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Job Offer: Forestry Technician Timber Sale Preparation:Pub

Job description:


Vacancy No.: 18-TEMP-R6-FTTSP-S5DT-HL
Department: Forest Service

income: $16.00 to $16.00
Grade: 05 to 05

Perm/Temp: Temporary
FT/PT: Full-time

Open Date: 6/14/2018
Close Date: 6/20/2018

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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview

   » Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates 06/14/2018 to 06/20/2018
   » income
$16 to $16 per hour
   » Pay scale & grade
GS 05
   » Work schedule
Full-Time
   » Appointment type
Temporary

Location

Few vacancies in the following Job location:
   » Sandy, OR
Sandy, OR
Relocation expenses reimbursed
No

This job is open to

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The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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Announcement number
18-TEMP-R6-FTTSP-S5DT-HL
Control number
502327800
   » tasks

tasks

Summary

This position is temporary,has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

This positionis located within the Mt. Hood National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to execute presale tasks including timber cruising, and timber marking.

For additional information about the tasks of this position, please contact Tracy Hendrickson, ph: 503-668-1672, Email address: tlhendrickson@fs.fed.us or Kameron Sam, ph: 547-467-5101, Email address: kcsam@fs.fed.us

Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours.

The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. income range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for additional information on pay rates.

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.
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Responsibilities

Independently applies silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber.

Brings to the attention of responsible individuals situations on the ground that are inconsistent with guidelines.

Acts as a certified timber cruiser. Independently applies the instructions issued in a cruise plan. Takes and records tree measurements, assesses quality, and determines defect. Prepares and computer processes cruise data.

Observes and reports areas of possible archeological significance, and sightings of sensitive, threatened or endangered wildlife species.

Traverses harvest unit boundaries, road locations, and determines area.

Participates in other aspects of resource management support work such as
recreation, maintenance, silviculture, tree planting, etc.

Travel Required

Not required
managery status
No
Promotion Potential
05

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal practice is required.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
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Job family (Series)

0462 Forestry Technician
   » Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

   » You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
   » Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
   » Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check

ADDITIONAL Requirements:
No additional requirements.

Qualifications

You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications located on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate practice requirements.
GS-05: (1) one year of specialized practice equivalent to a GS-04 level.
Specialized practice is defined as: Performing crew located forestry related support work such as selecting and marking individual trees for harvest using well defined marking guidelines, silviculture prescriptions, and specific instruction and/or assisting in the measurement of limiting distances, tree diameter, tree height, estimation of defect and quality, and related fundamental timber cruising procedures.-OR
prosperous completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or (b) 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 (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable. -OR
A combination of education and practice listed above.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.
practice refers to paid and unpaid practice, 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, expertise, and expertise and can provide valuable training and practice that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying practice, including volunteer practice.

Education

Additional information

   » BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a prosperously adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
   » Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible - Coverage is dependent upon unit location.
   » Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP or ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPMs Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-g uide-to-career-transition/
   » Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choice.
   » If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
   » If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay.
   » This position is not eligible for telework.
   » Availcapability of government housing and federal day care facilities will vary by location.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job located on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated in conformity with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. candidates who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible candidates will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is located on the level of your practice, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. candidates with veterans' preference are listed ahead of candidates who do not have veterans' preference within each category.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or practice, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.
Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right.
To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=D27DC765-C 5C8-434E-A973-A8FE00D54C7D

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other
   » Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

• Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work practice related to this position as described in the major tasks including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) manager's phone number and whether or not the manager may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.
• If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been prosperously obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally connected with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
• If claiming veterans preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veterans preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veterans preference and your application will be evaluated located on the material(s) submitted.
• If claiming 10-point veterans preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For more information on veterans preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/
• Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of discapability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification Requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for Information technology to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
   » Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very compensateing. Lgain more about federal benefits.

As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
   » How to Apply

How to submit the application:

Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to candidates with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this.

To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.

NOTE: You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. candidates may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Transcripts with institutional name must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for candidates - a guide to the Forest Service application process.

Agency contact information

HRM Contact Center HRM Contact Center

Phone
877-372-7248 option 2 TDD
800-877-8339 Fax
866-339-2695 Email
E-Mail: fsjobs@fs.fed.us
Address
Forest Service
Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab
Albuquerque, NM,
United States

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Next steps

Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account at https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications.
   » Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, discapability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
   » Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job candidates

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to candidates with disabilities where appropriate. candidates requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, candidates should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a discapability to apply for a job, perform job tasks or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
   » An applicant with a discapability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
   » An employee with a discapability needs an accommodation to execute the essential job tasks or to gain access to the workplace.
   » An employee with a discapability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Legal and regulatory guidance

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   » Social security number request
   » Privacy Act
   » Signature and false statements
   » Selective Service
   » New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Job Location: SANDY, Oregon
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Post Date: 06/14/2018 / Viewed 20 times
Contact Information
Company: Pub
Contact Email: tlhendrickson@fs.fed.us


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