THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of
announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available
source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and
qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the
location and grade for which you applied.
Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled
and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be
found at https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach.
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- The responsibilities listed below are at the full performance
- Performs as a Certified Timber Marker.
- Prepares, develop, and executes timber cruises and sample
surveys to develop resource information and estimate quality and
quantity of timber for purpose of appraisal, sales administration,
management planning, and logging plans.
- Serves as a wildland firefighter on a handcrew.
- Assists in the implementation of recreation operation and
maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation
- Performs complex tasks in support of the vegetation management
program and project plans. Prepares and analyzes plant
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
0462 Forestry Technician
- Conservation Technicians
- Forest And Conservation Technicians
- Forest Technicians
- Soil Conservation Technicians
- Technicians, Conservation
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
- Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to
have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.
To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
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
Specialized Experience Requirement:
For the GS-04 level: Applicants must have six months of general
experience AND six months of specialized experience that is
directly related to the work of the position; OR successful
completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester
hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture,
crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife
management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources
(except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation
management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science
(no more than 3 semester hours in mathematics is creditable); OR an
appropriate combination of experience and education above high
school as described above. The education must have been obtained in
an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior
college, college or university and include courses that are related
to the occupation of the position. Examples of general experience
include: Performed farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending
livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities; Cleaned
tools and equipment; Worked in a greenhouse or nursery moving,
watering, and tending plants and performing other general labor;
Worked on a landscape or construction crew; Other work experience,
paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform
the work of this position. Examples of specialized experience could
include: Performed natural resource support work, forestry, range,
park technician, wildland firefighter, or similar jobs; performed
routine support assignments in a forestry specialty area,
wilderness, timber, or fire prevention/control.
For the GS-5 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level; OR a bachelor's
degree or 4 years of successfully completed education above high
school (120 semester/180 quarter hours) with major study in
forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field
directly related to the position, or that included at least 24
semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry,
agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or
conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil
science, natural resources, outdoor recreation management, civil or
forest engineering, or wildland fire science (no more than 6
semester hours in mathematics is creditable); OR combinations of
successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the
first 60 semester/90 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The
education must have been obtained in an accredited college or
university. Examples of specialized experience are: Assists senior
technicians in applying silvicultural prescriptions and marking
guides to designate harvest timber. Marks timber using well defined
marking rules, established marking guides, and specific
instructions. On a prescribed fire crew and with the guidance of
senior technicians, performs prescribed fire operations including
preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding and mop up. Assists in
the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance for
developed and dispersed recreation sites. Collects and analyzes
data on the characteristics and quality of samples from field
For the GS-6 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level. Examples of
specialized experience are: Independently applies silvicultural
prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber.
Performs preparatory work for timber sales. During initial attack
fire suppression activities, locates fireline, directs and
participates in fireline construction, backfiring and burnout
operations, engine and pump operations, tree falling and
holding/patrol/mop-up operations. Assists with the enforcement of
Off-Road-Vehicle restrictions. Developed reports on the
characteristics and quality of samples from field tests.
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.
This job does not have an education qualification