Basic Qualifications: You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Applicants may qualify based on one or more of the following: specialized experience, graduate level coursework, or a combination of specialized experience and either undergraduate or graduate level coursework. Please carefully review the requirements listed at each grade level as they differ.
Transcripts (unofficial or official) are required at the time of application. Education cannot be credited without your transcripts. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Additional information on the qualification requirements for this position is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM’s website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/gs0400/0462.htm%20
Basic Qualifications: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience directly related to this position should be documented in the online application or resume.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: For the GS-10 position, in addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-09: Provided advice, guidance, and training to other contract administrators; reevaluated existing contracts and sales; analyzed resources capabilities; identified potential environmental impacts; served as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on service contracts and inspected work for compliance with contract specifications and provisions.
For the GS-11 position, in addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-10: Administered timber sale contracts, ensuring that all contract provisions were enforced in accordance with contract objectives. Demonstrated ability to identify resource concerns on the ground and coordinate applicable corrective measures. Performed related timber sale preparation duties and collected timber presale information data as well as complete appraisals of timber sales and selection of contract provisions based on NEPA documents, sale operability, design features, road access, and any other sale specific related information. Conducted cruises of timber stands to determine volume of merchantable timber, species composition, accessibility, and environmental constraints.
Substitution of Education for Experience: For the GS-10 there is no substitution of education for experience for this position.
The experience requirements for the GS-11 level may be met by completion of three (3) years of graduate level education or a doctorate in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management.
Combination of Education and Experience: For the GS-10 there is no combination of education and experience for this position.
GS-11 equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements within closing date of this announcement.
- 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.
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To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=d851234c-b743-4d29-b168-a30e00d9ffa0