Job Overview

Summary

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official for consideration when a position is available.  Application will remain on file and available for consideration until December 31, 2013.

This position is established on a Forest Service Unit. The position serves as a skilled member of a fuels management crew.

This is a continuously open vacancy announcement for one or more locations throughout the Forest Service. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.

TEMPORARY OPEN CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT: Most positions are expected to start in April and be filled through September. There may be some positions that start earlier and/or end later. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the recruitment process. The first certificate of candidates will be issued to the hiring unit no sooner than five working days after the opening date of the announcement. Additional certificates will be issued upon request from the hiring unit. When there are no applicants for specific locations, the search area may be broadened when generating certificates to include locations in the closest city nearby. Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours. Considerable travel may be required. Some positions involve work that requires travel away from the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles).

Positions may be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year which can be extended 1 additional year.

Hourly wage as shown is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement. http://www.opm.gov/oca/12tables/indexGS.asp

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

Duties

Collect and compiles resource data for long and medium range planning, treatment and reporting of natural and created fuel hazard management program. Executes fuel treatment plans, slash hazard appraisals, and hazard reduction plans for slash creating projects or contracts. Records fuel treatment activity records for required reports and final project completion. Works with timber sales and the Contracting Officers Representative on thinning contracts in laying out fuel breaks, fuel reduction corridors, piling areas and other fuel treatments. Conduct pre-attack plans, providing input used in setting annual priorities for fuel treatment projects according to budget and weather constraints. Maintains fuel management inventories as they are completed and updates the files as conditions change. Coordinates fuel treatment plans and activities with other functions to ensure efficient use of workforce resources to accomplish program objectives. Carries out prescribed burning plans for less complex projects and fuel types, supervising burning projects according to qualifications.

Travel Required

  • Not Required
  • Additional Duty Location Info

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