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Forestry Technician Recreation/River Ranger

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Stanley, ID

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These positions are temporary, have a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

These positions are located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position carries out a variety of project plans in support of the unit recreation program with emphasis on river management.

The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.

Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours.

The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the

Office of Personnel Management's website

for additional information on pay rates.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

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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.

Patrols assigned areas for compliance with policies and specifications. Keeps daily records of area inspections and group contacts. Monitors visitor use patterns and suggests changes in procedures or recreation sites to protect, manage, and/or conserve resources.

Informs visitors of resource management practices, regulations, and current conditions. Performs safety hazard review of public recreation use areas and takes or recommends corrective action. Serves as a Forest Protection Officer and issue warnings and violation notices as necessary.

Plans and implements logistics required for river patrols and river based projects using Leave No trace principals. Operates an oar/paddle raft, cataraft, kayak, or comparable water craft on class IV and V rapids.

Maintains Whitewater Rescue/River Rescue certification and Wilderness First Aid certification or equal.

Maintains and makes minor repairs on rafts, rafting and camping equipment, safety equipment, and river gear. Organizes and establishes low impact base camp.

Completes campsite, river corridor, and recreation site monitoring using latest technology.

Performs routine maintenance at dispersed and developed recreation sites/facilities. Inspects cleanup operations based on approved plans and advises supervisor on conditions and use recreation areas.

Collects and compiles written reports and summarizes information for recreation data management systems.

Incumbent is required to wear FS uniform and drive government vehicles including trailers.

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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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
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we are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. We have an elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization. Our experts provide technical and financial help to state and local government agencies, businesses, private landowners and work government-to-government with tribes to help protect and manage non-federal forest and associated range and watershed lands. We augment our work through partnerships with public and private agencies that help us plant trees, improve trails, educate the public, and improve conditions in wildland/urban interfaces and rural areas, just to name a few. Our team also promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation internationally. Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Service: "to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run." Meet the Forest Service Our Organization What we believe Our numbers Our history Strategic Plan

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