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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 can be found at https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach.
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- The responsibilities listed below are at the full performance
- Follow instructions issued in a timber cruise plan.
- Conduct sample measurements of forest stands to estimate the
amount of standing timber.
- Use standard forest measurement tools such as diameter tape,
tree calipers, clinometer, angle gauge, prism, compass, and
- Determine area of timber resources by traversing harvest unit
boundaries and road locations.
- Assess quality and determine defects in timber.
- Complete assigned resource management support tasks within
- Prepare, process, and interpret reports of timber cruise data
using a computerized system.
- Apply silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to
designate harvest timber.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
0462 Forestry Technician
- Conservation Technicians
- Forest And Conservation Technicians
- Forest Technicians
- Soil Conservation Technicians
- Technicians, Conservation
Conditions of Employment
- Must be suitable for Federal employment as determined by a
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to
have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial
institution of their choosing.
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.
To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective
In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and
qualifications requirements as defined below by the date the
certificate of eligible candidates is issued. For more information
on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of
Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification
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
Specialized Experience Requirement:
For the GS-04: Applicants must have six (6) months of general
experience AND six months of specialized experience that is
directly related to the work of the position; OR successful
completion of two (2) years of study that included at least 12
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 3 semester
hours in mathematics is creditable); OR an appropriate combination
of experience and education above high school as described above.
The education must have been obtained in an accredited business,
secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or
university and include courses that are related to the occupation
of the position. Examples of general experience could include:
Performed farm/ranch labor, such as feeding/tending livestock or
general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities; worked in a
greenhouse, nursery or landscaping, e.g., planting, moving,
watering, and tending plants; worked as an animal caretaker in a
laboratory, zoo or pet store; other work experience, paid or
unpaid, e.g., volunteer work at a park, youth camp, hospital,
community sports league, local fire department, etc.). Examples of
specialized experience could include: Performed natural resource
support work, forestry, range, park technician, wildland
firefighter, or similar jobs; performed routine support assignments
in a forestry specialty area, wilderness, timber, or fire
For the GS-05: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least GS-4 level in federal service; OR
a bachelor's degree or four (4) years of successfully completed
education above high school (120 semester/180 quarter hours) with
major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a
subject-matter field directly related to the position, or 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, outdoor recreation
management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science
(no more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable); OR
combinations of successfully completed post-high school education
(in excess of the first 60 semester) and specialized experience.
The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or
university. Examples of specialized experience are: Performed crew
based 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
assisted in the measurement of limiting distances, tree diameter,
tree height, estimation of defect and quality, and related
fundamental timber cruising procedures.
For the GS-06: Applicants must have 0ne 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.
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; 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.
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.