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    Summary

    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to be responsible for collecting field-based observations and data specific to snow avalanches, the mountain snowpack, and mountain weather conditions for assigned areas. Forest Service Avalanche Forecasters will use the information collected by the incumbent in the creation of avalanche forecasts and advisories.

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    Responsibilities

    Communicates routinely with local Forest Service Avalanche Center personnel to appraise weather conditions based on judgment and evaluation of relevant factors. Often drives over snow covered roads in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, operates a snowmobile in deep unconsolidated snow, and cross-country skis in steep backcountry avalanche terrain to do so.

    Conducts daily field based avalanche, snowpack, and basic weather watch to obtain, and record avalanche data.

    Interprets technical information to make stability evaluations for assigned area of observation, then records written summary of findings in a predetermined format.

    Reports findings to Avalanche Forecasters at the local Avalanche Forecast Center. Archives collected field data in the computer data base of avalanche, snowpack, and mountain weather information.

    At the request of the Supervisor, provides training on avalanches and avalanche rescue to Forest Service or other personnel; conducts preliminary avalanche incident investigation when Avalanche Forecast Center staff is unable to.

    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

    05

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511146700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.