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Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails)

Company: Forest Service
Location: Prescott
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

Overview Open & closing dates 08/06/2019 to 08/16/2019 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 5 Salary $33,949 to $44,130 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Location 1 vacancy in the following location: Prescott, AZ Relocation expenses reimbursed No Telework eligible Yes as determined by agency policy Duties Summary This position is located on the Prescott National Forest, Prescott, AZ. Performs a variety of duties in support of the unit's trails and wilderness program in the area of recreation, volunteers, ecology and data collection to prepare the incumbent to assume the full performance level of GS-07. For additional information about the duties of the position, contact Jason Williams at ************ or *************************. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Perform trail maintenance and construction work inside and outside Wilderness. Use completed trail condition surveys and design information to prepare preliminary plans for trail maintenance, reconstruction or construction. Train volunteer crews in wilderness, trails construction and re-vegetation techniques to maintain natural resources. Identify and complete trail maintenance, reconstruction or construction work required to meet land management priorities and goals. Maintain and operate vehicles, power and hand tools and shop equipment to satisfy safety standards. Identify and plan for future trail construction, reconstruction, maintenance and restoration projects to achieve resource management goals. Evaluate trail and wilderness area projects to maintain resources based on approved land management plans. Develop and monitor logistics needed to complete wilderness and trail rehabilitation, reconstruction and construction projects. Develop trail and wilderness construction project plans and cost estimates to meet land management goals within budget constraints. Analyze visitor use surveys to monitor visitor use and impact on wilderness and trail areas. Patrol wilderness and trails in general forest areas to ensure areas are operated, used, and maintained in accordance with management plans. Explain regulations concerning the Wilderness Act and trails management. Explain or enforce use regulations according to Wilderness Act and trails management. Travel Required 25% or less - Travel with overnight lodging may be required for meetings, training, workshops, and/or field/site visits. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 7 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 ************ Serve as Forest Protection Officer at the GS-06 and GS-07 grade levels, and as such, candidates must complete a background investigation to check for criminal history prior to entry into those grades. 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. For the GS-05: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Assisted in planning and implementing the logistics of wilderness and non-wilderness projects associated with trail maintenance and reconstruction projects; Patrolled wilderness to ensure that areas are operated, used, and maintained in accordance with wilderness management plans; Maintained visitors use records and prepared visitors use information for data processing; Conducted education programs addressing Leave No Trace camping, wilderness philosophy and minimal stock impacts. 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. Education Additional information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status (such as LWOP) is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as Public Land Corps, explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Government Housing is not available. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Read more How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the competencies listed below: Oral Communication Planning and Evaluating Technical Competence Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you meet the qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified, you will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities must meet minimum qualifications to be referred. Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action. To view the application form, visit: ******************************************************** Read more Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Not Required Drug test required No

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