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    Summary

    This position is located on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest with a duty location of Mt. Shasta, CA .

    Incumbent performs a variety of technical work in support of the unit's recreation program in the area of dispersed and developed recreation program, special uses, wilderness, backcountry, ecology, data collection, trails, and avalanche forecasting.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Rebecca Cooper at 530-926-9610; or at rebecca.r.cooper@usda.gov

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    Responsibilities

    • Accomplish day-to-day operation plans, improvements, and maintenance tasks associated with forest recreation sites used for various recreational activities.
    • Inspect assigned areas to determine compliance with wilderness regulations or specifications.
    • Contribute information or provides assistance to operation and work plans for recreation sites and the avalanche center program.
    • Perform or oversees regular maintenance at trailheads and dispersed wilderness/recreation sites, including site cleanup and naturalizing.
    • Act as liaison with community organizations and interest groups to stimulate interest and use of recreation facilities.
    • Coordinate outfitter use and prepares reports on conditions of outfitter activities and equipment.
    • Maintain visitor use records and prepares visitor use information for data processing.
    • Resolve a full range of irregular or problem situations encountered when performing assignments pertaining to forest wilderness programs, such as non-compliance of permits, avalanche control support and monitoring assistance.
    • Participate as a team member or solo on climb patrols on the unit that includes mountaineering routes of technical terrain where ability to travel on snow, glaciers, steep rock, and mountainous terrain is a frequent activity.
    • Use judgment to produce public avalanche and safety advisories and disseminates this information via website, telephone, physical postings, or other social media.
    • Serve as a Forest Protection Officer (FPO).
    • Monitor public use of climbing routes and cross-country areas for the purpose of resource protection and wilderness management.
    • Operate snowmobiles in mountainous terrain in severe snow and weather conditions to perform rescues and/or avalanche field observations.
    • Possess skill in both the uphill and downhill travel techniques of alpine and cross-country skiing/snowboarding in steep backcountry avalanche terrain.
    • Excellent ice climber and mountaineering skills including the use of ice tools, crampons, snow and ice anchors, and ropes.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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