Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation)

Department Of Agriculture Las Vegas , NM 87701

Posted 2 months ago

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HelpDuties Summary

These positions are located within a National Forest. This position is established to perform presale duties including timber marking, traversing, and basic tree measurements.

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Responsibilities

Selects and marks individual trees for harvest using well defined marking guidelines, silvicultural prescriptions, and specific instruction.

For 3-p sampling, estimates individual tree volume by established methods.

Traverses harvest units, processes information and produces maps. Designates sale area and cutting unit boundaries on the ground.

Interprets Aerial Photos and locates ground features.

For timber cruising, serves as tally person and may operate electronic field data recorders. Assists in the measure of limiting distances, tree diameter, tree height, estimation of defect and quality, and related fundamental timber cruising procedures. Timber cruising is done under the direct supervision of a qualified timber cruiser.

Observes and reports areas of possible archeological significance, and sightings of sensitive, threatened or endangered wildlife species.

Participates in other aspects of resource management support work such as recreation, maintenance, silviculture, tree planting, etc.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
04

  • Job family (Series)
    0462 Forestry Technician

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  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

No additional requirements.

Qualifications

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-04: (6) Six months of general experience and (6) six months of specialized experience.

General Experience is defined as: Performed farm/ranch labor, such as feeding/tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities; Worked in a greenhouse, nursery or landscaping e.g., planting, moving, watering, and tending plants; Worked as an animal caretaker in a laboratory, zoo or pet store; Other work experience, paid or unpaid e.g., volunteer work at a park, youth camp, hospital, community sports league, local fire department, etc.

Specialized experience is defined as: Performed natural resource support work, e.g., forestry, range, park technician, wildland firefighter, or similar jobs; performed routine support assignments in a forestry specialty area, e.g., wilderness, timber, fire prevention/control, etc.-OR

Successful completion of 2 years of study above high school that included at least 12 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 (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester hours in mathematics is creditable.

  • OR

A combination of education and experience listed above.

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.

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Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation)

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