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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 a wilderness Forest Service unit. Incumbents perform a variety of work in support of unit wilderness program.

    This vacancy announcement is for one or more locations throughout Region 6. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.

    TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours.

    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 crew member duties in support of unit programs in wilderness management. Duties include checking visitor use of recreation facilities and monitors compliance with agency rules and regulations for campfires, sanitation, camp sites, party size, etc.

    Uses tools such as crosscut saws, adze, axes, and hand tools to maintain wilderness areas, facilities, and trails. Assists in wildlife or fisheries habitat improvement work by performing specific tasks in wildlife stand improvement.

    Performs trail maintenance to meet established trail standards.

    Improves the quality of wilderness areas by reducing erosion at campsites and restoring the area's natural vegetation. Clears and dismantles abandoned camps, packs out garbage and occasionally helps develop and present Leave No Trace camping programs.

    Assists in the reestablishment of native plants at denuded campsites and abandoned trails by preparing soil for revegetation, transporting plants to the site and protecting the site revegetation site.

    Examines compliance by use of a checklist on use related with campfires, aircraft, watercraft, stock, hunting and fishing. Reports violation to forest law enforcement personnel.

    Performs data collection from a checklist for use in inventorying and monitoring resources.

    Answers routine questions in accordance with Good Host concept. Provides basic information about wilderness and low impact camping techniques. Issues campfire permits. Can implement basic wilderness fire suppression techniques.

    Inventory trail location signs evaluating location, accuracy and maintenance level. Gathers prescribed data on wilderness conditions.

    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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/455620700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.