Forester

Employer
Department Of Agriculture
Location
Yreka, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 28, 2021
Closes
Aug 12, 2021
Ref
2344474149
Discipline
Restoration
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
* Duties Help Duties Summary This position is located on the Klamath National Forest in Yreka, CA. This position serves as the timber program manager in the Vegetation Management/Natural Resources staff area. The position has responsibility for development and review of integrated vegetation management plans and programs associated with timber sale preparation and special forest products. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Bill Wall at (530) 643-3058 or william.wall@usda.gov. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * Duties are listed at the full performance grade level GS-12: * Participate in integration of programs and budgets to foster efficient/effective restoration of ecosystems. * Take the lead on timber and stewardship programs for the unit. * Lead the development of short and long-term action plans for integrated vegetation programs and associated budgets. * Develop recommendations for the improvement of overall forest techniques and policies to meet product accountability requirements. * Oversee team-based technical field reviews of project implementation of timber sales and integrated resources contracts to assess consistency with agency direction. * Maintain liaison with diverse organizations and levels of the agency, local operators, groups, and representatives to obtain support and understanding of programs, operations, and direction. * Provides advice in all aspects of timber management functions and practices associated with timber management with a focus on integration between program areas. * Facilitate coordination between staff areas to provide information about research studies and its use for subordinate units. * Plan the work to be accomplished by assigning work to employees and establishing production or quality standards for the unit?s work. * Perform administrative and human resources management functions for the unit such as providing advice, counsel or instruction on both administrative and work matters. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position for meeting, training and/or projected related work. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 12 * Job family (Series) 0460 Forestry Similar jobs * Foresters * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. * Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt. * Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check. * Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served. * Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution. * Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary. Basic Requirement: GS-0460: 1. Degree: forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry. The curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas: * Management of Renewable Resources -- study of the science and art of managing renewable resources to attain desired results. Examples of creditable courses in this area include silviculture, forest management operations, timber management, wildland fire science or fire management, utilization of forest resources, forest regulation, recreational land management, watershed management, and wildlife or range habitat management. * Forest Biology -- study of the classification, distribution, characteristics, and identification of forest vegetation, and the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest environment. Examples of creditable courses in this area include dendrology, forest ecology, silvics, forest genetics, wood structure and properties, forest soils, forest entomology, and forest pathology. * Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory -- sampling, inventory, measurement, and analysis techniques as applied to a variety of forest resources. Examples of creditable courses include forest biometrics, forest mensuration, forest valuation, statistical analysis of forest resource data, renewable natural resources inventories and analysis, and photogrammetry or remote sensing OR 2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry. The requirements for diversification of the 24 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must also possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below. Specialized Experience Requirement: For the GS-11 level: Applicants must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (coursework directly related to position being filled); OR one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). Examples of specialized experience are: Performed vegetation management duties including timber management, harvesting, and timber stand improvement; assisted in analyzing technical issues and/or provided advice and assistance on natural resource management policies and practices; and assisted in reviewing or developing standard plans for well-established programs or projects or recommended long and short term plans for natural resources and overall land management planning. For the GS-12 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11. Examples of specialized experience are: Participated in the management, planning and oversight of all of timber sale planning/preparation and/or silviculture programs; Assisted in gathering information for use in long-range resource management plans and programs, including formulation of policies, objectives, and priorities; Assisted both presale and sale administration personnel in timber removal techniques; and supporting higher level personnel in all facets of sale preparation, reforestation and timber stand improvement techniques. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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 of 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 by the closing date of this announcement. Education See qualifications section for educational requirements.

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