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          Offer - Nurturing Beauty Naturally - Albuquerque      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Albuquerque guide: Where to eat, drink shop and stay in New Mexico's largest city      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Lifeguard - Albuquerque, NM - Riverpoint Sports & Wellness - Albuquerque, NM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Riverpoint Sports & Wellness*. Monitors the activities in a swimming area to prevent accidents and to provide assistance to swimmers....
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          Front Desk Associate - Albuquerque, NM - Riverpoint Sports & Wellness - Albuquerque, NM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
*Riverpoint Sports & Wellness* *Albuquerque, NM* Hours: Monday through Friday. Shifts will be scheduled between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm. *General**Summary: ...
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          Facility Manager - Albuquerque, NM - Riverpoint Sports & Wellness - Albuquerque, NM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Riverpoint Sports & Wellness*. Maintain structural integrity of building and grounds by inspection, repair and maintenance of all structural, heating, plumbing,...
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          Housekeeping Associate - Albuquerque, NM - Riverpoint Sports & Wellness - Albuquerque, NM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
*Riverpoint Sports & Wellness* *Albuquerque, NM* *Hours: Part Time (Weekends Included)* *General **Summary: *Primary responsibility for housekeeping staff...
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          Lifeguard - New Mexico Sports & Wellness - Albuquerque, NM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Riverpoint Sports & Wellness. Monitors the activities in a swimming area to prevent accidents and to provide assistance to swimmers....
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          Child Care Associate - New Mexico Sports & Wellness - Albuquerque, NM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Riverpoint Sports & Wellness. Part Time (Mon-Fri 8-12 pm, 9-1 pm, 1-4 pm, 4-8 pm Saturday 8-1 pm Sunday 9-1 pm)....
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          Front Desk Associate - New Mexico Sports & Wellness - Albuquerque, NM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Riverpoint Sports & Wellness Albuquerque, NM Hours: Monday through Friday. Shifts will be scheduled between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm. General Summary: Performs...
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          Facility Manager - New Mexico Sports & Wellness - Albuquerque, NM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Riverpoint Sports & Wellness. Maintain structural integrity of building and grounds by inspection, repair and maintenance of all structural, heating, plumbing,...
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          Housekeeping Associate - New Mexico Sports & Wellness - Albuquerque, NM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Riverpoint Sports & Wellness Albuquerque, NM Hours: Part Time (Weekends Included) General Summary: Primary responsibility for housekeeping staff is cleaning...
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          Notice of Inventory Completion: Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Albuquerque Museum has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Albuquerque Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Safety Basis Engineer (Experienced)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state\-of\-the\-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that helps tackle some the most challenging issues facing our nation's security? You could be the engineer we are seeking to join our dynamic team to conduct safety basis analyses of nuclear facilities to ensure safe operation On any given day, you may be called on to: + You will partner with multidisciplinary teams to innovatively improve the safety analysis of existing nuclear facilities + You will be responsible for creating and reviewing all documented safety analysis \(DSA\) and technical safety requirements \(TSRs\) for nuclear facilities + Interface with a wide variety of Sandia departments such as operations, engineering, and assurance, as well as the DOE Sandia Field Office + Conduct evaluations of radiation transport and shielding design; conducting computer modeling for nuclear applications + Implement, test, and apply software to support safety software validation + Manage changes to nuclear and industrial facilities through the unreviewed safety question \(USQ\) process + Represent Sandia on national and international technical safety\-related committees and groups + You will perform engineering analyses of nuclear or radioactive materials, chemical inventories, energetic materials, and operations to determine a facility's hazard categorization + Perform safety basis analyses for facilities, including hazard identification, hazard analysis, accident analysis, and control selection, and provide extensive experienced technical advice and assistance to line organizations and federal regulators on complex safety basis issues + You will develop and maintain Sandia National Laboratories' specific safety basis processes and procedures + Model criticality safety calculations, radiological and chemical atmospheric dispersion, reactor physics, and radiation transport + Conduct readiness reviews for nuclear and industrial facilities to determine whether the facility has achieved readiness for the safe startup or restart of operations Required: + Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a relevant STEM discipline plus 4 years of relevant experience + Experience in Nuclear Safety + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-clearance Desired: + Four or more years of experience with Nuclear Safety Basis at DOE facilities + Experience with the preparation or review of Documented Safety Analyses \(DSAs\) and Technical Safety Requirements \(TSRs\) for research reactors, critical assemblies, and non\-reactor nuclear facilities at DOE Facilities + Experience with the use and/or development of nuclear safety modeling codes and techniques + Knowledge of and/or experience with reactor kinetics, physics, and thermo\-hydraulic engineering calculations and modeling + Experience performing hazard analyses using techniques from Guidelines for Hazard Evaluation Procedures including but not limited to safety checklist, what\-if checklist, failure modes and effects analysis, fault/event tree, and qualitative risk analysis + Proficiency with the Unreviewed Safety Question \(USQ\) process + Operational experience with radiological and/or nuclear facilities + Experience with conduct of operations \(ConOps\) in nuclear facilities + Experience collaborating with outside technical organizations such as ANS and EFCOG + Experience leading diverse teams and ability to work cooperatively in a team\-oriented environment + Experience with successful facilitation and resolution of potentially contentious issues in a diverse group setting + Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively both verbally and in writing + Current, active U\.S\. DOE L or Q\-clearance Department Description: The Nuclear Safety Technologies Department \(Org\. 1383\), located in Technical Area V \(TA\-V\) at Sandia National Laboratories \(SNL\), is responsible for ensuring that risks associated with operating TA\-V nuclear facilities are analyzed, communicated, and accepted by the governing authorities\. This involves selecting and evaluating nuclear safety controls to ensure protection of the general public, workers, visitors, and the TA\-V staff\. In addition, the Department ensures that the nuclear facility's safety documentation complies with federal law, Department of Energy \(DOE\) requirements and SNL standards and expectations\. Org\. 1383 is also responsible for implementing the Sandia corporate Nuclear Criticality Safety \(NCS\) Program\. Additional responsibilities of Department include research and development of Nuclear Safety Technologies\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) R&D Lab Support Technologist - Nanomaterials (Early Career)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: We are seeking an R&D Laboratory Support Technologist to support research and development projects related to nanostructured and nanoporous materials\. Are you a hard\-working, flexible and self\-motivated technologist who flourishes in a dynamic multidisciplinary team environment? If so, consider applying for this opportunity to contribute to the development of creative solutions that address challenging US Energy and National Security needs\. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Support lab needs related to magnetic materials modeling and characterization \(i\.e\., magnetometer, B\-H analyzer, and LCR meter, electron microscopy\) and thin film R&D processes \(i\.e\., thin film deposition and characterization\) + Utilize interpersonal and multi\-tasking skills for efficiently meeting diverse needs + Augment staff research efforts, make self\-motivated lab experimental/modeling contributions, and be a careful partner in safe, coordinated lab operations + Develop skills for supporting the maintenance and operation of key materials characterization and processing techniques + Work with staff towards safely improvising creative lab solutions that further extend our experimental research capabilities Required: + Bachelor's degree in physics, electrical engineering materials science or another relevant technical field + Experience modeling magnetic materials phenomena using COMSOL or other similar modeling package + Academic background or experience with interfacing lab equipment to data acquisition systems, and/or handling data for modeling and interpretation + Academic background or experience utilizing instrumentation to measure and observe magnetic materials properties or phenomena \(i\.e\., magnetometer, B\-H analyzer, and LCR meter\) + Academic background or experience with thin film materials synthesis or characterization techniques + Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE L clearance Desired: + Experience with desktop computers and common relevant software \(like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc\.\) + Experience in the operation or maintenance of relevant materials characterization instrumentation \(i\.e\., magnetometer, B\-H analyzer, and LCR meter, electron microscopy\) + Experience with general laboratory support + Experience in the operation or maintenance of relevant vacuum and/or laser materials processing instrumentation + Internship experience in materials science + Current, active DoE clearance Department Description: The Nanoscale Sciences Department conducts collaborative leading\-edge research that advances the understanding of materials at the nanoscale and enables the collaborative development of creative solutions for Sandia's broad and evolving National Security and Energy Missions\. Our research activities have broad impact; and typically generate peer\-reviewed, high\-profile journal publications and presentations at professional scientific meetings\. Our main research focus is directed along three thrusts: + Electrochemical Materials Science and Applications \(including energy storage and corrosion\) + Magnetic, Dielectric and Electronic Materials Science and Applications \(including ferroics and composites\) + Nanostructured Materials Science and Applications \(i\.e\., for hazardous materials capture/storage, sensing, membranes, water treatment, and catalysis\) About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted L\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Senior Software Engineer, Cloud/Container Platform (Polyglot)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: This role contributes to Sandia’s success by providing technical leadership in cloud platforms delivery\. Makes decisions on complex or ambiguous application development issues\. Provides supervision and guidance in service development activities\. Ensures that system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to increase efficiency\. Creates complex prototypes\. Codes, tests, debugs, documents and implements highly complex platform and supporting software applications\. Provides technical direction, training and guidance for less experienced staff\. Models and acts in accordance with Sandia Guiding Principles\. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Designs, develops, implements, documents, and tests changes to code deployed platforms and supporting application subsystems\. Codes, tests, debugs, documents, and implements complex platforms and applications\. Creates complex prototypes and ensures deliverables are high quality and meet user expectations\. + Collaborates with business partners, other Information Technology \(IT\) teams and senior application developers to arrive at recommendations for technology decisions\. This includes package selection, and systems design and modifications\. Initiates process improvements for new and existing systems\. + Resolves or assists with escalated software application and platform issues as needed\. Leads and coordinates activities to develop and execute plans to mitigate occurrence and reoccurrence of production issues\. Oversees and contributes to the documentation of production support processes\. Anticipates long term support issues and plans for corrective actions\. Collaborates with support teams to ensure complex issues are resolved in a timely manner\. Performs root cause analysis to identify permanent resolutions to software or business process issues\. Required: + Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline plus five or more years of experience, or equivalent; - experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job\. + Experience with: - Golang, Java, \.NET,or Python doing full stack application and/or Platform development\. - Agile methodology and tooling experience - executing quality assurance activities \(including peer reviews, test development, and test execution\) - creating code that interfaces with Commercial Off the Shelf products - Git \(git\-flow\) with fully automated CI/CD pipeline experience - developing SOA and RESTful Web Services + Ability to obtain a DOE Q\-level Clearance Desired: + Working independently on assignments with minimal direction and determining objectives and approaches to assignments + Operationalization of microservice platform, experience with platforms and tools such Kubernetes, Sensu, Prometheus, Jenkins, Gitlab, service mesh or similar tools + Analyzing, diagnosing and proposing solutions to application or business process issues \(8 years\) + Mentoring, coaching and leading other technical team members \(6 years\) + Container Platform Development \(2 years\) + Microservice application development experience \(2 years\) + DevOps experience \(2 years\) + Strong working knowledge of SQL and No\-SQL Platforms\. + Extensive experience in web application programming using javascript frameworks with support of multiple devices\. + Instrumentation of services, implementation of monitoring and alerting, and triaging of production issues\. + Strong working knowledge of microservices development and relevant supporting technologies such as orchestration, containers, service discovery, service gateways and proxying + Experience in architecting and building large\-scale microservice solutions + Strong working knowledge of cloud technologies such as Azure and AWS Department Description: The Cloud Computing Department \(10779\) is responsible for leading the implementation, operations and management of world\-class Enterprise Cloud Services and Cloud\-Native practices\. We are focused on implementing a suite of Cloud Capabilities from Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud, PaaS, Container Orchestration and Cloud Management portals\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Science Writer/Media Relations Specialist (Early/Mid-Career)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: We are seeking a highly motivated Corporate Communications Specialist to write news releases about science and technology, use multimedia to highlight Sandia’s accomplishments and create interest in our work, resulting in local, trade and national media coverage, and to host media visits and serve as a spokesperson to enhance and protect Sandia's reputation\. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Promote positive local and national media coverage of Sandia as a premier national security lab\. + Consult with executive management to ensure communications are effectively and strategically aligned to mission goals\. + Use your natural curiosity to learn about science and technology to obtain a broad knowledge of Sandia’s research and maintain good working relationships with the media and other external customers\. + Quickly and effectively handle crisis and emergency communications, working with Sandia employees, management and stakeholders to provide timely responses to media inquiries to minimize negative publicity\. Required: + Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English, technical writing or a humanities or science field\. + Three or more years of journalism or public affairs experience, including freelance writing\. + Experience working with media either as a public information officer, freelancer or media representative\. _Applicants considered for interviews will be required to produce writing samples and successfully complete a writing test\._ Desired: + Communications experience with a focus on science or technology\. + More than five years’ experience working with media as a public information officer, freelancer or media representative\. + Proven ability to write clearly, concisely and effectively for a public audience\. + Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines and prioritize work\. + Crisis and emergency communications experience\. + Master’s degree in humanities, science, technical writing or other communications field\. + Experience working with U\.S\. government agencies\. + Good negotiating skills, project management abilities and an ability to work with a variety of people independently and in a team environment\. + Experience in corporate communication planning, developing and implementing communication plans or campaigns or organizing media events or branding strategies\. + Knowledge of AP style\. + Knowledge of media metrics and measuring results\. + Desire to grow in your career\. + Willingness to continuously learn from on\-the\-job experiences and share those lessons to benefit the team\. Department Description: Media Relations and Emergency Communications provides timely, proactive and regular communications to local, trade, national and international media about Sandia's mission, scientific and technical achievements, role in our communities and role as a preferred employer\. Media relations staff serve as official Sandia spokespersons and provide content for news releases, talking points, the Sandia Lab News, sandia\.gov, the media, social media and fact sheets\. Media relations specialists write communication plans, strategies for responding to negative media issues and plan for news conferences and media visits\. We comply with DOE/NNSA and Sandia direction governing how Sandia disseminates information to the public in an emergency\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) R&D Computer Science - Data Systems Engineering (Entry/Mid-Career)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: The Data Systems Engineering Group is looking for qualified Research and Development Computer Science candidates passionate about collaborating within a high performing team on next generation technologies to provide solutions to national security applications\. The group engineers and delivers technology solutions across the entire spectrum of mission data\. These solutions are implemented in a variety of development languages and span hardware/software interfaces through high\-level applications and multi\-level systems\. You will participate in design, development, testing, and delivery of specialized software in a variety of development environments from waterfall to agile \(Scrum\)\. You will also have opportunities to propose and participate in internal research and development efforts\. Some travel may be required Required: + Advanced degree \(Masters or PhD\) in Computer Science or a related discipline plus a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics \(STEM\); or bachelor's in Computer Science or related discipline with 4 or more years of relevant work experience\. + Software design, development, testing, delivery, and support experience in object oriented languages such as Java, C\#, C\+\+\. Desired: + Developing web applications, including both back\-end and front\-end web development experience\. + Ability to work effectively in a dynamic interdisciplinary team environment; excellent listening and communication skills\. + Experience with Docker containers, Jenkins continuous integration, and continuous delivery approaches to software development and deployment in cloud\-based environments\. + Experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, CouchDB, Neo4j, or Elasticsearch\. + Ability to utilize debugging tools and test frameworks such as Junit, NgTest, JBehave, or Cucumber\. + Experience using version control systems such as Git, Subversion, Mercurial, or Team Forge\. + Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting for a common purpose\. + Proven written communication skills\. + Knowledge with cloud technologies\. + Active DOE Q\-Level security clearance\. Department Description: The Weapons Design and Assurance Center \(2600\) is a multi\-discipline, product\-focused organization that provides engineering design, components, subsystems, integration, testing, and field support for nuclear weapons and other high\-consequence national security applications\. Examples of these applications include the development of satellite and other space\-flight and airborne payloads, testing for high consequence military programs, nuclear weapon safety mechanisms, high reliability electronic products, telemetry and software systems, and data science and analytics\. The Center has four main competencies: Advanced Mechanical Design, Firing & Embedded Systems, Hi\-Reliability Electronic Products, and Data Systems Engineering\. You will join high performing technical teams in the Data Systems Engineering Group and will handle the design, development, qualification, and delivery of highly specialized hardware and software components and subsystems for national security applications\. These systems are designed to meet demanding performance specifications, offer high reliability, enable integration and interfacing to complex host systems, and meet stringent survivability requirements in adverse environments\. You will have the opportunity to team in a wide variety of disciplines including analog and digital design and development, embedded development for real\-time systems, data processing and analysis to include image and signal processing applications, network and communications technology, trusted systems design and development, testing/fielding complex hardware and software systems, and exploratory data analytics and applied data science\. You will be exposed to a variety of hardware and software development environments and methodologies spanning traditional waterfall development and systems engineering to agile development processes\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) R&D, Cybersecurity Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: We are seeking a full\-time full\-stack engineer to join our team\. These engineers are responsible for the strength of Sandia’s cyber defense On any given day, you may be called on to: + Contribute to the development of strategies and architectures for Sandia’s secure cyber environments\. + Develop cyber security technology solutions, including application of technology in areas such as incident response, vulnerability assessment, malware reverse engineering and access management\. + Produce detailed, accurate reports of results and conclusions of analysis and engineering\. + Participate in a cross\-functional team to respond to cyber incidents and remediate attacks\. + Collect attack and investigation metrics and trending data\. + Serve as Sandia’s cyber security subject matter expert on both internal and external teams\. Required: + Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, Mathematics, or a related field plus four years of experience; or Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, Mathematics, or a related field; or doctorate in relevant discipline + Experience in one or more of the following languages: Javascript, Perl, C / C\+\+ / C\#, Python, Ruby, or other object oriented language\. Desired: + Familiarity with web development standards and concepts such as: EcmaScript, RESTful APIs, and pure Javascript + Understanding of full stack development responsibilities + Understanding of the React library, it’s lifecycles, and core principles + Ability to design, develop and test easy\-to\-maintain, reusable code + Familiarity in secure\-system design principles and information assurance principles, including next\-generation networking, computing technologies\. + Familiarity in informatics processes and tools for information extraction from large datasets or heterogeneous data sources\. + Proven ability to research and develop technology solutions for cyber security applications; + Proven strong analytical skills; + Outstanding customer service orientation and teaming abilities; + Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely; + Ability to analyze network traffic and packet capture to understand data flows and identify anomalous behavior + Knowledge of, if not experience with, network design, implementation, and administration, database systems, web servers, application servers, firewalls, routers, switches, and unique technical approaches to providing strong network security\. + Active DOE Q Clearance + Willingness to submit code sample or to develop a small program for review + Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team\. + Strong interpersonal skills\. Department Description: The Cyber Enterprise Security department is responsible for computer and cyber security research and operations\. Research is conducted in all areas of cyber defense, vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection, forensics, malware analysis, and reverse engineering\. The results of the research are applied to the protection of Sandia's information and cyber environment\. The department partners with various functions across the labs and NSE complex to creatively design, implement, and evolve the capabilities necessary to protect Sandia's information and assets\. The department focuses on the following:\- Analyzing network communications to discover unauthorized cyber penetrations, conduct forensics analysis, reverse engineering and analyzing potential threats to information systems\- Developing analysis methods and tools which process data to extract meaningful information and to hypothesize future outcomes\- Developing, designing and conducting vulnerability management of information systems and all related technologies\- Designing and developing tools and procedures to safeguard information\- Participation and leadership of cross\-site teams assembled for the purpose of discovering and sharing new knowledge regarding rapidly advancing cyber threats About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Human Resources Support (Experienced)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: Are you an extraordinary and enthusiastic individual passionate about Human Resources? We want you to join our team\! We are seeking Human Resources Support On any given day, you may be called on to: + Process applicant actions in PeopleSoft and manage hiring documentation such as transcripts, pre\-employment documentation, offers, contingencies, and more\. + Partner with colleagues to organize and schedule on\-site interviews and logistics\. + Work closely with applicants and provide guidance through the hiring process such as application feedback and status\. + Partner with managers and their administrative assistants to ensure efficient turnaround in completing next step actions and timely onboarding activities\. + Answer frequently asked questions regarding established staffing policies and procedures\. + Work on special HR assignments\. Required: + High school diploma plus three or more years of directly related experience + Experience coordinating events, interviews and/or recruiting activities Desired: + Experience working in a fast\-paced environment\. + Experience working as a recruiter, staffing specialist, or recruiting coordinator\. + Customer service experience\. + Accuracy and attention to detail\. + Excellent communication and teaming skills\. Department Description: The Staffing Team provides support in the pre\-employment activities of external hires, internal post and bid movement of employees, and the acquisition of staff augmentation contract associates\. This team collaborates with hiring managers, candidates, and personnel in other Lab functions who also have a role in acquiring members of the workforce\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted L\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Software Quality Engineer - (Experienced)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: Perform lead role in developing and maintaining the Nuclear Safety Software Quality requirements for the Technical Area – V \(TA\-V\)\. You will support the programmatic needs for engineers, physicists, safety analysts, and other users of safety related software and associated tools for the Nuclear Facility & Applied Technologies group and the Radiation & Electrical Sciences Center\. You will conduct the annual safety software inventory for TA\-V and maintain configuration of the software throughout its lifecycle\. You will communicate with partners, regulators, engineers, and nuclear operators to ensure software is adequately performing its proper function and is documented in accordance with requirements of DOE 414\.1D, “Quality Assurance”\. On any given day, you may be called on to: • Review software systems design, change specifications, and plans against project or process requirements • Develop, modify, and execute software test plans and analyze and write test standards and procedures • Use systematic tests to identify software defects, analyze results to ensure existing functionality, and recommend corrective action, including isolating, reproducing, tracking, and fixing bugs • Consult with development engineers to resolve problems and provide feedback for use in technical appraisals of programming languages, systems, and computation software • Maintain, modify and assist in the creation of test environments and configurations to meet test cases or problem requirements • Document test results to assist in debugging and modifying software • Define appropriate measures to ensure the quality and serviceability of new features and releases of deliverable software Required: • Requires a bachelor's degree plus five or more years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience • Demonstrated knowledge of software development methodologies throughout the software lifecycle • Fundamental understanding of quality principles, methods, tools, and standards and experience in quality engineering processes\. Experience with quality standards \(e\.g\., NQA\-1, NAP24A, ISO\-9000, ANSI, IEEE\) • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance Desired: • Experience in leading safety software development projects in field applications\. • Experience in using modern programming languages, operating systems, and system device interfaces • Proficiency in hardware, software, or operating systems environments • Ability to apply project management principles and techniques to software project planning, implementation, and tracking\. Certification in Project Management, Agile Project Management, ASQ Software Quality Engineer is a plus • Demonstrated experience in software system procurement, inspection, and evaluation • Basic understanding of configuration management processes • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing Department Description: Group 1380, Nuclear Facility Operations and Applied Nuclear Technologies \(Technical Area \- V\), operates four unique nuclear facilities and conducts radiation effects research and analysis supporting the mission of Sandia National Laboratories \(SNL\) and the nation's interest\. The operation of the Annular Core Research Reactor \(ACRR\), the Sandia Pulsed Reactor\-Critical Experiments \(SPR\-CX\), the Gamma Irradiation Facility \(GIF\) and the Auxiliary Hot Cell Facility \(AHCF\), as well as the Radiation Metrology Lab \(RML\) play a vital role in SNL's strategic mission\. The Nuclear Quality and Requirements Department \(1382\) is responsible for managing the effective implementation of the elements of 10CFR830 Nuclear Safety Subpart A, Quality Assurance criteria across TA\-V programs, policies, processes and procedures\. The department also manages the TA\-V Training, Requirements, Assurance, and Information Management programs for TA\-V Nuclear Facility Operations\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Intern - Integrated Surety Mechanisms Clerical Union Undergrad Year Round      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: We are seeking an Intern Year Round \- Clerical Union Undergrad On any given day, you may be called on to: + Provide clerical support to Managers and Staff + Work with office software and conference room equipment + Provide space coordinator assistance + Plan, coordinate and execute events + Provide responsive support to Center administrative assistants Required: You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements: + Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program + Minimum cumulative GPA of 2\.5/4\.0 + Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer + U\.S\. citizenship As a condition of employment, the selected candidate will be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union \(OPEIU\), which requires monthly membership dues or agency fees\. New hires into an OPEIU represented position will remain in the initial position for twelve \(12\) months before being eligible to be considered for other Sandia employment\. Desired: + Ability to work in a fast\-paced environment + Self\-motivated with a desire to exceed expectations + Desire to provide outstanding customer service + Possession of well\-developed interpersonal and communication skills + Ability to work in a diverse team environment Department Description: The Integrated Surety Mechanisms Department 2613 develops surety mechanisms for the nuclear weapon stockpile\. The department has life cycle responsibility, from development of initial concepts through end\-of\-life dismantlement, for unique signal stronglinks, launch accelerometers and other electromechanical devices\. The department’s work covers a range of product focused activities includingadvanced development of precision mechanical surety components, full scaleengineering development in support of new and existing weapon projects, andoversight of component production\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\. Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Solutions Architect, Security and Operations Logging (Early/Mid-Career)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: Infrastructure Computing \(Department 10777\) is seeking motivated, creative team members to architect, implement, and maintain a reliable service to be used for Security and Operations Logging\. The team members will be expected to partner with Cyber Security and other IT partner groups and use their technical expertise in order to translate business needs into requirements\. They will create standardized service offerings based on internal and industry best practices and apply lessons learned to result in continuous service improvements\. Required: + Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline, or equivalent: - higher degree \(MS, PhD\) in relevant discipline; or - experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job + 2 years Linux system administration + 1\-2 years Splunk administration + Familiarity with Splunk reporting, alerting and dashboards + Knowledge of Splunk search language Desired: + Experience creating production quality dashboards, reports and threshold alerting mechanisms + Knowledge of a tier Splunk installation; indexers, forwarders, search heads, clusters + Ability to plan and prioritize work + Self\-starter + Ability to work independently and as part of a team + Proficiency in one or more programming/scripting language + Experience in Information Security + Solid understanding of logging technologies \(syslog, Windows and UNIX native logging\) Department Description: Provide state\-of\-the\-art infrastructure computing systems for the laboratory at benchmark efficiency while ensuring the highest reliability and enterprise utility\. Services include infrastructure tools for application support, communications, and need\-to\-know authorization as well as computing resources which can be accessed, shared and utilized from anywhere on the internal, external and classified networks\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Facilities Strategic Space Planner (Early/Mid-Career)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: Are you a high\-energy individual looking to join a dynamic and high performing team? Sandia's Centralized Space Management Program wants you to join our team\! You will apply technical expertise to evaluate capability of existing sites, facilities, and infrastructure to meet programmatic needs\. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Use available data sources to prepare studies, projections, reports, and presentations for customer facility and space needs, corporate capital investments, and site development\. + Develop and execute space scenario and optimization planning\. These include moves, major renovation, co\-location, consolidation, leasing and new construction\. + Collaborate with customers and division Strategic Partnership Planners to coordinate and align space strategies and plans with division priorities, and corporate long\-range development plans\. + Lead Strategic Space studies, such as Telecommuting; Conference Room, Laboratory and Storage Space Utilization; Uncleared, New Hire and Student Space; and Co\-location and Functional Realignment\. + Partner with Facilities Projects, and Operations Teams to execute space plans and projects\. + Forecast, program and plan for space needs\. Concisely, and accurately communicate study methodologies, analyses, and recommendations to customers and management\. + Develop, maintain and implement corporate space guidelines, policies and procedures\. + Mentor and lead Tactical Space Planners and support staff to meet customer expectations\. + Develop and maintain Strategic Centralized Space Management Plan\. Required: + Bachelor’s degree plus five or more years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience\. Desired: + Experience in planning for and managing space at a medium to large institution\. + Demonstrated ability to think strategically and develop long\-range solutions and plans for customers\. + Technical and professional certifications in Engineering, Project Management, Architecture, Facility/Property Management, or Urban/Regional Planning\. + Experience with architectural programming and project development\. + Experience using a Facility Management System \(Tririga, Archibus, FAMIS, etc\.\) + Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to collaborate with a broad range of management and staff\. + Experience with space standards \(BOMA, PEFIC\), occupancy classifications and space categories\. + Demonstrated teaming abilities\. + Ability to understand and interpret architectural, mechanical, electrical and civil documents, drawings and schematics\. Department Description: The Centralized Space Management Department \(4825\) assigns and manages all space, approves all moves and modification and maintains all space data for all owned, leases and permitted facilities at Sandia National Laboratories\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) R&D Electrical Engineer-Strategic Firing Subsystems (Entry/Mid-Career)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: The Strategic Firing Subsystems Department \(02625\) has an opening for a motivated Electrical Engineer to support the development, specification, and testing of electrical components within the department and to provide support to other programs within the Firing & Embedded Systems Group \(2620\)\. The tasks for this position include clarification of requirements, planning and procurement of hardware, test planning and execution, analysis of test/analysis data for design performance, design definition and documentation, and communication of program status and engineering data to customers and Sandia management\. The successful candidate will be part of a tightly integrated team working to design, develop, qualify, and produce the W88 Firing Subsystem \(FSS\) to support Department of Energy and Department of Defense activities\. This position offers the opportunity to learn and experience engineering across Sandia and the NNSA enterprise as well as taking part in the primary mission of the Lab\. Successful candidate will be self\-directed; customer\-focused, and have strong teaming and analytical skills\. It is expected that the engineer will increase their level of responsibility and ownership with experience\. On any given day, you may be asked to: + Support the developmet of functional and interface component requirements + Update design definition and documentation + Support the development, testing and evaluation of hardware to meet requirements + Support integrated tester development for component and subsystems + Work with production agency \(Kansas City National Security Campus, KCNSC\) counterparts to build hardware, characterize and if necessary, fix performance issues + Provide technical leadership in identifying and managing technical risks + Analyze system performance against requirements + Assess, plan, and report progress relative to program plans + Travel up to twice per month may be required\. Required: + Master's and Bachelor’s in Electrical or Electronics Engineering or related discipline; or equivalent experience and/or achievements + Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance Desired: + Bachelor's and advanced degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering + Experience in one or more of the following: high voltage pulse discharge design, high voltage power supply design, high voltage analog design, and board\-level and/or component level circuit design; + Experience in one or more of the following: data processing and analysis; signal processing; quality and design processes; and trusted systems; + Familiarity with the following: flight hardware requirements and qualification; modeling and analysis tools; and electronics and software testing/debugging and data analysis; + Ability to: meet milestones within cost, schedule, and performance; work across a wide variety of disciplines to integrate designs into a complete system \(software, hardware, mechanical, packaging, etc\.\); working within projects that require adherence to formal engineering design standards, modeling and requirements; and work successfully in a team environment with various disciplines of engineers and scientists; + Knowledge of the NNSA configuration management and engineering authorization \(EA\) system; + Demonstrated ability to develop products within the Nuclear Weapon Realize Product Subsystem; + Experience with Nuclear Weapons Mark Quality hardware; + Experience in system engineering of large and complex systems; + Experience with risk management; + Demonstrated ability to work within teams that cross technical disciplines; + Demonstrated effectiveness working in an environment with dynamic conditions, competing priorities, and firm deadlines; + Strong verbal and written communication skills Department Description: The Strategic Firing Subsystems Department 2625 has responsibilities for firing subsystems used on U\.S\. Navy and U\.S\. Air Force nuclear weapon systems\. These products are reliable, operate in extreme environments and have a high, performance consequence\. The department has life\-cycle product responsibility to design, develop, qualify, validate, produce, monitor, assess and dispose\. We provide engineering support for our products including production, surveillance, special finding investigations, and improving our technical basis for understanding performance\. Current work activities include support for the W88 ALT 370 program, support for the W87 program and advanced development activities\. The staff is a highly competent multidisciplinary team with skills in systems engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical design, performance verification, and project management\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Hypersonic Fluid Dynamics Postdoctoral Appointee      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years\. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment\. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance\. : We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to assist in the development of advanced methods for predicting and modeling laminar\-turbulent boundary layer transition and compressible turbulence\. The appointee will conduct research involving the fundamental physics of transition, develop numerical algorithms for predicting and modeling these phenomena, and support the implementation of these models in state\-of\-the\-art hypersonics simulation codes\. The appointee will also support the validation of these models by executing direct numerical simulations of transitional and turbulent hypersonic flows\. Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to: + Conduct basic research on compressible linear stability analysis and transition modeling\. + Develop, implement, and validate algorithms for modeling laminar\-turbulent transition\. + Execute large\-scale direct numerical simulations of compressible turbulence and conduct basic research on the physics of these flows\. + Communicate findings in the form of journal publications, technical reports, and scientific conference presentations\. Required: + PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or other related engineering or natural science field \(with concentration in fluid dynamics\) + Solid understanding of compressible fluid mechanics and familiarity with numerical methods for compressible CFD \(e\.g\., finite volume methods, shock capturing schemes\)\. + Experience with hydrodynamic stability analysis and/or modeling of laminar\-turbulent transition\. + Experience with code development and the ability to program in C\+\+ and Fortran + Good communication skills as demonstrated by a history of publications in peer\-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences\. + The ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance Desired: + Familiarity with methods for hydrodynamic stability analysis in the specific context of hypersonic flows\. Knowledge of the several types of instabilities and their physical characteristics\. + Previous experience developing and operating compressible CFD codes + Experience designing and executing simulations on massively parallel computing platforms\. + Previous experience developing computational tools for hydrodynamic stability analysis\. + Familiarity with theories of wall\-bounded turbulence and experience executing and processing DNS or LES analyses\. Department Description: The Thermal/Fluid Component Sciences Department at Sandia National Laboratories provides a wide range of fluid modeling and analysis, and experimental discovery and validation support in discipline areas such as: incompressible flow, porous flow, reactive flow, multiphase flow, thermal/fluid coupling, suspensions, plasma physics, and rarefied gas dynamics\. The department supports activities spanning the entire research\-design\-analysis spectrum, from creating fundamental physical models, to developing computational algorithms and codes, to applying these models and codes to solve fluid and plasma problems in a wide range of applications\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co\-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
          Polícia recupera celular roubado no bairro Jorge Teixeira      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Manaus – A Polícia Civil do Amazonas, por meio da equipe de investigação do 14° Distrito Integrado de Polícia (DIP), sob o comando do delegado Christiano Castilho, titular da unidade policial, prendeu em flagrante, na noite de terça-feira (7/8), por volta das 22h, Idevan de Souza Albuquerque, 23, após ele roubar um aparelho celular na […]

