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    This Recent Graduate Forester position is located at the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge located in Augusta, Arkansas.

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    AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This position is being filled under the Pathways Recent Graduates Program and therefore this vacancy announcement is open ONLY to: Graduates who have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years (six years for preference eligible vets who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation duty).

    This position is being filled at the GS-07/09 with a full performance level GS-09. The Recent Graduates Program lasts for one year. During the first year the selectee will perform developmental activities designed to help him/her acquire the competencies of the target position in which the he/she may be placed upon completion of the program. Participants who successfully complete the Recent Graduates Program may be eligible for conversion to the target position on a permanent or term (more than one to four years in duration) basis without further competition.

    Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion.

    The duties of the position include but are not limited to:

    • Carries out timber cruises for the purpose of collecting field data on timber volumes
    • Collects timber sales data and selectively marks timber for sale
    • Inspects timber harvest operations to ensure compliance with provisions of Special Use Permits
    • Assists Administrative Forester in making forest pest surveys and carrying out approved control measures
    • Assists Administrative Forester in writing both annual and long range timber management plans and annual prescriptions by compartments
    • Provides input in forest management area of the budge process

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or potential assignments within the refuge complex.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0460 Forestry

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513098600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.