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    These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

    These positions are located on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.   Incumbent provides technical support to the unit recreation and snow ranger program. Snow Rangers monitor winter recreation activities from December through April on National Forest Lands.

    These positions are located in Region 4 on a National Forest in Bridgeport CA.

    For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact, Adrianne Thatcher (760) 932-5812 athatcher@fs.fed.us and Jeffrey Weise (760) 932-5824 jweise@fs.fed.us.

    TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT:  Considerable travel may be required. Some positions involve work that requires travel away from the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles).

    Positions will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months.

    Hourly wage as shown is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/

    The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career- Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

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    Performs winter patrols of wilderness boundaries and crucial winter wildlife closures by snowmobile, skis, ATV, or snow shoes to ensure compliance with winter recreation regulations.

    Plans, schedules, and accomplishes the day-to-day operations and maintenance tasks for recreation activities in general forest areas, trails, and in designated wilderness according to approved plans.

    Provides daily user counts and maintains data base of information to be included in yearend reports. Monitors use and user impacts, and reports findings.

    Monitors the condition and use of trails and oversees the construction and maintenance of winter trails.  

    May perform law enforcement/Forest Protection Officer responsibilities using all terrain vehicles (ATV’s), and snowmobiles to patrol unit roads and trails. Provides and supports Forest Law Enforcement efforts in enforcing rules and regulations. Issues violations for misdemeanor or infraction of code of federal regulations. Documents, reports, and files incident reports.

    Collects, compiles, and summarizes avalanche data and observations. Provides reports to the Avalanche Center. Provides assistance in presenting the education program for employees and the public about avalanches.

    As requested, provides support to search and rescue operations. Search and rescue operations may be for incidents such as avalanches, lost public, snowmobile accidents/fatalities, occurring on National Forest Lands. Incumbent may be required to administer first aid or CPR.

    Provides recreation opportunity, resource management practice, and current condition information to Forest visitors.   Explains Forest Service rules and regulations. Provides specific information and winter education to the public for winter time activities on the unit.

    NOTE: Incumbent must meet the Minimum Level I American Avalanche Association or equivalent certification. In addition, First Aid and CPR certification is required to perform duties. A valid driver’s license is required to drive motor vehicles.

    Use of snowshoes, skis, ATV’s, and snowmobiles is required, with the ability to safely move and reposition snowmobiles in deep snow, load/unload snowmobiles from trailers, etc.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Per Work Assignment

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/449573200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.