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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Forestry Technician (Recreation)

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Forest Service

Job Announcement Number:13-08050002-01105-DP-EP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,315.00 to $31,315.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 25, 2013 to Monday, April 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0462-5

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Umatilla, FL 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 position is located in Region 8, on the Lake George Ranger District of the Ocala National Forest in Umatilla, FL. For additional information about the duties of the position please contact Micheal Herrin at 352-625-2520.

Additional like positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

PLEASE READ THE VACANY ANNOUNCEMENT THOROUGHLY AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE PROPER CONSIDERATION. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO APPLY ON-LINE OR HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MEANING OF ITEMS IN THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, PLEASE CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AT 1-877-372-7248.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE REVIEWED TO VERIFY QUALIFICATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY PRIOR TO ISSUING LISTS TO A SELECTING OFFICIAL. WORK HISTORY SHOULD CONTAIN SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO VALIDATE QUALIFICATIONS AND THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE CLAIMED IN THE QUESTIONNAIRE.

If you are claiming 10-point preference as a widow/widower of a certain deceased veteran, spouse of a veteran unable to work because of a service connected disability, or the mother of a deceased or disabled veteran, you must submit an SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veteran Preference) and all supporting documentation listed on the second page of the SF-15. IF YOU FAIL TO SUBMIT THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION WITH YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NOT BE GRANTED VETERANS PREFERENCE. If you are not able to attach the forms to your application, you may fax to 866-569-9790, please include your name and the announcement number on all documents.

 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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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Inspect recreation sites on a regular basis to ensure they are clean, safe and ready for use.  Conducts repairs and maintenance as needed.  Recommends corrective actions for larger maintenance projects.

Collects and compiles data to develop and maintain written records of activities such as site inspection and maintenance, tracking violations of Forest Service regulations for recreation, and tracking visitors (number and type of use).

Follows written and oral instructions to perform forestry support duties such as recreation area maintenance.  Applies knowledge of forestry methods and techniques to evaluate and inspect maintenance projects.

Independently plans the daily work including task sequence, and equipment.  Develops schedules to perform recreational use work to meet established timelines and deadlines.

Is able to determine the proper tool for assigned tasks.  Cleans and maintains tools after use.  Reports broken tools to supervisor for replacement.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.

GS-5: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level; bachelor's degree or 4 years of successfully completed education above high school; and/or combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester hours} and specialized experience.   The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses duch as a forestrey, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, antural resources, outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire (no more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable).  Examples of specialized experience are:  

Performed crew based forestry related support work, such as recreation trail or recreation facility construction and/or maintenance projects.

 Conducted routine procedural tasks using work methods and techniques that were well established.

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

 


REQUIREMENTS:

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated in accordance with 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=1eb87e83-518a-4705-b7cf-a1aa00a895c7


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:

Relocation expenses are not authorized.
This is a bargaining unit designated position.
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.

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 for your application package to be considered complete. It is your responsibility to ensure 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, system failure or downtime, etc. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  1. Resume that includes the following information: 1) job information for which you are applying; 2) personal information; 3) education; 4) work experience including the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment; and title, series and grade, if applicable; 5) supervisors phone number and e-mail address for each work period listed and whether or not we may contact them for reference checks; and, 6) other qualifications.
  2. College Transcripts if education is required for meeting basic qualifications and/or you are substituting education for specialized experience and/or you are using education to meet the criteria for the quality category. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if selected, an official college transcript will be required.
  3. DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) if claiming Veterans’ Preference. Veterans claiming 10 point preference must also submit an SF-15 Application for 10-point Veteran Preference. Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 days.

Other required documents may include:

  • CTAP/ICTAP Required Documentation Reduction-In-Force: Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; AND most recent performance evaluation; AND SF-50 demonstrating your separation or the position you will be separated from.  Worker's Compensation Separation: Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50. Disability Annuity Termination: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held. Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held.

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. Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded resumes must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRM Contact Center
Phone: 877-372-7248, option2
Fax: 866-569-9790
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: fsjobs@fs.fed.us
Agency Information:
USDA Forest Service
Do not mail applications, see instructions on How to Apply tab.
Albuquerque, NM,
87107
United States
Fax: 866-569-9790

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:

13-08050002-01105-DP-EP

Control Number:

342375100