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Job Title:Deputy District Ranger

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Forest Service

Job Announcement Number:13-05140058-3535DP-AI

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$68,809.00 to $68,809.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to Monday, March 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0340-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Mountain Gate, CA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

JOB 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.

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.

The Shasta-Lake Ranger District will be filling a Deputy District Ranger position, GS-340-12 with a duty station in northern California, in the community of Mountain Gate, just north of Redding, California.

The Deputy serves in an equal capacity with the District Ranger, in partnership, having supervisory responsibility for the district's staff. The District operates on a team based approach working collaboratively on priority work. Traditional hierarchical organization structures are discouraged, and open, transparent, interactive, and synergistic work is expected. Though duties and projects may be assigned to the Deputy or District Ranger, both are expected to understand the full scope and status of program and project work on the District. Work on the District is 'Vision Driven' and leads to collaboration in all resource areas. The District includes a congressionally designated National Recreation Area, and has a particularly large program in outdoor recreation, as well as the administration of permits for a wide spectrum of public land uses including large marinas, houseboats, recreation residences, power lines, and communication sites. The district also has a significant fish and wildlife program and a large fire management program.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Kristy Cottini at 530-242-5500 or kcottini@fs.fed.us.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-05140058-3535G-AIA.  Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement.  Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Financial disclosure required

DUTIES:

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The incumbent assists in performing the following duties: administers a complex Ranger District characterized by a large diverse geographic area with a number of significant multiple-use resource values, as well as administration such as budget, human resources, and procurement. Participates with the District Ranger, the Forest Supervisor, and primary Forest and District staff in developing, organizing, and implementing Forest and District projects, policies and programs for management and protection of Forest resources. This participation may include attendance at forest- level leadership team meetings and leadership of interdisciplinary or special project teams. Develops, organizes, and implements functional long-range planning and short-range action plans, and periodically revises program operations for accountability and consistency with strategies and program emphasis. Coordinates resource management planning efforts both interagency and intra-agency. Participate in general management reviews and certification examinations, and conducts functional inspections for compliance with policies, plans, regulations, and work planning. Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with local, county, and State representatives, civic groups, cooperators, permit holders, general public, and industry. In conjunction with the GS-13 District Ranger supervises the District staff, plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Develops performance standards and evaluates work performance of subordinates. Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters. Hears and resolves minor complaints from employees. Refers group grievance and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher level supervisor. Effects minor disciplinary measures such as letters of warning, caution, or admonishment, and recommends other official disciplinary actions. Interviews candidates for positions in the unit; recommends appointments, promotions, and reassignments to such positions. Identifies and provides for training needs. Finds ways to improve production or increase the quality of work directed. Provides leadership, allocates resources, and implements activities to accomplish Forest Service multicultural organization direction and Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requirements, goals, policies, and objectives. Supports and participates in the Work Environment Continuous Improvement Process. Ensures all communication - written, oral, visual, and signed - is non-discriminatory and sensitive to all employees and publics. Creates a work environment which respects, appreciates, and accepts the contributions and perspectives of all employees. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: served in an organization with the primary role of implementing a program within agency policy and regulations with a natural resource emphasis. Coordinated programs with agencies, civic groups, cooperators, permittes and the public. Developed large complex annual programs of work setting needs, priorities and resource/workforce needs. Managed and provided accountability for a large complex project with natural resource and recreation components. Developed and supervised a subordinate workforce to align with skills needed. Provided advice, technical support, and evaluation of a natural resource program to higher-level officials. Provided negotiation skills that achieved cooperation from conflicting interests. Provided leadership and management for a large recreation area for an agency, forest or equivalent.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.


REQUIREMENTS:

The selectee for this position is required to file a financial disclosure report upon entry on duty, and annually thereafter. Further, the employee is subject to prohibitions against officially dealing with outside organizations with which he or she has a financial interest.

Applicants chosen for this position must serve a one-year probationary period if a supervisory/managerial probation has not previously been completed in a federal civilian position.

May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary period or trial period.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated based on the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans’ preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans’ preference within each category.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e., the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the “Apply Online” button to the right.


