The position is responsible for the day-to-day administrative work for the Forest Service LE&I unit. The employee assists with technical and administrative work related to record keeping, filing, unit planning, monitoring, resource studies, purchasing, minor budget tasks, travel, human resources, property management, facility liaison, and other related tasks.
The position disseminates administrative information to unit employees and serves as a liaison for administrative support that is provided by other units (e.g., national or regional offices). Maintains awareness of and communicates applicable laws, regulations, directives, and policies to unit personnel for administrative work relating to acquisitions, payroll, human resources, agreements, travel, facilities, safety, security, and other related issues.
Develops, recommends, and implements administrative policies, plans, and procedures to provide effective solutions. Reviews and keeps informed about Federal and Agency-wide directives and procedures, their changes, and new requirements affecting the work of the organization.
Work includes preparing and distributing correspondence, reports, and forms; hard-copy and electronic record keeping; mail distribution and collection; travel arrangement and updating; and safety and security related tasks.
Provides a broad scope of program support for the LE&I region assigned; including participating in planning support work. Serves as the primary administrative business process point of contact for the unit. Responsible for the administrative oversight of various business processes, which may include maintaining tracking logs, action items, managing administrative suspense items and transaction records.
Identifies and recommends ways of combining, simplifying or improving program support processes. Screens calls and visitors, answering most questions on established policy or routine matters. Maintains control records and follow-up measures on incoming correspondence and action documents to ensure prompt handling. Independently prepares responses to inquiries on routine matters.
Performs duties of limited scope and complexity in all aspects of budget activities. Assembles and evaluates data and information from a variety of sources to update the unit’s budget. Examples of work are analyzing and developing details of portions of the unit's budget, or auditing special use permits.