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    Summary

    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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    Responsibilities

    Assures wilderness work projects are completed safely and utilizes minimal tool concept.

    Assures wilderness areas and trails are maintained to established trail standards. Assists in re-establishment of native plants at denuded campsites and abandoned trails by preparing the soil for revegetation, transporting plants to the site and protecting the site after revegetation takes place.

    Implements current NEPA and Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) processes. Can process and interpret historical and cultural values specific to wilderness areas.

    Works with other agencies, interest groups, and partnerships to accomplish wilderness tasks and studies.

    Explains established rules and regulations to wilderness campers and can implement wilderness fire suppression techniques.

    Directs or leads one or two lower grade employees engaged in trail maintenance and wilderness contacts. Interacts with a variety of user groups such as backpackers, stock users, fisheries, floaters, rafters, airplane folks, commercial river and hunting outfitters.

    Makes safety checks of wilderness camp areas, outfitter areas and records data for corrective action. Inspects assigned areas to determine compliance with regulations or specifications.

    Contacts user groups to provide wilderness philosophy, regulations, and current camp or fire restrictions. Provides standard information on resource management and stock use practices in wilderness areas. Checks for compliance with regulations issues notices for common violations, and reports other violations to supervisor. Collects monies for sale of maps. Issues campfire permits.

    Inventories signs and check for accuracy and maintenance level. Gathers specific data on wilderness conditions.

    Educates user groups on "Leave No Trace" camping techniques and packing out garbage.

    Responsible for curtailing the improper management of human waste and educating people on importance of campsites placed away from water sources.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Per Work Assignment

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    04

    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/455626300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.