Duties listed are at the full performance level.
Serves as a key member of the Regional Leadership Team in the development of programs and policies of regional scope.
Manages and responds to major issues concerning the administration and protection of the resources on the Forest.
Exercises the full range of managerial and supervisory responsibilities.
Responsible for program development, planning, budgeting, and forest priorities.
Works with external groups such as members of Congress, State and local representatives, concerned citizens, and other groups to gain support and input for the management and protection of forest land and resources.
Resolves conflicts on a wide variety of controversial environmental issues.
Supervises the District Rangers and other unit managers.
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 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.
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-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include one or more of the following: Provided counsel to higher organizational levels concerning district, forest or equivalent natural resource or cultural program issues and their current and anticipated effects; exercised direct program responsibilities that included district, forest or equivalent program development, planning, budgeting, and identifying workforce and organizational needs to establish and meet priorities; and/or developed and sustained relationships with one or more of the following: external partners, members of the public, representatives of agencies or tribal governments, to anticipate and resolve natural resource management conflicts and issues.
GS-15: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include one or more of the following: Provided expert counsel to higher organizational levels concerning regional or state-wide natural resource or cultural program issues and their current and anticipated effects; exercised direct program responsibilities that included regional or state-wide program development, planning, budgeting, and identifying workforce and organizational needs to establish and meet priorities; and/or developed and sustained relationships with external partners, members of the public, agencies, and tribal governments, to anticipate and resolve natural resource management conflicts and issues.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all requirements as of the date a certificate is issued.
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 as of the date a certificate is issued.
May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probation period (unless prior service is creditable). New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required new supervisor training program before the end of their probationary period.
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
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 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 Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). See: http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vetguide.asp#VeteransEmploymentAct1998
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.
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.
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.
Special Hiring Authorities Information: Click here for more information https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/search/?q=special+hiring regarding applying under the Veteran’s Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, and Schedule A Disabled.
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.
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.