To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=866c877f-6dde-4e62-bd77-a15100cb2959


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at:  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Career Transition Assistance Plan(CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate to be considered. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK:  Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
  • CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT: If selected, you will be required to submit Form OGE-450 within 30 days of your initial appointment date, and annually thereafter. Selectee is subject to financial Disclosure Requirements in accordance with 5 CFR, Part 2635, Sub part E regarding business or personal transactions with applicants, borrowers, or business contacts who have or who are seeking business with this Agency. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. If selected you will be subject to a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) and a credit report.
  • Government housing is not available.
  • Forest Service affiliated daycare facilities are not available.
  • This is not a bargaining unit designated position.


HOW TO APPLY:

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Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin.

You must complete the application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Assistance is available during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). Applying online is highly encouraged. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact our office well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages with supporting documents must be received no later than noon on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

Step1 – Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not already have one) at www.usajobs.gov. It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.

Step 2 - Create a Resume with USAJOBS or upload a Resume into your USAJOBS account. You may want to customize your resume to ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that are directly related to this position in order to verify that qualifications are met. In addition, your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement).

Step 3 - Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional documents that may be required.

You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Simply log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application” to continue.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted to constitute a complete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure that all required documents are received within the required timeframes. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service etc. Failure to submit required, legible documents will result in elimination from consideration.

1. Resume that includes the following information: 1) job information for which you are applying; 2) personal information; 3) education; 4) work experience; and, 5) other qualifications.

2. College Transcripts if education is required for meeting basic qualifications and/or you are substituting education for specialized experience. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application, however, if selected, an official college transcript will be required.

3. DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) and/or SF-15 Application for 10-point Veteran Preference if claiming Veterans’ Preference or eligibility for appointment under the VRA, VEOA, or 30% Disabled Veterans hiring authority.

4. SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action if you are a current or former Federal employee that will verify your federal status, position title, series and grade. FSA County employees must provide the most recent Notification of Personnel Action (Form SF-50-B or FSA-50) that verifies permanent status. Also provide the SF-50 that reflects the highest grade level held on a permanent basis or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher.

5. Annual Performance Appraisal if you are a current Federal employee. Submit the most recently completed annual performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) which identifies the employee's official rating of record, signed by the supervisor, or a statement advising why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.

6. Certification of Disability if you are eligible for appointment based on a disability under the Schedule A hiring authority. This certification can be documented by a counselor from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs; by a statement or letter on a physician/medical professionals’ letterhead stationary; or by statements, records, or letters from a Federal Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits. The certification must verify the applicant has a severe disability, is eligible under a Schedule A appointment authority, and he or she is able to perform the essential duties of the position. The certification must also describe any needed reasonable accommodation. You can review additional information at: https://www.opm.gov/disability/appempl.asp.

7. If you are eligible for appointment based on service in the Peace Corps, Vista, Action Cooperative, or another special authority, submit proof of eligibility.

8. CTAP/ICTAP documentation if separated from Federal service or pending separation based on a reduction in force (RIF) or other management workforce reduction action. Proof of eligibility must include a separation notice or Certificate of Expected Separation, SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action or most recent SF-50 (that is not an award), and latest performance appraisal (dated within the last 18 months) or a statement advising why one is unavailable.


NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRM Contact Center
Phone: 877-372-7248, option 2
Fax: 866-377-6318
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: fsjobs@fs.fed.us
Agency Information:
USDA Forest Service
Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab.
Albuquerque, NM,
87109
United States
Fax: 866-377-6318

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you set up your USAJOBS account to send automatic email notifications, you will receive an acknowledgement email that the submission of your online Occupational Questionnaire and resume was successful, if you were referred to the selecting official for consideration, and if you were selected or not selected.  If you choose not to set up automatic email notifications, you must check your USAJOBS account for the latest status of your application.  Your application may be reviewed to verify that you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements for the position prior to issuing lists to a selecting official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.   Normally, a final job offer to the selected candidate is made within 30-60 days after the issuance of the certificate

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Job Announcement Number:

13-05140058-3535DP-AI

Control Number:

338092800