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    Summary

    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to perform technical duties in timber stand improvement, reforestation, and tree improvement.  

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    Responsibilities

    Develops the schedule and work plans for monitoring and inspecting TSI and reforestation activities.

    Performs reforestation and stocking surveys in accordance with established procedures to determine planting needs, need for site preparation, plantation conditions, and seedling survival.

    Performs surveys to determine degree and kind of animal and insect damage existing in assigned area.

    Performs timber stand improvement surveys to determine stand conditions and the need for TSI treatments, such as precommercial thinning, mistletoe treatment, pruning, and fertilization. Traverses project areas, determines acreage, and drafts maps of those areas.

    Collects technical data needed to prescribe stand treatment; measurements include radial growth, basal area, site index, stand density, stand condition, etc. Based on field analysis, assists in preparation of the technical. specifications for TSI, tree planting, brush release, or animal damage control contracts.

    Serves as COR or inspector on specific contracts as assigned and/or supervises force account projects. Ensures all provisions are enforced and proper measures are taken to protect or enhance values in accordance with contract objectives. Prepares and submits related inspection reports, checks for compliance on needed corrective actions, and recommends final acceptance of the contract upon completion.

    Assists in preparation of recurring reports associated with the unit TSI and reforestation program.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    07

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511029000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.