Forest Service Training Instructor (Forestry Practices) in Darby, Montana
Summary This position is located on Trapper Creek Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center in Darby, MT. The incumbent is responsible for providing vocational instruction in order to develop and instruct students in the Forestry Practices vocation. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Daniel Gager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Responsibilities Duties are listed at full performance level. Instruct and demonstrate to the students the proper techniques and methods of basic forestry concepts, such as timber marking, timber stand improvement, tree planting, firefighting, trail construction and maintenance, etc. Develop and review of training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results. Maintains student data and provides reports on students to other center areas. Motivate students with diverse backgrounds and educational levels and abilities. 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-9: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 in the Federal service; OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in education or a subject area related to the position to be filled; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). Specialized experience is defined as the majority of the following: Providing classroom and field instruction on a variety of topics in Natural Resources, Silviculture, Forestry, and Fire. Preparing and reviewing training/course materials. Demonstrating proper use of forestry equipment and tools. Recommending changes to course materials or methods of instruction. Following structured lesson plans. Monitoring student vocational progress. Maintaining student records. 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. Education Additional Information The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply. 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 eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. The Forest Service may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract highly qualified candidates. Additional information is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-and-leave-flexibilities-for-recruitment-and-retention/ This position is not eligible for telework. This is a bargaining unit position and is represented by either NFFE, AFGE, or NAGE. Forest Service daycare facilities are NOT available. Government Housing MAY be available.