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    Recent Graduates from qualifying institutions having completed an academic program within the preceding two years. Preference eligible veterans who were precluded by their military service obligation from meeting this requirement will have up to six years to apply.  Students who will be graduating within 4 months from this vacancy announcement closing date will also be considered.

    The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Current students who are scheduled to graduate in the next 4 months may also apply to these positions. However, these students cannot be appointed until after graduation and the official degree has been awarded and conferred.

    These positions are being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion procedures as announcement number 18-NCH-SAF-462-45-FS-MG. Current Forest Service employees may apply to both announcements. These positions may be filled at the GS-04 or GS-05 grade level. The full performance level of these positions are at the GS-06 or GS-07 dependent upon the individual unit's needs.

    The applicant should expect that these are all primarily field going positions, with a significant amount of physically challenging field work in natural resource settings. This could involve use of Forest Service vehicles, tools, and Personal Protective Equipment; hiking, exposure to weather extremes and wildlife, and in some cases, working extended hours or shifts, evening work and/or spending some nights at remote locations.  These are developmental positions.  Some require the appointee to sign a mobility agreement, requiring relocation after the initial developmental period; this may be to more rural locations than the initial assignment.  This includes all positions in Spearfish, SD.  

    Salary wage as shown is for Rest of the U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement. Please click the following link to search for a specific location on the General Schedule Pay Scale: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2017/general-schedule/

    If you have questions on how to apply, please see the Agency Contact Information which is listed below.

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    Responsibilities

    At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. Duties of a GS-0462-05 are:

    This position performs a variety of routine and frequently complex tasks involving techniques and practices relating to natural resources management programs, (i.e., timber and silviculture, recreation, wildlife, range, and fire and fuels management). Successful accomplishment of the following assignments supports field projects and program planning activities for the unit:

    • Timber
    • Recreation
    • Wildlife
    • Range
    • Vegetation
    • Fire and Fuels
    These positions are located in the following locations:

    Positions in the following locations are full performance GS-06 with basic relocation (TOS) available: Sheridan, WY; Mount Ida, AR

    Positions in the following locations are full performance GS-06 and are without relocation (TOS) available: Penasco, NM; Tres Piedras, NM; Alpine, AZ; Tusayan, AZ; Flagstaff, AZ; Williams, AZ; Camptonville, CA; Nevada City, CA; Hodgen, OK; Unicoi, TN; Watersmeet, MI; Ironwood, MI; Kenton, MI; Houston, MO; Ava, MO; Doniphan, MO; Potosi, MO; Salem, MO; Park Falls, WI; Gladstone, MI; Harrisburg, IL; Murphysboro, IL; Columbia, MO

    The position in Nevada City is with Forest Inventory and Analysis, is highly mobile and requires more than 60% travel. 

    Positions in the following locations are full performance GS-07 with basic relocation (TOS) available: La Jara, CO; Manila, UT; Yellowpine, TX

    Positions in the following locations are full performance GS-07 and are without relocation (TOS) available: Avery, ID; Grand Junction, CO; Gunnison, CO; Spearfish, SD; Mesa, AZ; Fredonia, AZ; Sedona, AZ; Happy Jack, AZ; Pecos, NM; Las Vegas, NM; Jemez Springs, NM; Fall River Mills, CA; Susanville, CA; Foresthill, CA; Sierraville, CA; Estacada, OR; Westfir, OR; Sweet Home, OR; Bend, OR; Manistee, MI; Gorham, NH; Conway, NH; Campton, NH

    For additional information, please email SAF_Hiring@fs.fed.us.  

    The Recent Graduate program requires a full time schedule the first year for training and development. Upon successful completion, you may be converted to a permanent full time (PFT) or permanent seasonal position (PSE). PSE schedules typically require at least six months in pay status (13 to 18 two-week pay periods), and employees may work additional pay periods by mutual agreement of the employee and unit. This includes positions in Nevada City, Avery, Sheridan, Tres Piedras, Williams, Happy Jack, Foresthill, Camptonville, Sierraville, Pecos, and Las Vegas.   

    The Forest Service will be attending the Society of American Foresters (SAF) in Albuquerque, NM on November 15-19, 2017 and will be accepting applications online through USAJobs and onsite during a portion of the conference event. This is a recruitment event for Pathways positions that will be available online and during the Society of American Foresters (SAF) convention. Onsite applications will be accepted from Noon – 6pm MST on 11/15/2017 and 9am – 1pm MST on 11/16/2017.

    The link to the hiring event at the Society of American Foresters (SAF) convention can be found at: http://www.eforester.org/safconvention. The SAF will be located at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd St NW 87102. Directions and parking for the SAF convention can be found at: http://www.eforester.org/SAFConvention/Travel/Directions_to_Convention_Center/SAFConvention/Travel/Directions_to_Convention_Center.aspx?hkey=c6de89a2-7eb0-4a7c-b006-df3bae7df6b7
     
    If you need reasonable accommodation at the Society of American Foresters (SAF), please email SAF_Hiring@fs.fed.us.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Overnight travel will be required for training and work assignments

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    07

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Recent Graduates from qualifying institutions having completed an academic program within the preceding two years. Preference eligible veterans who were precluded by their military service obligation from meeting this requirement will have up to six years to apply.  Students who will be graduating within 4 months from this vacancy announcement closing date will also be considered.

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    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481924700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.