Help Duties Summary
The primary purpose of this position is to implement both annual and long-term work plans for developed recreation sites (campgrounds, day use sites, recreation residences, etc.) both developed and dispersed.
Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled, bargaining unit status and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website.
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The responsibilities listed below are at the full performance level.
Carry out and monitor implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed or dispersed recreation sites.
Inspect recreation area use to enforce compliance with the management plan by issuing or requesting issuance of citations.
Patrol district roads, trails, or waterways to determine whether visitor use is in accordance with recreation plans and regulations and report any issues to supervisor
Repair items such as toilets, road closure gates, hand pumps, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, and trash receptacles in developed recreational areas.
Collect fees at recreation sites.
Identify safety hazards and then repair, remove, or replace portions of facilities using equipment and tools.
Draft suggested contract specifications such as a description of the work, following the instructions and direction of contracting personnel.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position for meetings, trainings, and/or site visits.
Job family (Series)
0462 Forestry Technician
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
Direct Deposit ? Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.
This may be a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. The bargaining unit coverage is dependent upon location.
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 email@example.com.
In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the date the certificate of eligible candidates is issued. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.
Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.
Specialized Experience Requirement:
For the GS-6 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service OR one (1) full year (18 semester) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position; such as: forestry, range management, agriculture course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position OR combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meets the requirements of the position. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Inspected special use permits such as outfitter guide operations, issued notices of non-compliance issues and report to supervisor; inspected and maintained recreation facilities and areas; lead or coordinated crew to maintain recreation sites or; monitored forest areas to identify violations of federal regulations such as enforcement of off-road vehicle restrictions.
For the GS-7 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level in the Federal service; OR one full year (18 semester) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position; such as: forestry, range management, agriculture course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position OR combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meets the requirements of this position. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Served as the point of contact with community organizations and interest groups to generate utilization of forest recreation facilities; assisted in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies; served as an inspector and/or contracting officer's representative on service contracts insuring work is completed properly; and in all aspects of Special Use Permit administration for activities within undeveloped and developed areas of the unit.
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.
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