USDA Forest Service Jobs For Forestry Technician

Website  U.S. Forest Service

Job Description:

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 applications are due for these locations can be found on theForest Service website.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS09 level.
  • Primary responsibilities of the position are preparing and implementing prescribed fire plans, fire effects monitoring plans, manual and mechanical hazardous fuels treatments, and smoke and wildland fire use monitoring plans.
  • Assists in planning, implementing and coordinating all aspects of the prescribed fire and fuels management program.
  • Researches the effects and behavior of prescribed fire to assist in the development of short-term fire management objectives and strategies.
  • Develops and recommends plans to perform a wide variety of limited operational projects, such as evaluating existing or developing new regional or forest-wide plans for fuels management, fire prevention, and fire protection programs.
  • Plans, conducts surveys and evaluates data to develop prescriptions for prescribed fire and wildland fire use.
  • Reviews project plans and makes recommendations on appropriate levels of monitoring.
  • Plans and conducts project assessments which determine the presence or absence of hazardous wildland fuels.
  • Implements and administers technical aspects of the prescribed fire/fuels plan, ensuring that preparation, ignition, holding, mop-up, and rehabilitation are completed to the standards specified.
  • Conducts fuels management surveys to document presence, amount, and types of hazardous fuels. Utilizes this information to prioritize prescribed fire and fuels management projects.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • 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 E-Verify.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.
  • Must pass the Work Capacity Test for certain Interagency Fire Program Management or Fire Program Management positions.
  • Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required.

Qualification & Experience:

  • For the GS-08: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as examples of the following: Serving as burn boss using various methods in broadcast burning, pile burning, and under burning operations.
  • 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 (such as forestry, range management, agriculture). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. 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.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Forest Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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