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    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.

    This position is located on the Superior National Forest, with duty location of Ely, Minnesota.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Dave Serena at 218-780-9616, or email dserena@fs.fed.us .  Alternate contact is Don Savedge at 814-728-6168.

    This position is located on a Forest Service unit where the incumbent performs inspections and a variety of maintenance and repairs on Forest Service Aircraft.

    The incumbent must have and maintain current FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) certificate, with Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) certifications, as is required for this position.  Certifications must be attached to the application.

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    Experience working on fixed wing piston powered engines equipped with floats, skis, or wheels.

    Conduct aircraft inspections per DHC-2 manual and Forest Service directives, including annual, 100 hour and 50 hour inspections.

    Diagnose necessary repairs and comply with FAA AD’s and  manufacturer Mandatory Service Bulletins. Adhere to USFS 5700 manual.

    Perform maintenance and repair work on de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver fleet.

    Initiates procurements for parts and supplies to maintain aircraft fleet and hangar/office facility.  

    Act as Contracting Officer Representative (COR) when necessary and maintains COR certification.

    Assist with maintenance/repair projects  at the hangar/office facility.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel to other forest offices for meetings/training.

    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/507828200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.