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Program Coordinator

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Forest Service Arcadia , CA 91006

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located in the Partnership Staff of the Angeles National Forest in Arcadia, California.

The position participates in the development, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Forest volunteer program. This position serves multiple large suburban forests that have diverse geographically intermingled populations.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Fabian Garcia at or

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Duties are at full performance level


Applies an understanding of volunteer programs, policies, and Forest-wide strategic focus areas to assist forest leadership in developing and implementing forest goals, objectives, vision and values for the program.

Facilitates, reviews, coordinates, and requests modifications to volunteer agreements with the Forest Grants and Agreements staff; ensuring approved agreements are aligned with forest priorities.

Leads the forest's efforts in planning and implementing a synergized volunteer program that includes a forest strategy to identify potential volunteers that results in the greatest value-added volunteer projects that aim at achieving significant results including substantially leveraged funds and increased accomplishments on the Forest.

Researches and prepares grant proposals with the aim of leveraging funding to support projects.

Pursues a multi-sector approach to funding to support critical programs and services on the Forest including: collaborative stewardship and restoration projects.

Identifies programmatic issues or conflicts, and coordinates with the appropriate staff to negotiate and/or resolve problems. Recommends approaches for avoiding, minimizing, and/or resolving problems and preventing conflicts and coordiantes with the appropriate line or staff officer to negotiate and/or resolve problems.

Serves as a technical expert that works in close collaboration with the Forest Partnership Program Manager, and the Forest Leadership Team. Coordinates with staff and rangers across the forest to integrate program goals in support of the Forest Service mission

Establishes and maintains a communications network with staff counterparts, teams, committees, workgroups, supervisors, and managers. Articulates and communicates roles and responsibilities to ensure that forest strategic plans, mission, vision and values.

Assists Forest Staff Officers and District Rangers in maintaining existing volunteers and developing new relationships with governmental, non-governmental, non-profit, tribal government, media, academic, and other organizations to support Forest Service Volunteers aimed at maximizing the leverage potential on the Forest.

The incumbent works closely with Forest staff and other interested parties as a forest spokesperson to publicly promote the program by informing and educating key publics and stakeholders about the volunteer opportunities on the Forest

Produces marketing materials, briefing papers, fact sheets, news releases specific to partnerships, position statements, key messages, partnership surveys, web and social media content specific to partnerships, and other information products as required to support the program.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Occasional travel for project related work, training and/or meetings.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:No additional requirements


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.

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:

GS-09 Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level; OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Examples of specialized experience are: Assisted in the development of partnership efforts with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, Tribal government, media, academic or other organizations; Assisted staff in partner cultivation, relationship building and identifying mutual benefits; Developed, monitored and reported on volunteer agreements.

GS-11 Applicants must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (coursework directly related to position being filled); OR one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). Examples of specialized experience are: Assisted in developing and implementing a Volunteer Program to ensure the program is in sync with the wide variety of program goals, vision and values; Provide assistance in marketing the Forests efforts in developing and implementing a synergized program to identify potential partners; Assisted managers in establishing and maintaining a communications network with staff counterparts, teams, committees, workgroups, supervisors, and managers, articulating and communicating marketing roles and responsibilities to ensure that forest strategic plans, mission, vision and values are understood by the workforce.

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.


See Qualification Section for educational requirements

Additional information

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.

This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements.

Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.

Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.

Government housing is not available.

This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW.

If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above


You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:

  • Knowledge of volunteer programs in order to implement program goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning, management, and business services.
  • Ability to analyze organizational and operational objectives and develop solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
    Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred.

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 disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


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Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete

. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  • 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) supervisors 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.

In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following:

  • Current and former permanent Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade

AND 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.

  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: 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.

  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work;

AND Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals).

  • Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above.
  • VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring
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