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    Summary

    Positions are located in Region 2, Black Hills National Forest in Custer, SD, and in Region 5, Angeles National Forest, Arcadia, CA.  The Angeles National Forest GIS position works for the Fire Management program primarily supporting fuels and wildland fire response.  

    The position is responsible for supporting managers and resource specialists in the use of geospatial technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for land, natural resources and ecosystem management.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Kenneth Marchand at the Black Hills NF at 605-673-9245 or at kmarchand@fs.fed.us; and, Timothy Dunfee at the Angeles NF at 626-574-5285 or at timothyrdunfee@fs.fed.us.

    Pay rates vary depending on location. Pay rates displayed above are for the Rest of the U.S. (RUS). See the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/ for additional information on pay rates for specific locations.

    This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 18-GVQ3-0301-9-FS4002-G. 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.

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    Responsibilities

    Geospatial Analysis:  Follows established guidelines to facilitate geospatial model design and analysis procedures related to natural resource and relevant socio-economic data and products. Performs multi-scale and/or multi-resource analysis in support of planning, analysis, and monitoring activities.

    Cartography and Map Design/ Production:  Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and established GIS procedures to produce maps and graphics for various Forest resource programs, planning documents, and a variety of other requirements.

    Data Management:  Works with managers and resource specialists to determine type, amount and level of information required to develop and analyze ecosystem management alternatives.  Facilitates analysis across multiple disciplines including but not limited to recreation, silviculture, planning, engineering, and fire.

    Training and Support:  Conducts informal training and provides technical assistance to GIS software users in the development, storage, retrieval, and analysis of data.

    Participates in developing data dictionaries, data models, and metadata for multi-disciplinary information and geospatial applications.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel will be dependent on selected position

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500513500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.