Forestry Technician

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



* Duties Help Duties Summary This position is located on the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara, CA. Serves as a principal assistant on a Ranger District performing work supporting the unit's recreation program. Responsible for implementing annual and long-term work plans for recreation sites (campgrounds, day use sites, recreation residences, etc.) both developed and dispersed. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact John Smith at 805-448-0276 or john.smith3@usda.gov. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * Assist other resource personnel to develop long-range plans for managing recreation resources within management developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit. * Identifies potential problems arising from changing use patterns and new activities and recommends strategies to deal with them. * Assist in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies. * Participate in the development of the units annual work plans. * Prepares detailed project work plans and schedules, including required personnel, equipment, and supplies for specific assignments. * Serves as the point of contact with community organizations and interest groups to generate interest in and utilization of forest recreation facilities. * Involves the community in program and activities, determines, and recommends possible public involvement. Coordinates group visits with operational personnel and communicates schedules and requirements for logistical support. * Recruits and trains volunteers. * Serves as COR determining when contracting is the best means to complete a project. * Works with contracting personnel to describe the job and develop specifications and a bid package. * Serves as inspector and contracting officer?s representative on service contracts insuring work is completed properly. * Participates in all aspects of Special Use Permit administration for activities within undeveloped and developed areas of the unit. * Serves as qualified Forest Protection Officer. * Assists with performing compliance checks and inspections on existing permits under Special-Use authorization. Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel for training and/or meetings. Also, project related work. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 7 * Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician * Requirements Help 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 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: Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. For the GS-6: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 in the Federal service. Examples are: Inspected special use permits such as outfitter guide operations, issued notices of non-compliance issues and reported to supervisor; inspected and maintained recreation facilities and areas; led or coordinated crew to maintain recreation sites or; monitored forest areas to identify violations of federal regulations such as enforcement of off-road vehicle restrictions. For the GS-7: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 in the Federal service. Examples are: Served as the point of contact with community organizations and interest groups to generate utilization of forest recreation facilities; assisted in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies; served as an inspector and/or contracting officer's representative on service contracts insuring work is completed properly; and participated in all aspects of Special Use Permit administration for activities within undeveloped and developed areas of the unit. 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 See Qualifications Section for education requirements.

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