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Forester (Silviculture)

Forest Service, Riggins, ID, United States
Employer Description
A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies. It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.
Job Description
These positions are located in the Pacific Northwest Region, Region 6. This position serves as a Forester and will be responsible for the development and/or review of silvicultural plans and programs as well as participation in NEPA planning for vegetation projects. 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.
Job Requirements
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:

Forestry Series, 0460

Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in forestry; or related field that included at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry. The curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas: Management of Renewable Resources -- study of the science and art of managing renewable resources to attain desired results. Examples of creditable courses in this area include silviculture, forest management operations, timber management, wildland fire science or fire management, utilization of forest resources, forest regulation, recreational land management, watershed management, and wildlife or range habitat management. Forest Biology -- study of the classification, distribution, characteristics, and identification of forest vegetation, and the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest environment. Examples of creditable courses in this area include dendrology, forest ecology, silvics, forest genetics, wood structure and properties, forest soils, forest entomology, and forest pathology. Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory -- sampling, inventory, measurement, and analysis techniques as applied to a variety of forest resources. Examples of creditable courses include forest biometrics, forest mensuration, forest valuation, statistical analysis of forest resource data, renewable natural resources inventories and analysis, and photogrammetry or remote sensing. -OR- Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry. The requirements for diversification of the 24 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.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 level: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 in the Federal service; OR three years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a PH.D. degree or PH.D. Degree or equivalent doctoral degree with coursework directly related to position being filled; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D., with coursework directly related to the position being filled. Examples of specialized experience are: Performed vegetation management duties including timber management, harvesting, reforestation, timber stand improvement, and fuels management; assisted in analyzing technical issues and/or providing advice and assistance on forestry resource management policies and practices; and assisted in reviewing or developing standard plans for well-established programs or projects or recommending short-range plans for a component of a forestry resource management program. For the GS-12 level: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience are: Prepared silvicultural/vegetative portions of environmental analysis reports and impact statements; planned and administered a timber management or silviculture program which may include providing technical direction in all phases of reforestation and timber stand improvement; directed studies on problems created by timber management practices, including the regeneration of cut-over areas; or developed land use plans for a multiple-use forest resource area, specifically management of vegetation, with diverse and complex problems. 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.

For more information and to apply go to https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/551425600

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
13 November 2019
CLOSES
27 April 2020
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
62236 – 96978
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Forestry