This position is located within a National Forest. This position is located on a Forest Service unit. The incumbent carries out a variety of project plans in support of the unit's recreation and trails program.
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Contacts visitors to provide information about recreation regulations, opportunities, and current restrictions. Provides information about resource management practices in the area.
Maintains contact with Campground Host(s). Checks for compliance with regulations, issues notices for common violations, and reports other violations to supervisor. Serves as a fee collection officer. At designated fee sites, collects monies from sale of recreation use permits and safeguards money and unused permits. Assures recreation area and trails are maintained in accordance with standards. Constructs and rehabilitates minor recreation facilities and trails. Makes safety checks of public use areas and takes corrective action.
On occasion, directs or leads one or two lower-graded employees engaged in recreation or trail maintenance work. Makes day-to-day assignments and ensures quality of completed work.
Cleans roadside and backcountry dispersed sites. Naturalizes sites where necessary in order to control use and prevent resource damage. Installs and maintains information boards, travel signs, regulatory signs, and other signs associated with recreation sites, trails, travel management, and safety.
May be required to obtain Forest Protection Officer certification and perform law enforcement responsibilities using all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), watercrafts, and snowmobiles to patrol unit roads, trails, or waterways ensuring protection of forest property, land, and visitors.
The work requires walking and climbing in steep, uneven terrain, exposure to adverse weather and insects, performing physical labor, bending, lifting, occasionally carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds or more, and dealing with problem visitors.
Work is performed outdoors where there is exposure to extremes of weather and temperature. Work area varies from established recreation areas to dispersed areas. The work requires the use of safety equipment such as boots, goggles, hard hats. May require working and living under primitive conditions.
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
No additional requirements.
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-04: (6) Six months of general experience and (6) six months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least a GS-03 grade level.
General experience is defined as: Performed farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities; Cleaned tools and equipment; Worked in a greenhouse, nursery or performed landscaping tasks; used construction tools (i.e. saws, shovels, axes) for landscaping or gardening; performed general grounds maintenance such as mowing and/or tending to plants.
Specialized experience is defined as: Assisted in the construction/ maintenance of trails or related tasks; provided information to visitors covering trail maintenance and cleanup; inspected and cleaned areas, such as campsites and recreational areas; OR performed support such as forestry, range, or park technician, etc. Forestry aid or technician work in recreation such as providing visitors with information and collecting monies. Or performing crew based forestry related support work such as recreation trail or facility maintenance.
Successful completion of 2 years of study above high school that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester hours in mathematics is creditable.
A combination of education and experience listed above.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
See Qualifications above for Education Requirements.
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