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Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Administration)

Company: Department Of Agriculture
Location: Hayfork
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




This position is located on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest with a duty location of either McCloud, Redding, Hayfork or Weaverville, CA.

Incumbent primary responsibilities in the administration of timber sales having conventional contract requirements and conditions.

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 provisions.
  • 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 conditions.
  • 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 work.
  • Prepare and submit contract inspection reports.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0462 Forestry Technician

  • Requirements



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 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


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.

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 to supervisor.

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.

Keywords: Department Of Agriculture, Redding , Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Administration), Other , Hayfork, California

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