This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to perform work in support of the units recreation program. Responsible for implementing both annual and long-term work plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites (campgrounds, day use sites, recreation residences, etc.).
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Assists other resource personnel to develop long
-range plans for managing recreation resources within management developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit.
Identifies potential problems arising from changing use patterns and new activities and recommends strategies to deal with them.
Assists in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies. Participates in the development of the units annual work plans. Prepares detailed project work plans and schedules, including required personnel, equipment, and supplies for specific assignments.
Recommends settings for a variety of proposed recreation facilities and provides information about the characteristics of each area. Serves as lead for hazard tree field program. Prepares detailed project schedules, including required personnel, equipment, and supplies for assessing, mapping, and mitigation of hazard trees in recreation sites.
Assists in the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites.
Monitors the scope of the approved operating plans. Gathers, compiles, and recommends improvements for developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit.
Is the point of contact with community organizations and interest groups to generate interest in and use of forest recreation facilities. Involves the community in program and activities. Determines and recommends possible public involvement.
Coordinates group visits with operational personnel and communicates schedules and requirements for logistical support. Recruits and trains volunteers.Serves as contracting officers representative (COR), determining when contracting is the best means to complete a project. Works with contracting personnel to describe the job and develop specifications and a bid package.
Serves as inspector and contracting officers representative on service contracts, ensuring work is completed properly. Inspects recreation areas, areas of concentrated public use, and special use permits for compliance with the permit and management plans, public health regulations, and safety plans. As Collection Officer for recreation sites, collects fees, counts and reconciles money collected, and ensures deposits are made appropriately.
Participates in all aspects of Special Use Permit administration for activities within undeveloped and developed areas of the unit. Accepts applications, determines potential impact on land and other visitors, works with applicant to identify alternative locations, dates, or activities and other ways to mitigate impacts, and prepares all documents associated with the permit. Assists with performing compliance checks and inspections on existing permits under Special-Use authorization.
Assists with the enforcement of Off-Road-Vehicle (ORV) restrictions, including maintenance and posting of regulatory signs and enforcement of restrictions. Patrols district roads, trails, and waterways to ensure that use is in accordance with recreation plans and regulations. Ensures District closure gates are opened and closed in accordance with the plan.
Protects the scene of any incidents and relinquishes control to police or other law enforcement officials. Patrols management unit to collect use data, identify or correct unsafe conditions, answer visitor inquiries, prevent vandalism and other anti-social behavior, gather current information recreation opportunities, and prevent theft of Forest resources and their destruction resulting from carelessness with fire. Assists in enforcing Federal Regulations and to protect life and property.
Coordinates enforcement activities with local Forest Service law enforcement personnel. May inspect recreation residences documenting findings and contacting permittees to make sure they are complying with the terms of permits. Maintains developed sites, e.g., roadside and backcountry dispersed sites.
Makes repairs, removes or replaces facilities, or closes areas of facilities when hazards cannot be promptly eliminated. Maintains District recreation facilities such as toilets, road closure gates, hand pumps, water systems, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, dumpsters, and other miscellaneous structures. Where applicable, maintains and assists in the renovation of Recreation Rental Cabins.
Prepare annual updates of work needed and cost to bring site conditions and operation up to full standard. Naturalizes sites where necessary in order to control use and prevent resource damage. Determines informational and regulatory signing needs for the unit, including arranging for installation, and monitors for effectiveness. Helps to keep sign inventory current.
0462 Forestry Technician
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.
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:This position serves as a Forest Protection Officer, and as such, candidates must complete a background investigation to check for criminal history. The U.S.
Government is authorized to ask for this information under E.O. 10677 and section 3301, of Title 5 of the U.S. Code; and parts 5, 731, and 736 of Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations.
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: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level.
Specialized experience is defined as: Inspect special use permits such as, outfitter guide operations, issue notices, and report to supervisor; inspect and maintained recreation facilities and areas; lead or coodinate a small crew of volunteers to accomplish recreation maintenance and construction projects; patrol forest areas to enforce federal regulations and assist with the enforcement of off-road vehicle restrictions.
GS-06: There is no substitution of education for this position.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the 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.
There is no substitution of education for this position
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. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
If claiming veteran's 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.
Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
If claiming 10-point veteran's 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.
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