Forest Service Facility Operations Specialist in Prineville, Oregon

Job Overview

Job Overview

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nations most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

Its an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. USDA is ranked as one of the top 10 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" by the Partnership for Public Service ( Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience.

This position is located in Region 6, at Ochoco National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Prineville, Oregon.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Lisa Anheluk at 541-383-5511 or email at

The incumbent serves as a Facility Operations Specialist who will be responsible for the Facilities Management Program for the Ochoco National Forest. This program includes preventative maintenance, restoration, renovation, and replacement of building, electrical, and mechanical equipment.


Plans, coordinates and manages phases of the buildings and facilities maintenance program, including installation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical, electrical, refrigeration, and pumping systems associated with specialized operations.

Oversees major repetitive tasks such as repair and replacement of components of buildings, septic and water systems, electrical systems, heating and refrigeration systems, grounds maintenance, snow removal from walk ways, paths, compound road system, parking lots and roofs as necessary.

Conducts condition and safety and health compliance inspections surveys on existing facilities.

Serves as Contracting Officer Representative for maintenance and service contracts for the facilities.

Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Overnight travel for training will be rare, occurring less than 1-2 times per year. More regular day travel may be required for facilities support to the neighboring Deschutes National Forest a few times per month.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Basic moving expenses with no discretionary expenses: Entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses, as required and to the extent allowed by the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) 302-3.101, are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in FTR 302-1.1 and 302-2.6. Additional relocation benefits are not available.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, VRA, reinstatement eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees, Individuals with Disabilities, former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers and certain Military Spouses.

Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • 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

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to:

For the GS-07 level : Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Performed a variety of clearly defined tasks designed to increase knowledge and understanding in all aspects of facility operations, such as; gathering data for program budgets, tracking expendures, assisted with safety inspections, conducted market surveys for cost estimates, and participated in overseeing repair and replacement of components of buildings;


One full year of graduate level education. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work with major study in engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration;


An appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience;


Superior Academic Achievement (go to this site determine if you are eligible:

* For the GS-09 level* : Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Participated in or assisted others in developing program/project budgets, performed safety inspections and condition surveys on existing buildings to identify deficiencies, developed specifications for supplies, equipment or services and independent government cost estimates which have been used in formal bid solicitations, worked on facilities engineering projects, assisted in coordination of contractors and identified delays or problems;


A master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work with major study in engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration;


An appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level).

Work Experience: Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience the beginning month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment and must be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete applications or those that provide vague and/or conflicting information may not be evaluated for consideration.

Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation, however you must indicate the number of hours the work was performed each week to receive credit. Full-time work is generally considered to be 35 to 40 hours of work per week.

Foreign Education: Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Applicants must provide documentation with their application that the education was evaluated by a U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education website at .

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 with 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 as of the closing date of the announcement.


No additional requirements.

Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account at check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications.


The Federal Service offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at:

Other Information

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

This is a bargaining unit designated position.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL or ICTAP eligible see To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.

Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

Government housing is not available.

Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. See

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW.

If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed.

Special Hiring Authorities Information: Click here for more information applying under the Veteran’s Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, and Schedule A Disabled.

This position is not eligible for telework.

Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). See:

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-10 to 2017-08-23

Salary: $40,684 to $64,697 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 07 - 09

Series: 1640 Facility Operations Services

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: 17-0607-396044G-CK

Control number: 476472500