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    This position is located on the White Mountain National Forest in Gorham, NH.

    This position acts as a Snow Ranger. The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise for the units dispersed recreation program.

    This includes the District’s avalanche forecasting, search and rescue, and winter
    recreation programs. The incumbent serves as a qualified Snow Ranger.

    Applicants must have avalanche field experience demonstrating the knowledge to thoroughly comprehend, analyze, and apply factors affecting snow stability and avalanche potential to reduce public risk and increase employee safety.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Frank Carus at 603-662-8684 or fscarus@fs.fed.us.

    This position has a seasonal work schedule where full-time work is guaranteed for 13 pay periods and when not working, employee is placed in non-pay/non-duty status.

    This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 18-0922-497300G-JD (August 9-22, 2018).

    Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

    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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    Duties listed are at the full performance level.

    Produces a public backcountry avalanche and safety advisory and disseminates
    information using various outlets including websites, hard copy printed postings, formal and informal oral presentations.

    Determines present avalanche hazards and forecasts future hazards. Uses judgment to produce public avalanche and safety advisories. Determines when avalanche conditions have changed or abated.

    Gathers and records field data in steep snow covered terrain through snowpack,
    weather and avalanche observations.

    Responds to lost and hurt individuals in steep avalanche prone gullies and slopes.

    Acts on reports of lost, overdue, and hurt mountain visitors by managing search and
    rescue operations, providing medical care and performing technical rope rescue.

    Travels and climbs using ropes in steep snow and ice covered gullies and slopes to
    rescue climbers and assess snow conditions for public avalanche forecasts

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel for site visits, meetings and trainings

    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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507443900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.