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s gubernatorial candidates are promising descendants of families who lived near the world’s first atomic bomb test to help them receive financial support from the U.S. government to compensate for generations of health problems. Democrat Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Republican Rep. Steve Pearce, who currently both serve in the […]
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Os números impressionam. Mostram uma das razões fundamentais do avanço da pecuária de corte brasileira. Somente na última estação de monta (2017/2018), foram coletados pelos técnicos do GERAR CORTE (Grupo Especializado em Reprodução Aplicada ao Rebanho), 1,362 milhão de dados de Inseminação Artificial em Tempo Fixo (IATF), o que se traduz em um crescimento robusto de 32,6% em relação aos dados registrados na temporada 2016/2017 (1,027 milhão de dados). Essas informações foram transmitidas pelo GERAR no dia 4 passado, em congresso realizado na Bahia que reuniu 350 profissionais. 

O que é o GERAR? É um grupo de 250 veterinários que percorrem as fazendas brasileiras levantando dados durante as estações de monta.

>> A revolução da inseminação artificial em tempo fixo

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Tem mais: Desses 1.362 milhão de intervenções para a IATF, a taxa média de prenhez das vacas deu um salto de 51% na temporada 2016/2017 para 53% de fertilidade em 2017/2018. “Isso significou nada menos que um acréscimo de 30 mil bezerros em relação ao resultado obtido na estação anterior”, afirma José Luiz Moraes Vasconcelos, o professor Zequinha, da Unesp de Botucatu, universidade responsável pelas análises das informações enviadas pelos técnicos das fazendas que eles percorrem por todo o Brasil. O professor Zequinha foi um dos palestrantes na Bahia.

Como os leitores podem constatar o salto da pecuária brasileira é movido por muita tecnologia. Na edição de setembro de GLOBO RURAL eu volto a falar do avanço expressivo da IATF.

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 The horse of a lifetime. Oldstyle Morgans is offering for your consideration, an exceptional horse that does it all: the gorgeous, well-built 14.1/14.2-hand, bay Morgan gelding, Oldstyle Sport. Sound, sane, and healthy with comfortable gaits Successful show horse at open and Morgan shows (Justin Morgan Standard conformation champion and Vermont state champion Morgan Stallion -- while still a juvenile then parish champion with hunt seat in Louisiana) Sure-footed trail mount, also experienced with and relishes doing demos/exhibitions/parades Ties, loads, bathes and clips, with good manners for vet and farrier Relatively bomb-proof, usually pretty laid back but has get up-and-go when asked Best suited for not-too-large an adult or junior rider of at least intermediate skill level Fully trained: goes English (hunt seat, dressage, saddle-seat) or Western, and professionally green-broke to drive Well bred, of hardy stock (half Lippitt / old bloodlines) foaled 5/23/2000, yet like his dam, Sport should have another ten years of use in him Possible school horse if properly mounted kind with little kids and has also been used for hippo-therapy sessions with kids with disabilities A classic Morgan horse, one to be proud of: your next best friend, pleasure horse, carriage prospect and/or competition contender Oldstyle Sport is currently located in the Albuquerque NM area (formerly of Vermont where he was bred/foaled and shown/started and Louisiana). Many good photos, pedigree, and details upon request one can also see more photos on our Oldstyle Morgans Facebook farm page. To an approved home, a steal at 2,000 via private treaty, as will sell low based upon what would be best for the horse. Everyone loves Sport yet he deserves lots more attention and use than we can now provide due to life changes. Serious inquiries only please: contact us advising of location of your place/horse set-up and intended uses for Sport.

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The Rockies went from carrying three catchers to two on Tuesday when they optioned rookie Tom Murphy to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room on the roster for Tuesday's starting pitcher, righty Chad Bettis. That leaves the right-handed hitting Chris Iannetta and lefty-swinging Tony Wolters.
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‘Better Call Saul’ ha regresado con su cuarta temporada a Movistar +. Para quien no lo sepa es el spin-off de ‘Breaking Bad’, con la que establece paralelismos y guiños que para los fans más acérrimos, entre los que me encuentro, son una delicia. En esta precuela, que transcurre años antes de que Walter White se cruce en el camino de Saul Goodman, veremos la transformación gradual de Jimmy McGill a Saul Goodman, el camino que traza para corromperse moralmente (como vimos con Walter). El primero aspira a ser un buen abogado, a rehacer su pasado y demostrar a todos (especialmente a Chuck, su hermano mayor) que destaca por su honradez, razón por la cual merece un hueco respetable en la sociedad. Y el segundo, su álter ego, lo vimos en ‘Breaking Bad’. Era un “abogado-gánster”, charlatán, cutre, que daba vergüenza ajena, pero muy inteligente. Es recomendable haber visto las tres primeras temporadas antes de leer este artículo, puesto que iré mencionando algunos aspectos que, en su momento, fueron spoilers (el gran enemigo de los seriéfilos). Los últimos capítulos de la temporada pasada nos avisaban de que el Saul Goodman que conocemos, cada vez estaba más cerca de entrar en escena. Tras los trágicos hechos ocurridos en el entorno de su familia (la muerte de su hermano, por ejemplo), Jimmy se sumergirá aún más en el mundo criminal, lo que pondrá en peligro su oficio y su relación con Kim. Mike, por su parte, tendrá un papel más activo como nuevo consultor de seguridad en Madrigal Electromotive. También, tendremos la trama de Gus Fring, con quien no es el momento más idóneo para trabajar. A Albuquerque llegarán las consecuencias del colapso que dejó a Héctor paralizado, y el caos se instaurará en el cártel, dificultando los planes de Gus y Nacho. Muchos quedamos anonadados con ‘Breaking Bad’, cuya quinta temporada, sobre todo la última parte, fue excelente. Vince Gilligan y Peter Gould (este último, creador del personaje de Saul) lo han vuelto a hacer. La esencia de la serie de Heisenberg sigue intacta, y esto es un mérito intachable de los creadores. Una de las cosas que han repetido sobradamente tiene que ver con la estética, evidenciando que su narración es más visual que textual. La primera regla del cine (hay que mostrar, no decir) la cumplen a raja tabla, a través de la fotografía que, al igual que su antecesora, es hermosa. Las tomas están muy bien cuidadas, se nota que el equipo técnico es casi el mismo. El lenguaje cinematográfico es vital en la serie. Hay escenas en las que no se dice ni una sola palabra, pero transmiten mucho. Las influencias del western, de Quentin Tarantino o del cine noir son muy evidentes. Los grandes planos generales son intercalados con planos detalles. A través de los llamados time – lapse consiguen comprimir en poco tiempo en pantalla mucho espacio narrativo. Hay momentos en que la estética es parecida a la de un videoclip. El uso de las referencias cinematográficas tiene un fin narrativo; los característicos planos subjetivos de los objetos. Hay secuencias que parecen insignificantes, que no llevan a ningún lugar, y que despistan y sorprenden al espectador, pero en realidad tienen un fuerte peso simbólico. Para no perder la costumbre, la cuarta temporada comienza con una escena pre-créditos en blanco y negro que dura nada más ni nada menos que 8 minutos. Esta, y otras secuencias parecidas, sirven para mostrar diferentes tiempos diegéticos. Precisamente, la música crea un contrapunto con lo que está sucediendo en las escenas. Asimismo, el montaje es muy importante. Los tipos de plano tienen un propósito narrativo distinto. El uso del sonido ayuda a crear tensión y ambiente en las escenas, todas ellas son meticulosas, llena de detalles simbólicos y metafóricos, a partir de las que se construyen unos personajes muy interesantes y desarrollados. De hecho, estos son utilizados para explorar distintos estilos o tonos de la serie. Kim y Chuck suelen salir en las partes dramáticas, del mismo modo que Mike y compañía, tienen escenas que con el tiempo se tornan trágicas. En cambio Jimmy ofrece, generalmente, las partes cómicas. Aunque, con el inicio prometedor de la cuarta temporada, casi con toda seguridad, el tono de la serie se está volviendo más dramático y augura mucha violencia, que crecerá exponencialmente (empezó ambientado más hacia la comedia). En el 4×01 hay un personaje que menciona las palabras “guerra” y “caos”. También, hay una escena en la que podemos observar la luna, quizá como presagio de sangre y muerte. Y Saul (perdón, Jimmy) no parece el mismo. Está destrozado por la muerte de su hermano y molesto con quienes se creen que la vida de una persona se puede resumir en datos. En definitiva, seguro que ‘Better Call Saul’ (de las mejores series que se pueden ver hoy en televisión), como ‘Breaking Bad, aunque por ratos pueda parecer soporífera (es una serie lenta, cocinada a fuego lento), con esta temporada explotará definitivamente, y para alegría del espectador ya no podrá regresar al punto de retorno.

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The infamous Buzz Bomb the first cruise missile of WWII.

 

 

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How Futuristic Science Influenced Our Future 

Part I

By Doc Vega

(Copyright 2017, Doc Vega - All Rights Reserved)

<Edited by Robert D. Morningstar>

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The Denial of Crucial Scientific Advancement Part I


Through out history the creations and theories of great inventors have often time been ignored for reasons of pure skepticism or lack of imagination. In many cases history could have been drastically altered had the omen of technological advancement been heeded by those who simply lacked vision. Had the evil regimes of the world crafted some of these advancements the world as we know it today might well have been much different. We may very well have been in a worldwide totalitarian government brutally ruled by the those who used genocide to further their agenda. Thankfully, enough great advancements for the good of mankind have outweighed the disastrous implications of dark forces.

The basis for the modern day

Nikola Tesla pioneered early electrical and electronic science to levels that would benefit the modern world in ways unimaginable in his time, yet he died in reclusion and poverty for all his achievements. Unfortunately, the business side of his career counteracted his great inventive genius and would haunt him later in life. We can thank Nikola for just about everything that drives our energy needs thanks to the efficiency of the alternating current, electromagnetic brakes on subways, the first radiological photos, radio transmission, and what could have been free energy broadcast from towers and transmitted to antennae mounted atop homes and buildings for the operation of appliances and electrical devices.

Rocketry invented

Robert Goddard was a rocket science pioneer who envisioned being able to rise above the atmosphere and into orbit around the earth using such a platform. For two decades Robert Goddard labored away near Albuquerque, New Mexico under funded, but determined to prove the viability of rocket propulsion and ultimately travel to other planets in the near future. In the 1930's he pleaded with the Department of Defense for grants to further his experiments. With a war in Europe on the threat radar and the Japanese already invading Manchuria from across the Pacific Ocean isolationism prevented America from intervening in a looming world war, but visionaries like Goddard pressed on aware of what implications their research could have on a nationalized war effort.

The enemy capitalizes

Unfortunately, for Great Britain and the US the Nazis had been paying attention to Goddard's research and were not only amazed at his brilliance, but fast at work with the help of Hitler's enthusiastic funding fabricating two deadly weapons of warfare that might have changed the course of World War II. Under the supervision of Werner Von Braun, the V-2 rocket and the V-1 cruise missile were being successfully tested and readied for deployment. In decades to come Saddam Hussein, the dictator of the Iraqi regime would use the Skud Missile to terrorize Israel during Desert Storm in 1992. The Skud Missile was a medium range missile made in the very image of its predecessor, the Nazi V-2 rocket!

Had they foreseen

The developments at Peenumunde, the secret base used by the Nazis to build rockets that were ultimately the fruition of Godard's work housed the Nazi efforts. Had the US military seen the potential of Robert Godard's research America's space program and ballistic missile development would have been decades ahead. Great Britain might have been spared the devastating bombing by the V-2 rocket and the V-1 "Buzz Bomb" as it was called. One of the few defensive measures that could be mounted against the V-1 was for a Spitfire Fighter pilot to fly alongside the first cruise missile and use his wing to disrupt the guidance system of the V-1 flipping one of the stubby wings over in-flight. Of course the Spitfire Fighter pilot risked having the Buzz Bomb explode right there in mid-flight. Occasionally, an entire city block was spared the explosive punch of one of this weapon thanks to the efforts of a brave piston engined fighter pilot. Against the V-2 there was no defense.

Stab from the past

It would not be until the advent of anti-ICBM's like the Patriot Missile system that the SKUD Missile could be knocked out of the sky. This direct descendent of the V-2 still in a modern day enemy's arsenal is a grim reminder of what the Nazi's brought into warfare while the US military ignored the very man's research that led to its development-Robert Godard.

War of the Worlds

In 1943 Nikola Tesla proposed a death ray with a purported range of ten thousand miles. It would have predated the laser and particle beam weapons of the 1980's and beyond. This weapon advancement may have shortened World War II significantly and saved many lives had the US military decided to actively support its development. Was it that the US military intelligence anticipated the Nazis would use their espionage capability to steal the technology and unleash such a device against the allies, even while America and Germany raced toward creating a thermonuclear bomb? Sadly Tesla's proposal like Godard's was pushed aside. One might even consider that Tesla's death ray could have been used to create fusion reactors which would be more efficient and less radioactively dangerous.

First stealth weapon squandered to the enemy

When Americans developed the first submerged naval atttack vessels once again Germany harvested such research and developed the first stealth warfare that nearly won two world wars for them. It was called the U-Boat a long range attack submarine that could wreak havoc upon military and cargo shipping across the oceans of the world. The first weaponized submersible was deviced by a American colonist during the War of Independence against the British, Though not successful, it did prove that the technology was viable. During the Civil War the famous battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac both ships pioneering not only metal clad hulls, but semi-submersible deployment were to set the tone for the decades to come only to be exploited by our enemies. History teaches the bitter lessons of denial and the refusal to act when the winds of war threaten. In the future we should continue to remain vigilant.

 

 

Doc Vega

March 28th, 2017

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Estas son las transacciones que involucran a los venezolanos en las Grandes Ligas desde el Día Inaugural de la temporada 2018

8 de agosto
Los Piratas envían a José Osuna (IF/OF) al Indianapolis, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la cuarta vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Ángeles pasan por waivers a Luis Valbuena (IF) y lo dejan en libertad.

6 de agosto
Los Atléticos envían a Franklin Barreto (SS) al Nashville, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la quinta vez esta temporada que es bajado a las Menores.

5 de agosto
Los Ángeles sacan del roster de 40 a Luis Valbuena (IF) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Anaheim tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad. Es la primera vez que esto le ocurre a Valbuena en más de un lustro.

Los Rockies ponen a Antonio Senzatela (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una inflamación en el hombro derecho, retroactivo al 3 de agosto. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 12 de agosto.

2 de agosto
Los Orioles envían a Breyvic Valera (IF/OF) al Norfolk, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la cuarta vez que es bajado a las Menores esta temporada, primera ocasión que lo hace Baltimore.

Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la octava vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

1° de agosto
Los Filis asignan a Edubray Ramos (P) al Lehigh Valley, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

31 de julio
Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la octava vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Orioles suben a Breyvic Valera (IF/OF) desde el Norfolk, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la quinta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada, aunque es la primera que lo hace Baltimore.

Los Filis asignan a Edubray Ramos (P) al Reading, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Está en la lista de incapacitados desde el 22 de julio, con una distensión en la rótula derecha.

Los Rays envían a Wilson Ramos (C) a los Filis, a cambio de un pelotero a ser nombrado posteriormente o una cantidad de dinero no revelada.

30 de julio
Los Gigantes ponen a Pablo Sandoval (IF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en una corva. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 8 de agosto.

29 de julio
Los Atléticos suben a Franklin Barreto (2B/SS) desde el Nashville, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la quinta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Reales envían a Andrés Machado (P) al Omaha, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez esta temporada que es devuelto a las Menores.

28 de julio
Ls Mets suben a Luis Guillorme (IF) desde Las Vegas, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada.

Los Piratas suben a José Osuna (OF) desde el Indianapolis, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la cuarta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Mellizos suben a Gabriel Moya (P) desde el Rochester, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman desde las Menores y la tercera vez que ocupa un lugar en el roster activo de Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Reales suben a Andrés Machado (P) desde el Omaha, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Padres ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de José Gregorio Castillo (P) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una lesión en la corva.

Los Filis activan a Asdrúbal Cabrera (IF).

Los Diamondbacks envían a Ildemaro Vargas (IF) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez esta temporada que es devuelto a las Menores.

Los Diamondbacks activan a Eduardo Escobar (IF).

27 de julio
Los Diamondbacks suben a Ildemaro Vargas (2B) desde el Fresno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada.

Los Filis envían a Ranger Suárez (P) al Lehigh Valley, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez esta temporada que es devuelto a las Menores.

Los Mets entregan a Asdrúbal Cabrera (2B) a los Filis, a cambio del lanzador Franklyn Kilome.

Los Rockies sacan a Germán Márquez (P) de la lista restrictiva y lo inscriben nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Mellizos entregan a Eduardo Escobar (IF) a los D'backs, a cambio del lanzador Jhoan Durán y los jardineros Gabriel Maciel y Ernie De La Trinidad.

26 de julio
Los Cerveceros suben a Orlando Arcia (SS) desde el Colorado Springs, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que es incluido esta temporada en el roster activo de Grandes Ligas.

Los Piratas sacan a Francisco Cervelli (C) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado del síndrome de post conmoción cerebral, y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Filis suben a Ranger Suárez (P) desde el Lehigh Valley, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada y en toda su carrera.

Los Ángeles incluyen a Francisco Arcia (C) en el roster de 40 y lo suben desde el Sant Lake City, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada y en toda su carrera.

25 de julio
Los Rockies sacan a Germán Márquez (P) de la lista de ausencias por paternidad y lo mueven a la lista restrictiva, para permitirle una ausencia más prolongada en el roster activo.

Los Yanquis sacan a Gleyber Torres (2B) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una lesión en la cadera, y vuelven a colocarlo en el roster activo.

24 de julio
Los Cerveceros sacan a Junior Guerra (P) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una dolencia en la corva, y vuelven a colocarlo en el roster activo.

Los Atléticos envían a Franklin Barreto (SS) al Nashville, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la cuarta vez esta temporada que es bajado a las Menores.

Los Rays suben a Yonny Chirinos (P) desde el Durham, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Reales firman a Luis Lugo (P) con un contrato de Ligas Menores.

Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la séptima vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

23 de julio
Los Atléticos suben a Franklin Barreto (2B/SS) desde el Nashville, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la cuarta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

22 de julio
Los Rockies colocan a Germán Márquez (P) en la lista de ausencias por paternidad. Podrá estar allí hasta tres días, como máximo, antes de ser reactivado o ser movido a otra lista que permita una ausencia más prolongada.

Los Mellizos envían a Willians Astudillo (C-IF-OF) al Rochester, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez esta temporada que es devuelto por Minnesota a su principal filial.

Los Rockies sacan a Antonio Senzatela (P) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una ampolla en la mano derecha, y vuelven a colocarlo en el roster activo.

Los Filis ponen a Edubray Ramos (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una distensión en la rótula derecha. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 1° de agosto.

21 de julio
Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la novena vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

Los Rangers envían a Ricardo Rodríguez (P) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la tercera vez que es reasignado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Yanquis asignan a Gleyber Torres (2B) al Tampa, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Está en la lista de incapacitados desde el 4 de julio, con una lesión muscular en la cadera.

