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Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation)

Department Of Agriculture

This is a Contract position in Zavalla, TX posted July 31, 2021.

Duties Help Duties Summary These positions are located on a Forest Service unit, where the incumbent serves as a Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation), performing duties including, timber marking, timber cruising, and sale layout as part of the timber organization in Region 3.

Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Responsibilities listed below are at the full performance level.

Lay out timber sale boundaries in accordance with environmental assessments.

Mark or designate harvestable timber for appraisal of timber.

Draft timber cruise plans and sample surveys to estimate quality and quantity of timber.

Interpret silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvestable timber.

Perform timber cruising duties including estimating volume, defect and quality timber using standard cruising methods such as 3P and fixed variable plot, tree measurement, species identification, and traversing.

Inform responsible individual of situations where prescriptions do not fit ground conditions for consistency with prescription.

Provide instruction and technical assistance to apprentice cruisers on measuring timber and cruise methods and techniques for appraisals.

Provide technical assistance to specialists in the development of logging plans and preliminary road location.

Write reports describing timber sale, resource, topographic features, and compliance of timber marking.

Draft cruise plans for use by higher level specialists.

Draft sale area maps.

Travel Required Occasional travel
– Occasional travel may be required for fieldwork, site visits, trainings and or/meetings.

Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 7 Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician Similar jobs Forest Technicians Technicians, Forest Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S.

Citizen or National.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service 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.

Positions may be filled as career ladders (GS-06/07), or may be filled at (GS-06) level only, or may be filled at the full performance (GS-07) level only, dependent upon the individual unit’s needs.

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-06 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Provided support with tree measurements, map reading and compass use, species identification, defect recognition and determination, quality determination, traversing, use of aerial photos, and use of timber cruising tools and techniques; interpreted silvicultural prescriptions and timber marking guides to designate harvest timber; measured amount and quantity of timber in designated timber sale areas; applied instructions issued in a cruise plan; OR one full year (18 semester hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture); OR combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meets the requirements of the position being filled.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

For the GS-07 level: Applicants must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Used computer programs required for data collection, cruise processing, traversing, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS); interpreted complex silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber; wrote reports describing timber sale, resource, topographic features, and compliance of timber marking with guidelines; provided technical assistance to specialists in the development of complex logging plans and preliminary road location; OR one full year (18 semester hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position(such as forestry, range management, agriculture); OR combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meets the requirements of the position being filled.

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 above for education that may be qualifying for the specific grade level.

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