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Resource Technician

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Department Of Agriculture Dickinson , ND 58602

Posted 3 months ago

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Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants' ability to submit applications, this announcement is being extending for the amount of days the vacancy was open while the technical difficulties occurred. Applicants who applied need NOT reapply.

This position is located within the Dakota Prairie Grasslands. The primary purpose of the position is wildland fire suppression/management/control, as a firefighter on an engine, hotshot, helitack or hand crew.

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Provides technical support services for a wide variety of resource management programs including timber, range, recreation, lands, minerals, cultural resources, wildlife, fisheries, watershed and fire.

Prepares a variety of special uses, lands and grazing permits in accordance with Forest Service manuals, handbooks, and regional guides.

Ensures selection of clauses pertinent to the particular type of permit for review by permit administrators.

Interacts with permit holders, potential partners, internal customers, and Forest users in relation to resource management on a regular basis.

Receives calls on conflict of Public Lands. Composes correspondence concerning sensitive, routine and technical information in relation to contractual and resource matters and monies due the United States.

Receives special use permit applications and examines them for completeness.

Prepares and maintains case folders, ensuring all requirements are met (insurance, performance bonds and operating plans.)

Recognizes different types of permits and applicable procedures in order to prepare application package for permit administrator.

Enters estimated and actual use figures into automated relational databases for fee computation.

Calculates simple fees and/or reviews calculations done by permit administrators.

Responsible for management and maintenance of multiple integrated databases (i.e. INFRA Range and SUDS) that integrate with the electronic financial system (FFIS) for issuance of permits, bills for collection, etc.

Keeps all databases up to date for the District, while ensuring accuracy of the databases.

Creates bills for collection for contracts and permits, and sends and tracks bills and payments through the automated financial system.

Responsible for coordinating annual billing and follow-up on delinquent payments based on content of permit, contract, easement, etc.

Processes incoming and outgoing communications; checking administrative guidelines for handling both electronic and hard copy communications.

Manages, edits and reformats electronic drafts and edits material for grammar, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, style, arrangement, and conformance to procedural requirements.

Serves as Collection Officer and verifies funds have been collected and transfers monies in accordance with regulations.

Ensures that adequate controls and safekeeping facilities with limited access are available.

Responsible for oversight of visitor information activities in a multi-agency complex (USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service).

Manages the use of conference rooms, equipment, and supplies for those working at the Center.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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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


No additional requirements.

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.


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 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level.

Specialized Experience is defined as: Progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.

Recieving and recognizing different types of permits and applicable procedures in order to prepare application package for permit administrator. Calculates simple fees and/or reviews calculations done by permit administrators.

GS-06: There is no substitution of education for this position.

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.

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


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Resource Technician

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Department Of Agriculture