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Forest Service Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Administration) in Mio, Michigan


This position is located on the Mio Ranger District of the Huron-Manistee National Forest with a duty location in Mio, MI. The primary responsibility of the position is to administer timber sales on the unit. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Jeff Bellaire, 231-942-4947, jeffrey.bellaire@usda.gov.


Ensure contractual obligations are met prior to performing final field inspection for closure of the timber sale contract.

Initiate requests to collect payments and address bond changes and cooperative work.

Take appropriate action to correct deficiencies in contract terms and assess penalties when needed.

Monitor purchaser?s work to determine if utilization, slash disposal and erosion control are adequate.

Develop plans and schedules to continue field inspections of purchaser's operations.

Review timber sale statements to ensure all payments and deposits are made.

Monitor and control logging operations to comply with long-range goals for land management and resource protection.

Conduct inspections to ensure stream courses and land features are protected.


Conditions of Employment


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-09 grade level: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience could include: Monitored and inspected timber sale operations; Interpreted and explained timber sale contract provisions; Inspected timber sale areas for compliance with contract clauses governing location and construction of non-system roads; Informed supervisor of problems with the timber sale that affect other natural resources; OR Two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture); OR A combination of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience. 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. 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.


See Qualifications section of this announcement.

Additional Information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP 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/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies 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. 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 leave without pay 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. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. Forest Service daycare facilities and government housing are not available. This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.