Forester

Department Of Agriculture Jackson, WY
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located on the Brider-Teton National Forest.The position will be filled in either Jackson, WY or Big Piney, WY, the final duty location will be determined by the hiring manager at time of selection.

This position has primary responsibility for the planning, implementation, and administration of the timber management plans.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Tobin Kelly at (307) 413-2028 or tkelley@fs.fed.us

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Responsibilities

Serves as the principal professional authority on the subject of forest products management for the Forest.

Coordinates and manages the timber management budget and program of work including time-lines and resources necessary to plan, prepare and administer timber sales.

Coordinates the five year timber sale planning, incorporates timber input into the agency's planning system, provides technical input on the preparation and administration of timber sale contracts, and provides technical support for stewardship projects.

Maintains cooperative relationships with other foresters, collaborative groups, user groups and professional groups, and represents the forest in providing information, addressing problems, and cooperatively working on timber management related matters.

Performs supervisory duties less than 20% of the time.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel for up to two weeks for training, less than that for meetings, field work and general duties.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

12

Who May Apply This job is open to… Permanent Forest Service agency employees, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles, and USDA CTAP/RPL eligibles.

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

* Job family (Series)

0460 Forestry

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a US Citizen or US National.

* Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt

* One year supervisor/manger probationary period, unless previously served

Qualifications

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: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp

Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's 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 is required for the GS-12 grade level.

For the GS-12 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Developed and provided guidance for coordinating, monitoring the Forest Products Program; established timber sale program and production goals, setting priorities and laying out work schedules, prepared timber sale contracts or oversaw a timber sale preparation program; planned and administered a timber management program.

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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