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Forest Service Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails) in Prather, California

Summary This position is located on the Sierra National Forest with a duty location of Prather, CA. The incumbent assists the District Recreation, Wilderness, and Trails Staff Officer in the development and management of the single-track motorized and non-motorized trails, summer and winter recreation, and wilderness programs. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Jonathan George at 530.715.1705; or at Jonathan.george1@usda.gov Responsibilities Duties listed are at the full performance level GS-08. Administer a recreation area with responsibility for developing and carrying out operations plans for the use, improvement and maintenance for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Develop, recruit, lead volunteers and implement schedules for trail maintenance in line with land management objectives. Serve as a Forest Protection Officer (FPO) by issuing notices of wilderness violations to protect resources. Monitor condition of wilderness areas and trails using guidance provided in established land management plans. Participate in the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Perform duties related to livestock transportation and care to support a recreation program. Implement wilderness, and/or trail, bridge construction maintenance and reconstruction projects. Complete patrol of wilderness boundaries by snowmobile during the winter months in order to identify violations and educate snowmobile users. Conduct investigations including collecting evidence and preparing case reports on violations. Provide public information and interpretive services. Initiate public contacts in the field to enhance the user's wilderness experience and protect the wilderness resource through dispersal of information. Plan the work to be accomplished by assigning work to employees and establishing production or quality standards for the unit?s work. Recruit and lead volunteers in the field. 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-06: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Assisted in planning and implementing the logistics of wilderness projects associated with trail maintenance and reconstruction projects; patrolled wilderness to ensure that areas are operated, used, and maintained in accordance with wilderness management plans; maintained visitors use records and prepared visitors use information for data processing; conducted education programs addressing Leave No Trace camping, wilderness philosophy and minimal stock impacts. For the GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Planned and implemented the logistics required for completion of wilderness projects, such as trail maintenance and reconstruction projects, habitat restoration projects, and invasive plant surveys; patrolled trails to ensure areas were operated, used, and maintained in accordance with trail management plans; conducting trail maintenance surveys and documented trail work needs in data management systems; served as a forest protection officer or similar type position which included conducting investigations, collecting evidence and preparing case reports on violations. For the GS-08: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level. Examples of specialized experience includes: Assisted with formulating and implementing wilderness project work plans in accordance with agency policy; Participated in the identification and planning for future trail construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and restoration projects; Provided input to the budget planning by assisting with the overall estimation of materials, personnel, and supplies needed for work accomplishment for developed and dispersed recreation sites; Administered a recreation area with responsibility for developing and carrying out operations plans for the use, improvement and maintenance for developed and dispersed recreation sites. 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 There are no educational requirements for this position. 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 or term employees of federal land management agencies 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. 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. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 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 neither implied or guaranteed. This is a non-bargaining unit designated position. Government Housing is not available. Daycare facilities are not available. This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements. Recruitment or Relocation incentive may be authorized. Final determination will be made at the time of job offer.

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