Experience:
1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
10/15/2018
Job Category:
Technician
Forestry Technician
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Department of defense | Leesville, LA
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About the Position: The surrounding community of Fort Polk is comprised of the towns of Leesville, DeRidder, New Llano and Anacoco. The nearest cities are Alexandria (45 miles northeast) and Lake Charles (55 miles south). The area is considered rural with Kisatchie National Forest, which offers hunting and recreational activities located nearby. Also, located nearby are Toledo Bend Lake, Vernon Lake and Anacoco Lake for those interested in fishing, boating, swimming etc.

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Responsibilities

* Plan, coordinate and conduct timber cruises and sample surveys.
* Use practices and techniques to determine volume of merchantable timber, species composition, accessibility and environmental constraints.
* Plan, organize and carry out intermediate and final inspections of timber sales having conventional contract requirements and conditions.
* Serve as a crew leader in the field marking of timber.
* Carry out specific fire control assignments such as fire prevention, fuels management, pre-attack planning, and fire suppression activities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None


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0462 Forestry Technician


* Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
* This position requires a commercial driver's license (CDL) within 180 days of employment.
* This position requires pre-employment and annual physical.
* This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing.
* This position requires a Secret security clearance.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes includes work that involves marking trees to be cut considering type, species composition and age classes; assisting in conducting timber cruises and sample surveys for the forestry department; and/or performing forest fire suppression using equipment such as fireplow/pumper units, back-pack pumps, and/or backfire torches.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).

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Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as Forestry.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Fire Management
* Forest Management
* Technical Competence

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

About Department of defense

The Department of Defense, for one, has made considerable progress since receiving its barely passing grade. MITRE, a Massachusetts-based technology think tank, has completed an evaluation of Defense systems and made a series of recommendations. And according to the Defense Department's Year 2000 program coordinator Carla von Bernewitz, the department is now well into the assessment stage, with "pockets of the DOD already involved in testing." One move toward a more unified federal response has been the establishment of a General Services Administration Web site. The site operates as the government's Year 2000 clearinghouse, with background information, contact names, vendor/contract data and conference schedules available for department and agency use.