Forestry Technician (Recreation-Firearms)

at  US Department of Agriculture

Girdwood, Alaska, USA - 00000

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Immediate07 Feb, 2020USD 20 Hourly08 Nov, 20191 year(s) or aboveCredit,Federal Regulations,Consideration,Resume,TranscriptsNoNo
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Description:

SUMMARY

This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to perform work in support of the unit’s recreation program. Responsible for implementing both annual and long-term work plans for developed recreation sites (campgrounds, day use sites, recreation residences, etc.) both developed and dispersed.

QUALIFICATIONS

You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-06: (1) One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level.
Specialized experience is defined as: Inspect special use permits such as, outfitter guide operations, issue notices, and report to supervisor; inspect and maintained recreation facilities and areas; lead or coordinate a small crew of volunteers to accomplish recreation maintenance and construction projects; patrol forest areas to enforce federal regulations and assist with the enforcement of off-road vehicle restrictions.
For the GS-06 position there is no substitution of education.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.
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

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Responsibilities:

MAJOR DUTIES

Assist other resource personnel to develop long-range plans for managing recreation resources within management developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit. Identifies potential problems arising from changing use patterns and new activities and recommends strategies to deal with them. Assist in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies. Participate in the development of the units annual work plans.
Prepares detailed project work plans and schedules, including required personnel, equipment, and supplies for specific assignments.
Recommends settings for a variety of proposed recreation facilities and provides information about the characteristics of each area.
Assist in the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites.
Monitors the scope of the approved operating plans.
Gathers, complies, and recommends improvements for developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit.
Is the point of contact with community organizations and interest groups to generate interest in and utilization of forest recreation facilities. Involves the community in program and activities, determines, and recommends possible public involvement. Coordinates group visits with operational personnel and communicates schedules and requirements for logistical support. Recruits and trains volunteers.
Serves as COR determining when contracting is the best means to complete a project. Works with contracting personnel to describe the job and develop specifications and a bid package. Serves as inspector and contracting officer’s representative on service contracts insuring work is completed properly. Inspects recreation areas, areas of concentrated public use, and special use permits for compliance with the permit and management plans, public health regulations, and safety plans.
As Collection Officer for recreation sites, collects fees, counts, reconciles money collected, and ensures deposits are made appropriately.
Participates in all aspects of Special Use Permit administration for activities within undeveloped and developed areas of the unit. Accepts applications, determines potential impact on land and other visitors, works with applicant to identify alternative locations, dates, or activities and other ways to mitigate impacts, and prepares all documents associated with the permit. Assists with performing compliance checks and inspections on existing permits under Special-Use authorization. Assists with the enforcement of Off-Road-Vehicle (ORV) restrictions, including maintenance and posting of regulatory signs and enforcement of restrictions. Patrols district roads, trails, and/or waterways and ensure that use is in accordance with recreation plans and regulations. Ensures District closure gates are opened and closed in accordance with the plan. Protects the scene of any incidents and relinquishes control to police or other law enforcement officials.
Patrols management unit to collect use data, identify or correct unsafe conditions, answer visitor inquiries, prevent vandalism and other anti-social behavior, gather current information recreation opportunities, and prevent theft of Forest resources and their destruction resulting from carelessness with fire.
Assist in enforcing Federal Regulations and to protect life and property. Coordinates enforcement activities with local FS law enforcement personnel. May inspect recreation residences documenting findings and making written and/or contact with permitees to make sure permitees are complying with the terms of the permit.
Maintains developed sites e.g., roadside and/or backcountry dispersed sites. Makes repairs, removes or replaces facilities, or closes areas of facilities when hazards cannot be promptly eliminated. Maintains District recreation facilities such as toilets, road closure gates, hand pumps, water systems, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, dumpsters and other miscellaneous structures. Where applicable, maintains and assists in the renovation of Recreation Rental Cabins. Prepare annual updates of work needed and cost to bring site conditions and operation up to full standard. Naturalizes sites where necessary in order to control use and prevent resource damage.
Determines informational and regulatory signing needs for the unit including arranging for installation, and monitors for effectiveness. Helps to keep sign inventory current.
NOTE: As a field going position working in brown or black bear habitat, this position is required to be firearm certified for personal and/or crew safety. Executive Order 12564 requires employees designated to carry a firearm to be subject to random drug testing. This position will be subject to random drug testing and will be placed in the applicant testing pool.

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  • Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) other qualifications.
  • If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application if it includes your name and the necessary course information; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit the NACES website. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
  • If claiming veteran’s preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran’s preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran’s preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
  • If claiming 10-point veteran’s preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For more information on veterans’ preference visit FEDSHIREVETS.
  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.
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Min:1.0Max:6.0 year(s)

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If claiming veteran's preference you must submit a dd214 certificate of release from active duty which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.

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