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Forestry Technican Recreation/ Trails

Company name
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Location
Lowman, ID

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Summary

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. Responsible for assisting in the development and scheduling of annual work plans and the execution of field operations relating to the unit trails programs.

The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual until 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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Responsibilities

Participates in the preparation and execution of trails management plans based on approved direction in land management plans. Prepares annual trail operating plans. Implements trail, bridge construction and reconstruction projects. Develops and monitors the logistics required for completion of recreation projects associated with trail maintenance and reconstruction. This includes condition surveys, developing project plans and cost estimates, and making recommendations for improvements. Implementation may involve the supervision of small crews in such activities.

Participates in the identification and planning for future trail construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and restoration projects. Performs trail log, condition, and prescription surveys. Recommends the location of a variety of facilities, and records diverse information about the characteristics of the area. Trains crews in construction and revegetation techniques. Performs independently or as a leader of a small project crew in trail maintenance and construction.

Monitors and inspects contracted work to assure it meets the provisions of the contract. Participates in performing final inspection and developing the final inspection reports.

Keeps records of visitor use levels, types and patterns. Makes sure that portals are properly signed and bulletin boards are maintained. Maintains records of visitor use levels, and types and patterns of use. Provides technical assistance in sampling and inventories designed to measure visitor use and impacts, and insures accurate statistics for reporting visitor use information. Updates database by collecting and entering data.

Provides input to the budget planning by assisting with the overall estimation of materials, personnel, and supplies needed for work accomplishment for enveloped and dispersed recreation sites. Prepares budget requests and adjusts program priorities to reflect the actual funding levels appropriated.

Participates in the administration and implementation of recreation area with responsibility for carrying out operations plans for the use, improvement and maintenance for dispersed recreation sites and trails.

Manages part of the warehouse and storage space allocated to the unit. Requisitions, receives, marks, and stores supplies and equipment. Responsible for the care, operation, and maintenance of ATV's, vehicles, power and hand tools, shop equipment, Equestrian Resources and supplies. Supports and develops volunteer and other human resource programs. Solicits interviews, selects, trains, motivates and supervises volunteers. Prepares volunteer agreements, travel requests, and other necessary documentation. Ensures that documents are signed and records are maintained.

Promotes District and Forest Safety Programs. Conducts safety training and tailgate sessions. Analyzes hazard potential of projects and completes safety reports. Writes safety and health hazard analyses reports. Recommends actions that can strengthen the safety program.

Provides public information and interpretive services. Provides liaison with community organizations and interest groups to stimulate interest in and utilization of forest recreation facilities. Determines and recommends opportunities for community members to participate in programs and activities. Coordinates group visits with operational personnel and communicates schedules and requirements for logistical support. Acts as liaison with community organizations and interest groups in order to stimulate interest and utilization of recreation facilities.

Serves as a Forest Protection Officer (FPO). Issues notices of field violations when violations of regulations are encountered. Conducts investigations, collects evidence and prepares case reports on violations.

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.

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

06

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Company info

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Website : http://www.fs.fed.us/

Company Profile
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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