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    Summary

    These positions are established on 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

    Assists in the preparation of project work plans for timber stand improvement and reforestation activities.

    Conducts reforestation and stocking surveys of recently planted tracts. Makes recommendations for areas requiring remedial action.

    Determines the need for site preparation, plantation conditions, and the survival rate of seedlings.

    Performs surveys to determine stand conditions and the need for precommercial thinning and/or treatment.

    Traverses project areas, determines acreage, and drafts maps of those areas.

    Conducts on-site observation of contractor or agency crews engaged in timber stand improvement or reforestation efforts.

    Inspects silvicultural contract work (e.g., genetic tree improvement, planting, thinning, seeding, site preparation) for compliance with contract.

    Corrects minor problems in direct contact with COR. May act as COR on various silvicultural contracts.

    Leads a team of employees performing work up to the GS-05 level.

    Responsible for identifying, distributing, and balancing the workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow and skill level. Establishes priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks.

    Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work. Instructs employees in specific tasks and job techniques and provides on the job training to new employees. Answers questions on procedures, policies, and directives and obtains needed information or decisions from supervisor on problems that occur. Checks on work in progress.

    Approves leave for a few hours or for emergencies. Resolves simple, informal complaints of employees and refers others to the supervisor. Reports to the supervisor on performance, progress, and training needs.

    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/fire assignment.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    06

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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