The primary purpose of these positions is to carry out a variety
of project plans in support of the unit recreation program in
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- Responsibilities listed are at the full performance level.
- Perform and monitor day-to-day recreation maintenance,
clean-up, and simple construction projects for sites, reporting
- Inspect recreation areas or special use permits for compliance
with regulations and advise supervisor and visitors about instances
- Monitor public recreation use areas/trails and report safety
- Provide visitors with information about specific recreation
opportunities and activities, such as those at specific sites.
- Monitor wilderness area use for use and maintenance and report
- Collect money from sale of recreation use permits.
- Ensure deposits of collected fees are made appropriately.
- Clean roadside and backroad dispersed sites.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for field
work, site visits, trainings and/or meetings.
0462 Forestry Technician
- Conservation Technicians
- Forest And Conservation Technicians
- Forest Technicians
- Soil Conservation Technicians
- Technicians, Conservation
Conditions of Employment
- You 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
- Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to
have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.
To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit E-Verify.
- Positions may be filled as career ladders (GS-04/05), or may be
filled at (GS-04) level only, or may be filled at the full
performance level (GS-05) only, dependent upon the individual
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
For the GS-04: Applicants must have six (6) months of general
experience AND six months of specialized experience that is
directly related to the work of the position; OR successful
completion of two (2) years of study that included at least 12
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, natural resources (except marine fisheries and
oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest
engineering, or wildland fire science (no more than 3 semester
hours in mathematics is creditable); OR an appropriate combination
of experience and education above high school as described above.
The education must have been obtained in an accredited business,
secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or
university and include courses that are related to the occupation
of the position.
General experience is defined as one or more of the following:
Performed farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending livestock
or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities; Cleaned tools and
equipment; Worked in a greenhouse or nursery moving, watering, and
tending plants and performing other general labor; Worked on a
landscape or construction crew; Other work experience, paid or
unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work
of this position.
Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the
following: Forestry aid or technician work in recreation such as
provide visitors with information and collected monies; or
performed crew based forestry related support work such as
recreation trail or facility maintenance.
For the GS-05: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least GS-04 level in federal service;
OR a bachelor's degree or four (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, natural resources, outdoor recreation
management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science
(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) and specialized experience.
The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or
Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the
following: Inspect recreation area clean-up operations and perform
safety hazard analysis of public recreation use areas; patrol
wilderness to ensure that areas were operated, used, and maintained
in accordance with wilderness management plans; perform site
maintenance, including cleanup and naturalizing at widely dispersed
sites; gather, compile, and report recreation program data for use
in monitoring and assessment activities and summarized data for use
in recreation data management systems.
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.
This job does not have an education qualification