Forestry Technician

Company Name:
Department Of Agriculture
A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation''s most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.
It''s an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.
This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 14-0104-20461G-HDR open from March 21 to April 03, 2014. Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.
This position is located in the Northern Region, Region 1, Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Coeur d''Alene River Ranger District. The duty location for this position will be Coeur d''Alene or Smelterville, Idaho; management will determine duty location at the time a selection is made.
This Forestry Technician position serves as the District''s Database Manager, and may serve as a Forest-wide resource. The incumbent provides technical expertise for the Forest Service Activity Tracking System (FACTS); updates and maintains the Field Sampled Vegetation (FSVeg) and Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plant, and Invasive Species (TESP/IS) databases for tracking accomplishments and monitoring the districts Invasive species yearly program of work; performs as the Knutsen-Vandenberg (KV) Coordinator and maintains KV, Brush Disposal (BD) and Salvage Sale Fund (SSF) plans.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Jeanne Pedro White at or by email at .us.
Job Title: Forestry Technician
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Forest Service
Job Announcement Number: 14-0104-20461DP-HDR
SALARY RANGE: $35,256.00 to $39,179.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, March 21, 2014 to Tuesday, March 25, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0462-06/07
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location(s):
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion announcement. Current permanent Federal employees, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, and individuals eligible under Special Appointing Authorities should apply to the Merit Promotion announcement to maximize opportunities for consideration.

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