Los Marineros sacan a Félix Hernández (P) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de dolores en la espalda, y vuelven a colocarlo en el roster activo.

Los Padres asignan a José Gregorio Castillo (P) a El Paso, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Está en la lista de incapacitados desde el 7 de julio, con un tirón en la corva derecha.

Los Medias Blancas sacan a Avisail García (OF) de la lista de incapacitados y vuelven a colocarlo en el roster activo.

20 de julio
Los Orioles incluyen en el roster de 40 a Renato Núñez (IF/OF) y lo suben desde el Norfolk, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que es llamado a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Cerveceros ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Manuel Piña (C) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

19 de julio
Los Orioles asignan a Breyvic Valera (IF-OF) al Norfolk, la sucursal del equipo en Triple A.

Los Orioles adquieren a Breyvic Valera (IF-OF) junto a Yusniel Díaz (OF), Rylan Bannon (OF), Dean Kremer (P) y Zach Pop (P) por Manny Machado (3B-SS).

18 de julio
Los Cerveceros asignan a Manuel Piña (C) al Wisconsin, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A media, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Fue víctima de un tirón muscular en el bíceps izquierdo y es elegible para volver a la acción desde el 17 de julio

Los Rays sacan a José Alvarado (P) de la lista de ausencias por emergencias médicas familiares y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Rays ponen a Wilson Ramos (C) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en una corva. El movimiento es retroactivo al 15 de julio. Ramos es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 25 de julio.

16 de julio
Los Rangers ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Carlos Pérez (C) en las Ligas Menores y lo sacan de la lista de incapacitados. A continuación, lo asignan al Round Rock, la sucursal del equipo en Triple A.

15 de julio
Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la novena vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Medias Blancas pasan exitosamente por waivers a Bruce Rondón (P) y lo asignan al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Rondón decide no aceptar la asignación y se declara agente libre.

Los Medias Rojas ponen a Eduardo Rodríguez (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un esguince en el tobillo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 25 de julio.

14 de julio
Los Rangers ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Martín Pérez (P) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Piratas ponen a Francisco Cervelli (C) en la lista de incapacitados de 7 días, nuevamente con síntomas del síndrome de post conmoción cerebral. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 24 de julio.

Los Cerveceros ponen a Junior Guerra (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con rigidez en el antebrazo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 24 de julio.

13 de julio
Los Rays sacan a Yusmeiro Petit (P) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de ausencias por emergencias médicas familiares.

Los Rockies ponen a Antonio Senzatela (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una ampolla en la mano derecha. El movimiento es retroactivo al 10 de julio, por lo que es elegible para volver a la acción luego del 20 de julio, al terminar la pausa del Juego de Estrellas.

Los Medias Blancas pasan exitosamente por waivers a Bruce Rondón (P) y lo asignan al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que lo envían a las Menores en esta temporada.

12 de julio
Los Mellizos sacan de la lista de incapacitados a Ehire Adrianza (IF) y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la séptima vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

10 de julio
Los Medias Rojas envían a William Cuevas (P) al Pawtucket, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez esta temporada que es bajado por Boston a su principal filial.

Los Marineros ponen a Félix Hernández (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con rigidez muscular en la parte baja de la espalda, en un movimiento retroactivo al 8 de julio. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 18 de julio.

Los Medias Blancas ponen a Avisail García (OF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en el tendón de la corva, en un movimiento retroactivo al 9 de julio. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 19 de julio.

8 de julio
Los Medias Rojas suben a William Cuevas (P) desde el Pawtucket, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que es llamado a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Piratas ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Francisco Cervelli (C) en el Altoona, su sucursal en Doble A, y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Tigres pasan exitosamente por waivers a Dixon Machado (IF) y lo asignan al Toledo, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que lo envían a las Menores en esta temporada.

Los Cerveceros ponen a Manuel Piña (C) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón muscular en el bíceps izquierdo, en un movimiento retroactivo al 7 de julio. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 17 de julio.

7 de julio
Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la sexta vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Padres ponen a José Gregorio Castillo (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en el tendón de la corva derecha. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 17 de julio.

6 de julio
Los Orioles ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Luis Sardiñas (IF) en las Ligas Menores y lo sacan de la lista de incapacitados. A continuación, lo asignan al Norfolk, la sucursal del equipo en Triple A.

Los Indios ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Carlos Carrasco (P) en el Akron, su sucursal en Doble A, y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Filis sacan a Edubray Ramos (P) de la lista de incapacitados y lo incluyen nuevamente en el roster activo.

5 de julio
Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la sexta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Piratas asignan a Francisco Cervelli (C) al Altoona, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Está en la lista de incapacitados del 22 de junio, con síntomas del síndrome de post conmoción cerebral.

Los Rangers asignan a Carlos Pérez (C) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Rangers asignan a Martín Pérez (C) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Rangers suben a Ricardo Rodríguez (P) desde el Round Rock, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que lo incluyen en el roster de Grandes Ligas esta temporada, aunque la primera vez solamente estuvo en la lista de incapacitados

Los Marlins ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Martín Prado (3B) en el Jupiter, su sucursal en Clase A avanzada, y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Tigres sacan del roster de 40 a Dixon Machado (2B) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Detroit tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad. Es la primera vez que esto le ocurre a Machado en su carrera.

Los Mellizos envían a Gabriel Moya (P) al Rochester, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es bajado a las Menores en esta temporada.

4 de julio
Los Medias Rojas dejan en libertad a Ramón Flores (OF), que se encontraba con el Pawtucket, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, fuera de roster de 40.

Los Yanquis ponen a Gleyber Torres (2B) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón muscular en la cadera. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 14 de julio.

Los Rays transfieren a Wilmer Font (P) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días, liberando así un cupo en el roster de 40. Font, que tiene una lesión en el costado, ahora es elegible para regresar a la acción el 30 de agosto.

Los Medias Rojas envían a William Cuevas (P) al Pawtucket, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez esta temporada que es devuelto por Boston a su principal filial.

3 de julio
Los Mellizos suben a Gabriel Moya (P) desde el Rochester, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman desde las Menores y la segunda vez que ocupa un lugar en el roster activo de Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Atléticos envían a Franklin Barreto (SS) al Nashville, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la tercera vez esta temporada que es bajado a las Menores.

Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la octava vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

Los Rockies suben a Antonio Senzatela (P) desde el Albuquerque, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman desde las Menores y la segunda vez que ocupa un lugar en el roster activo de Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

2 de julio
Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la quinta vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Piratas envían a José Osuna (IF/OF) al Indianapolis, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la tercera vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Mellizos ponen a Ehire Adrianza (IF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una lesión en una corva. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 13 de julio.

Los Medias Rojas incluyen en el roster de 40 a William Cuevas (P) y lo suben desde el Pawtucket, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que es llamado a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

1° de julio
Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la quinta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Padres suben a Carlos Asuaje (2B) desde El Paso, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez esta temporada que es incluido en el roster activo de las Grandes Ligas.

Los Piratas pasan a Francisco Cervelli (C) de la lista de incapacitados de 7 días a la de 10 días, con síntomas del síndrome de post conmoción cerebral. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 3 de julio.

Los Tigres transfieren a Miguel Cabrera (1B) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días, liberando así un cupo en el roster de 40. Cabrera está fuera de acción por el resto de la temporada.

30 de junio
Los Rays ponen a Wilmer Font (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una lesión en el costado. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 9 de julio.

Los Marlins suben a Pablo López (P) desde el New Orleans, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada y en toda su carrera.

Los Indios asignan a Carlos Carrasco (P) al Akron, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Rangers asignan a Martín Pérez (P) al Frisco, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

28 de junio
Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la octava vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rangers asignan a Carlos Pérez (C) al Frisco, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física. Se encuentra en la lista de incapacitados desde el 16 de junio, por un esguince en el tobillo derecho, y es elegible para ser reactivado en las Grandes Ligas en cualquier momento.

Los Bravos ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Ronald Acuña Jr. (OF) en el Gwinnett, su principal sucursal en las Menores, y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Mellizos firman a Juan Graterol (C) con un contrato de Ligas Menores.

27 de junio
Los Marlins asignan a Martín Prado (3B) al Jupiter, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Está fuera desde el 26 de mayo por una lesión en la corva.

26 de junio
Los Piratas suben a José Osuna (OF) desde el Indianapolis, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Mets envían a Luis Guillorme (IF) a Las Vegas, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez en esta temporada que Guillorme es devuelto por Nueva York a su principal filial.

25 de junio
Los Filis ponen a Edubray Ramos (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una lesión en el hombro derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 4 de julio.

Los Orioles transfieren a Luis Sardiñas (SS) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días, liberando así un cupo en el roster de 40. Sardiñas ahora es elegible para regresar a la acción el 30 de junio.

Los Rangers asignan a Martín Pérez (P) al Hickory, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física.

24 de junio
Los Ángeles pasan por waivers a Juan Graterol (C) y no es tomado por otro equipo. A continuación, anuncian que han decidido dejarlo en libertad. El receptor se encontraba en el Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, y fue puesto en asignación el 19 de junio, luego de ser sacado del roster de 40. Este año estuvo en las Mayores entre el Día Inaugural y el 4 de abril, y nuevamente entre el 4 y el 8 de mayo, antes de ser reasignado a las Menores.

23 de junio
Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la séptima vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

22 de junio
Los Piratas ponen a Francisco Cervelli (C) en la lista de incapacitados de 7 días, con síntomas del síndrome de post conmoción cerebral. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 29 de junio.

Los Bravos asignan a Ronald Acuña Jr. (OF) al Gwinett, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Medias Blancas ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Avisail García (OF) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

21 de junio
Los Medias Blancas envían a José Rondón (IF) al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es reasignado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Rangers envían a Ricardo Rodríguez (P) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es reasignado a las Menores esta temporada.

19 de junio
Los Ángeles retiran a Juan Graterol (C) del roster de 40 y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. Anaheim tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad. Graterol se encontraba en las Menores con el Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Dodgers envían a Breyvic Valera (IF/OF) al Oklahoma City, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la tercera vez que es bajado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Rangers envían a Yohander Méndez (P) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Cardenales retiran a José Alberto Martínez (OF) de la lista de ausencias por paternidad, luego de cinco días y tres juegos, y lo reinstalan en el roster activo.

18 de junio
Los Rangers ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Elvis Andrus (SS) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Rangers suben a Ricardo Rodríguez (P) desde el Round Rock, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo incluyen en el roster de Grandes Ligas esta temporada, pero la primera vez solamente estuvo en la lista de incapacitados.

17 de junio
Los Indios ponen a Carlos Carrasco (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una contusión en el codo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 27 de junio.

16 de junio
Los Rangers asignan a Elvis Andrus (SS) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Rangers ponen a Carlos Pérez (C) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un esguince en el tobillo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 26 de junio.

Los Rangers sacan a Robinson Chirinos (C) de la lista de suspendidos.

Los Atléticos suben a Franklin Barreto (2B/SS) desde el Nashville, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

15 de junio
Los Rangers ponen a Robinson Chirinos (C) en la lista de suspendidos. Debe cumplir castigo durante un juego.

Los Mets ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Wilmer Flores (IF) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados.

Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la séptima vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Medias Blancas sacan del roster de 40 a Gregory Infante (P) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. De inmediato, lo pasan por waivers y no es tomado por otro equipo. Lo reasignan al Charlotte, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Infante había sido sacado del roster activo y bajado a las Menores el 28 de abril.

Los Cardenales colocan a José Alberto Martínez (OF) en la lista de ausencias por paternidad. Podrá estar allí hasta tres días, como máximo, antes de ser reactivado o de ser movido a otra lista que permita una ausencia más prolongada.

Los Rangers suben a Yohander Méndez (P) desde el Round Rock, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rangers transfieren a Martín Pérez (P) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días, liberando así un cupo en el roster de 40. Pérez ahora es elegible para regresar a la acción el 29 de junio.

14 de junio
Los Mellizos pasan exitosamente por waivers a Gregorio Petit (IF) y lo asignan al Rochester, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que lo devuelven a las Menores en esta temporada.

Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la cuarta vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

13 de junio
Los Tigres ponen a Miguel Cabrera (1B) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una rotura del ligamento del bíceps del brazo izquierdo. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 23 de junio, pero no jugará hasta la próxima temporada.

Los Mets pasan exitosamente por waivers a José Lobatón (C) y lo asignan a Las Vegas, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que lo devuelven a las Menores en esta temporada.

12 de junio
Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la sexta vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

Los Nacionales envían a Adrián Sánchez (IF) al Syracuse, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez esta temporada que es devuelto por Washington a las Menores.

Los Medias Blancas asignan a Avisail García (OF) al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física. Se encuentra en la lista de incapacitados desde el 24 de abril.

Los Mets sacan del roster de 40 a José Lobatón (C) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Nueva York tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad. Es la segunda vez esta temporada que acuden a este mecanismo con el receptor.

11 de junio
Los Rangers asignan a Elvis Andrus (SS) al Frisco, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física. Se encuentra en la lista de incapacitados desde el 13 de abril y el 2 de mayo fue movido a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días. Cumple este 11 de junio ese lapso fuera y es elegible para ser reactivado en las Grandes Ligas en cualquier momento, a partir del 12.

10 de junio
Los Rockies retiran a Jairo Díaz (P) del roster de 40 y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. Colorado tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad. Se encontraba lanzando en las Menores.

9 de junio
Los Yanquis suben a Ronald Torreyes (IF) desde el Scranton-Wilkes/Barre, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que es incluido en el roster de Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

8 de junio
Los Gigantes anuncian que Grégor Blanco (OF) ha sido dejado en libertad por el Sacramento, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. A continuación, renegocian con él y lo firman con un contrato de Ligas Menores, asignándolo otra vez al Sacramento.
El jugador estuvo en el lineup de los Rivercats este viernes. El 2 de junio había sido puesto en asignación y el 5 de junio pasó por waivers, sin ser tomado, tras lo cual había sido enviado a Triple A.

6 de junio
Los Medias Blancas sacan del roster de 40 a Alfredo González (C) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. De inmediato, lo pasan por waivers y no es tomado por otro equipo. Lo reasignan al Charlotte, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. El receptor había sido sacado del roster activo y bajado a las Menores, a comienzos de semana.

5 de junio
Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la cuarta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la sexta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Marineros firman a Williams Pérez (P) con un contrato de Ligas Menores.

Los Gigantes pasan por waivers a Grégor Blanco (OF) sin que sea tomado por otro equipo. A continuación, envían al Sacramento, la sucursal Triple A de la organización

3 de junio
Los Bravos sacan del roster de 40 a Miguel Socolovich (P) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. De inmediato, deciden pasarlo por waivers y no es tomado por otro equipo. Le comunican su decisión de reasignarlo al Gwinett, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. El pitcher no ejerce su derecho de declararse agente libre y acepta la decisión. Es la tercera vez esta temporada que es bajado a las Menores a través de este procedimiento.

2 de junio
Los Rangers ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Carlos Tocci (OF) en las Ligas Menores y lo sacan de la lista de incapacitados.

Los Medias Blancas pasan exitosamente por waivers a Ricardo Pinto (P) y lo asignan al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Padres suben a José Gregorio Castillo (P) desde El Paso, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada y en toda su carrera.

Los Gigantes retiran a Grégor Blanco (OF) del roster y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. San Francisco tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

1° de junio
Los Mets incluyen en el roster de 40 a José Lobatón (C) y lo suben desde Las Vegas, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que es llamado a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Atléticos envían a Franklin Barreto (SS) al Nashville, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez esta temporada que es bajado a las Menores.

Los Tigres sacan a Miguel Cabrera (C) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días y lo reinstalan en el roster activo, sin necesidad de cumplir rehabilitación en las Menores.

31 de mayo
Los Bravos incluyen a Miguel Socolovich (P) en el roster de 40 y lo suben desde el Gwinnet, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Orioles asignan a Luis Sardiñas (P) al Norfolk, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para iniciar allí con su rehabilitación física.

30 de mayo
Los Cerveceros suben a Orlando Arcia (SS) desde el Colorado Springs, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

29 de mayo
Los Dodgers suben a Breyvic Valera (P) desde el Oklahoma City, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la cuarta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rays asignan a Yonny Chirinos (P) al Durham, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí con su rehabilitación física.

Los Bravos ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Aníbal Sánchez (P) en las Ligas Menores y lo sacan de la lista de incapacitados.

Los Rangers ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Ricardo Rodríguez (P) en las Ligas Menores y lo sacan de la lista de incapacitados. A continuación, lo asignan al Round Rock, la sucursal del equipo en Triple A.

28 de mayo
Los Mets ponen a Wilmer Flores (IF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con molestias en la parte baja de la espalda. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 7 de junio.

Los Bravos ponen a Ronald Acuña (OF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un esguince en el ligamento cruzado anterior de la rodilla izquierda y una contusión en la cadera. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 7 de junio.

Los Medias Blancas retiran a Ricardo Pinto (P) del roster de 40 y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. Chicago tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad. Se encontraba lanzando en las Menores.

26 de mayo
Los Rays activan a Wilmer Font (P).

Los Marlins ponen a Martín Prado (3B) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en la corva izquierda. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 5 de junio.

Los Piratas envían a José Osuna (IF/OF) al Indianapolis, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Yanquis envían a Ronald Torreyes (IF) al Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

25 de mayo
Los Cerveceros envían a Orlando Arcia (SS) al Colorado Springs, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Rays adquieren a Wilmer Font (P) de los Atléticos, a cambio de Peter Bayer (P).

Los Piratas firman a Daniel Angulo (C) con un contrato de Ligas Menores.

24 de mayo
Los Rangers asignan a Carlos Tocci (OF) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Rays asignan a Yonny Chirinos (P) al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Rojos firman a Alejandro Chacín (P) con un contrato de Ligas Menores. Aún no anuncian a qué categoría será asignado.

Los Medias Blancas incluyen a Alfredo González (C) en el roster de 40 y lo suben desde el Charlotte, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada.

23 de mayo
Los Atléticos suben a Franklin Barreto (2B/SS) desde el Nashville, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Atléticos retiran a Wilmer Font (P) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. Oakland tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

21 de mayo
Los Padres envían a Carlos Asuaje (2B) a El Paso, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Mets pasan exitosamente por waivers a José Lobatón (C) y lo asignan a Las Vegas, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Bravos asignan a Aníbal Sánchez (P) al Gwinett, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física.

20 de mayo
Los Ángeles suben a José Briceño (C) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada y en toda su carrera.

Los Medias Blancas suben a José Rondón (P) desde el Charlotte, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

19 de mayo
Los Mets sacan del roster de 40 a José Lobatón (C) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Nueva York tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

Los Nacionales suben a Adrián Sánchez (IF) desde el Syracuse, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la quinta vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

18 de mayo
Los Mets firman a Ezequiel Carrera (P) con un contrato de Ligas Menores y lo asignan a Las Vegas, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

17 de mayo
Los Bravos dejan en libertad a Ezequiel Carrera (P), quien se encontraba en el Gwinett, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

16 de mayo
Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la quinta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

15 de mayo
Los Padres suben a Carlos Asuaje (2B) desde El Paso, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Pudo ser llamado antes de transcurrir 10 días de su descenso debido a una lesión en el equipo grande.

Los Orioles pasan exitosamente por waivers a Renato Núñez (IF-OF) y lo asignan al Norfolk, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

14 de mayo
Los Medias Blancas envían a José Rondón (IF) al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Rangers asignan a Carlos Tocci (OF) al Frisco, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Padres envían a Carlos Asuaje (2B) a El Paso, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que es enviado a las Menores esta temporada.

13 de mayo
Los Rangers envían a Yohander Méndez (P) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Orioles envían a Anthony Santander (OF) al Norfolk, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la primera vez que es bajado a las Menores esta temporada.

11 de mayo
Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la tercera vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Rangers sacan a Rougned Odor (2B) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una lesión en la corva izquierda, ponen fin a su reahabilitación y lo colocan en el roster activo.

Los Rangers sacan del roster de 40 a Renato Núñez (IF/OF) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Texas tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

10 de mayo
Los Marlins sacan a Eliéser Hernández (P) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una lesión en un dedo, ponen fin a su reahabilitación y lo colocan en el roster activo por primera vez en su carrera en las Grandes Ligas.

9 de mayo
Los Rangers asignan a Ricardo Rodríguez (P) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Mets suben a Luis Guillorme (IF) desde Las Vegas, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas en esta temporada y en toda su carrera.

8 de mayo
Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Orioles envían a Engelb Vielma (IF) al Norfolk, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez esta temporada que es devuelto a las Menores.

Los Ángeles envían a Juan Graterol (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Rangers asignan a Rougned Odor (2B) al Round Rock, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Piratas suben a José Osuna (OF) desde el Indianapolis, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

7 de mayo
Los Dodgers envían a Breyvic Valera (IF/OF) al Oklahoma City, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es bajado a las Menores esta temporada.

6 de mayo
Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la cuarta vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

5 de mayo
Los Medias Blancas suben a José Rondón (P) desde el Charlotte, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Nacionales envían a Adrián Sánchez (IF) al Syracuse, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Medias Rojas retiran a Eduardo Rodríguez (P) de la lista de ausencias por motivos médicos familiares y lo ponen de nuevo en el roster activo.

Los Rangers asignan a Rougned Odor (2B) al Frisco, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física.

4 de mayo
Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la segunda vez que es devuelto a las Menores esta temporada.

Los Ángeles suben a Juan Graterol (C) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Dodgers suben a Breyvic Valera (P) desde el Oklahoma City, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la tercera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Tigres ponen a Miguel Cabrera (1B) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en la corva derecha. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 14 de mayo.

3 de mayo
Los Rockies envían a Antonio Senzatela (P) al Albuquerque, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Rangers suben a Yohander Méndez (P) desde el Round Rock, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la primera vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rangers activan a Carlos Pérez (C).

Los Dodgers envían a Breyvic Valera (IF/OF) al Oklahoma City, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

2 de mayo
Los Marlins pasan por waivers a Tomás Telis (C) y no es tomado por otro equipo. Lo reasignan al New Orleans, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Medias Rojas retiran a Eduardo Rodríguez (P) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de ausencias por motivos médicos familiares. Puede estar allí de 3 a 7 días como máximo.

Los Rangers transfieren a Elvis Andrus (SS) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días, liberando así un cupo en el roster de 40. Andrus ahora es elegible para regresar a la acción el 11 de junio.

Los Rangers toman a Carlos Pérez (C) en waivers y lo incluyen en el roster de 40.

1° de mayo
Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la cuarta vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rays ponen a Yonny Chirinos (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, retroactivo al 29 de abril, con molestias en el brazo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 9 de mayo.

Los Rangers asignan a Ricardo Rodríguez (P) al Frisco, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para comenzar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Orioles ponen a Luis Sardiñas (IF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, retroactivo al 29 de abril, con una distensión muscular en la parte baja de la espalda. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 9 de mayo.

Los Orioles suben a Engelb Vielma (IF) desde el Norfolk, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Mellizos suben a Gregorio Petit (IF) desde el Rochester, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

30 de abril
Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Reno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rockies sacan a Carlos González (OF) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de un tirón en la corva, y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Dodgers suben a Breyvic Valera (P) desde el Oklahoma City, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. Es la segunda vez que lo llaman a las Grandes Ligas esta temporada.

Los Rangers ponen a Martín Pérez (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con molestias en el codo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 10 de mayo.

29 de abril
Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A. Es la tercera vez esta temporada que Paredes es devuelto por Anaheim a su principal filial.

Los Marlins asignan a Eliéser Hernández (P) al Jacksonville, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física.

28 de abril
Los Marlins sacan del roster de 40 a Tomás Telis (C) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Miami tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

Los Medias Blancas envían a Gregory Infante (P) al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

27 de abril
Los Bravos sacan del roster de 40 a Carlos Pérez (C) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Atlanta tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

Los Atléticos sacan a Yusmeiro Petit (P) de la lista de ausencias por duelo familiar y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Piratas envían a José Osuna (IF/OF) al Indianapolis, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Marlins sacan a Martín Prado (3B) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una cirugía en la rodilla, y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Bravos pasan por waivers a Miguel Socolovich (P) y no es tomado por otro equipo. Le comunican su decisión de reasignarlo al Gwinett, la sucursal Triple A de la organización. El pitcher no ejerce su derecho de declararse agente libre y acepta la decisión.

26 de abril
Los Atléticos activan a Wilmer Font (P).

Los Rojos sacan a Eugenio Suárez (3B) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una fractura en la mano derecha, y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

25 de abril
Los Atléticos adquieren a Wilmer Font (P) de los Dodgers, a cambio de Logan Salow (P).

Los Bravos incluyen a Ronald Acuña Jr. (OF) en el roster de 40 y lo suben desde el Gwinnet, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Piratas suben a José Osuna (OF) desde el Indianapolis, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

24 de abril
Los Bravos sacan del roster de 40 a Miguel Socolovich (P) y lo colocan en la lista de asignación. Atlanta tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

Los Atléticos retiran a Yusmeiro Petit (P) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de ausencias por duelo, debido a la muerte de su madre.

Los Cerveceros sacan a Manuel Piña (C) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de una distensión en la pantorrilla, y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Rojos asignan a Eugenio Suárez (3B) al Louisville, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A avanzada, para reiniciar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Medias Blancas ponen a Avisail García (OF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en la corva. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 4 de mayo.

Los Nacionales suben a Adrián Sánchez (IF) desde el Syracuse, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Reales sacan a Salvador Pérez (C) de la lista de incapacitados, recuperado de un esguince en la rodilla izquierda, y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

23 de abril
Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Medias Blancas transfieren a Daniel Farquhar (P) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días a la lista de incapacitados de 60 días, debido al derrame cerebral que le sacó de juego. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 21 de junio, pero se se desconoce cuando podrá volver al terreno.

Los Dodgers retiran a Wilmer Font (P) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. Los Ángeles tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

Los Marlins asignan a Eliéser Hernández (P) al Jupiter, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para reiniciar allí su rehabilitación física.

22 de abril
Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Rockies ponen a Carlos González (OF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, retroactivo al 19 de abril, con un tirón en la corva derecha. Es elegible para volver a la acción el 29 de este mes.

Los Rockies ponen a Gerardo Parra (OF) en la lista de suspendidos. Debe cumplir castigo durante cuatro juegos.

Los Rangers ponen a Carlos Tocci (OF) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un golpe en la cadera. Es elegible para volver a la acción el 2 de mayo.

Los Yanquis suben a Gleyber Torres (2B/SS) desde el Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

21 de abril
Los Ángeles suben a Eduardo Paredes (P) desde el Salt Lake, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Mellizos envían a Gabriel Moya (P) al Rochester, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Atléticos sacan a Yusmeiro Petit (P) de la lista de ausencias por emergencias médicas familiares y lo colocan nuevamente en el roster activo.

