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Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Administration)

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Department Of Agriculture Delta , CO 81416

Posted 4 months ago

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Who May Apply: Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, VRA, and reinstatement eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants certain Military Spouses; and those eligible for other Hiring Authorities.

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Responsibilities

Duties for the GS-10 full performance level:

  • Incumbent functions as sale administrator on the most complex sales on the unit.

  • Reviews the contract and related pre-sale data. such as preliminary logging plan, environment assessment, appraisal, etc.

  • Determines that all prerequisites to contract work are taken care of.

  • Reviews plans and schedules with purchasers to assure common understanding of conditions and responsibilities.

  • Throughout the life of the sale, is responsible for continuing field inspection and control of purchaser's operations.

  • Determines whether utilization, slash disposal, and erosion control are adequate. Documents all findings for the sale record.

  • Takes appropriate action to correct deficiencies, and assesses penalties when needed.

  • Advises purchaser's field representative of adequacy or inadequacy of operations and achieves compliance with contract terms.

  • Determines when log hauling may be allowed on system roads under construction, makes agreements, and monthly reports of progress, initiates requests for payments, bond changes, or cooperative work.

  • Ensures that all contractual obligations are met before making final inspection and recommending sale closure.

  • Coordinates sale administration duties with other unit timber and related activities.

  • Keeps supervisor informed of major problems.

  • Advises other resource specialists of activities relating to their specialty; seeks advice on new or sensitive issues and ensures that resource monitoring is done in a timely manner.

Duties for the GS-09 full performance level:

  • Reviews the contract and related pre-sale data

  • Determines that all prerequisites to contract work are taken care of.

  • Reviews plans and schedules with purchasers to assure common understanding of conditions and responsibilities.

  • Develops a schedule and plan for continuing field inspection and control of purchaser's operations.

  • Documents all findings for the sale record.

  • Takes appropriate action to correct deficiencies, and assesses penalties when needed.

  • Advises purchaser's field representative of adequacy or inadequacy of operations and achieves compliance with contract terms.

  • Determines when log hauling may be allowed on system roads under construction, agreements, and monthly reports of progress.

  • Initiates requests for payment, bond changes, or cooperative work.

  • Reviews timber sale statements or account and maintains controls to insure that all payments and deposits are made.

  • Insures that all contractual obligations are met before making final inspection and recommending sale closure.

  • As personnel are available and as workload requires, trains and provides work direction to one or two harvest inspectors who perform limited phases of sale administration.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Travel will be dependent on selected position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
10

  • Job family (Series)
    0462 Forestry Technician

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Pay rates vary depending on location. Pay rates displayed above are for the Rest of the U.S. (RUS). See the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/ for additional information on pay rates for specific locations.

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.

Bonners Ferry or Sandpoint, ID

  • Career Ladder: 8/9/10

  • Transfer of Station: Yes

  • Telework: No

  • Bargaining Unit: Yes

  • Target Grade: GS-10

  • Occasional travel to project work sites/meetings/training

Eureka, MT

  • Career Ladder: 7/8/9/10

  • Transfer of Station: Yes

  • Telework: Yes-Ad-Hoc

  • Bargaining Unit: Yes

  • Target Grade: GS-10

  • Occasional travel to project work sites/meetings/training

Delta, CO

  • Career Ladder: 7/8/9/10

  • Transfer of Station: Yes

  • Telework: No

  • Bargaining Unit: No

  • Target Grade: GS-10

  • Occasional travel to project work sites/meetings/training

Fall River Mills, CA

  • Career Ladder: 7/8/9/10

  • Transfer of Station: Yes

  • Telework: No

  • Bargaining Unit: Yes

  • Target Grade: GS-10

  • Occasional travel to project work sites/meetings/training

Yreka, CA (2 positions)

  • Career Ladder: 7/8/9/10

  • Transfer of Station: Yes

  • Telework: Yes-ad hoc

  • Bargaining Unit: Yes

  • Target Grade: GS-10

  • Occasional travel to project work sites/meetings/training

McCloud or Weaverville, CA (3 positions)

  • Career Ladder: 7/8/9/10

  • Transfer of Station: Yes

  • Telework: Yes-ad hoc

  • Bargaining Unit: Yes

  • Target Grade: GS-10

  • Occasional travel to project work sites/meetings/training

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the 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/#url=GS-TECH

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.

For the GS-7 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-6). Examples of specialized experience are: Performed assignments, such as collected and recorded field data for program requirements; reported observations and recommended solutions to problems; cruised and marked timber; established sale boundary lines; conducted field inspection of contract work to comply with contract specifications.

For the GS-8 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-7). Examples of specialized experience are: Monitored and inspected timber sale operations having conventional contract requirements and conditions; Interpreted and explained standard timber sale contract provisions to the timber operator; Inspected going timber sales areas for compliance with contract clauses; Obtained compliance or reported noncompliance to supervisor; Prepared written reports of all sale inspections and made follow-ups on deficiencies.

For the GS-9 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-8). Examples of specialized experience are: Administered timber sales having conventional contract requirements and conditions; Interpreted and explained standard timber sale contract provisions; Developed a schedule and other plans for inspecting timber sale areas for compliance with contract clauses; Prepared written reports of all sale inspections and made follow-ups on deficiencies; Performed final inspections and recommended acceptance of the contract for closure.

For the GS-10 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experence equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-9). Examples of specialized experience are: Administered timber sales having complex requirements and conditions; Reviewed the contract and related pre-sale data; Developed a schedule and plan for continuing field inspection and control of purchaser's operations; Advised purchaser's field representative of adequacy or inadequacy of operations and achieved compliance with contract terms; Coordinated sale administration duties with other unit timber and related activities.

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.

Education

Additional Information continued:

Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants' ability to submit applications, this announcement is being extending for an additional seven (7) days. Applicants who applied to announcement 18-GVQ4-462-78910-FS2743-G

need NOT reapply.

Nine (9) positions will be filled through this announcement with various full performance grade levels. To be considered for any or all of these locations, please verify the appropriate duty location is selected. If more than one duty location is specified, final duty location determination will be made by the selecting official at time of job offer. The Forestry Technician (TSA) position administers complicated timber sales having highly complex requirements and conditions.

For additional information about the duties of the position(s), please contact:

Region 1, Idaho Panhandle NF, Sandpoint, ID or Bonners Ferry, ID, Ed Koberstein, 208-267-6729 or ekoberstein@fs.fed.us

Region 1, Kootenai NF, Eureka, MT, Megan Strom, 406-296-2536 or mstrom@fs.fed.us

Region 2, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison NF, Delta, CO, Cande Read 970-874-6609 or cread@fs.fed.us

Region 5, Lassen NF, Fall River Mills, CA, Joseph Franco, 530-252-6439 or jfranco@fs.fed.us

Region 5, Klamath NF, Yreka, CA, Benjamin Haupt, 530-841-4419 or bphaupt@fs.fed.us

Region 5, Shasta-Trinity NF, McCloud or Weaverville, CA, Kate Bachmann, 530-964-3753 or kbachmann@fs.fed.us


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Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Administration)

Expired Job

Department Of Agriculture