Job Overview

Summary

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nations 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.

Its an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. USDA is ranked as one of the top 10 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" by the Partnership for Public Service http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/overall/large. Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience.

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.

Serves as Maintenance Worker Helper on a Forest Service unit. Performs various duties to accomplish preventive maintenance, repair, and upkeep of building and grounds. Operates heavy and light power equipment. Assignments include carpentry, painting, operation of tools and equipment and general laborer tasks.

These positions are located in Region 4 on Salmon-Challis National Forest in Salmon, ID and Challis, ID.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact, Jay Winfield, (208) 756-5247, jwinfield@fs.fed.us or Dennis Kuhnel, (208) 879-4105, dkuhnel@fs.fed.us.

TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: 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. Please click the following link to search for a specific location on the Federal Wage System Scale. http://www.cpms.osd.mil/Subpage/AFWageSchedules/

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

Carpentry: Measures and cuts materials to required lengths and dimensions. Installs structural and trim items by nailing, bolting, mortising, doweling, and gluing. Uses a variety of common hand and power tools, and basic assembly and fastening procedures. Painting: Prepares surfaces, cleans brushes and equipment. Mixes and thins paints, applies prime and finish coats to surfaces. Checks items processed for obvious flaws and apply necessary preservative to surface.

Building and Grounds Maintenance: Assists other workers with repairs to various facilities and grounds. Utilizes elementary knowledge of different skills and related tools of the trade to assist with repair to plumbing, drainage systems, roofs, carpentry projects, grounds and street repairs, flooring, and other miscellaneous tasks. Operates heavy power cleaning equipment.

Operates motor vehicles in performance of assigned duties. Loads and unloads materials and equipment. Performs vehicle maintenance in accordance with established instructions, rules and regulations.

Cleans working area upon completion of assignments, and removes waste materials from the area. Cleans and cares for tools and equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Per Work Assignment

Relocation Authorized

  • No