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Forestry Technician (Recreation)

Company: Department Of Agriculture
Location: Cadillac
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




The primary purpose of this position is to carry out a variety of project plans in support of the unit recreation program.

Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be found at

Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination will be made at the time of the job offer.

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  • This position will be filled at the GS-6 grade level with promotion potential to the GS-7 grade level. Duties listed are at the full performance level.
  • Report information about interests of visitors to be used in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, and construction projects.
  • Prepare project work plans for the use, improvement, and maintenance for a developed recreation area.
  • Carry out and monitor implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed or dispersed recreation sites.
  • Inspect recreation area use to enforce compliance with the management plan by issuing or requesting issuance of citations.
  • Repair items such as toilets, road closure gates, hand pumps, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, and trash receptacles in developed recreational areas.
  • Count and/or reconcile collection fees at recreation sites.
  • Deposit fees according to instructions to ensure they are protected and correctly accounted for.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel for site visits, training and/or meetings may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0462 Forestry Technician

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.
  • All locations in the following states are part of the bargaining unit: Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • All locations in Illinois are part of the bargaining unit, except Wilmington, IL. All locations in Minnesota are part of the bargaining unit, except Cass Lake, Blackduck, Walker and Deer River.
  • All other locations listed in this announcement are not part of a bargaining unit.
  • This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW (does not apply to West Virginia locations).


In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

For the GS-06 grade level: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience could include: Inspected special use permits such as outfitter guide operations, issued notices of non-compliance issues and report to supervisor; Inspected and maintained recreation facilities and areas; Led and coordinated crew to maintain recreation sites; Monitored forest areas to identify violations of federal regulations such as enforcement of off-road vehicle restrictions.


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 forestry, range management, agriculture) from an accredited college or university;


A combination of experience and education which together meets the qualification requirements of 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.


See Qualifications section of this announcement.

Keywords: Department Of Agriculture, Grand Rapids , Forestry Technician (Recreation), Other , Cadillac, Michigan

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