Forester (Sale Preparation)


Vacancy ID: 752629   Announcement Number: RMR-12-62, 752629   USAJOBS Control Number: 327166900

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1. Title of Job

Forester (Sale Preparation)


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Please answer the following Employment Availability Questions by selecting either Yes or No.


6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (05-09) you will accept.


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09

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Forester (Development/Timber Sale) - MP

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


300285003 Crow Agency, MT

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

WARNING STATEMENT: Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings ARE subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, narratives and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

1. Are you claiming Indian Preference and submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment?

A. Yes.

B. No.

2. Are you claiming Veterans Preference and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty?

A. Yes.

B. No.


3. Are you a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility and are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action?

A. Yes.

B. No.

The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid State drivers license in order to fully perform the duties/functions of this position.

4. Do you possess a valid Drivers License. If you answered "Yes" to question four, please submit a copy of your current Valid Drivers License with your application.

A. Yes, I certify that I possess a valid Drivers License.

B. No, I do not possess a valid Drivers License.

Question five determines if applicants meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for a Forester(Timber Sale/Development) position. Applicants who meet the Individual Occupational Requirement are fully qualified for the GS-5 position. You must answer question five. Failure to respond to question three will result in an ineligible rating. You must provide documentation supporting your response in you resume. You will be rated ineligible if your resume/application does not support the education/training/experience claimed.

5. From the descriptions below, select the letter corresponding to the statement that most clearly and accurately describes meeting the individual occupational requirements for the Forester(Timber Sale/Development). Select only one letter.

A. Degree: in Forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry. The cirriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas; MANAGEMENT OF RENEWABLE RESOURCES - study of the science and art of managing renewable resources to attain desired results. Examples of creditible courses in this area include silviculture, forest management operations, timber management, wildland fire science or fire management, utilization of forest resources, forest regulations, recreational land managmeent, watershed management and wildlife or range habitat management; FOREST BIOLOGY - study of the classification, distribution characteristics and identification of forest vegetation and the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest enfironment. Examples of creditable courses in this area include dendrology, forest ecology, silvics, forest genetics, wood structure and properties, forest soils, forest entomology and forest pathology.; FOREST RESOURCE MEASUREMENTS AND INVENTORY - sampling, inventory, measurement and analysis techniques as applied to a variety of forest resources. Examples of creditable courses include forest biometrics, forest mensuration, forest valuation, statistical analysis of forest resource data, renewable natural resources inventories and analysis and photogrammetry or remote sensing. Fully qualifying for GS-5. (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

B. OR - A combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major in forestry or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry. The requirements for diversification of the 24 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Qualifies for GS-5 (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

C. I do not have the education/training/experience described above.

6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-5 Forester(Presale). Make sure your resume supports the response that you select, please provide all proper documentation supporting education and/or experience, (i.e., College transcripts, certificates, etc.).

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level that involved development and implentation of the timber sales program; preparing timber sales and monitoring sale progress including the determination of planting units, precommercial thinning units, cone collection and participating in all aspects of the timber sales program. Determination of best access routes, location of cutting units and that logging methods are consistent with transportation and silvicultural plans.

B. I have successfully completed 1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement in a field related to the GS-7 Forester(Timber Sale/Development) position. (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

C. I have a combination of specialized experience(6 montsh) as described in (A) and morethan 27 semester hours of appropriate graduate education is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience in (B) which totals at least one year. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify for the GS-7.

D. I do not have the experience and/or education as described in any of the above statements.

7. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-9 Forester(Presale). Make sure your resume supports the response that you select, please provide all proper documentation supporting education and/or experience, (i.e., College transcripts, certificates, etc.).

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level that involved development and implementation of the timber sales program; preparing timber slaes and monitoring sale progress including the determination of planting units, precommercial thinning units, cone collection and participating in all aspects of the timber sales program. Determination of best access routes, location of cutting units and that logging methods are consistent with transportation and silvicultural plans.

B. I have successfully completed 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field related to the GS-9 Forester(Timber Sale/Development) position.

C. I have a combination of specialized experience(6 months) as described in (A) and morethan 27 semester hours assuming there is no evidence that the attended college or university requires more than 18 semester hours equivalent to a year of graduate study, is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience in (B) which totals at least one year at GS-7. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify for the GS-9.

D. I do not have the experience and/or education as described in any of the above statements.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.

B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.

C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisory or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.

D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.

E- I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

8. Administer the training and field application of forest inventory and sale preparation activities.

9. Monitor data processing programs used in processing cruise data.

10. Endorse timber cruising principles and forest sampling techniques.

11. Verify location of cutting units.

12. Design a cruise and processed cruise data in SuperACE or FScruiser.

13. cruise timber within standard volume tolerances.

14. Affluent in the use of making complex maps in Arc GIS.

15. Develop over 20 maps in Arc GIS

16. Participate in timber sales program as workload dictates.

17. Initiate examinations and analyses of forest areas.

18. Determine areas that require short or long-range silvicultural treatment in concurrence with Forest Management Plan.

19. Write silvicultural prescriptions.

20. Ensure that treatments and harvesting techniques are compatible with long-range timber management goals.

21. Verify logging methods are consistent with transportation and silvicultural plans.

22. Produce timber sale contracts and advertised them for bid.

23. Analyze forest inventory data to prepare management reports.

24. Write Forest Officer Reports for review.

25. Prepare and review environmental assessments and environmental impact statements.

26. Designate road location for best access while creating the least environmental impact.

27. Create a variety of maps for document use.

28. Investigate and document timber trespasses.

29. Develop performance standards for subordinates and updates position descriptions.

30. Communicate with tribal members to interpret timber management activities.

31. Coordinate with archaeologist and other disciplines to gain clearance for timber sale/forest development.

32. Participate on interdisciplinary teams.

33. Assist in conducting public involvement meetings.

34. Maintain work relationship with other organization with competing goals.

35. Perform the role of a lead to other field employees in order to meet the goals and objectives of a program

36. Plan and direct forest development program in guidelines of cost benefit analysis.

37. Perform timber cruising to estimate volumes within specified accuracies.

38. Appraise forested areas using current market prices and logging costs.

39. Supervise the safe and efficient maintenance, storage and usage of equipment.

40. Assure timber sale preparation crew has adequate equipment and supplies to complete activities in a timely manner.

As previously explained, your ratings in the Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you; (a) understand this warning, (b) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy and (c) verify that your responses accurately described your current level of experience and capability.

41. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be reated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50s) is received and is accurate.