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    PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at 11:59pm ET on the closing date or at 11:59pm ET on the day we receive the 50th application, whichever comes first.

    This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, 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 within a National Forest located on a Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Center. The primary purpose of this position serves as a recreation assistant responsible for organizing and administering a conventional basic recreational and physical fitness program or segments of an entire program. The incumbent provides leadership and guidance to students in a variety of group recreational and physical fitness activities.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please the following individuals:

    US/ID - Nampa: Jeanne Gatlin at jegatlin@fs.fed.us or (208) 442-4555
    US/KY - Mammoth Cave: Melody Flores at mflores02@fs.fed.us or (270) 286-1023

    The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit’s needs.

    The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement.  Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website for additional information on pay rates.

    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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    Provides on-site supervision of recreational activities to students with various skill levels and backgrounds. Ensures a safe, healthy atmosphere for all students performing recreational and physical fitness activities. Ensures that self-directed activities are carried out in accordance with the recreational plans. Identifies and makes changes in processes and/or procedures in order to have full participation by students.  

    Schedules, coordinates, and supervises recurring group activities such as basketball, volleyball, softball, including making reservations, acquiring transportation, and other related arrangements and providing information concerning these activities based on overall recreation program plans.  

    Identifies and recommends changes or modification to the recreation and physical fitness program. Performs special assignments in facility-wide programs or volunteer sponsored activities.  

    Meets individually with students to discuss day-to-day problems encountered in recreational and physical fitness activities. Gives practical advice and counsel to students and proposes solutions to routine problems without imposing personal values.  

    Serves as a lifeguard and water safety instructor.  

    Ensures that facilities are properly prepared, including needed equipment and supplies are on hand for scheduled activities. Personally, makes sure the facilities are set-up for physical activities. Makes reservations, collects payments, and distributes information concerning games and activities. Responsible for ensuring students are aware of safety requirements concerning the activities, facility and equipment. Ensures compliance with and enforcement of all safety rules and regulations. Submits monthly recreation and other reports as required.  

    Operates government vehicles to transport students to and from off-site activities. This may include operating buses with air brakes. 


    Incumbent must obtain and maintain all applicable Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certifications.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    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.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495854400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.