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Supervisory Forester

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Department Of Agriculture Prospect , OR 97536

Posted 4 months ago

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Announcement extended to 10/4/2018

Five (5) positions may be filled from this announcement. See Additional Information Section for position specific information. To be considered for any or all of these locations, please verify that the appropriate duty location is selected.

The incumbent has primary responsibility for the planning, implementation, and administration of the timber management program.

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Responsibilities

Establishes timber sale program and production goals, setting priorities, and laying out work schedules. Develops annual program of work, prepares project work plans, and develops long-term and short-term budget needs. Documents work progress and accountability of the timber program activity.

Analyzes timber management operating plans; determines financial needs of the resource program and prepares recommendations for budgetary requirements of equipment, material, and personnel; documents work progress and accountability of the timber resource program activity.

Coordinates and directs preparation of the timber sale contract and related documents, ensuring all coordinating requirements identified in the Environmental Analysis Reports (EARs) are included in the contracts. Reviews logging plans with operator to ensure understanding of contract requirements. Inspects logging operations to ensure fulfillment of silvicultural objectives, protection of watershed, esthetic, and wildlife values, and that contract stipulations are observed.

Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit's work. Establishes and communicates guidelines and performance requirements to employees; conducts formal performance reviews; and identifies and provides for the developmental and training needs of employees.

Oversees preparation of timber sale reports and appraisals, and prepares timber sale contracts. Reviews and writes Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement reports for considering all alternatives in the timber sale design. Prepares or assists in preparation of, as appropriate, drafts environmental impact statements or environmental analysis reports.

Promotes equal opportunity and employs nondiscriminatory practices for merit promotion, recruitment and hiring of applicants; encouragement, recognition and fair treatment of all employees

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel will be dependent on selected position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential
11

  • Job family (Series)
    0460 Forestry

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For units authorizing TOS, selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses (2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97). Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asc_tos@fs.fed.us.

Pay rates vary depending on location. Pay rates displayed above are for the Rest of the U.S. (RUS). See the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/ for additional information on pay rates for specific locations.

Helena-Lewis NF, Helena RD Helena, MT

  • TOS: Yes

  • Incentive: None

  • Telework: Adhoc

  • Bargaining Unit: No

  • Full Performance Level of the Position: GS-11

  • Travel: Occasional to attend meetings and/or training

  • Contact: Heather DeGeest 406-495-3924 or hdegeest@fs.fed.us

Kootenai NF, Cabinet RD Trout Creek, MT

  • TOS: Yes

  • Incentive: None

  • Telework: Adhoc

  • Bargaining Unit: No

  • Full Performance Level of the Position: GS-11

  • Travel: Occasional to attend meetings and/or training

  • Special Note: Government housing may be available

  • Contact: John Gubel 406-827-0714 or jgubel@fs.fed.us

Helena-Lewis NF, Belt Creek White Sulphur Springs RD White Sulphur Springs, MT

  • TOS: Yes

  • Incentive: None

  • Telework: Adhoc

  • Bargaining Unit: No

  • Full Performance Level of the Position: GS-11

  • Travel: Occasional to attend meetings and/or training

  • Contact: Carol Hatfield 406-547-6000 or chatfield@fs.fed.us

Rogue River-Siskiyou NF, High Cascades RD Prospect, OR

  • TOS: Yes

  • Incentive: None

  • Telework: Adhoc

  • Bargaining Unit: No

  • Full Performance Level of the Position: GS-11

  • Travel: Occasional to attend meetings and/or training

  • Special Note: Government housing may be available

  • Contact: David Palmer 707-457-3860 or dmpalmer@fs.fed.us

Ouachita NF, Poteau Cold Springs RD Waldron, AR

  • TOS: Yes

  • Incentive: None

  • Telework: Adhoc

  • Bargaining Unit: No

  • Full Performance Level of the Position: GS-11

  • Travel: Occasional to attend meetings and/or training

  • Contact: Ben South 479-637-4174 x102 or bsouth@fs.fed.us

Qualifications

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: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF and https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/forestry-series-0460/

Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree that included a major field of study in forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry. The curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas:

Management of Renewable Resources -- study of the science and art of managing renewable resources to attain desired results. Examples of creditable courses in this area include silviculture, forest management operations, timber management, wildland fire science or fire management, utilization of forest resources, forest regulation, recreational land management, watershed management, and wildlife or range habitat management.

Forest Biology -- study of the classification, distribution, characteristics, and identification of forest vegetation, and the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest environment. Examples of creditable courses in this area include dendrology, forest ecology, silvics, forest genetics, wood structure and properties, forest soils, forest entomology, and forest pathology.

Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory -- sampling, inventory, measurement, and analysis techniques as applied to a variety of forest resources. Examples of creditable courses include forest biometrics, forest mensuration, forest valuation, statistical analysis of forest resource data, renewable natural resources inventories and analysis, and photogrammetry or remote sensing.

OR

Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry. The requirements for diversification of the 24 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the requirements described above, the following additional education and/or experience are required for the grade specified.

For the GS-11 level: 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 masters degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).

Examples of specialized experience include: Performed vegetation management duties including timber management, harvesting, reforestation, timber stand improvement, and fuels management; assisted in analyzing technical issues and/or providing advice and assistance on forestry resource management policies and practices; assisted in reviewing or developing standard plans for well-established programs or projects or recommending short-range plans for a component of a forestry resource management program; assisted in evaluating programs and performing well-established forestry land use improvement projects; collected timber compartment and stand prescription data; and/or conducted cruises of timber stands to determine volume of merchantable timber, species composition, accessibility, and environmental constraints.

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.

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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