Job Overview

Summary

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.

These position 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.

This position is located on a Forest Service unit performing a variety of duties in support of the unit’s trails program.

These positions are located in Region 8 on the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest in Natural Bridge Station, and Edinburg, VA.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact, Tina Southhall, 540-291-2188, tsouthall@fs.fed.us  OR  Jason Millott, 540-265-5245, jasonrmillott@fs.fed.us for Natural Bridge Station, VA.

Contact - Dawn Wolfrey, 540-984-4101, dwolfrey@fs.fed.us OR  Jason Millott, 540-265-5245, jasonrmillott@fs.fed.us for Edinburg, VA.

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.

Duties

Serves as a member, trails maintenance team, to maintain, repair, and build trails throughout the Forest Service unit to ensure protection of wildlife habitat and water quality in addition to improving recreational access to forest lands.

Builds trails with gravel and associated materials, restores impacted areas, and replaces signage as needed.

Prepares construction materials, ensures proper tool maintenance, and reports work completed.

Plans and implements the logistics of projects associated with trail maintenance and reconstruction projects. May performs trail log, condition, and prescription surveys.

Explains regulations concerning trails maintenance specific to the Wilderness Act. Inspects assigned areas to determine compliance with regulations or specifications.

Oversees routine maintenance of trails at dispersed recreation sites including cleanup and naturalizing.

May interact with forest visitors and when assigned, educates visitors covering trail maintenance and cleanup.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No