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Forest Service Range Technician in Naches, Washington

Summary

This position is located in Region 6, on the Naches Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Naches, Washington. The incumbent serves as a Range Technician and will be responsible for inspecting and evaluating range areas to determine if allotments are being maintained. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Morgan Lawson at (509) 664-9208 or morgan.lawson@usda.gov.

Responsibilities

Duties listed below are at the full performance level

Develops annual plans of work showing estimated costs, material, and manpower needs. Reviews projects for quality, quantity, and fiscal control.

Inspects and evaluates assigned range areas to determine if allotments are being maintained.

Plans and conducts range studies relating to trend, condition, and utilization.

Summarizes and evaluates data and prepares draft allotment management plans for approval by a specialist for range allotments with conventional conditions and characteristics.

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-08 level: You must have one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include meeting one or more of the following: Participated in range capacity studies such as allotment analysis and production utilization; made recommendations and prepared portions of long and short range plans; ensured that range management plans were implemented on the ground; answered questions of permittees concerning range management principles; and planned and monitored a wide variety of range and wildlife resource related projects; OR two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (Range Management); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. For the GS-09 level: You must have one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 in the Federal Service.

Examples of specialized experience include meeting one or more of the following: Developed annual plans of work showing estimated costs, material and manpower needs; inspected and evaluated range areas to determine if allotments were being maintained; made suggestions and recommendations for additional range improvements; contacted range users to explain needed maintenance work or adjustments in livestock grazing; and formulated range allotment analysis and management plans; OR two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (Range Management); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience. 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. 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. 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

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

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 candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary and term employees the opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment must have been with the Forest Service. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status such as leave without pay is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website 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. 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 eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

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