Documents


The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete

. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  • Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.

  • If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty.

    Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards.

    There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

  • If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.

    Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.

  • If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference.

  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:


Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.

Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits


A career with the U

.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.

As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply


Please view Tips for Applicants a guide to the Forest Service application process

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Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m.

  • 4:00p.m., Monday

  • Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this.

To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.

NOTE: You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application.

Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or



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