Apr 16, 2020

Land Surveyor

Land Surveyor

GS-1373-11

 

The Mark Twain National Forest is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented individual interested in furthering their profession working on the Public Land Surveying System (GLO) in the rural Ozarks.  The purpose of this outreach is to inform interested candidates of our plan to fill one Land Surveyor position, and to help us determine the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the advertisement.

This position will be located in Salem, Missouri at the Salem Ranger District Office. The surveyor will serve under the direction of the Boundary and Title Manager, and perform a variety of professional and technical land survey duties related to locating, marking, and maintaining corners and boundary lines for land management activities on National Forest System Lands.  The successful candidate will also assist District and Supervisor’s Office personnel in resolving trespasses and encroachments onto the Forest.  Other duties include serving as a Contracting Officer’s Representative in charge of private contractors working on large cadastral projects for the Timber and Fire Programs.

For more information about this position contact Chris Ferguson at (573) 341-7439, email christopher.ferguson@usda.gov

If you are interested in this permanent position, please respond through the outreach notice at

https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/?id=B7E16DD8D59F4EB092C217375394CD57

Vacancy Announcement: This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to determine the interest in this position. Vacancy announcement for this position has not yet been posted on USAJOBS. Applicants are encouraged to check USAJOBS website for information.

FOREST SERVICE EMPLOYEES ON THE WORKFORCE REDUCTION AND PLACEMENT LIST WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY CONSIDERATION; AND CTAP/ICTAP CANDIDATES WILL RECEIVE THE APPROPRIATE CONSIDERATION.

Interested candidates are encouraged to obtain/create a USAJOBS profile and prepare their resume in that format. The vacancy will be advertised on the USAJOBS.

Office of Personnel Management Qualifications:  Complete qualification requirements for this position can be found in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, which is available from any Federal Government Personnel Office and OPM on their web site (www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.htm).

Time-in-Grade Requirement: If you are a current or former federal employee and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.  This requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing of this announcement.

 

 

ABOUT THE FOREST:

Mark Twain National Forest is made up of six ranger districts, mainly located in the southern third of the state.  The Forest Supervisor’s Office is located in Rolla, Missouri.  The Forest contains approximately 1.5 million acres, comprised mainly of upland hardwoods and some associated shortleaf pine.  A full range of vegetation and recreation management activities on the forest include timber harvest and regeneration activities, silvaculture, prescribed fire, developed and dispersed recreation, and mining.

Located in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri, Mark Twain National Forest has over 750 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and motorized use. Approximately 200 miles are completed of the 500-mile Ozark Trail, connecting from St. Louis to the Arkansas border. Plans are to connect the Missouri section with the Ozark Highlands Trail in Arkansas.


Because of it’s karst topography, southern Missouri is home to eight world class first magnitude springs (those with flows greater than 100 cubic feet/second.) These springs feed the more than 350 miles of cool, clear, perennial streams and rivers that meander through the Forest’s canopied expanses, providing opportunities for floating, canoeing, and kayaking.

There are more than 35 campgrounds and picnic areas, usually located near a special attraction such as a spring, stream, lake, towering bluff or other scenic area. Campgrounds and picnic areas vary from a few table sites to developed campgrounds. There are no cabins available for rent on the forest at this time.

Mark Twain National Forest has seven Congressionally-designated Wilderness areas, and is home to the Congressionally-designated Eleven Point National Scenic River.

ABOUT THE MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FOREST LANDS PROGRAM:

The Boundary and Title Management Program, Land Adjustment and Special Uses Programs on the Mark Twain National  Forest are large and complex.  These programs are staffed with one Boundary and Title Program Manager, two cadastral surveyors (one now vacant), two survey technicians (newly created positions), one Lands Adjustment and Special Uses Program Manager, one forest realty specialist, and three zone realty specialists working together as a team.  The large size, distance between districts, population density and forest fragmentation create many unique and issues and opportunities.  The forest has has 7,500 miles of boundary line to manage and protect, administers on average 1,000 permits annually, and several times recorded more than 10 lands adjustments in a year.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OF SALEM, MISSOURI:

The district office is located in the City of Salem, Missouri. “There’s More to Do Here, Naturally” is Salem’s motto.


For more information about Salem including information on Dent County and the Chamber of Commerce visit their website at website at http:/www.salemmo.com/