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Forest Service Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails) in Bozeman, Montana

Summary This position is located in the Northern Region, Region 1, Custer Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman Ranger District, Bozeman MT. The position is responsible for developing and carrying out operating plans for trail maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Wendi Urie, District Recreation Program Manager, at 406-404-5126 or wendi.urie@usda.gov. Responsibilities Develop and carry out operating plans for trail maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects based on approved direction. Implement trail, and/or wilderness and bridge construction and reconstruction projects. Develop and monitor the logistics required for the completion of wilderness projects and non-wilderness projects associated with trail maintenance and reconstruction. Perform independently or as a leader of a small project crew in trail maintenance and construction. Perform trail log, condition, and prescription surveys. Train crews in wilderness and trail construction and revegetation techniques. Promote an inclusive work environment that is free from all types of discrimination. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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. For the GS-7 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-6). Specialized experience is defined as performing 2 of the following 4 duties: Planning and implementing the logistics required for completion of wilderness projects, such as trail maintenance and reconstruction projects, habitat restoration projects, and invasive plant surveys; Patrolling trails to ensure areas were operated, used, and maintained in accordance with trail management plans; Conducting trail maintenance surveys and documenting trail work needs in data management systems; and/or Following trail maintenance schedules and conducting inventories. OR one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position 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. Education See above for education that may be qualifying for the specific grade level. 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. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran's Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website 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. This agency offers alternative and flexible work schedules. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination will be made at the time of job offer.

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