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    This position is located within a National Forest. Incumbent carries out a variety of project plans in support of the unit recreation program.  

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    Assures recreation sites and areas with one or two major uses are operated and maintained in accordance with operation and maintenance plans. Schedules daily activities, establishes maintenance schedules, and inspects cleanup operations based on recreation operation and maintenance plans.

    Maintains and cleans developed sites, roadside and/or backcountry dispersed sites. Makes repairs to damaged facilities, or closes areas of facilities when hazards cannot be promptly eliminated. Maintains recreation facilities such as toilets, road closure gates, hand pumps, water systems, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, dumpsters and other miscellaneous structures.   When necessary, maintains and assists in the renovation of rental cabins. Reports on conditions and use of sites and areas. Serves as inspector for recreation area cleanup and/or maintenance contracts. Maintains contact with and provides support to Campground Host(s).

    Serves as a unit fee collection officer. Collects fees, counts, reconciles money collected, and ensures deposits are made appropriately. Inspects recreation areas, areas of concentrated public use, and special use permits for compliance with the permit and the management plans, public health, and safety. Performs safety hazard analyses of public recreation use areas and takes or recommends corrective action.

    Patrols wilderness to ensure areas are operated, used and maintained in accordance with Wilderness Management Plan. Naturalizes sites where necessary in order to control use and prevent resource damage. Installs and maintains information boards, travel signs, regulatory signs and other signs associated with recreation sites, travel management and safety. 

    Provides detailed information about recreation opportunities to Forest visitors and explains the Forest Service rules and regulations.

    Provides information on resource management practices, regulations and current conditions. Collects, compiles and summarizes information for recreation data management systems. Provides input for programming and planning. Oversees the construction and maintenance of trails. Monitors the condition and use of trails.

    May perform law enforcement responsibilities using all terrain vehicles (ATVs), watercrafts, and/or snowmobiles to patrol unit roads, trails, or waterways ensuring position of forest property/land and or visitors. Takes appropriate action to enforce Federal Regulations and to protect life and property. Coordinates enforcement activities with local Forest Service law enforcement personnel.

    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 fire assignment.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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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/511019200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.