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    Summary

    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of the position is established to perform presale duties, including cruising, sale layout and marking. Serves as leader of a crew and also performs tasks on an individual basis.

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    Responsibilities

    Performs preparatory work for timber cruises, such as traversing and mapping units to be cruised; estimates volumes and quality of timber during cruises using established quality standards; measures diameters, heights, limited defects, etc.; summarizes and reports data collected as to type, grade, species, size, etc.; describes general conditions found, including possible logging difficulties; and helps to prepare timber sale maps.

    Marks timber using well defined marking rules, established marking guides, and specific instructions.

    Determines merchantable volume by use of prescribed volume tables, techniques, and specific instructions.

    As assigned, performs resource work in other areas such as inspecting reforestation contracts, fighting fire, or burning slash.

    Serves as leader of a crew consisting of three or more employees including at least one GS-4. Orients new crew members and provides on-the-job instructions and guidance; distributes and balances workload among crew members, keeping in touch with the status and progress of work and making indicated adjustments; keeps time and approves minor or emergency leave, and amends or rejects work not meeting established standards. Resolves informal complaints, reports on performance of employees, and suggests awards.

    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

    05

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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