This position is located on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest
with a duty location of either McCloud, Redding, Hayfork or
Incumbent primary responsibilities in the administration of
timber sales having conventional contract requirements and
For additional information about the duties of this position,
please contact Katharine Bachman at 530-964-3753; or at
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- Interpret and explain timber sale contract provision and
technical methods to be used to the timber operator.
- Inspect work for compliance with contract specifications
governing location and construction of non-system roads, fire
prevention, personal safety precautions, and cutting
- Monitor and inspect timber sale operations having conventional
contract requirements and conditions.
- Determine species of logs, diameter and length to record
information for timber product accountability.
- Identify nature and extent of log defects and calculate volume
of defective wood to determine merchantable timber.
- Complete final inspections of timber sale before recommending
acceptance of contract work for sale closure.
- Follow oral instruction given by supervisor to implement
modifications to standard methods used on timber sale to meet the
- Report non-compliance to supervisor of problems that have an
effect on accuracy of marking and scaling.
- Provide information concerning scale results to timber
operators in support of a timber sale program.
- Create reports, maps and graphs used in normal forestry
- Prepare and submit contract inspection reports.
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this
0462 Forestry Technician
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service
registered 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.
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responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
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
Specialized Experience Requirement:
For the GS-6: You must have one year of specialized experience
equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level.
Examples of specialized experience include: Carried out common
sale administration duties, resolved common problems encountered
under timber sale contracts, and or developed reports, maps, and
graphs used in normal forestry work. Worked in sale preparation
marking and cruising timber, performing sale unit layout. Familiar
with basic logging systems. Ability to communicate orally with
supervisor, co-workers and logging operator representatives. .
For the GS-7: You must have one year of specialized experience
equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level.
Examples of specialized experience include: Monitored and
inspected timber sale operations having common contract
requirements and conditions; designated timber sale boundaries,
interpreted timber sale contract provisions, explained provisions
to operators, applied silviculture prescriptions, understood
marking guides and identified tree species. Reports non-compliance
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.
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.
There are no educational requirements for this position.