Supervisory Forester


Vacancy ID: 779881   Announcement Number: MU-13-04   USAJOBS Control Number: 330363100

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Supervisory Forester


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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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

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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 Supervisory Forester

21. Geographic Availability

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403310101 Muskogee, OK

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, 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 submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes.

B. No.

2. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference.

A. Yes.

B. No.

3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility

A. Yes.

B. No.

4. Do you possess a valid Driver's License?

A. I certify that I possess a valid Driver's License.

B. I do not possess a valid Driver's License.

You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Forestry positions. In addition, you must have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level (comparable to GS-11) in the federal service.

5. From the descriptions below, select the letter that most accurately and specifically describes the education and/or experience you have that demonstrates how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirements for GS-12. Mark only 1 response.

A. I have 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 curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas: Management of Renewable Resources (examples of creditable courses in this area include silviculture, forest management operations, timber management, wildland fire science or fire management, utilization of forest resources, forest regulation, recreational land management, 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 environment (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); or 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).

B. I have 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. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.

C. I do not meet the basic qualifications described above.

6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for the Forester GS-0460-12. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have one or more years of specialized experience performing forestry duties that are equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. This experience includes performing work related to the development, production, conservation, and utilization of the natural resources of forests and associated lands; inventory, planning, evaluation, and management of forest resources such as timber, soil, land, water, wildlife and fish habitat, minerals, forage, and outdoor recreation; and the valuation, management and protection of forest lands and properties.

B. I do not have specialized experience as described above.

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. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience and your self-rating is not supported, your score will be lowered.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. (0 points)

B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job. (1 point)

C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures. (2 points)

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. (3 points)

E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. 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. (4 points)

7. Manage a forestry program including: timber management, forest development, forest insect and disease management, forest inventories, forest management planning, woodland management, fire management, and fuels management.

8. Conduct or oversee the completion of forest management inventories and forest management plans.

9. Complete continuous forest inventories, stand examinations, regeneration surveys, stocking surveys, and woodland inventories.

10. Design or oversee the design and implementation of forest development projects.

11. Review and provide advice on fire management planning projects, this includes National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, Fire Planning Analysis (FPA), and fire management plans.

12. Review and provide advice on wildland fire preparedness, fire suppression projects, and fire preparedness issues.

13. Implement a forest development program to maintain or enhance the future forest productivity.

14. Develop or review stand level silvicultural prescriptions.

15. Monitor forest insect and disease activity.

16. Monitor pest populations and mortality levels, prioritize areas for corrective or preventive treatments, and prepare proposals for Forest Pest Management projects.

17. Review areas for harvesting needs.

18. Identify and prioritize areas needing treatment.

19. Prepare or oversee the preparation of timber sales.

20. Administer a permit program to harvest fuel wood and miscellaneous forest products

21. Prepare or oversee development of timber sale contracts and permits

22. Prepare bid prospectuses, advertise timber, and facilitates bid openings

23. Maintain timber sale records, including payment records

24. Complete or review timber sale inspection reports and initiate corrective or actions if necessary.

25. Develop, monitor, and administer program budgets, projects, operations, or activities

26. Give official approval or disapproval for actions, requests, or recommendations.

27. Make improvements, solve problems, or take corrective action when problems arise.

28. Develop, modify, or provide input on plans, goals, or objectives for projects, programs, systems, or operations (for example, strategic plans, work breakdown structures, integration plans, and performance measures).

29. Review or evaluate and provide feedback on others' work (for example, peers, subordinates, contractors).

30. Review and approve file maintenance and disposition plans and ensure that appropriate record security and privacy measures are implemented.

31. Complete and submit required reports and data calls within established deadlines.

32. Promote or develop and maintain good working relationships with key individuals or groups.

33. Provide scientific or technical advice or support in the subject matter area of forest and wildland fire management to others.

34. Discuss results, problems, plans, suggestions, terms, or conditions.

35. Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.

36. Serve as a liaison between the work unit or organization and other entities (for example, other work units within the organization, government personnel, representatives of business, industry, trade, and professional associations, the media, the public).

37. Participate in or represent the organization or clients at meetings.

As previously explained, your ratings in this 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: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

38. 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 rated 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.

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 50's) is received and is accurate.