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Department Of The Interior
La Cienga, New Mexico, US
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
This position is located in the Division of Lands and Resources, Branch of Life and Physical Sciences. This position serves as the statewide Program Lead for Forestry for NM/OK/TX/KS

This position is concurrently open to Merit Promotion eligibles under Announcement Number BLM-NM-24-12403946-MP-OPM.In order to qualify for this Forester position, you must meet the Basic Requirement AND the Additional Specialized Experience and/or Education requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in 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 was 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 (You must submit copies of your transcripts).

OR, An equivalent combination of education and experience that includes 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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts and your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.)

* AND-

Specialized Experience GS-12: One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following: (1) providing solutions for technical, budgetary, staffing, and customer service needs related to forest management; (2) utilizing reforestation methods, forest stand improvement principles and techniques, and harvesting systems to devise solutions to complex problems on biologically and physically varied units in a forest area; (3) supporting multiple-use land management programs in forest and woodlands ecosystems; (4) incorporating considerations from hydrology, soil science, wildlife habitat management, fire ecology and/or entomology fields in the forest management planning and fuel reduction processes and plans.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Volunteer Experience: 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.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

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