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Forestry Technician Recreation/OHV

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

Location
Bridgeport, CA

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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. This position is located on a Forest Service unit and has responsibility for on-the-ground management of the OHV program and assists with administration of a variety of special use permits.

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.

This vacancy announcement has a location limitation feature, in which applicants will only be allowed to select 10 locations. The use of this feature is designed to ensure a diverse applicant pool across all locations, and based on the Regions direction.

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

Assists in the development and the accomplishment of the district's OHV program within the framework of existing planning documents. Patrols OHV use areas to ensure areas are operated, used and maintained in accordance with the recreation plan and other appropriate planning documents. May prepare for review by supervisor, environmental documents for OHV projects and special use events.

Participates in the development of recreation plan for developed and dispersed recreation sites.

Participates in the planning for recreation and wilderness area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management goals. Recommends specific requirements for use of OHVs and the proposed recreation facilities.

Implements and manages the unit's OHV recreation program, including but not limited to, identifying and conducting maintenance and reconstruction of OHV routes.

May work with others in the development of budget data for the new and developed recreation sites and trails for OHVs.

May supervise a small crew of volunteers to accomplish necessary trail maintenance, bridge construction/reconstruction, and OHV unit projects/activities. Conducts surveys, developing projects plans and cost estimates, and making recommendations for improvements.

Monitors contracted operations for compliance with contract provisions. Jointly prepares, administers and inspects OHV outfitter guide permits. Issues notices of field violations when violations of regulations are encountered. Conducts investigation, collects evidence and prepares case reports on violations. Serves as a Forest Protection Officer (FPO).

Operates and maintains, in safe working order, assigned vehicles, motorcycles and ATV and trail maintenance equipment and specialized equipment used. Enforces Title 36 CFR requirements, or comparable and related regulations. Provides supervision and training of all personnel in preparation for operation of equipment.

Assists with the enforcement of Off-Road-Vehicle (ORV) restrictions, including maintenance and posting of regulatory signs and enforcement of restrictions. Monitors, inspects, and reports on contracted operations for compliance with contract provisions. Assures that recreation fees are collected for all fee areas and that the funds are accounted for and transmitted to the appropriate unit. Enforces all regulations and rules of law. May appear before third party at hearings.

Provides public information and interpretive services, including detailed information concerning recreational opportunities. Educate OHV users on potential resource damage caused by illegal use. Serves as liaison with community organizations and interest groups to stimulate interest in and utilization of forest recreation facilities.

Participates in the preparation and administration of recreation event special use permits. Monitors permittee compliance with special use permits. Requests immediate corrective action where public health and safety are involved.

Confers with supervisor before, soliciting volunteers for recreation activities, services, or events. Provides general information to volunteers prior to their acceptance, during training, and while they perform their duties. Leads employees in the performance of their duties.

May implement and manages recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Responsible for taking action to correct any deficiencies within the approved operating plan. Implements corrective measures or recommendations to improve the administration of recreation programs. Responsible for gathering the necessary information for project proposals, reports, surveys, and other needs by making on-the-ground field inventories, use counts, time studies, etc. for the development of new recreation sites. Gathers necessary data and recommends a course of action or placement of facilities. Monitors and assess recreation facilities and the condition of the facilities and sites.

Conducts Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) studies, interpreting findings, making recommendations, and suggesting alternative methods for meeting objectives and complying with policies.

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

No

Promotion Potential

05

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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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