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Program Specialist

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Department Of Agriculture Juneau , AK 99801

Posted 5 months ago

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This announcement is to fill two positions as details/temporary promotions not to exceed one year and may be extended up to five total years in the detail/temporary promotion.

For additional information about the duties of these positions, please contact Chad VanOrmer at (907)586-8887 or by email at

These positions are with the Alaska Region, Regional Office; Ecosystem, Budget and Planning Staff in Juneau, Alaska.

These positions are eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. However, they are not virtual positions and the duty station will be in Juneau, AK.

The salary rate listed in this announcement is the Alaska Locality rate. If you are not currently duty stationed in Juneau, Alaska and the cost analysis determination is for you to receive a temporary relocation that changes your duty station to Juneau, Alaska, your salary will be adjusted to include a 3.74% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). A gradually reducing COLA will continue to be paid after December 31, 2012. COLA will not be eliminated until 65% of the locality pay equals the frozen COLA rate. See the OPM website at: for additional information.

If the cost analysis determination is not to temporarily change your duty location, your salary will be based on the duty location of your current permanent position.

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These positions will lead and coordinate the Alaska Region efforts in cooperation with the Washington Office and State of Alaska for state-specific roadless rulemaking efforts. The positions will be responsible developing and executing strategic priorities in conjunction with the Washington Office. They will maintain productive relationships while engaging with multiple government and non-governmental organizations. Additional responsibilities include coordinating and integrating issues across multiple program areas while seeking collaborative solutions, preparing reports, briefing packages or similar presentation materials requiring extensive analytical input, and facilitating a wide variety of communications and responses with Washington Office program officials.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel will be required to perform the duties of this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

Who May ApplyThis job is open to Permanent Forest Service agency employees and CTAP eligibles.

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    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


Must be 18 years of age.

May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.


To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

You must possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level. Examples of specialized experience are:

  • developing long- and short-range plans to include programming, budgeting, integrating, and evaluating complex programs for the agency;
  • initiating and leading high priority special projects, studies, and initiatives encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affected critical aspects of major agency programs; OR
  • recommending the revision of programs and procedures to facilitate operations in the face of technical or administrative obstacles.

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.

Work Experience: Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience the beginning month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment and must be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete applications or those that provide vague and/or conflicting information may not be evaluated for consideration.

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.

Concurrent Experience: Concurrent experience in more than one position: If any of your positions included mixed duties, for example Forestry Technician timber and fire experience, indicate the start and end dates and approximate percent of time you spent performing each different type of duty.


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Program Specialist

Expired Job

Department Of Agriculture