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Forestry Technician (Recreation)

Company: Department Of Agriculture
Location: Cook
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

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Duties

Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to carry out a variety of project plans in support of the unit recreation program.

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

Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination will be made at the time of the job offer.

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Responsibilities

  • Duties listed are at the full performance level (GS-05).
  • Perform and monitor day-to-day recreation maintenance, clean-up, and simple construction projects for sites, reporting issues
  • Monitor the condition and use of trails to report issues.
  • Monitor recreation areas and trail maintenance activities and report issues.
  • Inspect recreation areas or special use permits for compliance with regulations and advise supervisor and visitors about instances of non-compliance.
  • Monitor contracts for recreation area cleanup and maintenance and report issues.
  • Provide information to visitors regarding recreation opportunities on the unit.
  • Explain rules and/or regulations to visitors.
  • Provide support to campground host.
  • Collect fees at recreation sites.
  • Ensure deposits of collected fees are made appropriately.
  • Monitor wilderness areas for use and required maintenance and report issues.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel for site visits, training and/or meetings may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

5

  • Job family (Series)

0462 Forestry Technician

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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
  • All locations in the following states are part of the bargaining unit: Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • All locations in Illinois are part of the bargaining unit, except Wilmington, IL. All locations in Minnesota are part of the bargaining unit, except Cass Lake, Blackduck, Walker and Deer River.
  • All other locations listed in this announcement are not part of a bargaining unit.
  • This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW (does not apply to West Virginia locations).

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.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

For the GS-04 grade level: Applicants must have six (6) months of general experience AND six (6) months of specialized experience that is directly related to the work of the position;

Examples of general experience could 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: Forestry aid or technician work in recreation such as provided visitors with information and collected monies; Performed crew based forestry related support work such as recreation trail or facility maintenance;

OR

Successful completion of two (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 three (3) semester hours in mathematics is creditable);

OR

An appropriate combination of experience and education above high school that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses 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.

For the GS-05 grade level: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience could include: Inspected recreation area clean-up operations and performed safety hazard analysis of public recreation use areas; Patrolled wilderness to ensure that areas were operated, used, and maintained in accordance with wilderness management plans; Performed site maintenance, including cleanup and naturalizing at widely dispersed sites; Gathered, compiled, and reported recreation program data for use in monitoring and assessment activities and summarized data for use in recreation data management systems;

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 six (6) semester hours in mathematics is creditable);

OR

A combination of post high school education (beyond the first 60 semester hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

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

See qualifications section of this announcement.

Keywords: Department Of Agriculture, Duluth , Forestry Technician (Recreation), Other , Cook, Minnesota

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