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Forest Service Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Admin) in Westfir, Oregon

Summary

This position is located in the Pacific Northwest Region, Region 6, within the Willamette National Forest on the Middle Fork Ranger District in Westfir, OR. The primary purpose of this position is to administer complicated timber sales having highly complex requirements and conditions. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Robert Mickey at robert.mickey@usda.gov or (541) 782-5344.

Responsibilities

Duties listed are at the full performance level:

Function as sale administrator on the most complex sales on the unit.

Review the contract and related pre-sale data such as preliminary logging plan, environmental assessment, appraisal, etc.

Responsible for continuing field inspection and control of purchaser's operations such as falling, skidding and yarding, loading, hauling, and all log accountability requirements.

Advise purchaser's field representative of adequacy or inadequacy of operations and achieves compliance with contract terms, including safety and employment requirements.

Ensure that all contractual obligations are met before making final inspection and recommending sale closure.

Review the timber sales contract package; determines plans and arranges for the resources needed to complete the layout of sales.

Apply practical forestry methods, techniques and practices including tree species identification, practical surveying, timber volume estimating, and slash disposal methods to locate points or lines on the ground.

Advise other resource specialists of activities relating to their specialty; seeks advice on new or sensitive issues; and ensures that resource monitoring is done in a timely manner.

Prepare general logging plans and verifies logging system settings.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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-7 level: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include meeting one or more of the following: Monitored and inspected timber sale operations having common contract requirements and conditions; prepared written reports of sale inspections; laid out timber sale boundaries, interpreted timber sale contracts (read provisions and explained to operators), applied silviculture prescriptions, understood marking guides and identified tree species. For the GS-8 level: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include meeting one or more of the following: Monitored and inspected timber sales with conventional contract requirements and conditions; interpreted and explained timber sale contract provisions to the timber operator; and inspected ongoing timber sales for compliance with contract clauses. For the GS-9 level: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-8 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include meeting one or more of the following: Administered timber sale contracts with conventional contract requirements and conditions; monitored and inspected timber sale operations having conventional contract requirements and conditions; prepared written reports of all sale inspections and making follow-ups on deficiencies. For the GS-10 level: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include meeting one or more of the following: Administered timber sale contracts; identified resource concerns on the ground and coordinating applicable corrective measures; performed timber sale preparation duties and collected timber presale information data as well as completed appraisals of timber sales and selecting of contract provisions based on NEPA documents; conducted cruises of timber stands to determine volume of merchantable timber, species composition, accessibility and environmental constraints. 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. 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

Education

Education may not be used to substitute experience.

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 eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email SM.FS.asc_tos@usda.gov Recruitment Incentive may be authorized. Final determination will be made at the time of job offer. This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Government Housing is not available.

This position is not eligible for telework. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

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