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Job Title:Rangeland Management Specialist

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Forest Service

Job Announcement Number:13-0616-2321G-CBA

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 04, 2013 to Friday, February 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0454-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Baker City, OR View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

 
Current permanent federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, persons with disabilities, VEOA eligibles, certain military spouses, 30% or more disabled veterans, former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers, CTAP and ICTAP eligibles, and Farm Service Agency permanent employees of county committees.

JOB SUMMARY:

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This is a Rangeland Management Specialist position located in Region 6, Baker City, OR, on the Wallowa/Whitman National Forest Supervisor's Office.

This position is responsible for all aspects of the Forest's Rangeland Management program.  For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Ann Carlson, (541) 524-1242, email: annlcarlson@fs.fed.us.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Must be a U. S. Citizen to apply.

DUTIES:

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  • Serves as Forest Range Program Manager in the Natural Resources Staff Area.
  • Responsible for direction of intensive multiple-use practices in range resource and ecosystem management, including management of threatened and endangered species, invasive species, permitted livestock, range development, range restoration, and corporate database maintenance programs.
  • Manages Forest range program budget.
  • Collaborates with Forest natural resource program managers.
  • Applies highly developed professional, scientific, and technical skills to these programs on the Forest, and is attuned to the influence on public social and economic needs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligile for all positions at the GS-5 grade level or above.

This position has a positive education requirement, therefore, a legible copy of your college transcripts is required.  Transcripts must be attached to your applicaiton or faxed to 866-338-1328 prior to the closing date of the announcement.  Please include your name and the announcement number on all documents.  Applicants who fail to submit their transcripts with the application will not be given credit for their education.

Bachelor's Degree: Range Management or related discipline that included 42 semester hours plant, animal, and soil sciences, and natural resources management, as follows:

Range Management - At least 18 semester hours range management, including courses such as basic principles of range management, range plants, range ecology, range inventories and studies, range improvements, and ranch or rangeland planning.

Directly Related Plant, Animal, and Soil Sciences -- 15 semester hours of courses in the plant, animal, and soil sciences, include at least one course in each of these three scientific areas, i.e., plant, animal, and soil sciences. Courses such as plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant ecology, animal nutrition, livestock production, and soil morphology or soil classification are acceptable.

Related Resource Management Studies -- 9 semester hours of course work in related resource management subjects, including courses such as wildlife management, watershed management, natural resource or agricultural economics, forestry, agronomy, forages, and outdoor recreation management.

OR

Combination of education and experience -- at least 42 semester hours of course work in the combination of plant, animal, and soil sciences and natural resources management shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements and contain sufficient information to validate qualifications and specialized experience claimed in the questionnaire.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as one or more of the following:  Responsible for direction of intensive multiple-use practices and coordination activities applied in range vegetation resource management. Developed an overall ecosystem based rangeland management program utilizing resource management plan goals, objectives and decisions. Prepared and reviewed Environmental Analysis Reports and reviewed applications for rangeland use permits or other rangeland use agreements. Planned and implemented rangeland improvement projects. Reviewed rangeland conditions with rangeland users/permittees to identify and resolve rangeland management problems.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements with 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


REQUIREMENTS:

May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you described in your resume, as well as the responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Knowledge of professional range management principles, practices, and concepts sufficient to act as program specialist and Forest expert in range management.
  • Ability to employ a high level of communication skills in arbitrating with individuals concerning Forest range policies, plans, programs, or decisions.
  • Ability to develop and manage rangeland programs and objectives.
  • Ability to maintain written records pertaining to a rangeland management program.

 Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the “Apply Online” button to the right.


To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=aa1e624a-bed5-49da-b7ca-a13800e7facf


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at:  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation expenses are authorized.


BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK:  Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.


This is a bargaining unit designated position.


Career Transition Assistance Plan(CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate to be considered. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.  



HOW TO APPLY:

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Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin.

You must complete the application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Assistance is available during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). Applying online is highly encouraged. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact our office well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages with supporting documents must be received no later than noon on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

Step1 – Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not already have one) at www.usajobs.gov. It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.

Step 2 - Create a Resume with USAJOBS or upload a Resume into your USAJOBS account. You may want to customize your resume to ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that are directly related to this position in order to verify that qualifications are met. In addition, your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement).

Step 3 - Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional documents that may be required.

You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Simply log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application” to continue.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted to constitute a complete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure that all required documents are received within the required timeframes. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service etc. Failure to submit required, legible documents will result in elimination from consideration.

1. Resume that includes the following information: 1) job information for which you are applying; 2) personal information; 3) education; 4) work experience; and, 5) other qualifications.

2. College Transcripts if education is required for meeting basic qualifications and/or you are substituting education for specialized experience. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application, however, if selected, an official college transcript will be required.

3. DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) and/or SF-15 Application for 10-point Veteran Preference if claiming Veterans’ Preference or eligibility for appointment under the VRA, VEOA, or 30% Disabled Veterans hiring authority.

4. SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action if you are a current or former Federal employee that will verify your federal status, position title, series and grade. FSA County employees must provide the most recent Notification of Personnel Action (Form SF-50-B or FSA-50) that verifies permanent status. Also provide the SF-50 that reflects the highest grade level held on a permanent basis or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher.

5. Annual Performance Appraisal if you are a current Federal employee. Submit the most recently completed annual performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) which identifies the employee's official rating of record, signed by the supervisor, or a statement advising why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.

6. Certification of Disability if you are eligible for appointment based on a disability under the Schedule A hiring authority. This certification can be documented by a counselor from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs; by a statement or letter on a physician/medical professionals’ letterhead stationary; or by statements, records, or letters from a Federal Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits. The certification must verify the applicant has a severe disability, is eligible under a Schedule A appointment authority, and he or she is able to perform the essential duties of the position. The certification must also describe any needed reasonable accommodation. You can review additional information at: https://www.opm.gov/disability/appempl.asp.

7. If you are eligible for appointment based on service in the Peace Corps, Vista, Action Cooperative, or another special authority, submit proof of eligibility.

8. CTAP/ICTAP documentation if separated from Federal service or pending separation based on a reduction in force (RIF) or other management workforce reduction action. Proof of eligibility must include a separation notice or Certificate of Expected Separation, SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action or most recent SF-50 (that is not an award), and latest performance appraisal (dated within the last 18 months) or a statement advising why one is unavailable.


NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRM Contact Center
Phone: 877-372-7248, option 2
Fax: 866-338-4063
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: fsjobs@fs.fed.us
Agency Information:
USDA Forest Service
Do not mail applications, see instructions on How to Apply tab.
Albuquerque, NM,
87109
USA
Fax: 866-338-4063

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you set up your USAJOBS account to send automatic email notifications, you will receive an acknowledgement email that the submission of your online Occupational Questionnaire and resume was successful, if you were referred to the selecting official for consideration, and if you were selected or not selected.  If you choose not to set up automatic email notifications, you must check your USAJOBS account for the latest status of your application.  Your application may be reviewed to verify that you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements for the position prior to issuing lists to a selecting official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.   Normally, a final job offer to the selected candidate is made within 30-60 days after the issuance of the certificate

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Job Announcement Number:

13-0616-2321G-CBA

Control Number:

334908700