Los Medias Blancas ponen a Daniel Farquhar (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un derrame cerebral. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 1° de mayo, pero se teme que perderá varios meses de acción, cuando menos.

Los Medias Blancas suben a Gregory Infante (P) desde el Charlotte, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

20 de abril
Los Diamondbacks envían a Silvino Bracho (P) al Fresno, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Marlins asignan a Martín Prado (3B) al Jupiter, la sucursal de la organización en Clase A avanzada, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física. Fue operado de la rodilla a finales de la temporada pasada.

19 de abril
Los Reales asignan a Salvador Pérez (C) al Omaha, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A, para continuar allí su rehabilitación física. Se recupera de un esguince en la rodilla.

18 de abril
Los Bravos ponen a Aníbal Sánchez (P) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 28 de abril.

17 de abril
Los Dodgers envían a Breyvic Valera (IF/OF) al Oklahoma City, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Atléticos retiran a Yusmeiro Petit (P) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de ausencias por motivos médicos familiares.

Los Orioles suben a Luis Sardiñas (IF) desde el Norfolk, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

16 de abril
Los Atléticos envían a Franklin Barreto (SS) al Nashville, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Cerveceros ponen a Manuel Piña (C) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, retroactivo al 13 de abril. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 23 de abril.

Los Rangers suben a Renato Núñez (3B/OF) desde el Round Rock, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

15 de abril
Los Reales asignan a Salvador Pérez (C) al Northwest Arkansas, la sucursal de la organización en Doble A, para iniciar allí su rehabilitación física.

Los Atléticos ponen fin al período de rehabilitación de Renato Núñez (3B-OF) en las Menores y lo reactivan desde la lista de incapacitados. A continuación, lo sacan del roster y lo pasan por waivers, donde es tomado por los Rangers.

Los Diamondbacks suben a Silvino Bracho (P) desde el Fresno, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Dodgers suben a Breyvic Valera (IF-OF) desde el Oklahoma City, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

14 de abril
Los Nacionales pasan por waivers a Miguel Montero (C) y no es tomado por otro equipo. Le comunican su decisión de enviarlo a las Menores y él rechaza la medida, por lo que recibe su carta de libertad.

13 de abril
Los Rangers ponen a Elvis Andrus (SS) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, retroactivo al 12 de abril, con una fractura en el olecranón del codo derecho. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 22 de abril, aunque se espera que pierda entre seis y ocho semanas en total.

Los Mets incluyen en el roster de 40 a José Lobatón (C) y lo suben desde Las Vegas, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

11 de abril
Los Medias Blancas envían a Gregory Infante (P) al Charlotte, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

Los Orioles suben a Engelb Vielma (SS) desde el Norfolk, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

Los Nacionales retiran a Miguel Montero (C) del roster activo y lo ponen en la lista de asignación. Washington tiene ahora siete días, como máximo, para cambiarlo, pasarlo por waivers o dejarlo en libertad.

Los Cerveceros suben a Junior Guerra (P) desde el Salt Lake City, la sucursal Triple A de la organización.

10 de abril
Los Rangers ponen a Rougned Odor (2B) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con un tirón en la corva izquierda. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 20 de abril.

Los Nacionales retiran a Miguel Montero (C) de la lista de ausencias por paternidad, luego de tres días, y lo reinstalan en el roster activo.

Los Ángeles envían a Eduardo Paredes (P) al Salt Lake, la sucursal de la organización en Triple A.

9 de abril
Los Rojos ponen a Eugenio Suárez (3B) en la lista de incapacitados de 10 días, con una fractura en el dedo pulgar de la mano derecha. Es elegible para volver a la acción a partir del 19 de abril, aunque se espera que pierda varias semanas inactivo.

8 de abril
Los Rangers sacan a Eduardo Rodríguez (P) de la lista de incapacitados de 10 días y lo reinstalan en el roster activo.

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          Speech Language Pathologist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NM-Grants, One of the largest and most successful rehab companies in the country has a Full Time PERM SLP position open in New Mexico. This position is interviewing now for an ASAP start. Here are the details: Full Time PERM SLP Position – CFs Considered Location: an hour west of Albuquerque, NM Sub-Acute Medical Setting with Adult & Geriatric Population Great Team & Supportive Staff Excellent Salary with Fu
          Regina (PuppyFind) $600      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Regina she is a pure bred female pug both of her parents are pure bred pugs and her father is american kennel club register,she has her 1st shots and deworming We also have a male available. Delivery its available but is not included on the price of the puppy. We can also meet somewhere for a smaller fee if the location its closer to us, Dallas,San Antonio,Odessa,albuquerque Text me at xxx-xxx-xxxx...

          Max (PuppyFind) $600      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Max he is a pure bred male pug both of his parents are pure bred pugs and his father is american kennel club register,he has his 1st shots and deworming We also have a female available. Delivery its available but is not included on the price of the puppy. We can also meet somewhere for a smaller fee if the location its closer to us, Dallas,San Antonio,Odessa,albuquerque Text me at xxx-xxx-xxxx...

          Balu (PuppyFind) $600      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Balu he is a pure bred male pug both of his parents are pure bred pugs and his father is american kennel club register,he has his 1st shots and deworming We also have a female available. Delivery its available but is not included on the price of the puppy. We can also meet somewhere for a smaller fee if the location its closer to us, Dallas,San Antonio,Odessa,albuquerque Text me at xxx-xxx-xxxx...

          Rio de Janeiro Casa Padrão Bento Ribeiro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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EXCELENTES RESIDENCIAS, 1a LOCAÇÃO, PRÓXIMO RUA MATIAS DE ALBUQUERQUE. COMPOSTA DE 1 PAV SALÃO, COZINHA, ÁREA DE SERVIÇO E LAVABO. 2 PAV 2 QUARTOS, VARANDA, BANHEIRO SOCIAL. PARTES FRIAS COM AZULEJO AO TETO. TEMOS NO MESMO LOCAL CASAS DE 4 E 3...
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Address: 400 Roma Nw Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rating: 2

LEC Building, Court Services Division, Room 122. We have a clogged sink.


          Drug deal between Abq bus driver and Abq grounds keeper      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Address: 170 1st St Sw Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
Rating: 3

1:10pm bus # 709 (the #5 bus) exchanged money/ drugs.


          Albuquerque Health Care Office Receptionist Position - Audigy - Albuquerque, NM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Patient Care Coordinator Private practice, full-time position, and great team! You enjoy making a difference in the lives of others. You want an opportunity...
From Audigy - Sun, 17 Jun 2018 10:17:33 GMT - View all Albuquerque, NM jobs
          Audiology Externship Opportunity - Albuquerque, NM - Audigy - Albuquerque, NM      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Worth Hearing Center is looking for a highly motivated Audiology Extern to join the team! About Worth Hearing Center: At Worth Hearing Center, we truly...
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          Rio de Janeiro Casa Padrão Bento Ribeiro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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EXCELENTES RESIDENCIAS, 1a LOCAÇÃO, PRÓXIMO RUA MATIAS DE ALBUQUERQUE. COMPOSTA DE 1 PAV SALÃO, COZINHA, ÁREA DE SERVIÇO E LAVABO. 2 PAV 2 QUARTOS, VARANDA, BANHEIRO SOCIAL. PARTES FRIAS COM AZULEJO AO TETO. TEMOS NO MESMO LOCAL CASAS DE 4 E 3...
2 dormitórios 1 banheiros 70 m2 3.714 BRL/m²
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          Regina (PuppyFind) $600      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Regina she is a pure bred female pug both of her parents are pure bred pugs and her father is american kennel club register,she has her 1st shots and deworming We also have a male available. Delivery its available but is not included on the price of the puppy. We can also meet somewhere for a smaller fee if the location its closer to us, Dallas,San Antonio,Odessa,albuquerque Text me at xxx-xxx-xxxx...

          Max (PuppyFind) $600      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Max he is a pure bred male pug both of his parents are pure bred pugs and his father is american kennel club register,he has his 1st shots and deworming We also have a female available. Delivery its available but is not included on the price of the puppy. We can also meet somewhere for a smaller fee if the location its closer to us, Dallas,San Antonio,Odessa,albuquerque Text me at xxx-xxx-xxxx...

          Balu (PuppyFind) $600      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Balu he is a pure bred male pug both of his parents are pure bred pugs and his father is american kennel club register,he has his 1st shots and deworming We also have a female available. Delivery its available but is not included on the price of the puppy. We can also meet somewhere for a smaller fee if the location its closer to us, Dallas,San Antonio,Odessa,albuquerque Text me at xxx-xxx-xxxx...

