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Lead Forestry Technician (Timber Marker)

Company: Department Of Agriculture
Location: Talladega
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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Summary

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied.

Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates when applications are due for these locations may be found at Forest Service website.

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Responsibilities

  • Perform boundary layout for timber cutting and sales in accordance with Environmental Assessment direction.
  • The responsibilities listed below are at the full performance level
  • Conduct timber cruises and surveys within varying stand conditions to locate and estimate the quantity of timber.
  • Prepare, develop, and execute timber cruises and sample surveys to estimate quality and quantity of timber.
  • Inform responsible individual of situations where specific prescriptions do not fit ground conditions for consistency with prescription or marking guide.
  • Provide instruction to cruisers on measuring timber and cruise methods and techniques for appraisals.
  • Prepare timber sale reports and maps of data for areas cruised.
  • Develop and draft cruise plans for estimating the amount of timber volume a forest contains.
  • Lead employees by identifying, distributing, and balancing the workload and tasks in accordance with established workflow and skill level.
  • Instruct employees in specific tasks and job techniques and provides on the job training to new employees.
  • Answer questions on procedures, policies, and directives and obtains needed information or decisions from supervisor on problems that occur.
  • Resolve simple, informal complaints of employees and refers others to the supervisor for action or resolution.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

7

  • Job family (Series)

0462 Forestry Technician

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US 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 previously served.
  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
  • 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 https://www.e-verify.gov/.

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 Federal Wage System Qualifications 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.

For the GS-6 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-5); OR one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: 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; Interprets 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.

For the GS-7 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-6); OR one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as: enter the major field of study or specific coursework that would be considered qualifying as identified in the Job Analysis); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Use computer programs required for data collection, cruise processing, traversing, and GPS. Experience in the fundamentals of timber cruising including: 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 instruments.

Use of sampling systems such as 3P, fixed area, point, and sample tree to determine statistically sound cruise samples.

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.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Keywords: Department Of Agriculture, Birmingham , Lead Forestry Technician (Timber Marker), Other , Talladega, Alabama

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