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Forest Service Forestry Technician (Recreation) in Camp Verde, Arizona

Summary

This position is located in Camp Verde, Arizona on the Prescott National Forest. The incumbent serves as a principal assistant on a Ranger District performing work in support of the unit's recreation program. Responsible for implementing both annual and long-term work plans for developed recreation sites both developed and dispersed. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Thomas Palmer at 928-567-1114 or thomas.palmer@usda.gov

Responsibilities

Duties listed are at the full performance level:

Provide recommendations for long-term needs for management of recreation resources.

Prepare project work plans for the use, improvement, and maintenance for a developed recreation area.

Carry out and monitor implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed or dispersed recreation sites.

Inspect recreation area use to enforce compliance with the management plan by issuing or requesting issuance of citations.

Patrol district roads, trails, or waterways to determine whether visitor use is in accordance with recreation plans and regulations and report any issues to supervisor.

Monitor work done under contracts with standard provisions and interpret provisions for contractors.

Recommend when contracting is the best means to complete a project, as a contract officer representative.

Recommend changes to improve contracts to meet long-term needs for management of recreation resources.

Identify safety hazards and then repair, remove, or replace portions of facilities using equipment and tools.

Count and/or reconcile collection fees at recreation sites.

Deposit fees according to instructions to ensure they are protected and correctly accounted for.

Provide technical and administrative supervision to subordinate employees.

Serves as qualified Forest Protection Officer.

Assists with performing compliance checks and inspections on existing permits under Special-Use authorization.

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. 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. For the GS-06: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Inspected special use permits such as outfitter guide operations, issued notices of non-compliance issues and report to supervisor; inspected and maintained recreation facilities and areas; lead or coordinated crew to maintain recreation sites or; monitored forest areas to identify violations of federal regulations such as enforcement of off-road vehicle restrictions; OR one full year (18 semester) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position; such as: forestry, range management, agriculture course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position; OR combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meets the requirements of the position. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. For the GS-07: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Served as the point of contact with community organizations and interest groups to generate utilization of forest recreation facilities; assisted in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies; served as an inspector and/or contracting officer's representative on service contracts insuring work is completed properly; and in all aspects of Special Use Permit administration for activities within undeveloped and developed areas of the unit; OR one full year (18 semester) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position; such as: forestry, range management, agriculture course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position; OR combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meets the requirements of this position. 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.

Education

Additional Information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP 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 applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. 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 LWOP) 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. 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. Government Housing is not available. Forest Service daycare facilities are 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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