Resource Assistant

Department Of Agriculture Jessieville , AR 71949

Posted 3 months ago

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This position is located on the Ouachita National Forest, Jessieville Ranger District, in Jessieville, Arkansas.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Doug Klobe by phone at 501-984-5313 or by email at

The incumbent performs technical and administrative duties in support of timber sales, agreements, and various permits.

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Duties are listed at full performance level.

Performs a technical review of timber sale packages to assure that they are in proper format and technically accurate. Audits the automated timber accounting system by monitoring statements of account and input as required by the Timber Sale Accounting System.

Recommends as final audit of timber sale contracts before closing. Processes purchaser road credits on Timber Sale Accounting System.

Ensures that performance and surety bonds required by permits are for the proper amounts and for the time periods specified by the permits. May perform any of the following:

Provides general clerical support to the office staff. Prepares travel advances for approval.

Computes travel vouchers and submits documents for signature, approval and payment. Reviews personal property documents involving acquisitions, transfer or disposal of items that are required to be of record.

Performs timekeeping duties are required. Greets visitors and answers the telephone.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occassional travel is required for meetings and training.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    1101 General Business And Industry

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen or US National.

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


May be required to complete a one year probationary period if not previously served.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below: For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to:

GS-5: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level; Or a bachelor's degree or 4 years of successfully completed education above high school and/or combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester hours} and experience.

Examples of specialized experience are: Inputting and auditing data processing documents; checking accounting documents to ensure all volumes, payments received, etc.; reviewing permit updates for payments, errors, and negative cash action; and maintaining log load receipt manifests and other timber files.

GS-6: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level.

Examples of specialized experience are: Performed technical review of timber sale packages. Followed established controls to ensure that timber collection revenues/deposits are billed, collected, and deposited to proper accounts.

Maintained permit folders, computed fees, and coordinated annual billings and delinquent payments with permit administrators. Applied knowledge of several types of software such as spreadsheets, templates, databases, word processing documents, publishing and graphics applications to generate specific working documents and forms. Audited scale records or tree measurement tally sheets and performed the correction of scale tickets and final corrections to the edit files.

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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Resource Assistant

Department Of Agriculture