Job Overview


A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's 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.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

 This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-01040004-4646G-DJ.  Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement.  Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

This position is located in the Northern Region, Region One, Idaho Panhandle National Forests, St. Joe Ranger District, Clarkia, Idaho.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Mary E. Price at (208) 245-6022, .

The incumbent serves as a principal assistant on a Ranger District performing work in support of the unit's recreation program. Responsible for day to day operations at the Emerald Creek Garnet Area; including crew hiring, training and scheduling, managing logistics for changing situations, ensuring crew and visitor safety, providing interpretive talks to groups, and providing a fun family atmosphere for visitors. Will serve as the lead collection officer providing guidance and oversight of daily money-handling procedures,accountable permits and money transfers.


Applies knowledge of forestry with sufficient knowledge of standard forest recreation area operation, maintenance and use regulations and procedures to perform a variety of assignments in support of the unit’s recreation program.

Serves as a recreation user fee collection officer and COR.

Provides detailed information about recreation opportunities to Forest visitors and explains the Forest Service rules and regulations. Schedules daily activities, establishes maintenance schedules, and inspects cleanup operations based on recreation operation and maintenance plans.

Serves as a crew/team leader train crew and schedule work plans/projects in accordance with forest regulations and procedures.

Duties listed are at the fulll performance level.