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    Summary

    This position is located on a Forest Service unit performing a variety of duties in support of the unit’s river management program in the areas of fisheries, recreation, wildlife, trails and special uses.

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    Responsibilities

    Patrols river corridors and initiates public contacts in the field to enhance the user's river experience and protect the river resource through dispersal of information.  

    Keeps records of visitor use levels, types and patterns. Prepares reports on visitor used patterns. Makes sure that portals are properly signed and bulletin boards are maintained. Maintains records of visitor use levels, and types and patterns of use.  

    Maintains daily record of outfitter guide activities.   Checks outfitter guides for compliance with the guide card program. Inspects outfitter operations for plan/policy compliance; takes necessary follow-up action for items of noncompliance; makes recommendations to immediate supervisor relating to wilderness special use permit administration. 

    Serves as a Forest Protection Officer (FPO). Issues notices of field violations when violations of regulations are encountered. Conducts investigations, collects evidence and prepares case reports on violations. Explains regulations concerning river management.   Enforces fishing regulations as a Forest Protection officer. Assist agency law enforcement personnel with violation information. Collects evidence and provides documentation for cases of misuse of river resources. Documents destruction to or impacts on campsites.  

    Performs routine maintenance at dispersed recreation sites including site cleanup and naturalizing. Develops and monitors the logistics required for completion of river projects and non-river projects associated with trail maintenance and reconstruction. This includes condition surveys, developing project plans and cost estimates, and making recommendations for improvements. Implementation may involve the supervision of small crews in such activities. 

    Conducts education programs addressing bear safety, Leave No Trace camping, river management, angler etiquette, angler conservation and wilderness philosophy. Develops and conducts river education programs in the local community. Analyzes ways to educate users.

    Responsible for maintenance and care of assigned vehicles, boats and field equipment.

    NOTE: This position serves as a Forest Protection Officer, and as such, candidatemust complete a background investigation to check for criminal history. The U.S. Government is authorized to ask for this information under E.O. 10677 and section 3301, of Title 5 of the U.S. Code; and parts 5, 731, and 736 of Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations.  

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position 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

    06

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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