Job Overview

Summary

The BLM manages more land – approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska.  The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation.  The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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This position is located in North Bend, Oregon.  For information about the Coos Bay District visit: Coos Bay District.  For additional information about the area visit:  Oregon’s Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

Duties

For GS-05:  This is a basic trainee position. This position is located in a Bureau of Land Management Field or State Office. The employee works under the guidance and supervision of a supervisor or higher graded forester. This is a developmental position. The incumbent will perform the duties at a reduced level of responsibility and/or difficulty while receiving on-the-job and other appropriate training as identified in an Individual Development Plan to prepare him/her for promotion to the next higher grade level. The employee may be promoted when the supervisor has determined that employee has completed the necessary training, demonstrated the ability to perform at the higher grade level, and has met time in grade, length of experience, and all other requirements for promotion. The incumbent in this position would be taught basic forest management tasks that are performed under very close supervision.  The trainee forester performs basic tasks associated with logging systems, sale planning and layout, road layout. The trainee forester will learn basic tasks in timber sale planning, logging systems, reforestation, timber stand improvement, tree improvement, landscape forestry/ecology, and trespass.

For GS-07:  This is an advanced trainee position. This position is located in a Bureau of Land Management Field State Office. The employee works under the guidance and supervision of a supervisor or higher graded forester. This is a developmental position. The incumbent performs the duties at a reduced level of responsibility and/or difficulty as described below while receiving on-the-job and other appropriate training as identified in an Individual Development Plan to prepare him/her for promotion to the next higher grade level. The employee may be promoted when the supervisor has determined that he/she has completed the necessary training, demonstrated the ability to perform at the higher grade level, and has met time in grade, length of experience, and all other requirements for promotion. The incumbent in this position works with increasing   independence in the completion of assignments based upon gained experience and training.  More difficult assignments are provided as the incumbent progresses.  The trainee forester will learn advanced tasks in timber sale planning, environmental assessment preparation, logging systems, contract preparation, timber sale contract administration, reforestation, timber stand improvement, tree improvement, landscape forestry/ ecology, communication and trespass.

For GS-09:  This position serves as a forester in a Bureau of Land Management District or Field Office. The individual in this position performs a variety of less complex assignments in the forestry program functional area involving conventional or well precedented assignments. The purpose of this position is to work in the myriad of work functions within the District/Field Office’s forestry program. These functions include the following: Work involving forest landscapes, forest and woodland sale planning, forest product sales and administration, reforestation, and forest stand improvements.  The incumbent plans and implements technical projects and performs leadership duties in support of forestry-oriented, multiple-use land management programs, including coordination of appropriate staff to accomplish the work.  The incumbent reports to the District Manager, Field Manager, or other supervisory official.