DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Open & closing dates: 07/14/2020 to 07/28/2020
Pay scale & grade: GS 5 – 9
Salary: $34,916 to $68,777 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time
This position is located with Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services, Division of Forestry and Wildland Fire Management located in Billings, MT. The incumbent of this position is responsible for performing functions relating to all aspects of forestry program administration including: forest management inventory and planning, forest product sale preparation, forest product sale administration, forest protection, and forest development.
Degree: 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.
Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry. The requirements for diversification of the 24 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
- Designs and implements timber sale layouts.
- Determines forest inventory sampling method and design, collects forest and fuels inventory data, and performs statistical analysis of inventory data.
- Prepares Forest Officer’s Report that contains all pertinent information about the proposed sale including the project narrative, logging unit maps, cruise summary, appraisal, environmental assessment, required use permits, sample contracts, advertisement, and prospectus.
- Maintains log movement control and assures that logs leaving the sale area are properly marked, ticketed, and delivered to the designated scaling location.
- Monitors and detects potential damage and loss to forest resources from insects or disease.
- Performs field reconnaissance and stand examinations to determine current forest stand conditions and identify forest development activities to improve productivity of commercial forest land.