USDA Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Region
Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep)
Temporary Seasonal (1039)
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
____________________Wenatchee River Ranger District______________
Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep)
The Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest is currently seeking candidate for one temporary GS-6 Forestry Technician Timber Sale Prep position. Located on the Wenatchee River Ranger District, Leavenworth, Washington.
The Wenatchee Ranger District, of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be advertising for one temporary seasonal Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep) position with a duty station of Leavenworth, Washington.
The announcement number for this position is 21-TEMP4-R6-3002-6DT-BV and will be posted to https://www.usajobs.gov/ from October 30th – November 9th 2020. The USFS jobs page https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/jobs/events has additional information how to apply.
About the Position: This position is established on the Wenatchee River Ranger District. Technical duties will be performed in timber sale prep. The work is performed in a forest environment where terrain may be uneven, rocky, and covered with thick vegetation. Climatic conditions range from extremely hot and dry to extremely cold and wet. Rain, snow, wind, or dust may be encountered. The work involves regular and recurring risks or discomforts that require safety precautions or the use of safety equipment such as boots, gloves, and hardhats.
Major Duties and are not limited to:
Independently applies silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber.
Acts as a certified timber cruiser. Independently applies the instructions issued in a cruise plan. Takes and records tree measurements, assesses quality, and determines defect. Prepares and computer processes cruise data.
Observes and reports areas of possible archeological significance, and sightings of sensitive, threatened or endangered wildlife species.
Traverses harvest unit boundaries, road locations, and determines area.
Participates in other aspects of resource management support work as assigned and qualified
District Overview: Wenatchee River Ranger District - Rugged Peaks and Tranquil Valleys
A landscape of contrast, the Wenatchee River Ranger District contains 700,000 acres of wonderfully diverse terrain located in the Wenatchee River watershed. Open pine and bitterbrush country border on the eastern fringes - and rugged, snowcapped peaks of the Cascade Mountain range rise to the west.
Here in this land of deep winter snows and hot, dry summers, visitors will find a wide spectrum of outdoor activities available. From the dry sagebrush lowlands to the lush alpine meadows and breathtaking mountaintops, there's something for everyone. Over 600 miles of wilderness and non-wilderness trails provide experiences for hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, and motorcyclists. The rugged peaks of the Stuart Range and boulders and buttresses of the lower valleys offer challenging climbs unmatched anywhere else in the state. Three hundred twenty thousand acres of opportunities for exploration await those looking for peace and solitude in the rugged Alpine Lakes, Henry M Jackson and Glacier Peak Wilderness.
Lake Wenatchee is a glacier formed lake approximately 5 miles long, 1 mile wide, 240’ deep, and 2,445 acres in size. The area offers year-round recreation including camping, hiking, bicycling, and water sports. Winter recreationists will find miles of groomed snowmobile and cross-country ski trails. Dog sledding and ice fishing are also popular winter activities in the nearby Fish Lake area.
The town of Leavenworth has a rich history and plenty of tradition. It is known as the “Bavarian Village” and receives nearly 1.5 million visitors each year. It’s a very unique and popular area. The elevation of Lake Wenatchee is 1,873 feet and has a population of 1030. Receives an annual precipitation of approximately 40 inches (mainly from snow) and has an annual growing season of 165 to 240 days. On the average, there are 42 days below 32 degrees and 25 days above 90 degrees annually. Residents enjoy the sunny climate of the valley yet also delight in four distinct seasons. Government housing may be available.
ABOUT THE FOREST: The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest encompasses over 4 million acres in Washington state and stretches north to south from the Canadian border to the Goat Rocks Wilderness – a distance of about 180 miles. The forest lies east of the Cascade Crest, which defines its western boundary. The eastern edge of the forest extends into the Okanogan highlands, then south along the Okanogan and Columbia Rivers, and down into the Yakima River Valley. Because of this wide geographic range, the forest is very diverse – from the high, glaciated alpine peaks along the Cascade Crest and the numerous mountain ranges extending eastward from the crest, through deep, lush valleys of old growth forest, to the dry and rugged shrub-steppe country at its eastern edge. For additional information visit our web site http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee/
Forest Service employees on the workforce reduction placement system list will receive priority consideration and CTAP/ICTAP candidates will receive the appropriate consideration.
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For additional information please contact: Kelsey Miedtke, Timber Sale Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-860-9375.
For the GS-6 level: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include meeting two or more of the following: Provided timber sale preparation support taking tree measurements, identifying tree species and quality & defect recognition & determination; Utilized maps, compasses, aerial photos and other field tools in support of timber sale preparation activities; Interpreted silvicultural prescriptions and timber marking guides to designate harvest timber; Measured amount and quantity of timber in designated timber sale areas;
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 combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meets the requirements of the position being filled. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university