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Forest Service Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Administration) in Salem, Missouri

Summary

This position is located on the Mark Twain National Forest, Salem Ranger District. The primary responsibility is in the administration of complicated timber sales having complex requirements and conditions. Serves as designated Forest Service Representative as assigned by Contracting Officer. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Clint Davis at clint.davis@usda.gov or 573-729-6656.

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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. Specialized Experience Requirement: For the GS-10 level: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service; OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M.,(coursework must be directly related to the position being filled such as: with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture,); 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/54 quarter hours leading to a Ph.D.). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Examples of specialized experience include any of the following:. Administering timber sale contracts; identifying resource concerns on the ground and coordinating applicable corrective measures; performing timber sale preparation duties and collecting timber presale information data as well as completing appraisals of timber sales and selecting of contract provisions based on NEPA documents; and conducting cruises of timber stands to determine volume of merchantable timber, species composition, accessibility, and environmental constraints. For the GS-11 level: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-10 in the Federal service; OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M.,(coursework must be directly related to the position being filled such as forestry, range management, agriculture); 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/54 quarter hours leading to a Ph.D.). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Examples of specialized experience include any of the following: Performed vegetation management duties including timber management, harvesting, reforestation, timber stand improvement, and fuels management; Assisted in analyzing technical issues and/or providing advice and assistance on forestry resource management policies and practices; Assisted in reviewing or developing standard plans for well-established programs or projects or recommending short-range plans for a component of a forestry resource management program; Assisted in evaluating programs and performing well-established forestry land use improvement projects; collected timber compartment and stand prescription data; and/or Conducted cruises of timber stands to determine volume of merchantable timber, species composition, accessibility, and environmental constraints. 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.

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