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    Summary

    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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    Responsibilities

    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. 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.

    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.

    Serves as qualified Forest Protection Officer. Assists with performing compliance checks and inspections on existing permits under Special-Use authorization. Works with the Concessionaire of the site to ensure compliance with the permit. Assists with the enforcement of Scenic Area regulations. Enforces park and/or forest and/or public property requirements or comparable federal regulations, i.e., title 36 CFR, including issuing of violation and warning notices. Patrols roads, trails, and/or waterways and ensure that use is in accordance with recreation plans and regulations. Protects the scene of any incidents and relinquishes control to police or other law enforcement officials. Responds to emergency calls and takes action as needed to protect visitors and resources, and resolve problems.

    Patrols wilderness to ensure areas are operated, used and maintained in accordance with Wilderness Management Plan. Cleans both roadside and/or backcountry dispersed sites. 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.

    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.

    NOTE: This position serves as a Forest Protection Officer, and as such, candidates must 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(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

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    05

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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