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.

This position is temporary and has 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. The incumbent provides customer service and information of both a general and/or technical nature in support of a variety of forest services activities and programs.

This position is located in Region 4 on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Logan, UT.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact, Michele Bills, (435) 755-3620, mnbills@fs.fed.us or I. Jo Roberts, (801) 999-2127, iroberts@fs.fed.us.

Position 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

Assists in developing specific objectives for interpretive programs and displays, providing input to the annual plan of work. Inventories and prepares reports on the annual volumes of use, trends in public information needs, and public response to existing information output.

Makes regular visits to the various public schools and social groups. Makes presentations on subjects such as fire safety, environmental awareness, recreation activities, and litter prevention.

Maintains inventory of existing publications for public use. Prepares or assists in the preparation of informational exhibits which include photos, maps, etc.

Maintains the Forest video, film, and slide library and audio-visual equipment.

Meets visitors and independently replies, either verbally or in writing, to phone and mail inquiries requesting general information about Forest Service activities, programs, and policies. Responds to a variety of questions covering all services that the forest/district may offer.

Coordinates forest service presence with local and community special events, including parades, holiday activities, fairs, shows, and celebrations.

Monitors local newspapers for articiles related to the Forest Service. Clips and routes articles to the appropriate staffs.

Responsible as the forest/district collection officer for the sale of forest maps, passs and product permits. Maintains accurages records of sales to account for monies collected; prepares bill for collections, and transfers funds in a timely and accurate manner to lockbox.

May work with the public affairs staff to develop informational publications, including information regarding the various forest permits (firewood, Christmas trees, etc), special events, recreational opportunities, travel management information. May develop, revise and update recreation opportunity guides using the latest technology to make information user friendly and timely.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

05

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

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.