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These positions are part of the Lands and Minerals staff located in the Pacific Northwest Region. Two positions will be filled through this vacancy announcement. One at each duty location. The duty locations will be in Region 6 on the Fremont-Winema National Forests, Supervisor's Office, Lakeview, Oregon and in Region 6 on the Willamette National Forest, Supervisor's Office, Springfield, Oregon.
These positions perform land survey work for multiple National Forest Service units. The incumbent serves under the direction of a Land Surveyor and performs a variety of technical land survey duties related to locating, marking, and maintaining boundaries and corners for land management activities on National Forest System lands.
These positions are assigned to a zoned Lands Organization, and performs land survey work for multiple National Forest Service units. The incumbent serves under the direction of a Land Surveyor, and performs a variety of technical land survey duties related to locating, marking, and maintaining boundaries and corners for land management activities on National Forest System lands.
For additional information about the duties of the position located in Lakeview please contact William Ham at 541-383-5621 or email at wham@fs.fed.us.
For additional information about the duties of the position located in Springfield please contact Jonathan Drew at 541-225-6474 or email at jdrew@fs.fed.us.
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Responsibilities
Duties listed are at the full performance level.
Performs land survey work under the direction of a Land Surveyor, and performs a variety of technical land survey duties related to locating, marking, and maintaining boundaries and corners for land management activities.
Plans technical cadastral surveying projects, including preparing and coordinating preliminary project plans, specification, and estimates for proposed projects. Obtains needed landownership status and corner status records. Evaluates information for evidence of any conflicts in title or potential issues that could affect the planned survey project.
Selects the most efficient survey approach from among the various alternatives, resolving concerns that arise in the course of the planned work activity.
Takes measurements and collects, organizes, and summarizes data. Performs computations to validate and refine survey data in order to determine the location of property boundary lines and property corners, route location/alignment, traverse closures, etc. Prepares a variety of reports, drawings, and survey plats for completed projects.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - Travel for meetings, training, and site visits will be required.
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
07
Who May ApplyThis job is open to? Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA/VRA and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants; and eligibles for other Hiring Authorities.
Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.
Job family (Series)
0817 Survey Technical
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Requirements
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Lakeview, OR
TOS: No
Telework: Yes
Bargaining Unit: Yes
Full Performance Level of the Position: GS-07
Travel: Occassional overnight travel once a month may be required to attend training or meetings.
Springfield, OR
TOS: No
Telework: Yes
Barganing Unit: Yes
Full Performance Level of the Position: GS-07
Travel: Occassional overnight travel once a month may be required to attend training or meetings.
Qualifications
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp
Specialized experience is technical work which provided the knowledge and skills needed for work in the type of surveying involved. It must have required the use of the pertinent instruments and techniques of surveying. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to, work as an engineering technician, soil conservation technician, or construction inspector.
Grade 05: Applicants must meet one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to: worked as an engineering technician, CAD drafting technician, soil conservation technician, or construction inspector; conducted simple traverse surveys using manual instruments; recorded and calculated surveying data; and made sketches of topography and other physical features.
OR
A bachelor's degree or 4 years of successfully completed education above high school (120 semester/180 quarter hours) with major study in an appropriate field of surveying, engineering, construction, or industrial technology, or that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as surveying, engineering, industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, forestry, geography, navigation, cartography, physical science, or mathematics;
OR
Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester/90 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university with courses related to the occupation of the position.
Grade 06: Applicants must meet one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to: worked as an engineering technician, CAD drafting technician, soil conservation technician, or construction inspector; conducted surveys utilizing a variety of surveying instruments; recorded and calculated surveying data; created topographic maps and survey plats.
Grade 07: Applicants must meet one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to: worked as an engineering technician, CAD drafting technician, soil conservation technician, or construction inspector; conducted surveys utilizing a variety of surveying instruments; recorded and calculated surveying data; created topographic maps and survey plats; identified and analyzed boundary line evidence; established working base lines.
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.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Education
See above for education requirement(s) in lieu of specialized experience to qualify for the GS 5 level. Education will not be used in lieu of specialized experience to qualify for the GS 6 and GS 7 level.



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