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    Summary

    These positions are located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, in the Resource Management and Visitor Services Division, Exotic Plant Management Team in Boulder City, Nevada. Please visit find a park for additional park information.

    Under this announcement, we are accepting applications from: 1. Current career or career conditional competitive service employees with the Department of the Interior; 2. CTAP Eligibles; and 3. Current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA).

    These are Career-Seasonal positions and subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal positions includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectees will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Selectees are guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment. The typical season for Lake Mead National Recreation Area is July through May, but can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions.

    Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

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    Responsibilities

    Leads a field squad that is responsible for conducting exotic plant control involving the use of chainsaws and herbicide application. Instructs crews on standard procedures, implements treatments, collects and organizes field data. Communicates effectively with supervisors, subordinates and co-workers. Leads a multi-person field crew implementing labor intensive natural resource related projects. Develops effective professional working relationships with internal and external partners. Conducts exotic plan inventories and performs post treatment monitoring following exotic plant control. Collects and enters field data into appropriate computer programs and assists crew supervisor with data analysis. Provides project reconnaissance and development through site visits. GPS data collection, and communication with collaborating agency's personnel. Completes projects follow-up reconnaissance/treatment and determines treatment efficacy and recommends beneficial changes to treatment techniques. Safely handle, transport, mix and apply herbicides to target weeds according to label restrictions. Operates, repairs and maintains various herbicide sprayer application equipment. Safely operates, repairs and maintains chainsaws while conducting natural resource related projects. Removes exotic trees, brush and weeds using chainsaws, power brush cutters and hand tools such as axes, hatchets, machetes, and handsaws.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - You will be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495901200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.