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Job Title:Supervisory Natural Resource Specialist

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Forest Service

Job Announcement Number:13-110502-11195DP-mds

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,854.00 to $89,012.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, August 26, 2013 to Tuesday, September 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0401-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - San Diego County, 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.

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.

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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.

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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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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for all positions at the GS-5 grade level and above.

Bachelor's Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

OR

Combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the basic requirements, the following additional experience are qualifying. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the specialized 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.

GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Examples of specialized experience includes: Experience that demonstrated an ability to plan and coordinate the use of land, water and related resources for recreation and conservation purposes;knowledge of public involvement, principles, strategies and techniques to effectively involve a number of diverse individuals, organizations and agencies in the planning process; knowledge of federal, state, private or local policies, procedures and practices to develop, coordinate and implement appropriate strategies for the accomplishment of planning assignments; knowledge of a wide variety of environmental laws and associated regulations such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.

GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Examples of specialized experience includes: Experience that demonstrated an ability to supervise that included problem solving, accountability, customer service, decisiveness, flexibility, integrity/honesty, interpersonal skills, oral communication, resilience, and written communication, as well as an ability to plan and coordinate the use of land, water and related resources for recreation and conservation purposes;knowledge of public involvement, principles, strategies and techniques to effectively involve a number of diverse individuals, organizations and agencies in the planning process; knowledge of federal, state, private or local policies, procedures and practices to develop, coordinate and implement appropriate strategies for the accomplishment of planning assignments; knowledge of a wide variety of environmental laws and associated regulations such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.

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


REQUIREMENTS:

Subject to satisfactory completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period 
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=3ccf1691-f9c7-4ea9-a4b3-a2250108f5a2


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.
  • If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
  • 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.
  • Government Housing not available.
  • Childcare is not available.
  • Subject to satisfactory completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period
  • May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.


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, option 2
Fax: 866.338.3024
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: 866.338.3024

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:

13-110502-11195DP-mds

Control Number:

350336700