This position is located on the National Forest in Texas in Lufkin, TX.
This position is on a Forest Service unit as a program manager responsible for Recreation. The incumbent provides strategic guidance and leadership to the Recreation program activities. Responsibilities include formulation and recommendation of operating policies, practices, and programming and budgeting.
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Analyzes and recommends to higher managers priorities and adjustments based on changing direction from the Region, rate of progress toward goals and objectives, resource capabilities, etc., which influence short-range programming.
Evaluates program recommendations and modifications submitted for soundness, conformance and integration with other resource activities. Evaluates program accomplishment for quantity, quality and cost through regular on-the-ground inspections of District recreation management programs.
Works closely with Research Station(s) assisting in recreation research projects being conducted on the Forest. Provides accomplishment information to supervisor for use in measuring overall Forest accomplishments.
Provides expert technical support, and facilities an interdisciplinary approach to the development of long-range resource management action plans and short-range operating programs for recreation management activities. Provides predictions on the accomplishment of established goals for recreation management activities.
Drafts policy, technical guides, standards, and methods for recreation related management. Prepares detailed environmental analysis reports.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel with overnight lodging will be required for meetings, training, workshops, and field/site visits
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One year probationary period: May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary period or trial period.
Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period (unless prior service is creditable).
Please Note: Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expensed-2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option1, or email email@example.com.
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered for all positions at the GS-5 grade level and above. Transcripts must be provided with the application to validate that coursework requirements are met.
Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-101: Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree that included a major field of study in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
OR Combination of education and experience -- that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. OR Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
GS-401: Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree that included a major field of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
OR Combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
GS-807: landscape architecture or landscape design. OR Combination of education and experience --for each year short of graduation, the applicant must have had 1 year of experience under professional leadership and guidance of such character and diversity as to be a satisfactory substitute for the required education. This experience must have included original landscape design.
Applicants with foreign education are responsible for having it evaluated by an approved organization. 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 http://www.naces.org/members.htm. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
In addition to the basic requirements, the following additional education and/or experience are qualifying.
For the GS-12 level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level:
Examples of specialized experience are: Provided expertise and advice in the administration of recreation program and projects. Reviewed proposals for new recreation facilities or activities and recommend action.
Ensured that action is taken in accordance with approved plans. Coordinated activities between units and among other specialists (engineers, wildlife biologists, etc.) to ensure consistency in program emphasis, development, and use between unit resources. Provided expertise and advice in assessing current recreation use, type, and standards, and in long-range planning, maintenance, and operation of recreation facilities. Reviewed new projects or proposed revisions of existing plans and coordinated action on approved projects.
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.
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.
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