          Cancer study of nuclear test site expected in 2019 via the New York Post      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents living near the site of the world’s first atomic bomb test likely will be published in 2019, the National Cancer Institute announced. Institute spokesman Michael Levin told the Associated Press that researchers are examining data on diet and radiation exposure on […]
          U.S. Immigration Policy Threatens Shake-Up In Home Health Business      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
On a rare rainy night in Albuquerque, two dozen students are learning the proper way to care for older people. Teacher Liliana Reyes is reviewing the systems of the body — circulatory, respiratory and so on — to prepare them for an upcoming exam. These students are seeking to join a workforce of about 3 million people who help older adults remain in their homes. They assist these clients with things like bathing, dressing, and taking medication on time. About a quarter of these workers are immigrants . But as Congress and the White House consider changes to immigration policy, some people in the home care industry worry that there won't be enough people to care for the nation's growing number of elders. What makes the Albuquerque class unusual is that it's taught entirely in Spanish. All of the students are immigrants, mostly from Mexico. The course is a joint project of Central New Mexico Community College and a community education center for immigrants called Encuentro. Everyone who
          Offer - Mechanical Engineer and Automotive Engine Controls Training with Job placements - Albuquerque      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mechanical Engineer Positions Training, Placements Assistance and IN-HOUSE Projects experience Hello everyone, Our main goal is to give the Best service than other in market. “Trust us surely we will make your dream Happen”. 1. Protect your Visa status. 2. Provide quality training with well expertized Trainers. 3. All the Trainers are well experienced and presently on On-Project. 4. Give you a brief knowledge on what the market is in USA. 5. Guide you and provide marketing until you are ON-Project. 6. Provide you in-house project for Hands on Experience. We have experts who will train you in almost all Designing and analysis tools. 8 Weeks course: Daily Assignments, Weekly tests and Projects (Hands on Experience) Daily followups and updates will be there by the Recruiters and Trainers. Automotive Engine controls Training (In Class) ON “Dodge challenger 2016 Petastar engine 3.6L” Target area of training:  Engine controls Engineer  Calibration Engineer  Powertrain Engineer Course Overview: The course is Intended for Car Enthusiasts & who are seeking Job in Automotive industry. The course is developed for the engineers/technicians who thrust to support OEM manufacturers to meet Performance, Fuel consumption, Emissions, & other customer demands. Thanks & Regards Aruna| Resource 41200 Bridge street, Novi, MI 48375. Direct:248-466-0710. Office:248-981-8816. Email: aruna@logging-in.com
          Three Men Arraigned on Federal Theft Charges Arising out of Scheme to Defraud Bureau of Indian Education      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- The following information was released by the United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Mexico: Employees Allegedly Misused Government-Issued Credit Cards to Purchase Thousands of Dollars of Goods and Services for Personal Use ALBUQUERQUE Three men were arraigned ... (Publication: States News Service)
          (USA-NM-Crownpoint) Program Support Assistant      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located with Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Region in Crownpoint, New Mexico. All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2018 pay charts here https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/general-schedule/ and select the duty station from the to choose the appropriate pay chart. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities * Maintains a substantial log of all correspondences, public engagement, and other interactions for Agency. * Serves as initial contact with public and must consistently engage professional protocol with the public through telephone, email, and personal encounter. * Prepares agenda and documents for Superintendent's meetings for work sessions. * Serves as payroll coordinator and Quicktime Administrator for the Agency. * Advises timekeepers of necessary reporting procedures and changes, if assigned. * Responsible for financial entering and retrieving of data to and from the automated data processing system or financial management systems. * Works closely with NRO administrative staff on administrative data calls, requirements, and training. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Travel required for work assignments and/or training. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 7 * #### Job family (Series) 0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * U.S. Citizenship Required * Indian Preference applies * You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit * You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period * A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. * If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. * Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607. ### Qualifications EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions, GS-0303). GS-5: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service which involved work that is routine in nature such as, providing program and administrative support; operating office automation equipment in the preparation of a variety of reports, letters, memorandums, transmittals, etc.; receiving visitors and ascertaining the nature of their business; furnishing statistical, general, or specific information; ordering supplies and equipment as needed for administrative offices; reviewing time sheets to ensure accuracy and compliance with policies and regulations -OR- 4 years of progressively higher-level education leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited business or technical school, college or university above high school in any field for which high school graduation or equivalent is a prerequisite. GS-6: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service which involved using independent judgment, as well as work requiring extensive knowledge and application of regulatory requirements, such as providing program and administrative support; operating office automation equipment in the preparation of a variety of reports, letters, memorandums, transmittals, etc.; receiving visitors and ascertaining the nature of their business; furnishing statistical, general, or specific information; ordering supplies and equipment as needed for administrative offices; reviewing time sheets to ensure accuracy and compliance with policies and regulations; processing obligation documents (travel, purchase orders, amendments, etc ); reviewing journal vouchers for fund payments ensuring funds are paid to the proper owners in the correct amounts. GS-7: year of specialized experience at the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service which involved program planning, program support and follow through to completion a variety of administrative and/or program support responsibilities necessary for management and control of programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to: prepared requisitions; maintained automated system of program-specific data; scheduled day-to-day office plans and staff schedules; assisted in correspondence control; gathered financial data for review and comparison; made travel arrangements and prepared travel authorizations and vouchers; maintained time and attendance reports; and finalized documents using software applications as electronic mail, spreadsheet, database and graphics. PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the experience or education requirements above, applicants for this position must show possession of Office Automation skills and must have typing proficiency of 40 words per minute. Applicants must meet these requirements by passing the appropriate performance test, presenting a certificate of proficiency from a school or other organization authorized to issue such certificate by the Office of Personnel Management local office or by self-certifying their proficiency. The full performance level of this position is GS-07. Promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management, and in no way guaranteed. **All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.** ### Education If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows 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. ### Additional information TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp . Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies which include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service.Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service. Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period. Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment. If you are unable to apply online, require reasonable accommodation in the application process if you are an applicant with a disability, or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your application package will be evaluated against the minimum qualification requirements specified above. In order to qualify, your resume must specifically describe your work history and the duties you performed in each position. Your resume will be evaluated after the closing date of 08/21/2018 to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. Qualified candidates will then be rated as best qualified, well qualified, or qualified depending on their possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies and experience requirements as demonstrated by your responses to the assessment questions. Competencies measured include: * Clerical * Customer Service * Financial Management * Oral Communication * Writing We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If the information in your resume does not support your responses to the assessment questions, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications. Qualified Indian preference candidates will be referred to the hiring manager in order of veterans' preference. You may preview the assessment questions here in the https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10219319. Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date. Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation ##### Drug test required No * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for this position: * Resume which details work experience including dates worked (mm/yy-mm/yy), position title, Grade (if federal service), and hours worked per week. * On-line Assessment Questionnaire * Most recent SF-50 (if applying under merit promotion. Be sure your SF-50 displays your tenure in box 24, your position in box 34, and that the SF-50 is not an award) * Transcripts (if using education to qualify) - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time. * Veteran's documentation - (if applicable) VA letter on VA letterhead stating your overall combined rating, SF-15, DD-214 (copy 4) reflecting an honorable discharge and dates of active duty military service. * Special Appointing Authority documentation (if applying under a special hiring authority) * BIA Form 4432 (if claiming Indian preference) * Performance Appraisal (if applying under the Land Management Flexibility Act) If you are applying as a VEOA candidate, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 and your letter from the VA reflecting an honorable discharge and that you either completed three years of active duty service or are a preference eligible. For more information see: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa. ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 09:59PM Mountain Time ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. If your application package is incomplete in any way, you will not be considered for this position, and requests for extensions will not be granted. Please double check your application package before you submit it. ***ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED OR ACCEPTED BY THIS OFFICE.*** #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. * To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application. * Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. * After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. * You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login ); all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/ . ***PLEASE NOTE - NO APPLICATION MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA E-MAIL***. Read more ### Agency contact information ### Human Resources ##### Phone (505) 563-5124 (5122)X5130 ##### Email humanresourcesbia-abq@bia.gov ##### Address BIA Center for Recruitment Albuquerque BIA Center for Recruitment Albuquerque 1011 Indian School Road, NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 US Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507348300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/21/2018 *Service:* Competitive *Pay scale & grade:* GS 5 - 7 *Salary:* $33,394 to $53,773 per year *Appointment type:* Permanent *Work schedule:* Full-Time
          (USA-VA-Edinburg) Forestry Technician (Fire Suppression)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary **PLEASE NOTE: **This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring Season. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of the position is wildland fire suppression/management/control, as a firefighter on an engine, hotshot, helitack or hand crew. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual until needs. By Selecting the “Location Negotiable after Selection” option when selecting your referred duty locations, implies your willingness to accept positions in any duty location or surround area on the announcement that you may not have listed as a preferred location. Selecting this duty location is encouraged as it increases our chances of receiving an offer. The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website for additional information on pay rates. 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. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Performs as a member of a fire crew assigned to suppress the full range of difficulty and complexity of fires. Moves dirt, chops brush, fells small trees, etc., to build fireline using hand tools such as axe, Pulaski, shovel and McLeod, and power saws, to control spreading wildland fire. Lays or directs hose in the use of water. Fells trees or snags using power saws. May be required to rappel. Sets backfires as directed. Cleans, reconditions, and stores specialized fire tools and equipment. Patrols areas of controlled fires to "mop-up" by searching out and extinguishing any remaining burning material. Operates specialized fire suppression equipment such as portable pumps or drip torch. Observes, records, and preserves evidence of cause of fires. May be assigned to other resource management activities such as fuels, recreation, timber, or reforestation when not performing fire suppression duties. **PLEASE NOTE: Fire Suppression includes position disciplines of Hotshot, Handcrew, Engine, Helitack.** ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per fire assignment. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 04 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check * Must be 18 years of age by Entry of Duty (EOD) date * Position requires a Work Capacity Test (WCT) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: ARDUOUS FIRE POSITIONS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be employed in a position performing hazardous duties. An initial pre-employment medical examination is required for arduous fire positions. Failure to meet any of the required medical qualifications will be considered disqualifying for employment. WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a "condition of employment." The Arduous fitness (Pack) test requires completing a three (3) mile hike within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. GS-04: (6) six months of general experience and (6) six months of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-03 level. General Experience is defined as: Observed field work projects and recorded data. Worked with tools and equipment used in laboratories or at field sites. Other work experience, paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position. Examples of unpaid experience include volunteer work, such as at a park, youth camp, scouting organization, hospital, community sports league, local fire department, etc. Specialized Experience is defined as: Used hand tools or power equipment to create a fire line and/or remove debris. Inventoried and/or restocked engines or fire caches to maintain fire readiness. Served on a crew to suppress the full range of fires.-OR Successful completion of 2 years of study above high school that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester hours in mathematics is creditable –OR A combination of education and experience listed above. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ### Education ### Additional information * **BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: ** Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible - Coverage is dependent upon unit location. * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. * This position is not eligible for telework. * Availability of government housing and federal day care facilities will vary by location. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=858BCE7D-5932-459D-B126-A92F00C5D3C6 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Transcripts with instatutional name must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506845700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $14.30 to $14.30 per hour *Pay scale & grade:* GS 04 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Temporary
          (USA-MI-Cadillac) Office Automation Clerk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring Season. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located on a National Forest. The incumbent of this position performs clerical and office automation duties in support of the unit. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact, Jennifer S. Gallagher, (231) 775-2421, jsgallagher@fs.fed.us Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours. 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. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Uses word processing software and related hardware equipment to produce a variety of correspondence, reports, office forms, and other written material in final form, including technical material, tabular material, and other non-routine typing from rough draft or voice recordings. Uses advanced functions of the software such as to produce tables, special symbols, tables of contents, graphics, and charts; or uses varied functions of more than one software type, such as spreadsheets, databases, graphics, or publishing software (such as Tex or Publisher). Edits written material to ensure correct grammar, when grammar may be complex, spelling, and punctuation. Sorts incoming mail, date stamps and files in employee mailboxes. Processes electronic mail, outgoing mail, and operates postal machine for metered mail. Processes copy requests. Serves as the point of contact for recycling. Serves as Collection Officer to sell such items as National Forest maps, Christmas tree permits, 2400-4’s (Forest Product Sale Permits), and Access Passes in accordance with manual and handbook requirements. Is held accountable for the funds collected. Maintains accountability records as required. Greets visitors and answers telephone, directing the customer to appropriate staff or personally giving information when routine or procedural matters are involved. Files correspondence, reports, and similar materials in manual or electronic files. Posts and files manuals, handbook changes, and supplements. Provides general clerical support to the office staff. Reviews personal property documents involving acquisitions, transfer or disposal of items that are required to be of record. Determines supplies needed for the office staff. Prepares the necessary requisition/procurement requests, and receives and distributes supplies and special order items. ### Travel Required 25% or less - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per fire assignment. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 04 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0326 Office Automation Clerical And Assistance * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check * Type 40 words per minute **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: **Must be able to type 40 words per minute ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. GS-04: (1) One year of general experience equivalent to at least a GS-03 grade level. General experience is defined as performing reception duties, clerical duties, using common office machines or equipment such as personal computers, copying machines, fax machines, binding, stapling or hole punching equipment. -OR Successful completion of 2 years of study above high school. -OR A combination of education and experience listed above. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ### Education ### Additional information * **BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: ** Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Bargaining Unit Status: Not Eligible * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP or ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPMs Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ * Direct Deposit – Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choice. * If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. * This position is not eligible for telework. * Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. * Government housing may be available. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=ED65F2BE-41E4-4234-AD76-A92F00D8EA29 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veterans preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veterans preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veterans preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veterans preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For more information on veterans preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/ * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account at https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Loginto check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506847200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $14.30 to $14.30 per hour *Pay scale & grade:* GS 04 *Work schedule:* Part-Time *Appointment type:* Temporary
          (USA-VA-Edinburg) Forestry Aid (Fire Suppression)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary **PLEASE NOTE:** This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring Season. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of the position is wildland fire suppression/management/control, as a firefighter on an engine, hotshot, helitack or hand crew. Other wildland fire related duties might involve fire prevention, patrol, detection, or prescribed burning. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual until needs. By Selecting the “Location Negotiable after Selection” option when selecting your referred duty locations, implies your willingness to accept positions in any duty location or surround area on the announcement that you may not have listed as a preferred location. Selecting this duty location is encouraged as it increases our chances of receiving an offer. The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website for additional information on pay rates. 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. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Performs assignments to develop knowledge of fuels management and fire suppression techniques and practices such as fireline construction, use of pumps and engines, hose lays, foam and retardant, working around aircraft, safety rules, and fire and fuels terminology. Searches out and extinguishes burning materials by moving dirt, applying water by hose or backpack pump, etc. Moves dirt, chops brush, or fells small trees to build fireline using various hand tools such as axe, shovel, Pulaski, McLeod and power saws to control spreading wildland fire and to prepare lines prior to prescribed burning. Chops, carries and piles logging slash. Patrols the fireline to locate and extinguish sparks, flareups, and hot spot fires that may threaten developed firelines. Cleans, reconditions and stores fire tools and equipment. May be assigned to other resource management activities such as recreation, timber, or reforestation when not performing fire suppression or fuels management duties. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per fire assignment. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 03 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check * Must be at least 18 years of age by Entry on Duty (EOD) date * Position requires a Work Capacity Test (WCT) **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:** ARDUOUS FIRE POSITIONS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be employed in a position performing hazardous duties. An initial pre-employment medical examination is required for arduous fire positions. Failure to meet any of the required medical qualifications will be considered disqualifying for employment. WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a "condition of employment." The Arduous fitness (Pack) test requires completing a three (3) mile hike within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. GS-03: (6) Six months general experience. General experience is defined as: Performed farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities; Worked in a greenhouse or nursery moving, watering, and tending plants and performing other general labor tasks; Fed and watered animals, such as in a laboratory, pet store, or zoo; Any work experience, paid or unpaid. Unpaid experience, for example, may be regular volunteer work, such as at a park, community sports league facilities, etc.-OR Successful completion of 1 year of study above high school that included at least 6 semester hours in a combination of courses such as range management or conservation, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, engineering, biology, mathematics, or other natural or physical sciences. -OR Completion of an intensive, specialized course of study of less than 1 year may meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3. Courses of this type normally require completion of up to 40 hours per week of instruction rather than the usual 20 hours per week, and are usually of at least 3 months duration. Such courses may have been obtained through a variety of programs such as those offered by business or technical schools, and through military training programs. To be creditable, such a course must have been designed specifically as career preparation for the work of the position being filled, and must have provided the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work.-OR A combination of education and experience listed above. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ### Education ### Additional information * **BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: ** Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible - Coverage is dependent upon unit location. * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. * This position is not eligible for telework. * Availability of government housing and federal day care facilities will vary by location. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=0230CB36-2C95-4B03-87BE-A92F00B67B8A Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Transcripts with instatutional name must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506842900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $12.74 to $12.74 per hour *Pay scale & grade:* GS 03 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Temporary
          (USA-ID-Driggs) RECREATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (WINTER SPORTS ADMINISTRATOR)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This Recreation Management Specialist (Mountain Resort Coordinator) position is located in Region 4 on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The incumbent of this position will report to the Resources Staff Officer on the Forest. One position is to be filled with a duty location of Jackson, Wyoming; or Driggs, Idaho. The duty location will be determined by the applicant's preference. Please be sure to indicate on your application all the duty locations you are applying for. The position is responsible for strategic planning; program and budget development; and coordination of all aspects of management of existing and proposed ski areas, winter sports resorts, four-season resorts and mountain resorts on the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forest. This position is also responsible for management and operations at the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Forecast Center. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Pam Bode at 307-739-5513, or email her at pbode@fs.fed.us Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities This Mountain Resort Coordinator position will be responsible for the administration of the special use permits for the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain, White Pine Ski Resort, Grand Targhee Resort, Kelly Canyon Ski Resort, and Pebble Creek Ski Area. This position will work closely with resort permit holders, resource specialists, program managers, and staff officers at the Supervisor’s Offices, Ranger District recreation program leaders, Line Officers, and the general public to manage this diverse program, provide consistency across the National Forests, and increase customer service at the mountain resorts on the Forests. This position will provide advice and counsel to the Line Officers and Forest Staff Officers. The Mountain Resort Coordinator will be responsible for administering all aspects of the ski area permits. The incumbent will be the primary point of contact to review proposals and applications for large or complex ski area projects. This includes conducting screening and evaluation of special use proposals and leading environmental analyses in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and Master Development Plan requirements. This position will also manage the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Forecast Center. This position supervises one permanent full time employee and three permanent intermittent employees who work at the Avalanche Forecast Center. The Center posts area specific avalanche advisories for three reporting areas by about 7 AM daily from early November to late April. This position will also provide program direction for all aspects of winter sports across the Forest, including advice on winter events like hill climbs, input into forest plan direction on winter recreation, and assistance in developing Over Snow Vehicle Use planning, management and maps. This position will develop and monitor third-party agreements and contracts and facilitate increasing partnership opportunities such as the ski area conservation fund, support for the avalanche forecast center, collaboration with State Trails programs, and other opportunities. This position also has supervisory responsibilities. As such, the incumbent plans and assigns work to employees and establishes production or quality standards for the unit’s work. Incumbent promotes equal opportunity and employs nondiscriminatory practices for merit promotion, recruitment and hiring of applicants; encouragement, recognition and fair treatment of all employees; and career development and full utilization of employees’ skills. Adheres to nondiscriminatory employment practices regarding race, color, national origin, age, disability; and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal; or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel for meetings and/or training may be required. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 12 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA/VRA and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants; and eligibles for other Hiring Authorities. Questions? This job is open to 6 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program #### Similar jobs * Development Specialists * Specialists, Development * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. ### Qualifications 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level as defined by one or more of the following: Assisted in providing expertise and advice for the administration and management of a mountain resort or a winter sports program; Participated in the preparation of special use permits relevant to mountain resorts or ski areas; Assisted with the planning and development for site specific (mountain resort) development projects; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level as defined by one or more of the following: Provided expertise and advice for the administration and management of a mountain resort or a winter sports program; Prepared special use permits relevant to mountain resorts or ski areas; Provided expertise and advice in planning for site specific (mountain resort) development projects. Work Experience: Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience; the beginning day, month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education No additional education requirements ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):* To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act* (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited on a pro-rated basis, based on the number of hours served. LWOP will be credited for up to six months; anything beyond six months will not be. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) . This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. This is a non-bargaining unit position. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: **KSAC 1:**Knowledge of management and administration of mountain resorts relative to authorities, policies, and regulations surrounding mountain resorts planning and permitting. **KSAC 2:**Ability to plan and organize work. **KSAC 3:**Ability to monitor, analyze and make recommendations concerning a variety of projects, issues, and plans. **KSAC 4:**Ability to develop and maintain cooperative internal and external relations. **KSAC 5:**Ability communicate effectively in writing. **KSAC 6:** Ability to supervise. ** KSAC 7:**Ability to engage, lead, and direct a diverse workforce fostering and promoting an equitable, inclusive, and safe environment. Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=AD867BA0-CE56-401E-9D94-A920012DC710 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM CONTACT CENTER ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-877-8339 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA FOREST SERVICE Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507338600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/08/2018 to 08/21/2018 *Salary:* $61,218 to $95,388 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 11 - 12 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-GA-Atlanta) LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS SPECIALIST      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located in the Southern Regional Office, Office of Communication staff in Atlanta, GA. This position is responsible for all aspects of the Region’s Legislative Affairs program, including Congressional relations, hearing management, and issue analysis. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Stephanie Johnson at 404-347-4116 or email at snjohnson@fs.fed.us. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Provides expert analysis and advice on all legislative matters affecting the Forest Service. Develops strategy and programs for improving the Forest Service process for proposing and strengthening legislative proposals at the Regional level. Integrates information that assists Congress in understanding Forest Service policies, actions, operations and requirements. At the Regional level, in conjunction with the Washington Office, examines Forest resource management issues such as: wilderness, Forest management, wildlife, dispersed recreation, invasive and endangered species, watersheds, Forest health and climate change mitigation adaptation and recommends action on highly complex legislation as it relates to all stages of forest and rangeland resource management and research, USDA Forest Service operations, polices, budgets, programs and statutory authorities in order to determine the possible impact on the agency. Supports the Regional Office and Washington Office in the development of agency and departmental legislative proposals on forest and resource management issues such as land management planning, wilderness, dispersed recreation, invasive and endangered species, Forest health, watersheds, dispersed recreation and climate change mitigation adaptation in collaboration with program officials and subject matter experts through analysis of technical data. Provides professional advice, through the Regional Director, to the Regional Forester, and field units on the potential impact of a diverse range of legislation and congressional oversight activities on Regional programs and operations. Advises agency officials on all legislative law aspects of policies, plans and programs. Coordinates with the Regional Director and Regional Forester on legislative law engagements and strategy. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel with overnight lodging may be required for meetings, trainings, workshops, and field/site visits. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 13 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP and VEOA eligibles, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees, Public Land Corps, and Resource Assistant eligibles. Questions? This job is open to 4 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check * Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:**Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115 - 97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. ### Qualifications You must possess the basic requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **GS-13:** One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Obtained legislative affairs experience while working a federal or state congressional office, another government agency, or in the private sector; interpreted legislation and provide professional advice to others about the impact of that legislation; developed materials such as congressional correspondence, briefing materials or draft testimony; developed materials for congressional briefings or visits and worked with colleagues and leaders to prep them for those events; worked on highly subjective, complex issues; tracked issues, raised awareness, and/ or recommended action to mitigate issues before they reach crisis status; conveyed issues important to my organization and advocate points of view, both in writing and orally, to gain acceptance of agency recommendations; managed, edited and reviewed materials and coordinate speeches and talking points; responsive to calls and emails, and understand the importance of networking internally and externally with partners and members of Congress and their staffs. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for this position. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT:** If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements with 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education ### Additional information * BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. * Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. * This agency offers alternative and flexible work schedules. * Government housing is not available. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. * This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. * Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Ability to interpret legislation, its impact on the agency, and recommend action.** * ****Ability to act for the agency and provide advice to others on a variety of options.**** * ****Ability to develop materials that assist in agency and department engagements with congressional members and staff.**** * ****Ability to bring about consensus on differing issues and goals in a highly subjective environment.**** * ****Ability to manage a large, diverse program at a Regional level.**** * **Ability to keep abreast of events and network with officials at all levels of the government.** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=62F2A29C-20C6-4E87-B2FB-A931007642AD Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current permanent Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * VEOA: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 877-569-9790 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507297100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/08/2018 to 08/17/2018 *Salary:* $91,631 to $119,121 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 13 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-MN-Deer River) Biological Science Technician, Natural Resources      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located within the Chippewa National Forest. The position is assigned a variety of complex and recurring technical duties individually or as a crew member or leader, in support of unit resource management. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Jeremy Cable at 218-246-3459. 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. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Performs a variety of routine and frequently complex tasks involving techniques and practices relating to natural resources, i.e., water, land, food, plants, animals, and soils. Assignments support field projects and program planning activities. Such tasks might include: Independently, or as part of a team, makes browse surveys; takes and records data, counts, sorts, identifies species, and performs measurements. Analyzes information; prepares reports of findings with appropriate recommendations; assembles information for development of natural resource plans and coordination of resource need information for analytical reports. Utilizes topographic maps; photographs, and data that identify a variety of natural resource areas and conditions. May drafts maps or diagrams of survey areas. Utilizes a variety of tools to collect and record data such as numbers, measurements, weights, samples, and special notes. Keeps records of all data and develops these into statistical reports. Identifies and classifies principal natural resource types in assigned geographic areas. Collects natural resource samples and makes determinations, such as species identification, habitat condition, injury, disease. Makes qualitative observations of injury and disease and makes recommendations for resolution of problems. On an individual basis or as a crew leader, constructs or completes habitat projects such as watershed development, fencing, or clearing areas to establish more desirable food or cover habitat. Participates in developing new or improved prevention practices relating to conditons and findings of natural resource areas where information and data have been collected. Assists in layout of field experiments, pilot projects, impact evaluations, and specific natural resource projects. Assists in determining validity of survey or evaluation techniques. Suggests improvements of methods and techniques. Is fully responsible for compliance with safety rules and regulations. Performs other duties as assigned. ### Travel Required Not required ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 06 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0404 Biological Science Technician #### Similar jobs * Biological Technicians * Technicians, Biological * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:** No Additional Requirements. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. GS-06: (1) One year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level. Specialized Experience is defined as: Analyzing natural resources information, and preparing reports of findings with appropriate recommendations; Utilizing topographic maps, photographs, and data that identify a variety of natural resource areas and conditions; Collecting samples and recording data such as numbers, measurements, weights, samples, and special notes, and making determinations, such as species identification, habitat condition, injury, disease. GS-06 there is no substitution for education for this position. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs 9e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ### Education ### Additional information * BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Bargaining Unit Status: Not Eligible. * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. * Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * Government housing may be available. * If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. * This position is not eligible for telework. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **NOTE: **You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file files will simplify the application process. Transcripts with institutional name must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=2B5891F6-5EF2-4D59-8FCC-A92900F3768D Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Transcripts must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506400400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $17.84 to $17.84 per hour *Pay scale & grade:* GS 06 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Temporary
          (USA-ID-Idaho Falls) Resource Assistant      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Idaho Falls, ID. This position serves as an assistant providing technical support work in timber sales appraisals and accounting, contract activities, and business management phases of sale administration. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Doug Heyrend at 208-557-5807, or dheyrend@fs.fed.us Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Duties listed are at the full performance level. Analyzes timber sale contracts to assure documents comply with appraisal, current direction, procedures, laws, and regulations. Participates in the oral and sealed bid openings of timber sales. Opens and analyzes sealed bids for compliance with regulations and instructions and for the determination of the high bidder. Returns deposits to unsuccessful bidders and maintains required records. As directed, prepares documents for signature of the successful bidder for the contracting officer. Prepares and submits proper documents and reports to Contracting Officer for approval. Reviews contract modifications for accuracy and completeness prior to submitting to purchaser and contracting officer for signature. Provides backup assistance to Resource Specialist and makes decisions as necessary in order to complete work assignments pertaining to timber sale/stewardship contracts and permits. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel to attend meetings, trainings, and conferences ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 07 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 1101 General Business And Industry * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS ### Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. For the GS-5 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level; **OR** a bachelor's degree or 4 years of successfully completed education above high school; **OR** combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Performed timber, fire, range, land uses, recreation, minerals, or similar resource clerk work; prepared grazing permits, maintained allotment and permittee files; provided timber sales support by preparing supporting forms/documentation/records, reviewed reports for accurate coding, keeping fee collection records etc. **For the GS-6 level:** Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Performed technical review of timber sale packages. Followed established controls to ensure that timber collection revenues/deposits are billed, collected, and deposited to proper accounts. Maintained permit folders, computed fees, and coordinated annual billings and delinquent payments with permit administrators. Applied knowledge of several types of software such as spreadsheets, templates, databases, word processing documents, publishing and graphics applications to generate specific working documents and forms. Audited scale records or tree measurement tally sheets and performed the correction of scale tickets and final corrections to the edit files. There is no substitution for education at the GS6 level. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. ### Education ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran’s Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=10D608EA-5773-42EF-A337-A92F01041C38 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-338-2534 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507226400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/14/2018 *Salary:* $33,394 to $37,223 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 05 - 06 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-GA-Atlanta) BUDGET ANALYST      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located in the Southern Regional Office located in Atlanta, GA. The incumbent has primary responsibility for programming, budgeting, controlling and administering the use of appropriated, trust, deposit, and revolving funds in accordance with regulations and directives. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Sherry Reaves at 404-347-2692 or sreaves@fs.fed.us. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Duties listed are at the full performance level (GS-13) Provides budgetary and technical leadership for the development of cost estimates associated with annual and long-range budget requests. Analyzes program and budget guidance and instructions from national headquarters to determine impact on the organization. Provides guidance and direction, consolidates and validates input for the presentation of the annual budget and performance request. Oversees the compilation of budget presentation information and materials. Reviews and evaluates the materials and addresses USDA Forest Service priorities and objectives in the budget documents. Receives and distributes funds issued to the line officer, to include allotment and subsequent changes to appropriated funds, annual spending authority of trust funds and deposit accounts. Recommends and revises allotment requests at mid-year and during the fourth quarter. Recommends allocation ceilings for subordinate units to line officers for decision. Provides line officers with procedural and regulatory guidance concerning availability of or limitations on the use of funds. Administers funds by monitoring planning of program of work by subordinate organizations, such as forests and research labs. Compiles data in to detailed reports and shares reports with budget and non-budget personnel. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel with overnight lodging may be required for meetings, trainings, workshops, and field/site visits. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 13 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Permanent Forest Service agency employees, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, USDA CTAP and RPL eligibles, Public Land Corp eligibles; and Resource Assistants. Questions? This job is open to 3 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0560 Budget Analysis #### Similar jobs * Analysts, Budget * Budget Analysts * Budget Officers * Officers, Budget * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check * Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:**Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115 - 97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. ### Qualifications You must possess the basic requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **GS-12:** One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Providing technical advice, consultation, and assistance to management on a range of budget program issues; reviewing and editing budget requests to assure that they conform to higher level requirements; identifying and analyzing trends in the receipt, obligation, or expenditure of funds to ensure that objectives of the annual financial plan were being met on a timely basis; and performing analysis of assigned program budgets and employed techniques such as trend and historical analysis to review funding requests. **GS-13:** One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Interpret budgetary policies and practices; formulate budget and cost estimates to support plans and programs; provide technical guidance to management on the preparation of financial reports, processing flow, system interfaces and recommends improvement. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for this position. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT:** If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements with 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education ### Additional information * BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. * Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * This agency offers alternative and flexible work schedules. * Government housing is not available. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary and term employees the opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment must have been with the Forest Service. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. * This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. * If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. * This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Knowledge of budget and financial management concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations.** * ****Ability to apply analytical methods, tools and techniques.**** * ****Ability to communicate effectively in writing.**** * **Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=858F3F1A-BE5E-4C25-86BF-A93400848158 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current permanent Forest Service employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. **Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin.** You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 877-569-9790 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507326900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/08/2018 to 08/21/2018 *Salary:* $77,058 to $119,121 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 12 - 13 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) CONTRACT SPECIALIST      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located on the Acquisition Management, WO Procurement Support Branch located in Albuquerque, NM. This position is located in a Forest Service unit. The incumbent serves as a contract specialist responsible for formal advertising and negotiation activities involved in the procurement of supplies, services, or equipment to meet the requirements of the agency. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Jason King at 703-605-5309 or jasonmking@fs.fed.us. Please read the entire vacancy announcement thoroughly to ensure that you have an accurate understanding of the requirements needed for this position. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Ensures that procurement duties are executed in alignment with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Agency Regulations. Performs pre-award tasks, to include: development of procurement plans; review of requirement documents; conduct of market research; publicize requirements; issue of solicitations; performance of proposal evaluations, conduct of negotiations, manages source selections, and completion of awards within authority. Serves as Contract Specialist in the performance of the full range of contracting duties from request to award, and from contract administration to closeout. Manages post award contract administration tasks, to include: modifications, exercise options, process payments and terminations, and complete contract close-outs. Prepares contractual documentation, to include: determinations and findings, source selection plans, justifications, solicitations, price/cost analyses, negotiation memoranda, award decisions, modifications, termination settlements, final decisions, etc. Provides technical guidance and serves as central point of contact for assigned work; conducts negotiations, pre-award, and post-award conferences; coordinates effectively with customers, contractors and management. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Mainly for training. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 11 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, VRA and Reinstatement eligibles, Farm Service Agency Permanent County Employees; Individuals with Disabilities; Certain Military Spouses; 30% or more Disabled Veterans; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; and those eligible for other Hiring Authorities. Questions? This job is open to 7 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 1102 Contracting * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National. **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:** FAC-C Level I or equivalent required for GS-11. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements for GS-9 through GS-11:** A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; or B. At least 24 semester hours in any combination in the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. Graduate Education. To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Note - For positions at GS-7 through GS-12, applicants who are qualifying based on experience must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level, that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position, in addition to meeting the basic requirements in paragraph A or B, above. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position. **In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the specialized experience or educational requirements listed below.** **GS-09:** Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level. Examples of specialized experience are: Performing basic procurement tasks under the guidance of a supervisor or senior specialist; assisted in procuring off-the-shelf items or services available from numerous sources; reviewed requisitions. OR 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. **GS-11:** Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level. Examples of specialized experience are: Performing purchasing functions including but not limited to (1) pre-award tasks, such as publicizing, performance of market research, issuance of requirements, evaluation of proposals, and negotiations and (2) post-award tasks, such as processing payments, issuing modifications, exercising options and completing close-outs. OR 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Time In Grade Requirement:** If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. ### Education See above for education requirements for this position. ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * Knowledge of contracting standards, laws and regulations. * Knowledge of contracting and procurement principles, policies, and procedures applicable to pre-award actions. * Knowledge of acquisition planning and procurement management. * Knowledge of contracting and procurement principles, policies, and procedures applicable to post award actions. * Ability to communicate effectively in writing. * Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing. Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=82B625BD-DD36-4074-B10D-A92800B5411F Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * **Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.** * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * VEOA Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-338-3755 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account at https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Loginto check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507344900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/08/2018 to 08/17/2018 *Salary:* $50,769 to $79,855 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 09 - 11 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-MI-Watersmeet) Information Assistant      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This announcement is open to current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA/VRA and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; and Individuals with Disabilities. This is for a GS-1001 Visitor Information Assistant position. The position may either be hired as a GS-7 or as a GS-06 with a career ladder to GS-07. The incumbent will monitor the daily functions of the interpretation program and to provide resource interpretation, education and visitor services information. This position is with the Ottawa National Forest, Business Operations Group with a duty location of Watersmeet, Michigan. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Lisa Klaus at 906-285-6904 email: lklaus@fs.fed.us If you have questions on how to apply please scroll to the bottom of the announcement for contact information. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Duties are listed at the full performance level Plans, creates, and provides presentations for interpretive displays such as forest management, ecology, and natural and cultural history that will be displayed in kiosks throughout the visitor’s center. Develops environmental programs and wilderness education programs. Provides support and assistance in the development and administration of environmental programs for schools by working with educators to plan customized programs to meet curriculum requirements. Responsible for providing visitors with accurate and complete information, including guides and pamphlets covering various permit and pass requirements, trip planning, local area information, ecological and wilderness information, recreational opportunities, and educational information. Makes presentations on subjects such as forest management, ecology, and natural and cultural history to various groups, adjusting the message for the audience. Explains safety requirements and regulations regarding proper use of public lands to the public. Responds to inquiries, questions, and complaints from the general public and other government agencies. Provides visitors with detailed information regarding various permit and pass requirements, trip planning, local area information, ecological, and wilderness information. Monitors the daily functions of the visitor center to assure optimum operation. Coordinates and directs the daily operations for a visitor facility including the handling of daily receipts, sales, and personnel, and building landscape maintenance. Organizes, inventories, and maintains center/program equipment, merchandise, and supplies. Provides input to budget planning by assisting with overall estimates of materials, personnel, and supplies needed for work accomplishment. Maintains and updates all visitor center records, reports, and databases. Responsible for the National Park Pass program and the forest product permit program, including inventory control and ordering, sales, and oversight. Responsible for depositing all collections into appropriate funds. Compiles and prepares various reports as requested by the supervisor, management, and other government agencies. Writes or edits materials to develop and present factual information that is clear and meaningful to the intended audience. Writes, edits, proofreads, and updates information contained on the forest website/social media sites. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel for meetings and/or training may be required ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 07 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA/VRA and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; and Individuals with Disabilities. Questions? This job is open to 5 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 1001 General Arts And Information * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service Registered or exempt * Successful background and/or fingerprint check may be required * One year probationary period may be required **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:** Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements and specialized experience identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided if using education for qualification. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **1001 Visitor Information Assistant** **For the GS-06 level:** Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level. Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Making presentations to community groups such as public schools or social groups on community related topics such as fire safety, environmental awareness, recreation activities, or litter prevention; preparing recurrent reports on items requiring regular tracking such as trends in public information needs; performing routine, repetitive daily activities supporting visitor center operations such as greeting visitors and providing general information about programs, policies and organizational activities; and/or responding to routine inquiries related to a specific work program. **For the GS-07 level:** Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level. Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Serving as the point of contact for the dissemination of public information of a specific work program for a unit; producing brochures, promotional materials, website, and social media content, new releases, and/or newsletters in support of a public information program; reviewing documents for accuracy and compliance and/or formally responded to inquiries and resolved issues related to a specific work program; developing curriculum, materials, and performing event planning for interpretive and conservation education programs; and/or served as a point of contact for the public for the sale of items such as books, maps, t-shirts, permits, passes or tickets, and accounted for inventory, supplies, and monies collected as part of an interpretive and conservation education program. **TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements with 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met as of the closing date of this announcement. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement. ### Education ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. This agency offers alternative and flexible work schedules. Government housing is not available. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Ability to prepare and disseminate program information.** * **Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.** * ****Ability to monitor, maintain, coordinate, and direct operations for a visitor center program.**** * **Ability to communicate effectively in writing.** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=0EC8BFC1-FBF2-42B3-AF10-A92D010D18B9 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-0719 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507354600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/08/2018 to 08/22/2018 *Salary:* $37,223 to $53,773 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 06 - 07 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-WY-Douglas) Forestry Technician (Engine Senior Firefighter)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position serves as a senior wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine. May serve as Incident Commander on initial attack. May be required to fill in for other work leaders on established crews. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Brandon Selk at 307-358-4690 bselk@fs.fed.us. This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number **18-FIRE-R2-472258G-TL**. 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. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, reinstatement eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation. This position has a seasonal work schedule where full-time work is guaranteed for **13**pay periods and when not working, employee is placed in non-pay/non-duty status. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and my be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Duties listed are at the full performance level. Independently performs engine operation duties in the suppression of wildland fire and prescribe fire. Drives engine to fire locations in consideration of safety of crew and equipment and how the equipment can be best be used in control and mop up operations. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations. Inventory fuel beds, perform hazard fuel reduction projects, monitor burning conditions, pile vegetation debris and act in assigned positions during actual fuel reduction efforts by prescribed fire. Perform project work such as road and trail maintenance, habitat manipulation, miscellaneous equipment, facilities maintenance and other resources. ### Travel Required 25% or less - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 05 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; No prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National. * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt. * Subject to a negative drug test prior to entrance on duty. * Primary firefighter retirement covered position. * Position requires a Work Capacity Test (WCT). * Must meet Maximum Entry Age (MEA) requirements. * Must meet IFPM qualifications. * Successful completion of a one year probationary or trial period. **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:** Must be 18 years of age. Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training. DRUG TESTING: This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use. WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a "condition of employment." The Arduous fitness (Pack) test requires completing a three (3) mile hike within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements. This position has been identified as High or Moderate or Low Complexity under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) or Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide when filling this vacancy. IFPM or FS-FPM selective placement factors are made up of a primary and secondary National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) core Incident Management Qualifications and Required Training. The applicant must possess these qualifications at the applicable complexity level to be considered eligible for this position. