Forestry Technician (Resources)

Department Of Agriculture Yachats , OR 97498

Posted 6 days ago

  • Duties




This position is located in the Pacific Northwest Region, Region 6 and is located on a Forest Service unit.

The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of complex and recurring duties in support of various Natural Resource programs. The specific duties for this position will vary based on the program of the unit.

Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates when applications are due for these locations may be found on the Forest Service website

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  • Prepares, develops, and executes timber cruises and sample surveys for resource information and estimate quality and quantity of timber for purpose of appraisal, sales administration, management planning, and logging plans.

  • Lays outs sales in accordance with EAR and other instructions, considering variables such as accessibility, steep slopes, stream protection, nesting tree protection, wildlife impacts, fuels management and regeneration requirements.

  • Conducts recreation and maintenance activities on the unit. Gathers, compiles and recommends improvements for developed and dispersed recreation sites.

  • Serves as a coordinator with community organizations, volunteers, and interest groups to generate interest in and utilization of forest recreation facilities.

  • Collects data for grazing allotment plans and advising management as to logical division of allotments into units, what improvements are needed, and what management practices can be affected.

  • Conducts a variety of field data collection of wildlife and plant species to determine numbers, environmental conditions, and the condition of the species and its habitat, and factor affecting the health and welfare of the species and its habitat.

  • Conducts wildlife and natural resource improvement projects.

  • Performs wildland firefighting and prescribed fire duties as qualified and assigned.

  • Performs limited supervisory duties including planning and assigning work to a small team, conducting performance reviews, hearing and resolving employee complaints, etc.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position for training and/or meetings.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0462 Forestry Technician

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.

  • 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 E-Verify.


In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. 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.

To be found qualified, you must have one year full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service. Qualifying experience is defined as meeting one or more of the following: Assisted with laying out sales in accordance with operational standards, guidelines and other instructions and points out variables such as accessibility, steep slopes, stream protection, nesting tree protection, wildlife and heritage impacts, fuels management and regeneration requirements; Conducted assigned portions of surveys and studies of recreation trail areas, facilities and activities on a unit; Monitored and maintained existing trails, facilities, etc. to ensure they are in operable condition; Assisted with performing a variety of field studies of sensitive wildlife species to determine numbers, environmental conditions and the condition of the species and its habitats; Executed fuel treatment plans, slash hazard appraisals and hazard reduction plans;

OR Successful completion of one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of graduate level education that is directly related to the work of the position such as forestry, range management, agriculture. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university;

OR Have a combination 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.

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.

Work Experience: Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience; the beginning day, month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position.


Please see above for creditable education in lieu of specialized experience.

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