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Forestry Technician, GS-09, at Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park is recruiting for a Forestry Technician, GS-09, to manage the park hazard tree program. The position is an opportunity for management-critical work for those with experience and interest in forest management, forest ecology, plant pathology, and arboriculture.
This is a permanent, career seasonal position in Longmire, WA. 

Apply online 02/18 – 03/02

GS-09 salary range: $57,955 to $75,343 per year

Start date May or June 2020 (flexible for selected candidate)

The incumbent is responsible for planning, carrying out, and supervising implementation of the hazard tree management program including: inventory and monitoring of forest trees, pests, and pathogens; hazard tree surveillance and evaluation; field data collection, including mapping (geographic information system tools); data management and reporting; administrative work; and supervisory duties.

Work will be conducted independently and will require the appointee to be self-directed and motivated. The incumbent is under the direct supervision of the park Plant Ecologist and will supervise seasonal employees in technical assessments and hazard tree control. The employee will be expected to work in a team atmosphere, be responsible for creating a safe and inclusive environment, and to communicate professionally and respectfully with staff of this and other parks, agencies and partners. The position organizationally is located within the Division of Natural and Cultural Resources at Mount Rainier National Park.


To qualify for this position at the GS-09 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-08 level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector; measuring forest stands or individual trees, including diagnosing defects or health issues or identifying hazardous trees, to make recommendations in forest or urban tree management decisions.
Successful completion of at least 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree related to the occupation, such as, but not limited to, forestry, forest stewardship, forest or plant pathology, forest or plant entomology, plant biology or ecology, fire sciences, conservation or environmental sciences, natural resource management.
Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above.

  • U.S. Citizenship required.

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