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.

THIS POSITION IS A PUBLIC SERVICES STAFF OFFICER POSITION (OVERSEEING RECREATION, LANDS, SPECIAL USES, ENGINEERING, AND FLEET) FOR THE CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST. THIS IS A SINGLE POSITION BEING ADVERTISED UNDER FOUR SEPARATE ANNOUNCEMENTS. THE INCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE LISTED BELOW.

ONLY ONE SELECTION WILL BE MADE.

  • 13-0502-10336G-mds
  • 13-0502-10336DP-mds
  • 13-110502-11195G-mds
  • 13-110502-11195DP-mds

This position serves as a Staff Officer and a principal staff specialist to the Forest Supervisor, on the Cleveland National Forest, and is responsible for providing long-range resource planning, program direction, coordination and evaluation of the wildlife, fisheries, plants, vegetation management, soil and water, land management planning, lands, special uses, minerals, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), forest health and their related activities.

The duty station of the position is located in San Diego, CA.

For more information about the duties of this position please contact William Metz at 858.674.2982 or wmetz@fs.fed.us.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-110502-11195G-mds.  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.

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

Duties listed are at the full performance level of the position

  • Serves as a member of the Forest Leadership Team providing advice and support to the Forest Supervisor, District Rangers, and other Team member.
  • Provides leadership, coordination, direction, inventory planning, and budgetary oversight for natural resource / recreation program areas to include range, timber, wildlife, fisheries, botany, soils, hydrology, and land management.
  • Responsible for long-range and project level planning advice and counsel for the Forest. Directs the long-term and short-term program goals and objectives for the Forest’s natural resource programs. Serves as a key interdisciplinary team member with the Forest Staff to integrate plans into long-range Forest Land Management Plans.
  • Serves at the highest level of technical expertise for natural resource management. Monitors and reviews natural resource management activities on the forest for adherence to National, Regional and Forest regulations, Forest Plan standards and guides, including policies.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Provides program leadership and direction and administrative supervision to approximately 10 personnel including 5 at the GS-12 level. Assumes the full range of supervisory and personnel management responsibilities, including the development and maintenance of positions descriptions, recruitment of personnel to fill vacancies, training, establishment of performance standards, periodic evaluation of employee performance, resolution of minor complaints, and advice and counsel to employees regarding administrative issues. Performs the overall work planning, establishes work schedules, and priorities to meet program requirements. Incumbent is responsible for actively supporting the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and communicating the support.