USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station OUTREACH NOTICE Hydrologic Technicians GS-1316-04 and -05 Natural Resource (Plant) Technicians GS-0404-04 and -05 The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) is seeking candidates for both Hydrologic Technicians (GS-1316 Levels 4 and 5) and Natural Resource Technicians with botany expertise (GS-0404 Levels 4 and 5) to fill full-time, temporary positions. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity. To express interest in this position, please complete the attached voluntary Outreach Interest Notice and return to Dr. Carolyn Hunsaker at [email protected]
by close of business on April 9, 2014.
Brief description of duties associated with this position: The positions will be located in Shaver Lake, CA and are associated with PSW’s Fresno office. Work will mostly be field sampling in the Sierra National Forest at elevations between 5,000 and 8,000 feet, but some work will be located in the office and laboratory in Fresno. Tasks include locating permanent sampling areas with a compass and GPS, installing nutrient samplers; collecting hydrology, soil, and sediment data; and measuring vegetation and fuel loads. The Kings River Experimental Watersheds project is a watershed-level, integrated ecosystem project for headwater streams in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The employee will be working with the lead research scientist, Dr. Carolyn Hunsaker, or with a hydrologist or hydrologic technician in the field. Background information on the research project can be found at www.fs.fed.us/psw/programs/snrc/water/kingsriver. Good Microsoft Excel skills and experience with GPS are desired along with an interest in working in small teams in a forest, mountain environment. A valid driver’s license and a good driving record are required. Salary will be based on the applicant’s completed years of college and/or experience (about $13 to $15 per hour). Work can start in June of 2014 and extend through September or October. Government housing is available for rent near Shaver Lake, CA. This is a federal government position so only U.S. citizens qualify. Please contact Carolyn Hunsaker at 559-323-3211 if you have questions.
About PSW: PSW is one of several research stations in the research and development (R&D) arm of the Forest Service, a component of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and works at the forefront of science to improve the health and use of our Nation's forests and grasslands. Our researchers work independently and with a range of partners, including other agencies, academia, nonprofit groups, and industry. The information and technology produced through basic and applied science programs is available to the public for its benefit and use.
Community and Surrounding Area: Shaver Lake is a mountain community with a population of less than 1,000; Fresno is the nearest large city. Additional Information: www.shaverlake.com/area-guide/community or www.fs.usda.gov/sierra.
How to apply: The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position and to establish the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the advertisement. Individuals stating interest in this position will be notified when the vacancy announcement is posted so they can apply. If you are interested in applying for this position, complete the attached Outreach Notice Response Form and return it to Dr. Carolyn Hunsaker at [email protected]
no later than April 9, 2014. This outreach form does not constitute an application. The vacancy announcement will appear on the USAJOBS website. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Outreach Response Notice Sheet Hydrologic Technician GS-1316-04 or -05 Natural Resource Technician for Plants GS-0404-04 or -05 USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station 2081 E. Sierra Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710 Please submit outreach response to Dr. Carolyn Hunsaker by close of business April 9, 2014. Email: [email protected]
Phone: 559-323-3211. Fax: 559-297-3355.
Name: Date: Mailing Address: Phone: E-Mail:
How did you find out about this outreach notice? I am interested in ____ Hydrologic Technician or ____ Natural Resource Technician position.
Are you a current Federal employee?
If you answered “yes” to the question above Current agency employed with: Enter your current position title: Series: Grade: Location: Indicate the type of appointment you are currently under: (Career, Career-Conditional, Excepted, Excepted VRA, Temporary, Term, PWD, Other) If you are not a current permanent (Career or Career-Conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following special authorities? Person with disabilities
Disabled veteran with 30% compensable disability
Veterans Recruitment Act
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998
Former peace Corps Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in our vacancy. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.