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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- 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
- Monitor the condition and use of trails to report issues.
- Monitor recreation areas and trail maintenance activities and
- Inspect recreation areas or special use permits for compliance
with regulations and advise supervisor and visitors about instances
- 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
Occasional travel - Occasional travel for site visits, training
and/or meetings may be required.
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
- All locations in the following states are part of the
bargaining unit: Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia and
- 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
- 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
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 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
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
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);
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;
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
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.
See qualifications section of this announcement.