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 being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 14-08100003-2683G-TW open 11/04/13; closing 11/18/13 . 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.

This position is located in Region 8, on the Big Piney Ranger District of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests in Hector, Arkansas. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Tim Jones, District Ranger at (479) 284-3150 or email at tejones@fs.fed.us.

This is a Support Services Specialist position and is responsible for accomplishing a variety of support services including but not limited to the following: procurement of administrative supplies and equipment, tracking budget expenses, personnel processing printing and mail service, space management, records and correspondence management.

PLEASE READ THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT THOROUGHLY AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE PROPER CONSIDERATION.

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.  

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

At the target grade, supervises and manages the support organization program, office facility and employees. Performs the overall work planning, establishes work schedules, sets priorities, assigns and reviews work, approves leave requests, sets performance standards and evaluates performance. 

Reviews, edits, monitors and organizes budget requests. Ensures procurement requests include all pertinent information. Verifies purchase order receipts and follow up on invoices and other payment documents. Oversees the contract compliance for unit maintenance, security, janitorial, general repairs, unit housing repairs, etc.

Provides advice and guidance to district staff on procurement and human resources regulations and policies.

Prepares, reviews and processes correspondence, reports and forms; hard copy and electronic filing, mail procedures.