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Forest Service Rangeland Management Specialist in Hines, Oregon

Summary

This position is located in Region 6, on the Emigrant Creek Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest in Hines, Oregon. The incumbent serves as a Rangeland Management Specialist and will be responsible for managing, planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing, and reporting on an ecosystem-based rangeland management program on the unit. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Channing Nisbet at 541-573-4342 or email at channing.nisbet@usda.gov.

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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. Basic Requirement:

GS-0454:

Basic Requirement:GS-0454:Required Education (Professional/Scientific): Degree: range management; or a related discipline that included at least 42 semester hours in a combination of the plant, animal, and soil sciences, and natural resources management, as follows: Range Management -- At least 18 semester hours of course work in range management, including courses in such areas as basic principles of range management, range plants, range ecology, range inventories and studies, range improvements, and ranch or rangeland planning. Directly Related Plant, Animal, and Soil Sciences -- At least 15 semester hours of directly related courses in the plant, animal, and soil sciences, including at least one course in each of these three scientific areas, i.e., plant, animal, and soil sciences. Courses in such areas as plant taxonomy, plant physiology, plant ecology, animal nutrition, livestock production, and soil morphology or soil classification are acceptable. Related Resource Management Studies -- At least 9 semester hours of course work in related resource management subjects, including courses in such areas as wildlife management, watershed management, natural resource or agricultural economics, forestry, agronomy, forages, and outdoor recreation management. In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must also possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below. Specialized Experience Requirement:

For the GS-11: Applicants must have One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level. Qualifying specialized experience includes meeting one or more of the following: Analyzed environmental data and advised on conventional rangeland management issues and projects; Exercised independent judgment to perform recurring, well-defined, and moderately difficult range improvement projects such as prepared segments of land use plans under multiple-use sustained yield concepts and designed and implemented plant community changes; Developed and implemented prescribed burns, or other initiatives of comparable scope and complexity; Assisted in the development of activity plans that included range and watershed improvement. OR Three (3) years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR Combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as described above (beyond what is required for a master's degree i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). 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. Work Experience: Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience; the beginning day, month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position.

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