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    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to be responsible for providing technical expertise in the coordination of the unit's Volunteer Program.

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    Responsible for directing the operation of a district and/or zone volunteer program. This includes coordination, planning, scheduling, directing daily operations and supervising the work of volunteers, and other hosted groups.

    Formulates and implements project work plans in accordance with agency policy. Ensures the quality of the work performed by partners and volunteers.

    Participates in the identification, plan development and coordination the work of a large number of volunteers, normally in the range of 4,000 to 6,000 people per year. As needed, trains and supervises additional volunteer supervisors to work with volunteer groups. Oversees the daily operations of a variety of volunteer projects including: trail construction and maintenance; recreation site maintenance and construction; watershed rehabilitation; tree and shrub planting; range improvements and wildlife restoration.

    Prepares project plans to determine equipment, supply, manpower and training requirements to accomplish projects that will be completed utilizing volunteers. Works directly with appropriate district and/or zone staff members in their preparation. Consults with program specialists in all areas to obtain the necessary information and guidance to ensure optimal results on work projects. Coordinates supplies, vehicles, and equipment needs on all projects.

    Recruits and schedules volunteers through personal contacts, telephone, and email. Explains opportunities, project locations, required supplies, tools, training, safety requirements and other pertinent information needed to complete projects. Assists with the Zone Conservation Education programs.

    Administers the district and/or zone volunteer program to ensure operating instructions are provided to all volunteer crew leaders and has overall responsibility for the efficiency, safety, and adequacy of work accomplished. Inspects work in progress for conformance to approved work plans, safe work practices and technical adequacy. Maintains inventory of tools and supplies on hand. Orders materials and supplies as needed. Inspects tools and equipment assigned to the volunteer program.

    Ensures that all regulatory and current forms are properly filled out and signed prior to volunteer service. Compiles and reports statistical records of all district and/or zone volunteer participants including individuals, groups and YCC crews. Completes reports and data entry of all statistical information though out the year and at end of fiscal year.

    Prepares radio public service messages and newspaper articles for public education as assigned.

    Performs supervisory duties 20% or less of the time.

    Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit’s work. Establishes and communicates guidelines and performance requirements to employees; conducts formal performance reviews; and identifies and provides for the developmental and training needs of employees. Hears and resolves employee complaints, effects minor disciplinary measures, and recommends action in more serious cases. Performs administrative and human resources management functions for the unit; provides advice, counsel or instruction on both administrative and work matters; and assures full compliance with safety regulations.

    Promotes equal opportunity and employs nondiscriminatory practices for merit promotion, recruitment and hiring of applicants; encouragement, recognition and fair treatment of all employees; and career development and full utilization of employees’ skills.   Adheres to nondiscriminatory employment practices regarding race, color, national origin, age, disability; and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal; or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.

    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


    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/511170900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.