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided if qualifications are based on education above the high school level. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **GS-04:** Six months of general experience and six months of specialized experience. General Experience is defined as one or more of the following: Observed field work projects and recorded data. Collected data and used computers to input data and generate reports. Worked with tools and equipment used in laboratories or at field sites. Other work experience, paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position. Examples of unpaid experience include volunteer work, such as at a park, youth camp, scouting organization, hospital, community sports league, local fire department, etc. Specialized Experience is defined as one or more of the following: Used hand tools or power equipment to create a fire line and/or remove debris. Inventoried and/or restocked engines or fire caches to maintain fire readiness. Served on a crew to suppress the full range of fires. **OR** successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester hours in mathematics is creditable; or combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. **GS-05:** One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level. Specialized Experience is defined as one or more of the following: Controlled operation of the engine; operated pump and adjusted controls under close supervision. Performed regular maintenance and minor repairs on fire engine. Served as a skilled wildland firefighter on an organized crew during prescribed burns, monitoring or controlling the fire, and collecting data on fire weather and fire behavior. **OR** successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors degree (a) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-4. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable. Or combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. **SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS:** * Primary firefighter positions include the following age requirements: Under age 37 -OR- less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Federal Service worked in a primary or secondary firefighter/law enforcement position -OR- a veteran preference eligible, older than age 37 and is requesting a waiver to the maximum age requirement. * Successful completion of the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1). * Successful completion of NWCG Course Intermediate WIldland Fire Behavior (S-290). In order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training documents) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application. Red cards are not acceptable documentation. Currency Requirement: Required to maintain currency once hired into the position. Currency of NWCG qualifications is not required for selection. If not currently qualified, the applicant must provide documented evidence that they have been fully qualified in the past, and are able to regain currency within one year of being hired. Failure to provide this documentation will result in disqualification. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. ### Education There are no education requirements for this position. ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a primary/rigorous position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System. This position is subject to a Maximum Entry Age (MEA) requirement which has been set at age 37. Applicants must be 37 years of age or under prior to their appointment date for entry into this position. An applicant’s entry age may be adjusted based on credit for past primary/secondary service which is otherwise creditable for retirement. Temporary primary/rigorous service will only be credited if performed prior to January 1, 1989 (temporary service performed beginning 1/1/89 or later is not creditable for retirement). Applicants who are entitled to veteran’s preference are eligible to request a waiver to the maximum age requirement. In instances where the maximum entry-age is waived, the corresponding mandatory retirement age for these individuals will also be higher because it will be reached after 20 years of coverage under special retirement provisions for the entitlement to an immediate enhanced annuity. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL or ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=0FEABD30-EEC9-4B17-8163-A8F100E098D7 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veterans preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veterans preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veterans preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veterans preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For more information on veterans preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/ * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. The Federal Service offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at: https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 1-877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 1-866-338-3718 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not send in mail. Refer to the How to Apply section for instructions. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507228500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/21/2018 *Salary:* $29,847 to $33,394 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 04 - 05 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-MT-Augusta) Regional Fire Training and Workforce Development Program Specialist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is established at a Forest Service Regional Office to serve as a program specialist and technical advisor to the Regional Director or Deputy Regional Director for Fire and Aviation Management. The incumbent serves as a program specialist responsible to formulate and coordinate the planning, development, implementation, documentation, and delivery of the regional workforce development and training programs. This position is located in Region 1, Northern Region in the Fire and Aviation & Air Division. This position may be filled in one of the duty locations in the state of Montana: Missoula, Choteau, Dillon, Superior, Augusta, Great Falls, Helena, Plains, Thompson Falls, or Lincoln. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Greg Morris at 406-329-3296 or email him at gmorris@fs.fed.us. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Provide program leadership and direction in fire management training for the Region. Responsible for evaluating the Region’s multi resource fire management training needs and coordinates with cooperating agencies to meet these needs through the design and development of comprehensive fire management training curricula, courses, and materials. Provide advice and guidance to other federal, state, and local government agencies on appropriate training programs to satisfy mutual fire and aviation management requirements. Formulates, develops, plans and administers the annual regional fire training program based on long-term regional needs. Monitors and tracks the development of training programs to achieve workforce capability and capacity goals. Develops strategies to meet future workforce skill needs and identifies associated training objectives, course requirements, timing, etc. Conducts surveys and interacts with the Washington Office Fire and Aviation staff, Regional Fire Management Officers and their staffs, Forest Fire Management Officers and their staffs, as well as non-fire staff at the WO, Regional Office, and Forest levels to determine Agency-wide priorities and areas of emphasis. Develops and defines viable career paths to ensure future fire, fuels, and aviation management personnel achieve experience, training, and education; provides mechanism for career advising; and fosters student success by formalizing the needs for education, training, and experience through agreements between higher education providers and agencies. Conducts strategic planning to identify areas of need and works with private vendors, colleges, and universities to provide opportunities for continuing education in wildland fire management. Coordinate the development of annual program of work and budget proposals to support regional training and workforce development programs. Coordinates budget development with other staff areas and coordinates the annual reporting of the program accomplishments. Provides fire expertise in negotiating contracts for various types of services. All duties stated are at the full performance level. ### Travel Required 50% or less - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments. Will need to make visits to the Regional office 1-2 days per pay period (depending on workload) if selected outside of RO office located in Missoula, MT. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 12 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Permanent Forest Service agency employees, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, and reinstatement eligibles; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants; and eligibles for other Hiring Authorities. Questions? This job is open to 6 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program #### Similar jobs * Development Specialists * Specialists, Development * Specialists, Training * Specialists, Workforce Development * Training And Development Specialists * Training Specialists * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National. * Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period. * Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required. Must be 18 years of age. May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period. ****DRUG TESTING: This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use. **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:** Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided if qualifications are based on education above the high school level. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: GS-11:** One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-9 grade level; or three years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a doctorate degree or a doctorate in a position-related field of forestry or natural resources management; or combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Providing advice and guidance on appropriate training programs to satisfy fire and aviation management requirements; assisting in coordinating and implementing a partial fire program budget; assisting with developing a component of a fire, fuels and/or aviation management program to meet workforce needs. **GS-12:** One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Coordinating and implementing a fire management training program including developing long and short range objectives; developing, coordinating and implementing a fire program budget; participating in planning sessions involving workforce standards, specifications and criteria for Fire, Fuels, and Aviation Management. **SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:** * A minimum 90 days experience performing on-the-line (Primary/Rigorous) wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression, containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions. This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. ### Education ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran’s Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary and term employees the opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment must have been with the Forest Service. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. This position is eligible for Situational/Limited telework. Forest Service daycare facilities may be available. Government housing is not available. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Knowledge of the theories, principles, and concepts of fire program management.** * **Knowledge of instructional methods, techniques and wildland fire training program management.** * **Ability to conduct workforce, organization and position management analysis.** * **Knowledge of program development, budget and financial management principles.** * **Ability to communicate other than in writing.** * **Ability to communicate in writing.** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=67B0E54E-8937-4B98-A13A-A91500D6FDE9 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Not Applicable * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. **FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE:** This is a secondary firefighter position under 5 USC 8336(c) (CSRS) and 8412(d) (FERS). At least 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required. There is no age limit for entry into secondary positions. Firefighter retirement coverage of the incumbent depends upon his or her individual work history. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-338-3718 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507261700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/08/2018 to 08/22/2018 *Salary:* $61,218 to $95,388 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 11 - 12 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-WY-Douglas) Forestry Technician (Engine Senior Firefighter)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position serves as a senior wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine. May serve as Incident Commander on initial attack. May be required to fill in for other work leaders on established crews. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Brandon Selk at 307-358-4690 bselk@fs.fed.us. This position is being concurrently announced under USDA Demonstration Project procedures (Open to US Citizens) under announcement number **18-FIRE-R2-472258DP-TL**. Current or former Federal employees and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to this Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. This position has a seasonal work schedule where full-time work is guaranteed for **13** pay periods and when not working, employee is placed in non-pay/non-duty status. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Duties listed are at the full performance level. Independently performs engine operation duties in the suppression of wildland fire and prescribe fire. Drives engine to fire locations in consideration of safety of crew and equipment and how the equipment can be best be used in control and mop up operations. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations. Inventory fuel beds, perform hazard fuel reduction projects, monitor burning conditions, pile vegetation debris and act in assigned positions during actual fuel reduction efforts by prescribed fire. Perform project work such as road and trail maintenance, habitat manipulation, miscellaneous equipment, facilities maintenance and other resources. ### Travel Required 25% or less - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 05 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA/VRA and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants; and eligibles for other Hiring Authorities. Questions? This job is open to 6 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National. * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt. * Subject to a negative drug test prior to entrance on duty. * Primary firefighter retirement covered position. * Position requires a Work Capacity Test (WCT). * Must meet Maximum Entry Age (MEA) requirements. * Must meet IFPM qualifications. * Successful completion of a one year probationary or trial period. **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:** Must be 18 years of age. Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training. DRUG TESTING: This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use. WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a "condition of employment." The Arduous fitness (Pack) test requires completing a three (3) mile hike within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements. This position has been identified as High or Moderate or Low Complexity under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) or Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide when filling this vacancy. IFPM or FS-FPM selective placement factors are made up of a primary and secondary National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) core Incident Management Qualifications and Required Training. The applicant must possess these qualifications at the applicable complexity level to be considered eligible for this position. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided if qualifications are based on education above the high school level. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **GS-04:** Six months of general experience and six months of specialized experience. General Experience is defined as one or more of the following: Observed field work projects and recorded data. Collected data and used computers to input data and generate reports. Worked with tools and equipment used in laboratories or at field sites. Other work experience, paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position. Examples of unpaid experience include volunteer work, such as at a park, youth camp, scouting organization, hospital, community sports league, local fire department, etc. Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Used hand tools or power equipment to create a fire line and/or remove debris. Inventoried and/or restocked engines or fire caches to maintain fire readiness. Served on a crew to suppress the full range of fires. **OR** successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester hours in mathematics is creditable; or combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. **GS-05:** One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Controlled operation of the engine; operated pump and adjusted controls under close supervision. Performed regular maintenance and minor repairs on fire engine. Served as a skilled wildland firefighter on an organized crew during prescribed burns, monitoring or controlling the fire, and collecting data on fire weather and fire behavior. **OR** successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors degree (a) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-4. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable. Or combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. **SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS:** * Primary firefighter positions include the following age requirements: Under age 37 -OR- less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Federal Service worked in a primary or secondary firefighter/law enforcement position -OR- a veteran preference eligible, older than age 37 and is requesting a waiver to the maximum age requirement -OR- eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, older than 37, and requesting a waiver to the maximum age requirement. * Successful completion of the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1). * Successful completion of NWCG Course Intermediate WIldland Fire Behavior (S-290). In order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training documents) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application. Red cards are not acceptable documentation. Currency Requirement: Required to maintain currency once hired into the position. Currency of NWCG qualifications is not required for selection. If not currently qualified, the applicant must provide documented evidence that they have been fully qualified in the past, and are able to regain currency within one year of being hired. Failure to provide this documentation will result in disqualification. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education There are no education requirements for this position.**** ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. This position is not eligible for telework. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. Government housing may be available. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran’s Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses and Schedule A Disabled may be found on the USAJOBS website. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Knowledge of engine module operations and pumping mechanisms as they relate to fire suppression activities.** * **Knowledge of a full range of wildland fire operations and techniques.** * **Ability to use and maintain fire suppression equipment, tools and instruments.** * **Ability to perform fire and non-fire project work.** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=E6B512D5-4018-43DE-84FD-A8F100CD4B80 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * **Current and former Federal employees: **1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.**** * **Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority:** Proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * **Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants:** Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * **Current permanent FSA County employees:** Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * **VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans:** Please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. The Federal Service offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at: https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a primary/rigorous position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System. This position is subject to a Maximum Entry Age (MEA) requirement which has been set at age 37. Applicants must be 37 years of age or under prior to their appointment date for entry into this position. An applicant’s entry age may be adjusted based on credit for past primary/secondary service which is otherwise creditable for retirement. Temporary primary/rigorous service will only be credited if performed prior to January 1, 1989 (temporary service performed beginning 1/1/89 or later is not creditable for retirement). Applicants who are entitled to veteran’s preference or who are eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act are eligible to request a waiver to the maximum age requirement. In instances where the maximum entry-age is waived, the corresponding mandatory retirement age for these individuals will also be higher because it will be reached after 20 years of coverage under special retirement provisions for the entitlement to an immediate enhanced annuity. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 1-877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 1-866-338-3718 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not send in mail. Refer to the How to Apply section for instructions. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507228300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/21/2018 *Salary:* $29,847 to $43,414 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 04 - 05 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-AK-Anchorage) Interdisciplinary Public Services Staff Officer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in any of the job series/position titles listed. In addition to the specialized experience requirements, applicants must submit proof that they meet the educational requirements for at least one of the series described in the announcement. Applicants may only be appointed to job series/position titles for which they meet all experience and educational requirements. This position serves as a staff officer with the Chugach National Forest overseeing recreation, lands, minerals and heritage resources and is located in Anchorage, Alaska. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact the Deputy Forest Supervisor, Sharon LaBrecque at (907) 743-9516 or by email, slabrecque@fs.fed.us or the Forest Supervisor, Terri Marceron at (907) 743-9525 or by email, tmarceron@fs.fed.us. Salary will be adjusted to include a 3.74 % Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website for additional information. 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 being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 18-SVQ3-1004-498486-G-EMHA. 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. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Responsibilities include development, operation, and evaluation of the recreation, lands, minerals and heritage resource management programs. Manages a complexity of programs involving a number of interrelated forest resources. Develops plans, budget, annual and long range program of work, recommends standards and staffing, and provides staff support to Ranger Districts. Coordinates project work with the Staff officers and other specialists to minimize possible adverse effects of resource use and development. Exercises signatory authority to approve or disapprove correspondence, contracts, permits and agreements as contained within written delegations. Assures that coordination has occurred with the appropriate levels of organization. Represents the Forest Supervisor and/or Assistant Forest Supervisors at assigned meetings. Represents the Area in contracts with cooperatives, industrial organizations, special interest groups, etc. Provides technical information, discusses and negotiates program and system requirements and compliance, and recommends conflict solutions. Performs supervisory duties at least 25% of the time. Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit’s work. ### Travel Required 25% or less - This position is expected to travel 25% or less of the time to attend meetings and occasional filed work and length of travel could be over night up to one week. ##### Supervisory status Yes ##### Promotion Potential 13 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0101 Social Science 0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 0807 Landscape Architecture * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * You must be a US Citizen or US National **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:** Must be 18 years of age Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license as a condition of employment May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period ### Qualifications 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. This position is being filled with one of the following series: GS-0101 or GS-0401 or GS-0807 **GS-0101 Social Science:** Degree - Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position: OR Combination of education and experience -- that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field; OR Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. **GS-0401 General Biological Science:** Degree - Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree that included a major field of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR Combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. **GS-0807 Landscape Architect:** Degree - Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree that included a major field of study in landscape architecture or landscape design; OR Combination of education and experience - for each year short of graduation, the applicant must have had 1 year of experience under professional leadership and guidance of such character and diversity as to be a satisfactory substitute for the required education. This experience must have included original landscape design. **In addition to the basic requirements listed above, the following additional experience must be met to qualify for the GS-13.** One year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level defined as: * planning, coordinating, and directing recreational, lands, heritage or minerals activities for a Forest level or equivalent unit, such as State or County level or an organization with sub-units; * developing and executing an annual budget and program of work for recreation, lands, heritage or minerals programs Forest level or equivalent unit, such as State or County level or an organization with sub-units; * OR planning, coordinating, evaluating and monitoring recreation, lands, heritage or minerals special use permits at a Forest level or equivalent, such as State or County level or an organization with sub-units. ### Education ### Additional information Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choice. Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Background Investigation and Fingerprint Check: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period (unless prior service is creditable). New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required new supervisory training program before the end of their probationary period. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. Government housing is not available. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=E8DFE6AC-A962-48E0-8A05-A930014643CD Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. . Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, Option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-338-1328 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail application see instructions under How to Apply tab Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507225700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $96,819 to $96,819 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 13 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-ID-Salmon) Automotive Worker      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located within the Salmon-Challis National Forest. The primary purpose of the position is for the unit to maintain and repair automotive equipment. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Peter Schuldt at (208)756-5121, email pschuldt@fs.fed.us. 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. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Makes repairs that can be accomplished by removing, replacing, adjusting, or cleaning defective parts or components. Replaces sensors, water pumps, spark plugs, brake shoes, mufflers, radiator caps, condensers, engine gaskets, a variety of belts and hoses, and complete assemblies such as removing old engines and replacing them with new engines. Adjusts brakes, transmission linkages, engine idle, voltage and current control valves, sensing valves, expansion valves, and pressure regulator valves. Cleans or replaces filters, screens, battery cables and clamps, engine components, and heating and cooling devices. In addition, services and checks air conditioning systems including purging and recharging systems, flush radiators and replace anti-freeze solutions, and align front ends of cars and trucks by adjusting caster, camber, and setting toe-in. Receives work orders or oral instructions that indicate the nature of the repair or installation to be made. Incumbent locates worn or poorly adjusted parts through visual and auditory checks, and through the use of a small variety of test equipment such as test lamps, timing lights, multimeters, tachometers, and dwell meters. Uses vehicle on-board computers to help diagnose problems, and electronic analyzers to test automotive computer control systems and emission systems. Maintains equipment in good condition and completes records, invoices, and requisitions. Makes inspections as required. May, as an incidental assignment, assist with body work, welding, or painting. ### Travel Required Not required ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 08 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 5823 Automotive Mechanic * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check **Requirements: No additional requirements**** ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified in this announcement Job Elements: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc. Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic). Use of Measuring Instruments Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (Including blueprint reading). Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment. Troubleshooting. There is no substitution of education for this position. ### Education ### Additional information * ** BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK:** Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) : To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency’s definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. * Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. * Direct Deposit – Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choice-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * Government housing not available. * If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. * This position is not eligible for telework. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=80056247-231A-41DE-A3EF-A93100ECF4D9 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Not Applicable * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE: **You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file files will simplify the application process. Transcripts with institutional name must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507367600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/08/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $21.43 to $21.43 per hour *Pay scale & grade:* WG 08 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Temporary
          (USA-GA-Atlanta) CONTRACT SPECIALIST      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located on the Region 8, Deputy Regional Forester, Acquisition Management Staff, located in Atlanta, Georgia. This position is located in a Forest Service unit. The employee serves as a Contract Specialist responsible for planning and directing accomplishment of contracting and procurement services functions for a wide range of Forest Service customers, covering a broad range of commodities, services, construction, and research and development efforts normally using formally advertised procedures and procurement through negotiations. The position requires a FAC-C Level III certification. The incumbent must file an OGE-450 financial disclosure if they hold a warrant for $1 million or more. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Anthony Love at (404) 347-2597 and alove@fs.fed.us. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Serves as contract specialist responsible for all aspects of the contracting transactions. Exercises signatory authority on contracts up to the approved level of delegation. Conducts pre-work conference with contractors to assure they adequately understand terms, provisions, and general requirements of the contract. Directs the preparation of or prepares invitations for bid. Evaluates bids or offers submitted. Conducts pre-award surveys. Awards the contract to the offeror whose offer is most advantageous to the Government. Administers awarded contracts. Directs the preparation of or prepares requests for proposal, solicits and evaluates proposals, meets with or contacts representatives of private concerns to negotiate, and awards contracts for services, supplies, equipment, and other materials. Makes necessary inspections to ensure compliance by contractors with provisions of the contract. Reviews contractor requests for deviations to contract terms or specifications and determines action to be taken. Modifies contracts as necessary, and negotiates claims of excusable delay, requests for relief, reports of material rejection, and non-conformance to contract requirements. Terminates contracts for default, when contractor performance threatens program accomplishment and termination is in the public interest. Develops and implements procurement programs and plans, giving due consideration to the needs of technical work programs of the unit. Anticipates and evaluates requirements of changing work programs. Provides technical guidance and advice on how procurement operations can best serve work programs and provides solutions to procurement related problems to unit managers and staff. Serves as technical expert and advisor to management, customers, and contractors in assignment area relative to the market, the industry, specifications, socioeconomic concerns, and similar matters. Prepares detailed findings and documentation in cases of dispute over contract terms or specifications. Assists attorney in preparation of appeals cases. Prepares necessary termination documents and settlement history. Demonstrates leadership in establishing and maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination and creates a sense of inclusion and support for all employees in the workplace. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel with overnight lodging may be required for meetings, training, workshops, and field/site visits. ##### Supervisory status Yes ##### Promotion Potential 13 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA eligible candidates, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees, Public Land Corp eligibles, and Resource Assistants. Candidates outside the federal government or who do not have VEOA eligibility will not be considered. Questions? This job is open to 4 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 1102 Contracting * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Procurement Integrity position. * Must have FAC-C Level III certification or equivalent to be eligible. * Financial Disclosure required (OGE-450) (If warrant is $1 million or more) * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check * One-year supervisor/manager probationary period, unless previously served. **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: **Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 1-877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. **CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT**: If selected, you will be required to submit Form OGE-450 within 30 days of your initial appointment date, and annually thereafter. Selectee is subject to financial Disclosure Requirements in accordance with 5 CFR, Part 2635, Sub part E regarding business or personal transactions with applicants, borrowers, or business contacts who have or who are seeking business with this Agency. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. If selected you will be subject to a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) and a credit report.**** ### Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp. **Contracting Series, 1102, Individual Occupational Requirements** This is an individual qualification standard developed by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy under the authority of 41 U.S.C. 433. It does not apply to Department of Defense positions. **Basic Requirements for GS-13 and Above. A. **Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position. **AND** **B.** A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. C.** Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D. D.** Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action. **For the GS-13 level:** Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Coordinating a variety of contracts requiring the development of new evaluation criteria; Serving as contract specialist responsible for all aspects of contracting transactions; Preparing and conducting pre-proposal conferences and pre-solicitation site visits; Negotiating price, contract specifications, delivery dates, incentives & other terms/conditions; Managing numerous contracts of varying complexity (from the standard to the highly complex); Negotiating complex contract modifications & reconciling the differences of technical specialists. **Condition of Employment:** Applicants for the GS-13 level must have a FAC-C, Level III, (or DAWIA Level III equivalent), in accordance with the Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) Advisory Nos. 85 and 100A (http://www.dm.usda.gov/procurement/policy/advisories.htm). Certificate must be attached to our application. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for this position. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education ### Additional information Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. Government housing is not available. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Knowledge of federal contracting rules, regulations, policies and procedures.** * ****Ability to perform contract administration duties and functions.**** * **Knowledge of acquisition planning and procurement management.** * **Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.** * **Ability to communicate in writing.** * **Ability to engage, lead, and direct a diverse workforce fostering and promoting an equitable, inclusive, and safe environment.** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=D5FB3EF7-1FCA-458B-8BAE-A92D00DE315A Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Not Applicable * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 877-569-9790 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507136000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/20/2018 *Salary:* $91,631 to $119,121 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 13 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA) Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary These positions have a seasonal work schedule where full-time work is guaranteed for 18 pay periods and when not working, employee is placed in non-pay/non-duty status. The Enterprise Program was initiated in 1997 and was created to support increased productivity and effectiveness through implementing business practices within a Government structure. The Enterprise Program offers a new way of doing business. Enterprise Units are Forest Service resources that offer an internal choice for the accomplishment of the agency’s work. These teams of dedicated Forest Service employees operate as independent, financially self-sustaining units funded by the clients/customers who benefit from the products and services they offer. The incumbent of this position will need to be located within the commuting distance of 49 miles from a Forest Service office. To see where Forest Service Offices are located click here. Click each region name to see the different locations within the Forest Service. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website for additional information on pay rates. For additional information about the duties of these positions, please contact Michael Salazar at mjsalazar@fs.fed.us or 307-399-1406 Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Duties listed are at the full performance level. Develops and drafts timber cruise plans. Provides field instruction to apprentice cruisers in fundamental timber measuring practices, cruise methods, and techniques. Interprets complex silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber. Writes reports describing timber sale, resource, topographic features, and compliance of timber marking with guidelines. Interprets aerial photographs for information such as road locations, sale boundaries, survey monuments, and other features. Lays out timber sale boundaries in accordance with environmental assessments and other instruction, considering factors such as transportation system, topography, fuels management, silvicultural objectives, wildlife needs, stream protection and other related resource considerations. Provides technical assistance to specialists in the development of complex logging plans and preliminary road location. ### Travel Required 75% or less - Frequent travel to project areas throughout the national forest system away from one's duty station. ##### Supervisory status Yes ##### Promotion Potential 07 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Permanent Forest Service agency employees, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL Questions? This job is open to 3 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National . ### Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements as defined below. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate specialized experience requirements. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for these positions, go to: Technical and Medical Support Positions. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **GS-05**: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level; OR a bachelor's degree or 4 years of successfully completed education above high school (120 semester/180 quarter hours) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources, outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science (no more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable);OR combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester/90 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. **GS-05:**Specialized experience is defined as experieince providing and performing crew based forestry related support work such as selecting and marking individual trees for harvest using well defined guidelines and specific instruction. Applying silvicultural techniques used in the management of resources. Working with silvicultural prescriptions that were easily applied. Working with a specific selection of harvest trees and applied timber cruising rules. Providing support with tree measurements, map reading and compass use, specie identification, defect recognition and determination, quality determination, traversing, use of aerial photos, and use of timber cruising tools and techniques. **GS-06**: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience applying silvicultural techniques used in the management of resources. Providing support with tree measurements, map reading and compass use, specie identification, defect recognition and determination, quality determination, traversing, use of aerial photos, and use of timber cruising tools and techniques. Assisting with silvicultural prescriptions and timber marking guides to designate harvest timber. Measuring amount and quantity of timber in designated timber sale areas. Applying instructions issued in a cruise plan. Providing support for drafting of sale area maps. **GS-07**: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-06 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience interpreting silvicultural prescriptions and timber marking guides to designate harvest timber. Measuring amount and quantity of timber in designated timber sale areas. Applying instructions issued in a cruise plan. Assisting in the layout of timber sale boundaries in accordance with environmental assessments and other instruction. Using computer programs for data collection, cruise processing, traversing and/or Global Positioning System (GPS). Writing reports describing timber sale, resource, topographic features, and/or compliance of timber marking with guidelines. Assisting in the interpretation of aerial photographs for information such as road location, survey monuments, and other features. Providing support for drafting of sale area maps. Providing technical assistance to specialists in the development of logging plans and preliminary road location. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT (For GS-06 and GS-07 grade levels only):** If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary and term employees the opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment must have been with the Forest Service. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Government housing is not available. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. These are not bargaining unit designated positions. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies listed below: * Knowledge of the methods, tools, and techniques used in timber cruising. * Ability to coordinate and conduct timber pre-sale activities. * Ability to maintain written records, prepare documents and reports. * Ability to plan and organize work. Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=42ECE714-5BD7-447C-B81E-A91F00CE5E0E Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current Forest Service employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP or RPL priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507139600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $33,394 to $53,773 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 05 - 07 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-UT-Salt Lake City) Grants Management Specialist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located in the Intermountain Region in Salt Lake City, Utah and is responsible for all aspects of awarding and administering grants and agreements. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Tim Wagoner at 801-908-1921 or timothywagoner@fs.fed.us. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Duties listed are at the full performance level. The incumbent serves as a Grants and Agreements Specialist responsible for all aspects of awarding and administering grants and agreements. Processes a variety of tasks for partnership agreements, cooperative agreements, challenge cost-share agreements, collection agreement, interagency agreements, cooperative fire agreements, and memoranda of understanding. Negotiates grants and agreements within limits of delegated authority, reviews all reimbursement requests for appropriateness, and processes payments. Provides interpretation of laws and regulations concerning use of Federal funds and quality program expenditures. Approves all grants and agreements for the unit, as well as notification(s) of funding availability. Assists in the review of performance reports; interprets specifications, terms, and conditions of grants and agreements. Renders decisions related to performance disputes. Approves all official correspondence sent to partners, program personnel, and other interested parties relating to specific cases. Closes out grants or agreements within the established close out procedures. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel will be required for training, meetings and/or site visits. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 11 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Permanent Forest Service agency employees, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VRA, 30% or more disabled veterans, Public Land Corp eligibles and Resource Assistants. Questions? This job is open to 4 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 1109 Grants Management * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National . ### Qualifications 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the specialized experience requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level; master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Examples of specialized experience are: Reviewed grants and agreements proposals to ensure alignment with statutes, regulations and agency policies; provided support in the execution and administration of grants or agreements; assisted in the closeout of grants and agreements including reconciliation of expended funds; and/or reviewed statements of work and financial plans to determine appropriate instrument and applicable provisions. GS-11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (coursework directly related to position being filled); one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). Examples of specialized experience are: Monitored conventional grant and/or cooperative agreements to assess compliance with regulatory, policy, and reporting requirements, such as monitoring long-established formula grants to ensure compliance with award provisions and to track financial performance trends; performing standard grants or agreement administration tasks, such as independently conducting standard grant close-out processes, including the preparation of final assessments of compliance with statutory and agency requirements for disposition of property, financial and accounting reconciliation, and resolution of any adverse audit findings; applying new or modified work methods in performing conventional grant and/or cooperative agreement pre-award tasks, such as generating grant solicitations, identifying potential negotiation strategies, and making recommendations to resolve problems. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Service (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements within 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. ### Education ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Government housing is not available. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary and term employees the opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment must have been with the Forest Service. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. This is a bargaining unit designated position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Ability to perform liaison/advisor services for grant management program support** * ****Skill in executing grant/agreements correspondence and/or reports**** * **Ability to communicate other than in writing** * **Knowledge of post-award administration** * **Knowledge of pre-award grant/agreements work** * **Knowledge of business methods and management principles and practices to assess financial stability of partners for grants and agreements** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=24787051-9F0E-43D3-8F85-A93100DAE6D1 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-338-2534 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail applications, see instructions on How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507208800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/08/2018 to 08/21/2018 *Salary:* $50,598 to $79,586 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 09 - 11 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-UT-Logan) SUPERVISORY FISH BIOLGST      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located in Region 4 in Logan, Utah The incumbent serves as a member of the Natural Resources Director’s staff and is the Fisheries Program Manager for the PACFISH/INFISH Biological Opinion Effectiveness Monitoring Program (PIBO). For additional information aboutCynthia Tait at 801-625-5358 or via email at ctait@fs.fed.us 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 being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 18-SVQ4-0451-499079G-AV. 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. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Directs and oversees the PIBO program, with the goal of evaluating the status and trend of aquatic and riparian habitat on lands managed by the Forest Service (FS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Interior Columbia River and Missouri River basins (the PIBO region). Manages the PIBO program for assessment of aquatic biota and habitat, including formulation of strategies, policies, objectives, programs, and procedures, including recommendations for conservation and habitat management for fisheries and other aquatic biota. Serves as budget manager for the PIBO program which includes managing and coordinating funding allocations. Provides administrative, technical, and professional supervision to the subordinate organization which includes Fishery Biologists, Biological Science Technicians, IT Specialists and other administrative personnel. Provides long range resource planning, program direction, coordination, and evaluation of the management of fisheries and aquatic resources and related activities on multiple National Forests and grasslands, and BLM Districts. Serves on multiple interdisciplinary teams which require collaboration with personnel inside and outside of the agency, State and Local agencies, private organizations, and other expert personnel to ensure effective identification, evaluation, and resolution of complex natural resources issues. Responsible for a staff of 50-60 seasonals and 4 full-time employees which monitor 400 stream reaches located throughout the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Montana, and involving 3 FS Regions and 9 BLM offices. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for training, meetings and field visit. ##### Supervisory status Yes ##### Promotion Potential 13 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0482 Fish Biology * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National. . ### Qualifications You must possess the basic requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your applicantion or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs/admin.asp. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp **Degree:** Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in biological science that included at least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; and at least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. (Excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement when appropriate.) **OR** Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to the requirements described above, the following additional experience is required for the grade specified. **GS13:** One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12. Examples Include: Providing advice and developing plans related to the protection and management of aquatic resources, including fish passage, stream inventory, stream productivity, stream utilization, physical and biological characteristics, and habitat improvements or rehabilitation programs; analyzing and interpreting project and study data and results, and providing information for use in fish habitat management and project proposal reviews and decisions; preparing environmental assessments, biological evaluations and environmental impact statements; and developing fisheries programs to include budget development to support attainment of program objectives. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. ### Education **. ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period (unless prior service is creditable). New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required new supervisory training program before the end of their probationary period. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=A07626E3-ED6C-4850-879C-A92A01063E86 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 1-877-372-7248 ##### Email fsjob@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507175400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $87,252 to $87,252 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 13 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-VA-Edinburg) Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary **PLEASE NOTE:** This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring Season. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located within the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to perform wildland firefighting work. These crews perform work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, and hazardous fuels reduction. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual until needs. The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website for additional information on pay rates. 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. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Serves as senior wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine. Independently performs engine operation duties in the suppression of wildland fires and prescribe fire. Drives engine to fire locations in consideration of safety of crew and equipment, and how the equipment can be best used in control and mop-up operations. Personally performs and may direct others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives. Has specialized duties such as water handling specialist, fully qualified chain saw operator, or responsible for maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland urban interface/intermix situations. May serves as Incident Commander on initial attack. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. When positioning and deploying personnel and equipment, recommends best approaches and practices to use in protection of the values at risk Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations. Accomplishes emergency repairs as necessary to permit continued use of equipment. In those instances when the apparatus cannot be used effectively in suppressing the fire, the incumbent takes aggressive control action in attacking the fire, using other means. Participates in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe, efficient operation and use of tools, equipment, and vehicles used in fire line activities, with emphasis on those used in the particular function assigned. Participates in crew proficiency checks and drills, safety sessions, and fire critiques. Ensures own and other's welfare and safety in all aspects of the assignment. May inventory fuel beds, prepare associated reports, perform hazard fuel reduction projects, monitor burning conditions, pile vegetation debris and act in assigned positions such as ignition or holding specialist or other designated positions during actual fuel reduction efforts by prescribed fire. May perform other duties as designated on Incident Qualification Card May perform project work such as road and trail maintenance, habitat manipulation, miscellaneous equipment, facilities maintenance, and other resources. May assist in forestry/range research efforts; in the marketing of forest/range resources; or in the scientific management, protection, assist in monitoring efforts and development of forest/range resources. May be required to fill-in for other work leaders on established crews. Serves as an experienced firefighter on a hand crew or other related fire suppression crews performing fire suppression and/or fuels management duties under the most adverse conditions of climate, fuels, and terrain. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per fire assignment. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 05 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check * Must be 18 years of age by entry of duty (EOD) date * Must meet IFPM qualifications * Position requires a Work Capacity Test (WCT) * May require to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) * Subject to negative drug test prior to entrance on duty if CDL required ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: ARDUOUS FIRE POSITIONS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be employed in a position performing hazardous duties. An initial pre-employment medical examination is required for arduous fire positions. Failure to meet any of the required medical qualifications will be considered disqualifying for employment. WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a "condition of employment." The Arduous fitness (Pack) test requires completing a three (3) mile hike within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements. In order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training documents if not a Federal employee) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM or FS-FPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application. Red cards are not acceptable documentation. Failure to provide this documentation will result in disqualification. * Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1). * Successfully completed the NWCG Course # S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. GS-05: (1) One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4. Specialized Experience is defined as: Controlled operation of the engine, operated pump and adjusted controls under close supervision; performed regular maintenance and minor repairs on fire engine; served as a skilled wildland firefighter on an organized crew during prescribed burns, monitoring or controlling the fire and collecting data on fire weather and fire behavior. –OR Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable.-OR A combination of education and experience listed above. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ### Education ### Additional information * **BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: ** Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible. * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. * Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * Government housing may be available. * If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. * This position is not eligible for telework. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=4FF843C8-DE1A-4A70-B938-A93000D5541A Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Transcripts with instatutional name must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507141000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $16 to $16 per hour *Pay scale & grade:* GS 05 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Temporary
          (USA-CO-Silverthorne) Forestry Technician (Recreation)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring Season. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located within the White River National Forest. Incumbent performs a variety of technical work in support of the unit recreation program. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Samuel Massman at 970-262-3484, smassman@fs.fed.us. 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. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Contacts visitors to provide information about recreation regulations, opportunities, and current restrictions. Provides information on resource management practices in the area. Maintains contact with Campground Host(s). Checks for compliance with regulations, issues notices for common violations, and reports other violations to supervisor. At designated fee sites, collects monies from sale of recreation use permits, safeguards money and unused permits. Assures recreation area and trails are maintained in accordance with standards. Constructs and rehabilitates minor recreation facilities and trails. Makes safety checks of public use areas and takes corrective action. On occasion, directs or leads one or two lower grade employees engaged in recreation maintenance and/or contract work. Makes day-to-day assignments and ensures quality of completed work. ### Travel Required Not required ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 04 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician #### Similar jobs * Conservation Technicians * Forest And Conservation Technicians * Forest Technicians * Soil Conservation Technicians * Technicians, Conservation * Technicians, Forest * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:** No Additional Requirements ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. GS-04: (6) Six months of general experience and (6) six months of specialized experience. General Experience is defined as: Performed farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities; Cleaned tools and equipment; Worked in a greenhouse or nursery moving, watering, and tending plants and performing other general labor; Worked on a landscape or construction crew; Other work experience, paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position. Specialized Experience is defined as: Forestry aid or technician work in recreation such as providing visitors with information and collecting monies. Or performing crew based forestry related support work such as recreation trail or facility maintenance. –OR Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester hours in mathematics is creditable. -OR A combination of education and experience listed above. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ### Education ### Additional information * BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible. * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. * Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * Government housing may be available. * If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. * This position is not eligible for telework. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=1D0F6D43-4E51-4692-960E-A93400B75974 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Transcripts must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507180100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $14.30 to $14.30 per hour *Pay scale & grade:* GS 04 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Temporary
