Employment Type: Full-Time
Four (4) positions within Region 5 will be filled. Two (2) positions are on the Eldorado National Forest, one (1) position on the Los Padres National Forest and one (1) position on the Inyo National Forest.
Serves as a District Ranger with responsibility for the management of the resources, goods, and services of a designated area on a National Forest.
See Additional Information section for contact information for each position.
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* Prepare program of work for the management, protection, and development of resources on the assigned unit.
* Provide advice for the development of alternative land-use strategies.
* Establish and implement the development, production, conservation, and utilization of the natural resources of associated lands of the unit.
* Ensure resources are available to meet objectives.
* Direct the activities of subordinate programs to ensure unit plan requirements and goals are accomplished.
* Implement new procedure or practice in order to comply with relevant laws and regulations.
* Advise unit workforce about administrative issues which affect management decisions.
* Develop, edit, revise, or review written material about agency programs, environmental analysis, policies, or proposals.
* Provide recommendations and resource information to higher organizational levels concerning programs within the unit.
* Promote unit program objectives and policies to gain support for their implementation.
* Coordinate unit resource management with public officials, industry representatives, and citizen groups.
* Assure a safe and healthy work environment by promoting safe work practices and providing necessary resources and equipment.
* Plan and direct the overall work of the unit performed through subordinate supervisors, team leaders, committee chairs or comparable similar personnel.
* Foster an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.
* Plan the work to be accomplished by assigning work to employees and establishing production or quality standards for the unit?s work.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel for meetings, training and/or project site visits
* Job family (Series)
0340 Program Management
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
* Selectee is subject to financial disclosure requirements and must submit form OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.
* Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
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-12 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Represented an organizational unit for the purpose of discussing agency policies and regulations with local, county, and State representatives, civic groups, cooperators, permittees, general public, and/or industry representatives; Developed annual program of work, prepared project work plans, developed long- and short-term budget needs, set priorities and documented work progress and accountability for assigned programs; Planned, implemented, and administered a natural resources program (e.g., timber management program) for a unit that included developing staffing, budget and equipment needs for program/project accomplishment; and/or provided advice, technical support, and evaluation of proposed and on-going natural resource programs to higher-level officials.
For the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Provided counsel to higher organizational levels concerning natural resource program issues and their current and anticipated effects; Exercised program responsibilities that included one or more of the following: program development, planning, budgeting, or identifying workforce and organizational needs to establish and meet priorities; Interacted with local, county, and State representatives, civic groups, cooperators, permittees, members of the general public, and industry to discuss, explain, or defend natural resource management policies and regulations.
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.
See Qualifications Section for any educational requirements.