Forest Service Jobs For Forestry Technician

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Job 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • GS-05 and GS-06: Assists with the maintenance of district recreation facilities such as toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, dumpsters and other miscellaneous structures.
  • GS-07: Is the point of contact with community organizations and interest groups to generate interest in and use of forest recreation facilities.
  • GS-07: May serve as contracting officer’s representative (COR), determining when contracting is the best means to complete a project.
  • GS-07: Functions as Collection Officer for recreation sites. Collects fees, counts and reconciles money collected, and ensures deposits are made appropriately.
  • GS-07: Involves the community in program and activities, and determines and recommends possible public involvement. Recruits and trains volunteers.
  • GS-05 and GS-06: Assists in the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites.
  • GS-05, GS-06 and GS-07: Inspects recreation areas, and special use permits for compliance with the permit and management plans, public health regulations, and safety plans.
  • GS-07: Gathers, compiles, and recommends improvements for developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit.

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.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level; OR
    A bachelor’s degree or 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, recreation management programs, civil or forest engineering, wildland fire science, public administration and planning (including community and urban planning), landscape architecture; resources management, environmental sciences, or other biological sciences (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/90 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: Washington, DC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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