          (USA-AZ-Springerville) Wildlife Biologist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary Positions open to current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA eligibles, Land Management Workforce Flexibilty Act, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees, Public Land Corps, and Resource Assistant Program eligibles. These positions are located on a Forest Service Unit and responsible for providing professional wildlife expertise in the protection, management, and improvement of wildlife within the framework of multiple-use management of forest and range lands. Seven positions are being filled by this vacancy announcement, one at each of the following locations. 1. Lincoln National Forest, Sacramento Ranger District in Cloudcroft, NM. For additional information about this position, please contact Phillip Hughes at 682-5302 or philliphughes@fs.fed.us. 2. San Bernadino National Forest, Front Country Ranger District in Lytle Creek, CA. For additional information about this position, please contact Joseph Rechsteiner at 909-382-2860 or jrechsteiner@fs.fed.us. 3. National Forests in Texas, Angelina-Sabine Ranger District in Zavalla, TX. For additional information about this position, please contact Ron Hasken at 936-897-1068 or rhasken@fs.fed.us. 4. Hiawatha National Forest, Munising Ranger District in Munising, MI. For additional information about this position, please contact Luke Langstaff at 906-387-2512 ext. 1026 or langstaff@fs.fed.us. 5. Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Springerville Ranger District in Springerville, AZ. For additional information about this position, please contact Valerie Horncastle at 928-333-6234 or vhorncastle@fs.fed.us. 6. Wayne National Forest, Ironton Ranger District in Pedro, OH. For additional information about this position, please contact Dana Moler at 740-753-0905 or dmoler@fs.fed.us. 7. Wayne National Forest, Athens Ranger District in Nelsonville, OH. For additional information about this position, please contact Dana Moler at 740-753-0905 or dmoler@fs.fed.us. Pay rates vary depending on location. Pay rates displayed above are for the Rest of the U.S. (RUS). See the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-overisght/pay-leave/salaries-wages/ for additional information on pay rates for specific locations. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities **Duties listed are at the full performance level:** Provides technical advice and leadership for a wildlife management program. This includes gathering, compiling, and analyzing data to determine wildlife habitat requirements and management needs; assessing habitat quality and quantity, interpreting biological requirements for all wildlife species and their habitat; inventorying and monitoring habitat and in some cases populations; determining the need for and recommending wildlife habitat restoration, enhancement or improvement projects; and studying and recommending solutions to special coordination problems involving wildlife habitat protection. Performs specific portions or minor phases of assignments in support of Integrated Resource Inventory (IRI) activities. Incumbent prepares field data to be digitized; digitizes data and processes data for use in geographic information systems (GIS). Documents field procedures and office methodologies produced by IRI team to develop information on IRI data layers. Works cooperatively with State and/or other wildlife resource agencies. Coordinates wildlife management with timber, grazing, minerals and recreation and other land management programs. This includes gathering information for wildlife management plans, surveys of game and nongame occurrence, mapping key habitat for suitability, determination of annual browse utilization and/or amount of soil disturbance, joint recommendations for annual game harvest, and the need for wildlife habitat development or restoration. Prepares wildlife management input for the unit land management planning team. Prepares environmental analysis reports. Develops biological evaluations/biological assessments for review by journey-level biologists. Recommends, prepares, or reviews annual operating plans and budgets for wildlife habitat improvement and animal damage control projects in consideration of biological needs, project standards, and the needs of other resources. Participates in wildlife monitoring program activities by making observations, gathering data, and reporting findings. Gathers information to be used in environmental assessments and environmental impact statements affecting wildlife resources. Develops plans for information and education activities in wildlife conservation. Responsible for assigned areas of public relation activities, such as speaking at meetings and participating in field trips. Serves as project leader on wildlife habitat improvement projects and participates on interdisciplinary teams in all aspects of natural resource management, which may include program evaluation. Manages partnership programs for wildlife and rare plants. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for field visits and training. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 09 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; Public Land Corp eligibles; and Resource Assistant Program eligibles. Questions? This job is open to 4 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0486 Wildlife Biology #### Similar jobs * Biologists, Wildlife * Wildlife Biologists * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Successful completion of a one-year probationary period required. **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: **Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses (2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97). Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. **Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Springerville RD in Springerville, AZ.**Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-7/9 Bargaining Unit: No TOS: Mandatory allowance with temporary quarters (30 days)** Lincoln NF, Sacramento RD in Cloudcroft, NM****Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-7/9 Bargaining Unit: No TOS: Full**** **San Bernadino NF, Front Country RD in Lytle Creek, CA.** Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-7/9 Bargaining Unit: No TOS: Basic moving expenses; other relocation benefits will be negotiated with selectee. **NFs in Texas, Angelina-Sabine RD in Zavalla, TX.** Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-7/9 Bargaining Unit: Position not included in the bargaining unit. TOS: Mandatory TOS only (one way move, movement and storage of household goods) **Hiawatha NF, Munising RD in Munising, MI.** Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-7/9 TOS expenses paid: House Hunting Trip and Temporary Quarters. Bargaining Unit: Yes (NFFE - Local Lodge 2086) **Wayne NF, Ironton RD in Pedro, OH.** Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-5/7/9 TOS expenses paid: House Hunting Trip and Temporary Quarters. Bargaining Unit: No **Wayne NF, Athens District in Nelsonville, OH.** Fill at Grade Level(s): GS-5/7/9 TOS expenses paid: House Hunting Trip and Temporary Quarters. Bargaining Unit: No Positions may be filled as career ladders or could be filled at the full performance level dependent upon the individual unit’s needs. Example: The selecting official may select at any grade to include the full performance level of the position. However, not all positions will be filled at the highest grade level. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. ### Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/fish-biology-series-0482/ **Wildlife Biology Series (0486) Basic Requirements:** Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in biological science that included at least 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and at least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects (Excess courses in wildlife biology may be used to meet the zoology requirements where appropriate.); and At least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences * OR- Combination of education and experience: equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), with at least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, 12 semester hours in zoology, and 9 semester hours in botany or related plant science, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **GS-05:** Applicants who meet the basic requirements described in the individual occupational requirements are fully qualified for the specified entry grade level (No additional requirements required) **GS-07:** In addition to the requirements described above, the following education and/or experience are required for the GS-07 level: One year or more of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level; **OR** One full year of graduate level education; **OR** An appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience; **OR** Superior Academic Achievement (go to this site determine if you are eligible: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized experience at the GS-05 level is defined as: * assisting with the collection of field data on wildlife habitats and vegetation; * interpreting aerial photos to determine vegetation types; * assembling biological and vegetation use data from records to determine past wildlife and livestock use; * assisting with the classification and evaluation of vegetation and soil to determine suitable habitats and ranges for wildlife. **GS-09: **In addition to the requirements described above, the following education and/or experience are required for the GS-09 level: One year or more of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level; **OR** Masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; **OR** An appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work Specialized experience at the GS-07 level is defined as: * performing qualitative and quantitative analyses of wildlife resources; * conducting surveys and drafting tentative professional opinions to assist in determining wildlife resource needs and remedies; * assisting in carrying out a range of analytical/scientific assignments in the wildlife biology profession that included researching and analyzing data, issues, and information that support wildlife project recommendations. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible - Coverage is dependent upon unit location. Bargaining units are represented by NFFE- IAMAW or AFGE. Forest Service daycare facilities or government housing is not available. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities, explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below GS-5: * **Knowledge of wildlife biology to manage and evaluate wildlife resources studies, investigations, or projects.** * **Ability to communicate effective in writing.** * **Ability to communicate effective other than in writing.** GS-7: * **Knowledge of wildlife biology to manage and evaluate wildlife resources studies, investigations, or projects.** * **Ability to analyze wildlife management issues and problems.** * **Ability to communicate effective in writing.** * **Ability to communicate effective other than in writing.** GS-9: * **Knowledge of wildlife biology to manage and evaluate wildlife resources studies, investigations, or projects.** * **Ability to analyze wildlife management issues and problems.** * **Ability to perform program management and oversight functions related to the wildlife resource.** * **Ability to communicate effective in writing.** * **Ability to communicate effective other than in writing.** Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=33F734A1-8975-41D4-B405-A93400EDDF6A Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Not Applicable * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 877-339-0719 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail applications, see instructions under How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507189800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/06/2018 to 08/20/2018 *Salary:* $33,394 to $65,778 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 05 - 09 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
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* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located in Region 6, on the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest in Central Point, Oregon. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact John Justin at 541-858-6101 or email at jbjustin@fs.fed.us. The incumbent serves as a professional Horticulturist at a Forest Service Nursery. The incumbent is primarily responsible for the coordination, planning and production of seedlings, seed, and other plant material for restoration and re-vegetation projects. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities The position serves as an interdisciplinary team member in the planning, scheduling, growing, harvesting and distribution of seedling crops and plant materials from greenhouses and bareroot production fields. Duties include the preparation of work plans and production schedules, the coordination of activities with other departments and the monitoring and protection of crops. In greenhouse production the incumbent is responsible for monitoring and adjusting growing environments, observing seedling conditions, monitoring for insects and diseases and taking necessary corrective measures including the application of pesticides. In container production the incumbent assists with seed stratification schedules, seed sowing, irrigation, the application of fertilizers and pesticides, maintaining greenhouse structures and equipment, and the harvesting and packing of the crop. In bareroot production the incumbent assists with field preparation, seed stratification schedules, seed sowing, irrigation, insect and disease monitoring, the application of fertilizers and pesticides and the harvesting and packing of the crop. In seed and seed increase operations the incumbent may oversee seed testing, sowing, harvesting, handling, receiving, and shipping. For all program areas the incumbent may oversee and implement inventory activities and database maintenance. This includes maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of all program activities, planning and completing detailed inventories, and preparing reports from complex data. Participates in the preparation purchase requisitions and financial and work plans for assigned programs by estimating, combining, and coordinating project plans into an annual unit work plan. At the GS-9 level, supervises subordinate Biological Technicians and temporary employees conducting seeding, fertigation, crop protection and harvesting activities ensuring that all activities are performed in a safe manner. Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit’s work. ** Duties listed are at the full performance level.** ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel for training and site visits with up to 5 overnight stays per year. ##### Supervisory status Yes ##### Promotion Potential 09 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Permanent Forest Service agency employees, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, VRA and reinstatement eligibles; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants; and eligibles for other Hiring Authorities. Questions? This job is open to 6 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0437 Horticulture #### Similar jobs * Horticulturists * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: ** Incumbent must have or be able to obtain an Oregon pesticide applicator certification. Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. ### Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp **EDUCATION REQUIREMENT** Bachelor's Degree: horticulture; or a related discipline of basic plant science that included at least 30 semester hours in the basic plant sciences, of which at least 16 semester hours were in horticultural subjects such as those dealing with the breeding, care, management, production, and post-harvest handling of horticultural crops. **-OR-** Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in horticulture or a related discipline of basic plant science that included course work as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Courses in botany, plant physiology, plant taxonomy, plant pathology, genetics, agronomy, horticulture, and similar courses may be used to meet the 30-semester-hour requirement in basic plant sciences. The 16-semester-hour requirement in horticulture includes course work in basic horticulture and course work related to any of the recognized subject-matter fields of horticulture, i.e., fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, nursery work, seed production, or course work in related areas of science, such as micro-biology, entomology, plant pathology, plant physiology, or genetics that is directly related to horticultural work. **For the GS-7 level:** Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level; **-OR-** Superior Academic Achievement (click the link to determine if you are eligible: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp); * **OR-** one full year of graduate level education (coursework directly related to position being filled as shown above). **-OR-** an appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience. **Examples of specialized experience for the GS-7 include: **harvested, cleaned, tested and stored conifer and native seed, prepared seed for scheduled sowing in the greenhouse and bareroot field, collected data for seedling inventories and genetic tests and special projects, assisted with calculating fertilization and pesticide rates and mixed and applied fertilizers and pesticides. **For the GS-9 level: ** Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level; * **OR-** Master's or equivalent graduate degree (in a related field as described above) or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; * **OR-** an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). **Examples of specialized experience for the GS-9 include planning and completing a range of nursery activities such as: **determined seed maturity for scheduling seed harvesting operations, calculated seed needs for crop production, collected and compiled data for seedling inventories, assisted in planning soil management activities including testing for nutrient status and planning cultivation, cover cropping, and crop locations, acted as lead for subordinate employees completing crop production activities. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education See above for education requirements for this position ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran’s Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary and term employees the opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment must have been with the Forest Service. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Government housing is not available. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Ability to manage a horticulture program including, project planning and managing multiple operations** * **Knowledge of the theories, principles, methods and techniques of greenhouse and field production** * **Knowledge of major seed harvesting, testing and storage operations ** * **Skill in database and records management of nursery activities** * **Knowledge of horticultural practices, integrated pest management, plant pathology, tree physiology, irrigation practices, crop life cycles, and plant propagation including seed, rooted cutting and grafting** * **Ability to lead a crew in nursery projects** * **Ability to engage, lead, and direct a diverse workforce fostering and promoting an equitable, inclusive, and safe environment** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=68E9E78E-24AD-48BF-BF10-A92F00CDA40A Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-338-4063 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail applications, see instructions on How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507138300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $41,365 to $65,778 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 07 - 09 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary These positions are located in the USDA, Forest Service, Office of the Deputy Chief for Business Operations, Enterprise Program Office. The Enterprise Program was initiated in 1997 and was created to support increased productivity and effectiveness through implementing business practices within a Government structure. The Enterprise Program offers a new way of doing business. Enterprise Units are Forest Service resources that offer an internal choice for the accomplishment of the agency’s work. These teams of dedicated Forest Service employees operate as independent, financially self-sustaining units funded by the clients/customers who benefit from the products and services they offer. The primary responsibility of these positions is to perform or assist with a variety of information technology (IT) functions. The incumbents of these positions will need to be located within the commuting distance of 49 miles from a Forest Service office. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. To see where Forest Service Offices are located click here. Click each region name to see the different locations within the Forest Service. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website for additional information on pay rates. For additional information about the duties of these positions, please contact Stephen Nelson at 505-800-7085 or stephennelson@fs.fed.us. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Performs or assists higher level IT Specialists with a wide variety of IT functions which may include: developing technical requirements for new or modified applications; analyzing and determining optimal hardware and software configurations; providing technical guidance in the design, coding, testing, and debugging process; assisting customers in installing applications; troubleshooting post-installation problems; and coordinating the technical support of deployed applications. Provides advice and guidance on a wide range and variety of IT issues. Analyzes alternatives and recommends solutions relating to the complete life cycle for information systems and information systems components. Reviews general business and functional requirements that support the need for systems and recommends solutions or alternatives. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 09 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Permanent Forest Service agency employees, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles, and USDA CTAP/RPL eligibles. Questions? This job is open to 3 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 2210 Information Technology Management #### Similar jobs * Information Technology Specialist (It Specialist) * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National. **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:**No additional requirements.**** ### Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements as defined below. Your resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate specialized experience requirements. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. The following link provides more information on the qualifications for this position: Administrative and Management Positions. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **GS-07**: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level and/or one year of post graduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or another major that provided at least 24 semester hours in these fields and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems, or networks. OR Superior academic achievement (SSA) with a bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or another major that provided at least 24 semester hours in these fields and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems, or networks. SSA is defined as: upper third of the college graduating class; or member of a national honor society (excluding freshman honor society); or a 3.0 GPA or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education or courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 GPA or higher out of a possible 4.0 on the average of all required courses completed in the major or courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum (GPA will be rounded to one decimal place, i.e., 2.95 rounds to 3.0 and 2.94 rounds to 2.9). Specialized experience is defined as experience working as a trainee performing a variety of basic IT tasks which may include: performing routine maintenance of electronic files including tasks such as making tape/disk backup copies of hard disk information, retrieving files from backup tapes/disks, or using file transfer protocol (FTP) software to add or update files on Web servers. **GS-09**: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level and/or a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; Undergraduate or Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or another major that provided at least 24 semester hours in these fields and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems, or networks. Specialized experience is defined as experience working as an advanced trainee IT Specialist performing a variety of developmental basic/conventional IT tasks which may include: performing basic troubleshooting of networks, web pages, work stations or personal computers. In addition to the qualification requirements above, applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education ### Additional information Government housing is not available. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: GS-7/9: * **Knowledge of basic IT concepts, principles, methods, and practices.** * **Ability to provide excellent customer service.** * **Ability to analyze functional requirements and support the identification and acquisition of technical solutions to address those requirements.** * **Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and other than in writing.** In addition to GS-7: * ****Ability to gather and analyze basic facts and draw conclusions.**** In addition to GS-9: * **Ability to identify information management issues and/or problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information, and use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations.** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=6033866C-C4CB-49D1-BCA1-A90600BF0528 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current Forest Service employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP and RPL: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday, MT). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon MT on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-3923 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507214400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/20/2018 *Salary:* $41,365 to $65,778 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 07 - 09 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-UT-Logan) SUPERVISORY FISH BIOLGST      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located in Region 4 in Logan, Utah. The incumbent serves as a member of the Natural Resources Director’s staff and is the Fisheries Program Manager for the PACFISH/INFISH Biological Opinion Effectiveness Monitoring Program (PIBO). For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Cynthia Tait at (801) 625-5358 or via Email at ctait@fs.fed.us This position is being concurrently announced under USDA Demonstration Project procedures (open to US Citizens) under announcement number 18-SVQ4-0451-499079DP-AV . Current or former Federal employees and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to this Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities ** ** Duties listed are at the full performance level.**** Directs and oversees the PIBO program, with the goal of evaluating the status and trend of aquatic and riparian habitat on lands managed by the Forest Service (FS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Interior Columbia River and Missouri River basins (the PIBO region). Manages the PIBO program for assessment of aquatic biota and habitat, including formulation of strategies, policies, objectives, programs, and procedures, including recommendations for conservation and habitat management for fisheries and other aquatic biota. Serves as budget manager for the PIBO program which includes managing and coordinating funding allocations. Provides administrative, technical, and professional supervision to the subordinate organization which includes Fishery Biologists, Biological Science Technicians, IT Specialists and other administrative personnel. Provides long range resource planning, program direction, coordination, and evaluation of the management of fisheries and aquatic resources and related activities on multiple National Forests and grasslands, and BLM Districts. Serves on multiple interdisciplinary teams which require collaboration with personnel inside and outside of the agency, State and Local agencies, private organizations, and other expert personnel to ensure effective identification, evaluation, and resolution of complex natural resources issues. Responsible for a staff of 50-60 seasonals and 4 full-time employees which monitor 400 stream reaches located throughout the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Montana, and involving 3 FS Regions and 9 BLM offices. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend training, meetings and field visits. ##### Supervisory status Yes ##### Promotion Potential 13 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants; and eligibles for other Hiring Authorities. Questions? This job is open to 5 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0482 Fish Biology * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National. **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION **Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses - 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. Part time and intermittant service will be creditied on a pro-rated basis, based on the number of hours served. LWOP will be creditied for up to 6 months; anything beyond 6 months will not be. ### Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp **Degree:** Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in biological science that included at least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; and at least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. (Excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement when appropriate.) **OR ** Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to the requirements described above, the following additional experience is required for the grade specified. **GS12**: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11. Examples Include: Providing knowledge and guidance for fishery biology program; assisting in developing long range fishery program goals; establishing fishery program direction and developing budgets; providing fishery program oversight; conducting fishery program and field reviews; and monitoring and reporting fishery accomplishments according to organization protocols. **GS13**: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12. Examples Include: Providing advice and developing plans related to the protection and management of aquatic resources, including fish passage, stream inventory, stream productivity, stream utilization, physical and biological characteristics, and habitat improvements or rehabilitation programs; analyzing and interpreting project and study data and results, and providing information for use in fish habitat management and project proposal reviews and decisions; preparing environmental assessments, biological evaluations and environmental impact statements; and developing fisheries programs to include budget development to support attainment of program objectives. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. ### Education ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period (unless prior service is creditable). New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required new supervisory training program before the end of their probationary period. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the 30 percent disabled veterans, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * Knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of fisheries and aquatic habitat assessment. * Knowledge of program development, budget and financial management principles. * Ability to establish partnerships to ensure effective identification, evaluation, and resolution of complex natural resources issues. * Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing. * Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce. * Ability to communicate effectively in writing. Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=6B2B1919-9C66-4814-9EA6-A92A00C7A3AC Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * VEOA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, Option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 1-877-372-7248 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507175200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/20/2018 *Salary:* $73,375 to $113,428 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 12 - 13 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-NM-Albuquerque) Human Resources Specialist (Employee Benefits)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary These positions are located in the USDA Forest Service, Human Resources Management, Benefits and Retirement Branch. The incumbents assist higher-graded human resources specialists performing employee benefits and retirement assignments. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Maria Noel at 505-944-4727 or marianoel@fs.fed.us . **ADVISORY: An issue has been identified within USAJOBS that may prevent an application from being successfully submitted to the agency’s application system. While in your USAJOBS profile, please verify your response under Demographics, Disability/Serious Health Condition section. Two answer choices were inadvertently duplicated that appear below “Check all that apply to you” and “If you did not select one of the options above….” If you checked one of the following answers under “Check all that apply to you,” please remove the check and make the appropriate response under “If you did not select one of the options above…”** ** None of the conditions apply to me.** ** I do not wish to answer questions regarding disability/health conditions.** **No action is needed if you did not check either of these answers OR if your application has already been successfully submitted (which you can identify through the status in your USAJOBS profile). USAJOBS has planned to deploy a fix for this issue by the end of July 2018. ** Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Provides employees and designated beneficiaries with estimates of expected retirement benefits. Assists employees and designated beneficiaries with the retirement application process. Provides managers, employees, and designated beneficiaries with information and interpretations of the available federal benefits policies and procedures. Provides managers, employees, and designated beneficiaries with information and interpretations of the available federal benefits policies and procedures. Assists higher graded specialists in projects or segments of projects to become familiar with the laws, policies, and regulations consistent with employee benefits and retirement work. Verifies creditable service and researches basic and standard information to assists employees. Develops and provides training sessions to supervisors, managers, and new employees. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel 1 or 2 times a year for training. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 09 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Permanent Forest Service agency employees, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles, and USDA CTAP/RPL eligibles. Questions? This job is open to 3 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0201 Human Resources Management #### Similar jobs * Human Resources Specialists * Specialists, Human Resources * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National. . ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. The following link provides more information on the qualifications for this position: Administrative and Management Positions . Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level; one full year of graduate level education; an appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience; or Superior Academic Achievement (go to this site determine if you are eligible: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp ). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized experience is defined as experience researching, analyzing, and applying policies, regulations and standard procedures to perform work in a human resources program area under the guidance and direction of more senior human resources specialists or a supervisor. Providing guidance and consultative services for a human resources program area to acquire, clarify, or exchange facts or information needed to complete assignments. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT** : If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education See above for education that may be qualifying for the specific grade level. ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary and term employees the opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment must have been with the Forest Service. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. This is a bargaining unit designated position. Forest Service daycare facilities may be available. Government housing is not available. This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Knowledge of employee benefits and retirement program principles, concepts, practices and techniques.** * ****Ability to analyze employee retirement and benefits issues and problems and develop solutions.**** * **Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.** * **Ability to communicate effectively in writing.** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=F06BDF75-F803-44F0-9CFA-A93000D3C649 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current Forest Service employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP or RPL priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Mountain Time (MT), Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-3923 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail in applications, see instructions under the How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507228800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/21/2018 *Salary:* $41,505 to $53,955 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 07 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
          (USA-OR-Prineville) Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located in Region 6, on the Lookout Mountain Ranger District of the Ochoco National Forest in Prineville, Oregon. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Andrew Passarelli at 541-416-6470 or email at apassarelli@fs.fed.us. The incumbent serves as a Biological Science Technician and will be participating in the development of the unit wildlife project plans and programs for habitat management. This position has a seasonal work schedule where full-time work is guaranteed for **18**pay periods and when not working, employee is placed in non-pay/non-duty status. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities * Surveys for various wildlife species and their habitats, including but not limited to; raptors, woodpeckers, rare carnivores, bumblebees, butterflies, sage-grouse, amphibians, bats, and big-game species. * Compiles, interprets and summarizes data obtained from biological surveys. * Draft summary reports of projects completed, data collected, and other accomplishments. * Assists with a variety of restoration projects, including wildlife habitat restoration, stream and riparian restoration, and invasive plant control/eradication. * Collaborates with other Federal and State agencies, local community groups, and partner organizations. * Participates in various environmental education programs. **Duties listed are at the full performance level.** ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Travel on the Forest to Ranger Districts and other Forests to attend trainings and meetings. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 07 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA/VRA and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants; and eligibles for other Hiring Authorities. Questions? This job is open to 6 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0404 Biological Science Technician #### Similar jobs * Biological Technicians * Technicians, Biological * Technicians, Wildlife * Wildlife Technicians * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:** Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses (2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97). Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. ### Qualifications **Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp** **GS-6:** Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level; **OR** one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position such as: Wildlife Biology/Wildlife Science, Natural Resources Management (with wildlife courses), Biology/Zoology, Environmental Science (with wildlife courses); **OR** combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. **Examples of specialized experience are:** Completed wildlife habitat project work, and/or assessed wildlife habitat environments, requirements, and inhabitants; collected and analyzed field data on wildlife habitat and vegetation, species condition, location, and status, and compiled biological data obtained from aerial or ground surveys to determine vegetation type and wildlife use. Provided program support work for wildlife related projects which involved applying well-established procedures that required a number of sequential steps to complete the assignments; such as planning daily activities, operating a variety of complex equipment, collecting information, and recording data. **GS-7:** Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level; **OR** one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position such as: Wildlife Biology/Wildlife Science, Natural Resources Management (with wildlife courses), Biology/Zoology, Environmental Science (with wildlife courses); **OR** combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. **Examples of specialized experience are:** Inspected wildlife habitat and/or nesting sites; collected field data on wildlife habitat, vegetation, species condition, location, and status; compiled and summarized biological data obtained from aerial and/or ground surveys to determine vegetation type, wildlife use, and/or to identify and evaluate habitat management. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Work Experience: Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience; the beginning day, month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education See above for education requirement in lieu of specialized experience for this position. ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. This is a bargaining unit designated position. This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran’s Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Government housing is not available. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Ability to provide technical support for wildlife habitat management.** * ****Knowledge of the principles and methods of wildlife resource biology to analyze, interpret, and report on collected data.**** * ****Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external customers.**** * ****Ability to communicate effectively in writing.**** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=1FB80FEC-3914-4253-A688-A935010297CC Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-338-4063 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail applications, see instructions on How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507367700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/08/2018 to 08/21/2018 *Salary:* $37,223 to $53,773 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 06 - 07 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Seasonal
          (USA-VA-Edinburg) Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary **PLEASE NOTE:** This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring Season. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to perform wildland firefighting work. These crews perform work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, and hazardous fuels reduction. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual until needs. The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website for additional information on pay rates. By Selecting the “Location Negotiable after Selection” option when selecting your referred duty locations, implies your willingness to accept positions in any duty location or surround area on the announcement that you may not have listed as a preferred location. Selecting this duty location is encouraged as it increases our chances of receiving an offer. 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. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Serves as senior wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine. Independently performs engine operation duties in the suppression of wildland fires and prescribe fire. Drives engine to fire locations in consideration of safety of crew and equipment, and how the equipment can be best used in control and mop-up operations. Personally performs and may direct others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives. Has specialized duties such as water handling specialist, fully qualified chain saw operator, or responsible for maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland urban interface/intermix situations. May serves as Incident Commander on initial attack. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. When positioning and deploying personnel and equipment, recommends best approaches and practices to use in protection of the values at risk Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations. Accomplishes emergency repairs as necessary to permit continued use of equipment. In those instances when the apparatus cannot be used effectively in suppressing the fire, the incumbent takes aggressive control action in attacking the fire, using other means. Participates in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe, efficient operation and use of tools, equipment, and vehicles used in fire line activities, with emphasis on those used in the particular function assigned. Participates in crew proficiency checks and drills, safety sessions, and fire critiques. Ensures own and other's welfare and safety in all aspects of the assignment. May inventory fuel beds, prepare associated reports, perform hazard fuel reduction projects, monitor burning conditions, pile vegetation debris and act in assigned positions such as ignition or holding specialist or other designated positions during actual fuel reduction efforts by prescribed fire. May perform other duties as designated on Incident Qualification Card May perform project work such as road and trail maintenance, habitat manipulation, miscellaneous equipment, facilities maintenance, and other resources. May assist in forestry/range research efforts; in the marketing of forest/range resources; or in the scientific management, protection, assist in monitoring efforts and development of forest/range resources. May be required to fill-in for other work leaders on established crews. Serves as an experienced firefighter on a hand crew or other related fire suppression crews performing fire suppression and/or fuels management duties under the most adverse conditions of climate, fuels, and terrain. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per fire assignment. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 05 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check * Must be 18 years of age by entry of duty (EOD) date * Must meet IFPM qualifications * Position requires a Work Capacity Test (WCT) * May require to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) * Subject to negative drug test prior to entrance on duty if CDL required ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: ARDUOUS FIRE POSITIONS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be employed in a position performing hazardous duties. An initial pre-employment medical examination is required for arduous fire positions. Failure to meet any of the required medical qualifications will be considered disqualifying for employment. WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a "condition of employment." The Arduous fitness (Pack) test requires completing a three (3) mile hike within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements. In order to be considered for this position, copies of your Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record (or equivalent training documents if not a Federal employee) which contain documented proof of the certification or attainment of the IFPM or FS-FPM Selective Placement Factor for this position MUST be attached to your application. Red cards are not acceptable documentation. Failure to provide this documentation will result in disqualification. * Successfully completed the Primary NWCG Core Requirement of Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1). * Successfully completed the NWCG Course # S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. GS-05: (1) One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4. Specialized Experience is defined as: Controlled operation of the engine, operated pump and adjusted controls under close supervision; performed regular maintenance and minor repairs on fire engine; served as a skilled wildland firefighter on an organized crew during prescribed burns, monitoring or controlling the fire and collecting data on fire weather and fire behavior. –OR Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable.-OR A combination of education and experience listed above. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ### Education ### Additional information * **BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: ** Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible - Coverage is dependent upon unit location. * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. * This position is not eligible for telework. * Availability of government housing and federal day care facilities will vary by location. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=AF92D2A6-927B-4554-9EDA-A93400AB33FE Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Transcripts with instatutional name must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507182400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $16 to $16 per hour *Pay scale & grade:* GS 05 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Temporary
          (USA-CA-Camptonville) Wildlife Biologist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located within the Tahoe National Forest. The primary purpose of this position serves as an advanced trainee in the field of wildlife biology performing productive work and developing skills and knowledges for a higher level position. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Lauren Hoyle at 530-288-3231 lehoyle@fs.fed.us. 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. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities As advanced trainee, conducts limited wildlife biology projects; works on a developmental basis in acquiring the experience necessary to assume higher level professional wildlife biology responsibilities. Collects field data on wildlife habitats and vegetation for preparation of wildlife, habitat, range allotment, deer herd, and other maps and management plans. Interprets aerial photos to determine vegetation types. Classifies and evaluates vegetation, soils and water quality to determine suitable habitats. Effectively integrates wildlife management into forestry, recreation and other management activities. Assembles biological and vegetation use data from records to determine past wildlife and livestock use. Conducts inventories for game and nongame wildlife, including threatened and endangered species for land management planning, coordination with other resource programs, wildlife management plans, environmental assessments, biological evaluations and other purposes. Investigates wildlife damage to habitat reforestation projects and conflicts between livestock and wildlife. Recommends corrective action. Prepares operation schedules and operational plans to accomplish wildlife programs. Assist with communications and interpretive programs relative to wildlife and their habitats. Serves as project leader on wildlife habitat improvement projects and participates on interdisciplinary teams in a variety of aspects of natural resource management. ### Travel Required Not required ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 07 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0486 Wildlife Biology #### Similar jobs * Biologists, Wildlife * Wildlife Biologists * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS**: No additional Requirements. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as: Assisting with the collection of field data on wildlife habitats and vegetation; interpreting aerial photos to determine vegetation types; assembling biological and vegetation use data from records to determine past wildlife and livestock use; and assisting with the classification and evaluation of vegetations and soil to determine suitable habitats and ranges for wildlife. GS-07 there is no substitution of education for this position. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. ### Education ### Additional information * BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible - Coverage is dependent upon unit location. * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. * Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * Government housing may be available. * If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. * This position is not eligible for telework. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=06C3D1BC-3B0B-47B9-95F9-A92E00BDC5BF Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Transcripts must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507171200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $19.82 to $19.82 per hour *Pay scale & grade:* GS 07 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Temporary
          (USA-MN-Deer River) Forestry Technician      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary **PLEASE NOTE: **This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring Season. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located within the Chippewa National Forest. The purpose of this position is to perform work individually or as a crew member in support of the unit timber and silviculture programs. May lead a small crew in some work, but for less than the leading responsibilities outlined in the Office of Personnel Management General Schedule Leader Grade Evaluation Guide (GSLGEG). For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Michael Bildeaux at mbildeaux@fs.fed.us (218) 246-3482 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. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities **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 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**Inspects contracts for reforestation, timber stand improvement, or genetic tree improvement work such as planting, thinning, fertilizing, release, stand exam, cone collection, site preparation, and animal damage control. Examines stands to determine present tree stocking and survival, tree species and conditions, presence of areas for replanting, competing vegetation species and density, and evidence of animal, insect or disease damage. Collects and classifies cones as to species and condition, and selects trees for tree improvement and reforestation cone collection. Assists in preparation of contracts for planting, thinning, fertilization, release, etc., by performing unit traverse, map preparation, and providing data for contract preparation and unit examination. Plants trees and releases trees from vegetative competition by manual or chemical methods. As assigned, participates in other aspects of resource management support work such as fire, fisheries, plants, recreation, wildlife, etc. ### Travel Required Not required ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 04 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0462 Forestry Technician #### Similar jobs * Conservation Technicians * Forest And Conservation Technicians * Forest Technicians * Soil Conservation Technicians * Technicians, Conservation * Technicians, Forest * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check **ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:** No additional requirements. ### Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. GS-04: (6) Six months of general experience and (6) six months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least a GS-03 grade level. General Experience is defined as: Performed farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities; Cleaned tools and equipment; Worked in a greenhouse or nursery moving, watering, and tending plants and performing other general labor; Worked on a landscape or construction crew; Other work experience, paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position. -AND Specialized Experience is defined as: Forestry aid or technician work in timber activities such as timber stand improvement, reforestation, and tree improvement; determining present tree stocking and survival, tree species and conditions, and evidence of animal, insect or disease damage; or other support duties include collecting and recording data. Performed natural resource support work, e.g., forestry, range, park technician, wildland firefighter, or similar jobs; performed routine support assignments in a forestry specialty area, e.g., wilderness, timber, fire prevention/control, etc. -OR Successful completion of 2 years of study above high school that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester hours in mathematics is creditable. -OR A combination of education and experience listed above. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ### Education ### Additional information * **BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: ** Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. * Bargaining Unit Status: Not Eligible * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. * Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. * E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. * Government housing may be available. * If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. * This position is not eligible for telework. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category. **Note**: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=034BCEAE-21D1-47E8-AE68-A9280109AF5A Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Not Applicable * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. * If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. * If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more. If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE: **You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file files will simplify the application process. Transcripts with institutional name must be uploaded in an un-editable format. Editable transcripts will NOT be accepted. All other documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506367100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/13/2018 *Salary:* $14.30 to $14.30 per hour *Pay scale & grade:* GS 04 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Temporary
          (USA-OR-Portland) Forester      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located in the Pacific Northwest Region 6 in the Natural Resources Office, Forest Products and Vegetation Management Group, located in the Regional Office in Portland, Oregon. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Aly Warren at (503)808-2385 or email at alysonwarren@fs.fed.us The incumbent serves as the Regional Timber Program Manager and will be responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise for a wide variety of activities for the Regional timber program. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Provides leadership and technical expertise for a wide variety of activities for the Regional Timber program including: Budget development and management; Distribution of timber targets and funding to the National Forests; Timber expert for timber sale litigation; Lead timber coordinator for interdisciplinary regional reviews of controversial timber sale projects and forest plans; Lead timber analyst for evaluating the effects of policies proposed by Congress, the National Office, state/local governments, and outside interest groups on the Regional Timber program; Lead timber expert for developing, analyzing and recommending new policies needed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Regional timber program. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional Travel to attend meeting and training ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 13 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants; and eligibles for other Hiring Authorities. Questions? This job is open to 6 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0460 Forestry #### Similar jobs * Foresters * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a US Citizen or US National * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt * Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:** Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses (2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97). Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asctos@fs.fed.us. ### Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study 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 -- study of the science and art of managing renewable resources to attain desired results. 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. 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. OR 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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. **In addition to the requirements described above, the following additional education and/or experience are required for the grade(s) specified** For the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Examples of specialized experience are: Provided oversight and guidance on technical and procedural aspects of silviculture and timber sale preparation; developed local policies and procedures for vegetation management of a forest unit; inspected critical sale layout projects for compliance with land management practices; served as technical adviser for the full range of complex problems of a vegetation management resource; served as an expert consultant and adviser in all aspects of management functions and practices of a forest resource and the effects of vegetation management activities on other forest resources and values; planned and administered all aspects of a timber sale/stewardship contracting program. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Work Experience: Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience; the beginning day, month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education See above for education requirements for this position ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. This is a bargaining unit designated position. This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. Government housing is not available. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Knowledge of land management policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements regarding the development and implementation of forest management programs.** * ****Knowledge of and forest management economics, Forest and/or Regional budgetary requirements and workforce planning to deliver forest management programs.**** * **Ability to communicate forest management program needs other than in writing.** * **Ability to communicate in writing using analytical principles to support the forest management programs.** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=AC91BA90-9635-4607-9811-A93100FA8E03 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. * If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * VEOA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. * If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Servicewebsite. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents. **NOTE:** You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Read more ### Agency contact information ### HRM Contact Center ##### Phone 877-372-7248, option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-338-4063 ##### Email fsjobs@fs.fed.us ##### Address USDA Forest Service Do not mail applications, see instructions on How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, NM, 87109 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more * Fair & Transparent ## Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. ### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more ### Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507221000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 08/07/2018 to 08/20/2018 *Salary:* $92,667 to $120,468 per year *Pay scale & grade:* GS 13 *Work schedule:* Full-Time *Appointment type:* Permanent
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* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located in the Pacific Northwest Region, Region 6, Deputy Regional Forester, Fire and Aviation Management, Portland, Oregon. The position serves as an assistant to the Director of Fire and Aviation Management (FAM) for Regions 6 and 10 for the Forest Service and the State Fire Management Officer for the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon and Washington Office. The incumbent will: serve as a Fire Program Manager leading the development, coordination, execution and evaluation of the program including funding and administrative aspects of Federal programs; serve as an expert technical consultant in planning and development of fire and resource integration programs among all levels; serve as the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Fire Program Manager leading the development of cooperative partnerships related to the management of all fire programs including funding and administration aspects associated with Federal assistance grants, cooperative agreements and other contract instruments; and evaluate the effectiveness of the program through oversight responsibilities. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact CiCi Chitwood at cchitwood@fs.fed.us or 503-808-2466. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities * Provides overall program direction, vision, strategic planning, internal and external networking, monitoring and evaluation of the Region's fire program. * Provides leadership and coordination efforts for fire protection programs and evaluates effectiveness of programs through oversight responsibilities and through participation in program evaluation efforts. * Serves as the Forest Service program manager leading the development of cooperative partnerships related to the management of all fire programs including funding and administration aspects associated with Federal assistance grants, cooperative agreements and other contract instruments. * Serves as the program expert on budgeting and financial management issues and activities including historical costs. * Provides technical and administrative supervision to employees in a variety of professional and non-professional occupations. * Supervises staff 25 percent or more of the time. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Travel within Regions 6 and 10 will be required to attend meetings, training and fire events. ##### Supervisory status Yes ##### Promotion Potential 14 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, reinstatement eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees, Public Land Corp eligibles and Resource Assistants. Questions? This job is open to 4 groups. * #### Job family (Series) 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program #### Similar jobs * Assistants, Office * Development Managers * Managers, All Other * Managers, Development * Office Assistants * Requirements Help ## Requirements ### Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. * Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt. Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses (2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97). Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or e-mail asctos@fs.fed.us. Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period (unless prior service is creditable). OGE-450 Filer. In accordance with the Office of Government Ethics regulations, this position requires the on-line submission of a Confidential Financial Disclosure report (5 C.F.R 2634.904). This report, referred to as the OGE 450, is used to review your assets, liabilities and outside associations in order to identify and prevent potential conflicts between those interests and your official duties. This report must be completed within 30 days of starting your new position and annually thereafter (5 C.F.R 2634.903). ### Qualifications **Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE. **Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-13). Specialized Experience is defined as: Providing counsel to higher organizational levels concerning district, forest or equivalent fire and/or natural resource program issues and their current and anticipated effects. Exercising direct program responsibilities that included geographic and national program components for fire and/or natural resource programs. Responsible for program development, planning, budgeting, and identifying workforce and organizational needs to establish and meet priorities for a multi-agency organization. Developing and sustaining relationships with external partners, members of the public or representatives of agencies or tribal governments, to anticipate and resolve fire and/or natural resource management conflicts and issues. **Work Experience:** Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience: the beginning month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, series, grade (if applicable), and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualification purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education Education is not a requirement for this position. ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements on an ad-hoc basis. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Skill to plan and implement joint agency programs.** * ****Ability to supervise.**** * **Knowledge of budget and business acumen.** * **Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.** * **Knowledge of fire management.** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=E5426065-8958-46FD-B2BC-A92A00FDECE7 Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Other * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. * Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor’s phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications. In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: * Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade **AND** 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan. * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work; **AND** Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance Rating(s) showing an acceptable level of performance for period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility, signed by your supervisor(s); or 2) If documentation of a rating does not exist for one or more periods, a statement from your supervisor(s) or other individual in the chain of command indicating an acceptable level of performance for the period(s) of employment counted towards your eligibility; or 3) If you do not have a Performance Rating or other performance documentation (outlined in 1 and 2 above) for any period that you are using to qualify for eligibility under the LMWFA, you must provide: A stated reason as to why the appraisal/documentation is not available, and a statement that your performance for all periods was at an acceptable level, your most recent separation was for reasons other than misconduct or performance, and you were never notified that you were not eligible for rehire based on performance. (This shall be accepted in lieu of providing copies of the performance appraisals). * Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above. * VEOA Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * Benefits Help ## Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process. Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. 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How Futuristic Science Influenced Our Future 

