Department Of Agriculture Blairsden , CA 96103
This position is located within a National Forest. This position is located on a Forest Service unit where incumbent performs technical work in support of the range function.
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Schedules and executes a variety a variety of rangeland management support assignments related to range conservation programs. Assists in range capacity studies such as allotment analysis and production utilization studies.
Using accepted indicator plants, determines range readiness dates. Conducts routine forage production studies, based on air-dry weight of vegetation. Monitors both short and long-range plans for compliance with range management goals and objectives. Assists in planning a wide variety of range-related projects such as revegetation, fencing, spring developments, cattle guard placement, and erosion control procedures.
Makes recommendations for amendments to range management plans. Gathers rangeland management data exercising initiative and resourcefulness to make changes or deviate from the schedule to incorporate additional coverage requested or to adjust to conditions found at the work site.
Participates in noxious plant control, seeding, or similar projects by flagging boundaries, operating equipment, and carrying out kill studies. Identifies plant specimens in the field and collects and prepares specimens.
Develops preliminary plans for implementing improvements to grazing allotment when a variety of range vegetation methods of installation and other such factors are involved and oversees implementation. Works with permittees in preparing preliminary designs and plans for a variety of standardized revegatation project.
Job family (Series)
0455 Range Technician
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.
No additional requirements.
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: (1) One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level.
Specialized Experience is defined as: Work in the conservation, regulation, and use of public or Federally controlled lands for grazing.
Range research activities. Work in the operation of a livestock ranch or in assisting in the management or preservation of lands comparable to the public range. Range or forest fire control, prevention, or suppression work.
For the GS-06 there is no substitution of education for this position.
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.