Outreach Notice Student Trainee (Forestry Technician) Rocky Mountain Region (R2)

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Outreach Notice
Student Trainee (Forestry Technician)
Rocky Mountain Region (R2)
GS-0499-4
November 14, 2013
Position Description: This outreach notice is for the Regional Student Trainee
(Forestry Technician) position for the Renewable Resources Department area. The
Rocky Mountain Region consists of 17 National Forests and 7 National Grasslands,
operating as 11 units. The various units fall within five western states: Colorado,
Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. The focus of this position is to provide
administrative support to the Renewable Resource Director area. For basic
qualifications, the OPM qualifications handbook will be used.
Duties of the Position: Duties may involve but are not limited to:
Participates in some or all of the following activities.
Timber
Marks clearly specified softwood and hardwood trees for cutting as sawlogs,
pulpwood, posts, poles, etc., according to prescriptions.
Measures tree
diameters and heights and observes defects under guidance of supervisor.
Traverses proposed timber sale units using plans and prescriptions, topographic
maps, aerial photos, compass, Global Positioning System devices, etc. Assists
forester or technicians in the lay out of logging units, temporary roads, locations,
etc.
As a member of a timber cruising crew, runs compass lines, paces or measures
distances, marks and numbers plots, measures heights and diameters and
records data on field data recorders or cards.
Silviculture
Leads a small crew measuring and laying out the boundary of small areas
designated for planting, site preparation and timber stand improvement contracts.
Personally performs work, or inspects work performed under site preparation,
planting and timber stand improvement contracts following established
procedures and which involve standard requirements and are limited in size.
Checks planted areas for seedling survival rate and stocking and records
information. Calls non-compliance to attention of his/her supervisor.
Wildlife
Performs independently, or as the leader of a crew, wildlife or fisheries habitat
improvement projects such as site preparation for clearings, construction and
installation of fish attractors, planting of areas for establishment of more desirable
food or cover, nesting boxes, water developments, establishment of food plots,
etc.
Range
Assists on range analysis and maintenance and construction of range structural
improvements. Contacts range permittees and communicates to them Forest
Service range policies and basic requirements of permit, counts designated
permitted livestock to ensure number are in compliance with permit, checks
range condition including structures, and checks for trespass livestock. Any
violation which cannot be informally resolved on-the-ground is reported to
supervisor.
Operates government vehicles in support of field activities.
Duty Station: The duty station will be the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, which is
currently located at 740 Simms Street, Golden, Colorado 80401.
Contact Information: Once you complete the enclosed form, please submit it to
Sarah LaDell at [email protected], or by postal mail at 740 Simms Street, Golden,
Colorado 80401. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact
Sarah LaDell at [email protected], or (303) 275-5027.
Outreach Notice
Student Trainee (Forestry Technician)
Rocky Mountain Region (R2)
GS-0499-4
OUTREACH RESPONSE
Submit the completed form, by November 14, 2013, to Sarah LaDell by email at
[email protected], or by postal mail at 740 Simms Street, Golden, Colorado 80401. If
you have questions related to this position, please contact Sarah LaDell at
[email protected], or (303) 275-5027.
Name:
Current Position/Title:
Employer / Forest
Salary / Grade Level:
Mailing Address:
Email Address:
Telephone Number:
Brief Description of Experience:
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