You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-5: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level; bachelor's degree with a major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position or 4 years of successfully completed education above high school that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable; and/or combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester hours} and experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, technical school, junior college, college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Cleaned and maintained recreation areas, facilities, and trails to ensure that recreation area is safe and esthetically pleasing to Forest visitors. Communicated with public using principles of Good Host program to effectively meet and deal with coworkers and Forest visitors. Conveyed information regarding basic Forest Service policies and resource management practices to Forest visitors.
GS-6: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level; Examples of specialized experience are: Participated in the development of recreation planning for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Participated in the planning for recreation and wilderness area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management goals. Conducted surveys, developed project plans and cost estimates, and made recommendations for improvements. Monitored contracted operations for compliance with contract provisions. Issued notices of field violations when violations of regulations are encountered. Conducted investigations, collected evidence and prepared case reports on violations. Served as a Forest Protection Officer (FPO). Operated and maintained, in safe working order, assigned vehicles, motorcycles and ATV and trail maintenance equipment and specialized equipment used.
GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level; One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level; one full year (18 semester hours) of successfully completed graduate level education if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position; and/or combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Assisted other resource personnel to develop long-range plans for managing recreation resources within management developed and dispersed recreation sites. Identified potential problems arising from changing use patterns and new activities and recommended strategies to deal with them. Assisted with the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies. Gathered, compiled, and recommended improvements for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Prepared detailed project work plans and schedules, including required personnel, equipment, and supplies for specific assignments.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
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.
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To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=bb874c81-b93e-4f7a-83bd-a16500e34f4e