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    Summary

    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 Cherokee National Forest in Greeneville and Unicoi, TN.

    For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact,  Cheryle Summers, 423-783-2406 csummers@fs.fed.us  OR  Leslie Morgan, 423-783-2401, lesliemmorgan@fs.fed.us

    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

    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

    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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    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464275000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.