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    This position is located within a National Forest. This position is located on a Forest Service field unit. The incumbent serves as a minerals technician applying various techniques and work procedures in providing technical support of the unit minerals program. The incumbent will be involved with various mineral operations that may include locatable and mineral material activities, abandoned mines, and trespass structures.

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    Provides technical support in inspecting mining operations, may include locatable and mineral material operations.

    Assists supervisor in ensuring that operators comply with approved plans of operations stipulations and mitigation measures.

    Assist higher graded technicians in the performance of technical field support. Such as, work related mineral operations, physical safety mitigation of abandoned mines, removal of trespass structures, and inspections of gravel pit operations. Provides technical assistance with inspections of abandoned mines; aids in identifying potential risk to public safety; assists in the mitigation of any physical hazards. Provides technical assistance to project lead and/or supervisor to ensure mining operations are carried out in accordance with approved operating plans and reports, documents, and files findings of inspections.

    Provides technical support with inspections of gravel pits and aids in the compliance with permit stipulations, abandoned property, refuse, and public health and safety. Inspects both active and abandoned gravel pits. Follows detailed instruction for demolition/disposal of unauthorized structures and abandoned property. Assists with the installation and maintenance of regulatory signs, as well as other signs associated with mineral material sites, travel management and safety.

    Provides information about recreational gold panning opportunities to Forest visitors and explains the Forest Service rules and regulations when necessary.

    Incumbent may access operations using all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), watercraft, and/or aircraft.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545693500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.