This position is located on a Forest Service unit and has responsibility for on the-ground management of the OHV program and assists with administration of a variety of special use permits.
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This position assists in the development and the accomplishment of the districts OHV program through successful accomplishment of the following projects and assignments:
Assists in the development and the accomplishment of the districts OHV program within the framework of existing planning documents. Patrols OHV use areas to ensure areas are operated, used and maintained in accordance with the recreation plan and other appropriate planning documents. May prepare for review by supervisor, environmental documents for OHV projects and special use events.
Participates in the development of recreation plan for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Participates in the planning for recreation and wilderness area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management goals. Recommends specific requirements for use of OHVs and the proposed recreation facilities.
Implements and manages the units OHV recreation program, including but not limited to, identifying and conducting maintenance and reconstruction of OHV routes.
Works with others in the development of budget data for the new and developed recreation sites and trails for OHVs. Conducts surveys, developing projects plans and cost estimates, and making recommendations for improvements.
Monitors, inspects, and reports on contracted operations for compliance with contract provisions. Jointly prepares, administers and inspects OHV outfitter guide permits.
Issues notices of field violations when violations of regulations are encountered. Conducts investigation, collects evidence and prepares case reports on violations. Serves as a Forest Protection Officer (FPO).
Operates and maintains, in safe working order, assigned vehicles, motorcycles and ATV and trail maintenance equipment and specialized equipment used. Enforces Title 36 CFR requirements, or comparable and related regulations. Provides supervision and training of all personnel in preparation for operation of equipment.
Assists with the enforcement of Off-Road-Vehicle (ORV) restrictions, including maintenance and posting of regulatory signs and enforcement of restrictions. Monitors, inspects, and reports on contracted operations for compliance with contract provisions.
Assures that recreation fees are collected for all fee areas and that the funds are accounted for and transmitted to the appropriate unit. Enforces all regulations and rules of law. May appear before third party at hearings.
Provides public information and interpretive services, including detailed information concerning recreational opportunities. Educate OHV users on potential resource damage caused by illegal use. Serves as liaison with community organizations and interest groups to stimulate interest in and utilization of forest recreation facilities.
Responsible for preparation and administration of recreation event special use permits. Monitors permittee compliance with special use permits. Requests immediate corrective action where public health and safety are involved.
Confers with supervisor before, soliciting volunteers for recreation activities, services, or events. Provides general information to volunteers prior to their acceptance, during training, and while they perform their duties. Leads volunteers in the performance of their duties.
May implement and manages recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Responsible for taking action to correct any deficiencies within the approved operating plan.
Implements corrective measures or recommendations to improve the administration of recreation programs. Responsible for gathering the necessary information for project proposals, reports, surveys, and other needs by making on-the-ground field inventories, use counts, time studies, etc. for the development of new recreation sites. Gathers necessary data and recommends a course of action or placement of facilities. Monitors and assess recreation facilities and the condition of the facilities and sites.
Conducts Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) studies, interpreting findings, making recommendations, and suggesting alternative methods for meeting objectives and complying with policies.
NOTE: Obtaining and maintaining a valid State Drivers License is required for operating and maintaining Off Highway Vehicles utilized by this position.
0462 Forestry Technician
Must obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.
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
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK:Selection and retention in this position is 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.
Must obtain and maintain a valid drivers license as a condition of employment.
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position
. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS- 06: (1) One year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-05 grade level.
Specialized experience is defined as: Working as a Forest Protection Officer (FPO) or similar; writing incident reports or violation notices as needed; providing input for special recreation permits and on occasion monitoring special recreation events for compliance to permit stipulations; developing restoration projects; and participating in recreation plan development.
For the GS-06 there is no substitution of education for this position.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring season.
This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or lack of funds.
The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.
By selecting the Location Negotiable after Selection option when selecting your preferred duty locations, implies your willingness to accept positions in any duty location or surrounding area on the announcement that you may not have listed as a preferred location. Selecting this duty location is encouraged as it increases your chances of receiving an offer.
Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Managements website for additional information on pay rates.
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) : To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered.
If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay.
This position is not eligible for telework.
Availability of government housing and federal day care facilities will vary by location.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above
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.
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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. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
If claiming veterans 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.
Veterans preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veterans preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
If claiming 10-point veterans 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. For more information on veterans preference see
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.
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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