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    Summary

    This position is located within a National Forest. The incumbent performs a variety of work in support of unit wilderness program.

    Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants' ability to submit applications, this announcement is being extending for an additional 5 days.

     

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    Responsibilities

    Assures wilderness work projects are completed safely and utilizes minimal tool concept.

    Assures wilderness areas and trails are maintained to established trail standards. Assists in re-establishment of native plants at denuded campsites and abandoned trails by preparing the soil for revegetation, transporting plants to the site and protecting the site after revegetation takes place.

    Implements current NEPA and Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) processes. Can process and interpret historical and cultural values specific to wilderness areas.

    Works with other agencies, interest groups, and partnerships to accomplish wilderness tasks and studies.

    Explains established rules and regulations to wilderness campers and can implement wilderness fire suppression techniques.

    Directs or leads one or two lower grade employees engaged in trail maintenance and wilderness contacts. Interacts with a variety of user groups such as backpackers, stock users, fisheries, floaters, rafters, airplane folks, commercial river and hunting outfitters.

    Makes safety checks of wilderness camp areas, outfitter areas and records data for corrective action. Inspects assigned areas to determine compliance with regulations or specifications.

    Contacts user groups to provide wilderness philosophy, regulations, and current camp or fire restrictions. Provides standard information on resource management and stock use practices in wilderness areas. Checks for compliance with regulations issues notices for common violations, and reports other violations to supervisor. Collects monies for sale of maps. Issues campfire permits.

    Inventories signs and check for accuracy and maintenance level. Gathers specific data on wilderness conditions.

    Educates user groups on "Leave No Trace" camping techniques and packing out garbage.

    Responsible for curtailing the improper management of human waste and educating people on importance of campsites placed away from water sources.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    04

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    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509059900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.