Part I

By Doc Vega

(Copyright 2017, Doc Vega - All Rights Reserved)

<Edited by Robert D. Morningstar>

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The Denial of Crucial Scientific Advancement Part I


Through out history the creations and theories of great inventors have often time been ignored for reasons of pure skepticism or lack of imagination. In many cases history could have been drastically altered had the omen of technological advancement been heeded by those who simply lacked vision. Had the evil regimes of the world crafted some of these advancements the world as we know it today might well have been much different. We may very well have been in a worldwide totalitarian government brutally ruled by the those who used genocide to further their agenda. Thankfully, enough great advancements for the good of mankind have outweighed the disastrous implications of dark forces.

The basis for the modern day

Nikola Tesla pioneered early electrical and electronic science to levels that would benefit the modern world in ways unimaginable in his time, yet he died in reclusion and poverty for all his achievements. Unfortunately, the business side of his career counteracted his great inventive genius and would haunt him later in life. We can thank Nikola for just about everything that drives our energy needs thanks to the efficiency of the alternating current, electromagnetic brakes on subways, the first radiological photos, radio transmission, and what could have been free energy broadcast from towers and transmitted to antennae mounted atop homes and buildings for the operation of appliances and electrical devices.

Rocketry invented

Robert Goddard was a rocket science pioneer who envisioned being able to rise above the atmosphere and into orbit around the earth using such a platform. For two decades Robert Goddard labored away near Albuquerque, New Mexico under funded, but determined to prove the viability of rocket propulsion and ultimately travel to other planets in the near future. In the 1930's he pleaded with the Department of Defense for grants to further his experiments. With a war in Europe on the threat radar and the Japanese already invading Manchuria from across the Pacific Ocean isolationism prevented America from intervening in a looming world war, but visionaries like Goddard pressed on aware of what implications their research could have on a nationalized war effort.

The enemy capitalizes

Unfortunately, for Great Britain and the US the Nazis had been paying attention to Goddard's research and were not only amazed at his brilliance, but fast at work with the help of Hitler's enthusiastic funding fabricating two deadly weapons of warfare that might have changed the course of World War II. Under the supervision of Werner Von Braun, the V-2 rocket and the V-1 cruise missile were being successfully tested and readied for deployment. In decades to come Saddam Hussein, the dictator of the Iraqi regime would use the Skud Missile to terrorize Israel during Desert Storm in 1992. The Skud Missile was a medium range missile made in the very image of its predecessor, the Nazi V-2 rocket!

Had they foreseen

The developments at Peenumunde, the secret base used by the Nazis to build rockets that were ultimately the fruition of Godard's work housed the Nazi efforts. Had the US military seen the potential of Robert Godard's research America's space program and ballistic missile development would have been decades ahead. Great Britain might have been spared the devastating bombing by the V-2 rocket and the V-1 "Buzz Bomb" as it was called. One of the few defensive measures that could be mounted against the V-1 was for a Spitfire Fighter pilot to fly alongside the first cruise missile and use his wing to disrupt the guidance system of the V-1 flipping one of the stubby wings over in-flight. Of course the Spitfire Fighter pilot risked having the Buzz Bomb explode right there in mid-flight. Occasionally, an entire city block was spared the explosive punch of one of this weapon thanks to the efforts of a brave piston engined fighter pilot. Against the V-2 there was no defense.

Stab from the past

It would not be until the advent of anti-ICBM's like the Patriot Missile system that the SKUD Missile could be knocked out of the sky