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District Ranger

Company: Department Of Agriculture
Location: Springerville
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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Duties

Summary

These positions serve as a District Ranger with responsibility for the management of resources, goods, and services of a designated area on a National Forest in Region 3.

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Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities listed at the full performance grade level.
  • Prepare program of work for the management, protection, and development of resources on the assigned unit.
  • Establish and implement the development, production, conservation, and utilization of the natural resources of associated lands of the unit.
  • Formulate the plans, programs, and objectives for the assigned unit based on overall unit objectives.
  • Analyze long-range and short-range action plans to ensure consistency with strategies and program emphasis in the approved forest plan.
  • Develop, edit, revise, or review written material about agency programs, environmental analysis, policies, or proposals.
  • Provide recommendations and resource information to higher organizational levels concerning programs within the unit.
  • Promote unit program objectives and policies to gain support for their implementation.
  • Plan and direct the overall work of the unit performed through subordinate supervisors, team leaders, committee chairs or comparable similar personnel.
  • Provide leadership, allocate resources, and implement activities to accomplish agency multicultural organization direction and Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requirement, goals, policies, and objectives.

Travel Required

25% or less - Travel with overnight lodging will be required for meetings, training, workshops, and field/site visits.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

13

  • Job family (Series)

0340 Program Management

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
  • 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.gov
  • Selectee is subject to financial disclosure requirements and must submit form OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.

Qualifications

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.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

For the GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Represented an organizational unit for the purpose of discussing agency policies and regulations with local, county, and State representatives, civic groups, cooperators, permittees, general public, and/or industry representatives; Developed annual program of work, prepared project work plans, developed long- and short-term budget needs, set priorities and documented work progress and accountability for assigned programs; Planned, implemented, and administered a natural resources program (e.g., timber management program) for a unit that included developing staffing, budget and equipment needs for program/project accomplishment; and/or provided advice, technical support, and evaluation of proposed and on-going natural resource programs to higher-level officials.

For the GS-13: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as one or more of the following: Provided counsel to higher organizational levels concerning natural resource program issues and their current and anticipated effects; Exercised program responsibilities that included one or more of the following: program development, planning, budgeting, or identifying workforce and organizational needs to establish and meet priorities; Interacted with local, county, and State representatives, civic groups, cooperators, permittees, members of the general public, and industry to discuss, explain, or defend natural resource management policies and regulations.

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.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Keywords: Department Of Agriculture, Mesa , District Ranger, Other , Springerville, Arizona

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