Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails)

Department Of Agriculture Steamboat Springs, CO
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

There is one (1) position on the Umatilla National Forests, Walla Walla Ranger District with a duty location of Walla Walla, WA; one (1) on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, Hahns Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District with a duty location of Steamboat Springs Routt, CO.

This position is responsible for the development and scheduling of annual work plans and the execution of field operations relating to the unit wilderness and trails program.

For additional information about the duties of the position located in Walla Walla, WA, please contact Larry Randall at 509-522-6276; or by email at lrandall@fs.fed.us.

For additional information about the duties of the position located in Steamboat Springs Routt, CO, please contact Benjamin Lindsley at 970-870-2187; or by email at blindsley@fs.fed.us.

This position has a seasonal work schedule where full-time work is guaranteed for 13 pay periods and when not working, employee is placed in non-pay/non-duty status.

Positions may be filled as career ladders or could be filled at the full performance level dependent upon the individual unit's needs. Example: The selecting official may select at any grade to include the full performance level of the position. However, not all positions will be filled at the highest grade level.

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.

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Responsibilities

Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Administers a recreation area with responsibility for developing and carrying out operations plans for the use, improvement and maintenance for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Participates in the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites.

Responsible for developing and carrying out operating plans for wilderness maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects based on approved direction in land management plans. Implements wilderness, and/or trail and bridge construction and reconstruction projects. Develops and monitors the logistics required for completion of wilderness projects and non-wilderness projects associated with trail maintenance and reconstruction.

Manages part of the warehouse and storage space allocated to the unit. Requisitions, receives, marks, and stores supplies and equipment. Responsible for the care, operation, and maintenance of power boats, vehicles, power and hand tools, shop equipment, and supplies.

Provides public information and interpretive services. Provides liaison with community organizations and interest groups to stimulate interest in and utilization of forest recreation facilities.

Performs supervisory duties 20% or less of the time.

Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit's work.

Travel Required

25% or less - Possibly training for career development or project work away from the official duty station.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

07

Who May Apply This job is open to…

Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, VRA, and reinstatement eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; certain Military Spouses; and those eligible for other Hiring Authorities.

Questions? This job is open to 7 groups.

* Job family (Series)

0462 Forestry Technician

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a US Citizen or US National

* Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt

* Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

(Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses-2017 Tax Cuts and Job 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.)

Walla Walla, WA

* TOS: No

* Telework: No

* Bargaining Unit: Yes

* Career Ladder: 06/07

* Full Performance Level of the Position: GS-07

* Travel: 25% of the time-for taining and/or meetings

* Work Schedule: Full-Time Seasonal 13/13

Steamboat Springs, CO

* TOS: Yes-Basic moving expenses only

* Telework: No

* Bargaining Unit: No

* Career Ladder: 06/07

* Full Performance Level of the Position: GS-07

* Travel:25% or Greater—primarily for training purposes. This would include overnight travel during training sessions that could span up to one week. It would also include infrequent field overnights.

* Work Schedule: Full-Time

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

For the GS-06 level: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level.

Examples of specialized experience are: Assisted in planning and implementing the logistics of wilderness projects associated with trail maintenance and reconstruction projects; patrolled wilderness to ensure that areas are operated, used, and maintained in accordance with wilderness management plans; maintained visitors use records and prepared visitors use information for data processing; conducted education programs addressing Leave No Trace camping, wilderness philosophy and minimal stock impacts.

For the GS-07 level: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6.

Examples of specialized experience are: Prepared annual trail operating plans. Planning and implementing the logistics required for completion of wilderness projects, such as trail maintenance and reconstruction projects, habitat restoration projects, and invasive plant surveys; patrolling trails to ensure areas were operated, used, and maintained in accordance with trail management plans; conducting trail maintenance surveys and documenting trail work needs in data management systems; and/or following trail maintenance schedules and conducting inventories.

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.

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.

Education

See Qualification Section for any educational requirements.

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