Student trainee (forestry)

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Department Of The Interior
All students who are accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, including preference eligibles (veterans) meeting this criteria. This is a Career/Indefinite Internship position. Work schedule is Full time. The BLM manages more land - approximately 245 million acres of surface resources - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Explore a career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
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This position is for students accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, on a full- or half-time basis (as defined by the academic institution in which the student is enrolled).
This is a career development, excepted service appointment under the BLM Pathways Internship Program that is expected to last more than 1 year. The BLM will require the selected applicant to complete a Participant Agreement in which the selectee must provide an anticipated date for completing all degree program requirements, and show continual progression toward meeting the stated anticipated date.
The agency may noncompetitively convert a Career/Indefinite Intern who is a U. S. citizen to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service, as long as the Intern meets all agency program requirements and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for the target occupational series at the time of completing all education requirements.
U. S. citizenship is required. Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required. Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" sections. Cannot hold an active real estate license. Cannot have interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land. Direct deposit is required. This position is located in the Roseburg District, Swiftwater Field Office, in Roseburg, Oregon. The work of this position serves both to train the student in technical forest management work and to support the work of higher graded technicians and foresters.
The student trainee will use knowledge of the most basic rules, procedures, or operations to perform repetitive tasks common to the forestry program of the office. The trainee may perform any or all of the following or similar duties: Forestry inventory, timber sales, timber trespass, cruising, and road layout projects. The trainee marks timber in accordance with simple specifications and marking rules; Computes tree summaries; Applies applicable volume tables; Computes the net volumes; and drafts simple maps using a GPS and other common hand tools.
The student trainee serves on emergency fire suppression and mop up crews as qualified and required. General Experience f or GS-3: Six (6) months of General Experience.
General Experience is defined as: Experience performing repetitive task associated with forestry inventory, timber sales, timber trespass, cruising, and road layout projects. Also experience taking accurate measurements, operating a GPS, and common hand tools.
NOTE: Seasonal experience may also be creditable. A season of experience is considered to be a period of no less than three (3) months of continuous employment on a seasonal basis. Shorter periods may be combined to make a season, provided a total of at least 3 months experience is shown. For any period where the work exceeded 3 months, the excess work is credited towards an additional season of experience.
For GS-03: Two (2) seasons of experience qualify.
Education for GS-3: One (1) year above high school with course(s) related to the occupation.
Education Requirement: Successful completion of one (1) year of study 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.
You will need to clearly state in the resume your undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts, or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements for the job. Your eligibility and qualification status will be based on a human resources assessment conducted using qualification standards, your responses to the job-related questions, information provided in your resume, and required supporting documents (see the Required Documents section). Veterans preference applies to the selection for positions in the Pathways Programs. The examination and selection of applicants will be made in accordance with requirements of the 5 CFR Part 302.
Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order by preference status: (1) Preference eligible veterans having a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more (CPS and CP); (2) Other preference eligibles (XP); (3) Applicants eligible for 5-point veterans preference (TP); and those (4) Applicants not eligible for veterans preference (NV). In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The job related questions align with the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position.
1) Ability to take accurate measurements. (2) Ability to operate two and four wheel drive vehicles and ATVs. (3) Basic knowledge of forestry rules, procedures and operations in order to perform repetitive task. (4) Skill marking timber in accordance with simple specifications and marking rules. (5) Ability to serve on emergency fire suppression and mop up crews as qualified and required.
To preview questions please click here. To be eligible, an applicant must:
Be at least 16 years of age or older for a non-arduous or non-hazardous duty position.
Be a student who has been accepted for enrollment or is currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking program in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school.
Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher.
You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: (1) Your resume; (2) Your responses to the Assessment/Job-Related Questions; and (3) Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
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Your application package, including required documentation, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement.
If you need assistance in applying online, please contact Alina Malray at or at . If applying online poses a hardship for you (i.e., you do not have access to the Internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the job-related questions), you are required to submit the following forms:
Verification of Enrollment: Copy of all your transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U. S. educational institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process, but prior to appointment the official transcript(s) will be required.
Letter from your accredited U. S. educational institution that verifies/reflects: (1) the degree/diploma/certificate program in which you are enrolled; (2) you are enrolled at least half-time (as defined by the educational institution), and (3) your anticipated graduation date. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the level of veterans preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. You may request copies of your DD-214 by calling or TDD or online at /.
For 5-point veterans preference, you must provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For 10-point veterans preference, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference), a DD-214 showing character of service, and the required documentation.
Certification In Lieu of DD-214: Active duty service members claiming veterans preference may submit a certification when applying for Federal jobs (Chapter 21 of Title 5 U. S. C Section 2108a). The certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. Prior to appointment, agencies must verify the service member is eligible for veterans preference in accordance with 5 U. S. C. 2108, unless the service member is appointed under the provisions of 5 U. S. C. 5534a, Dual employment and pay during terminal leave from uniformed services.
For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit the VetGuide.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
AUTO-REQUESTED FAX: Allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.
UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures through Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
You will be notified as to the status of your application as the eligibility and qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBS account. If the position is filled at the lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next higher grade level per the target full performance is permissible without further competition. The promotion is not guaranteed but dependent upon administrative approval and the agencys continuing need for an actual assignment and performance at the higher level duties.
The entire period served as a Career/Indefinite Intern counts as the appointees trial period. Prior Federal civilian service is credited toward the completion of the required trial period in the same manner as prescribed in 5 CFR 315.802.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
The BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal Government, to attract high quality applicants.
Occasional travel may be required.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

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