Forestry Aid/Timber Marker

U.S. Forest Service (USDA)
Eatonton, GA
Job Category
Full time Positions
GS-3 to GS-5 based on experience/education
Last Date to Apply
This is a trainee position in the Forestry Technician profession that performs basic duties and receives training in support of: A unit's various forestry, recreation and natural resources management programs, such as timber and silviculture, recreation and trails, wildlife, fisheries, watershed improvement (soils and hydrology), range, and special uses (i.e. permitting of agency approved projects). The responsibilities are listed at the full performance level and may include: Marks and measures specific tree species and observes defects under the guidance of a supervisor. Gathers, compiles, and recommends improvements for developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit. Functions as Collection Officer for recreation sites. Collects fees, count, reconciles money collected, and ensures deposits are made appropriately. Assists with putting together project proposals and with conducting studies for providing input in National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) project analysis. Conducts a variety of field studies of sensitive wildlife and fish species to determine numbers, environmental conditions, and the condition of the species and its habitat, and factor affecting the health and welfare of the species and its habitat. Conducts water resource inventories, implements water resource improvement project plans, and evaluates impacts of Forest management on the aquatic resources. Participates in the development of plans and programs for range management by collecting data for grazing allotment plans and advising management as to what improvements are needed and what management practices can be affected. Identifies plants and noxious weeds in the field and applies the proper protection or noxious weed controls. Measures and lays out the boundary of areas designated for planting, site preparation, and timber stand improvement contracts. Engages with visitors and permitted users and patrols for compliance in various natural resources program areas. Monitors and maintains existing trails, facilities, etc. to ensure they are in operable condition.
For the GS-03: Applicants must have 6 months of general experience. General experience is defined as 1 or more of the following: performing manual labor such as construction work, stocking shelves, working on farms, ranches, or other settings such as feeding and tending to livestock, maintaining farm facilities and equipment, and/or like facilities and equipment;- working in greenhouses, nurseries, or landscaping by tasks like planting, moving, watering, and caring for plants; and/or engaging in general maintenance duties like custodial work, mowing, or tending grounds; and/or providing mechanical, electrical, or plumbing services; and/or working as an animal caretaker in laboratories, zoos, or pet stores, tending to tribal livestock and/or hatchery resources; and/or working outdoors or in the recreation industry; and/or serving as a cashier and managing money; and/or conducting administrative tasks and/or managing correspondences or files; and/or working in customer service or the service industry; and/or being a delivery truck driver or working in transportation; and/or gaining other work experience, whether paid or unpaid, such as volunteering or interning for research or academic projects; tribal, cultural or art organizations; professional association or societies; at various organizations like parks, food banks, youth camps, caregiving, hospitals or nursing homes; participating in community and tribal engagement initiatives; and supporting sports leagues, local fire and police departments and/or other non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs). OR Successful completion of 1 year of study that included at least 6 semester hours in a combination of courses such as range management or conservation, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, engineering, biology, mathematics, or other natural or physical sciences; OR An appropriate combination of experience and education above high school as described above. The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university and include courses that are related to the occupation of the position. 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.
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