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    Summary

    This position is located on a Forest Service unit to perform presale, sale administration and similar duties as part of the timber management program. The incumbent's duties include timber marking, timber cruising, harvest unit layout, harvest and service contract inspections.

    Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be found at Forest Service website.

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    Responsibilities

    • The responsibilities listed below are at the full performance level.
    • Lay out boundaries of cutting areas as outlined in an environmental assessment.
    • Under supervision of a professional forester, select and mark trees to be harvested or left uncut.
    • Estimate volume, defect, and quality of timber.
    • Inform responsible individual of situations where specific prescriptions do not fit ground conditions.
    • Provide instruction to apprentice cruisers on measuring timber and cruise methods and techniques for appraisals.
    • Summarize cruising and marking data and prepares reports and topographic maps indicating quantity of timber and condition of area.
    • Draft area maps, marks unit boundaries and occasionally uses Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to record boundary locations.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527906000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.