Forestry Technician (Recreation)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Sugar Grove, Virginia
Posted
Nov 25, 2021
Closes
Nov 27, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of environmental analysis reports including impact of proposed recreational sites on other resources such as soil, water, timber, range, and wildlife.
  • Identify potential problems arising from changing recreation use patterns and recommend strategies to deal with them.
  • Recommend improvements for developed recreation sites on the Unit.
  • Participate in developing long-range plans for managing recreation resources and recreation sites.
  • Prepare detailed project work plans and schedules, including required personnel, equipment, and supplies.
  • Maintain administrative records and project files for reporting purposes on Unit.
  • Inspect service contracts to ensure work is completed to contract specifications.
  • Perform administrative and human resources management functions for the Unit such as providing advice, counsel or instruction on both administrative and work matters.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected, must submit proof of vaccination or request a religious or reasonable accommodation.


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement:
For the GS-08: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as some of the following: Assisting in conducting compliance reviews for special use permits; reviewing routine permit applications to prepare and issue draft/final/modified permits, facts and public notices; inspecting applicable construction projects to determine if changes are needed or other action is necessary; and preparing applicable recreation resource documents.
OR
Two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture);
OR
Combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

For the GS-09: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as some of the following: Participated with other resource personnel to develop long-range plans for managing recreation resources within management developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit; Developed plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitate, construct or reconstruct projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies; Identified potential problems arising from changing recreational use patterns/activities and recommended strategies to management; Assisted with the enforcement of Off-Road-Vehicle (ORV) restrictions, including maintenance and posting of regulatory signs and enforcement of restrictions.
OR
Two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture);
OR
Combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

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.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
  • Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status (such as LWOP) is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met.
  • Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.
  • For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Public Land Corp, Resource Assistant, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website .
  • Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.
  • Government Housing is not available.
  • This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • The Forest Service may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract highly qualified candidates. Additional information is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-and-leave-flexibilities-for-recruitment-and-retention/
  • If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed.