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Recreation Management Specialist (Recreation Management Specialist)

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Forest Service Duncan , AZ 85534

Posted 2 months ago

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These positions are responsible for planning, programming, and executing work plans and projects for wilderness, recreation, trails, special uses, and other related programs.

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Develops and advises on the development of annual and long

-range management plans in compliance with agency guidelines and direction.

Analyzes and interprets data to formulate recommendations that achieve management objectives and policies.

Provides expertise and advice in the administration of wilderness, recreation, trails, special uses, and related programs and management activities.

Analyzes and determines the effects of proposed recreation activities on natural resources and prepares environmental assessments and reports to document findings.

Provides program input into a variety of natural resources management planning processes, including NEPA.

Coordinates with other natural resource disciplines to ensure program requirements are included in the project planning and execution.

Participates in decisions as part of the unit's interdisciplinary management team.

Plans and assigns work to employees and establishes production or quality standards for the units work.

Performs administrative and human resources management functions for employees; provides advice, counsel or instruction on both administrative and work matters; and assures full compliance with safety regulations.

Oversees the units wilderness, recreation, trails, special uses, and other related programs budget, and coordinates with other staff groups.

Collects data, analyzes program needs, and recommends action to maintain a balanced budget for the unit's programs.

Communicates program information to the public regarding agency management practices, rules, and regulations relating to wilderness, trails, special uses, recreation, and related programs.

Reviews and synthesizes complex permit applications, and background data to prepare and issue draft/final/modified permits, fact sheets, and public notices.

Provides supervision less than 20% of the time.

Clifton Ranger District,has over 500,000 acres in land area which is found below the Mogollon Rim, is best characterized as a rugged, isolated management unit with few roads and a diversity of life zones and associated plant and animal communities. The District has 89 miles of trail in the Blue Primitive area and 337miles of trails on the District. Candidates with experience in rough country, camping in remote backcountry, and overseeing/using horses are desired.

Spotted Bear Ranger District, The work location will be in the remote Spotted Bear Ranger Station from mid-May to mid-November. The nearest amenities are 55 miles down a gravel road (2 hours). Employees should expect to stay at government provided housing during the work week. During the winter employees are stationed at the Hungry Horse Ranger District.

Travel Required

50% or less

  • Overnight travel is expected on a regular basis at remote work stations

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt

  • Must be 18 years of age.

All newly appointed supervisors must complete an approved new supervisor training program in their first year of service (unless prior service is creditable). Ninety days after the appointment, training should already be underway. Nine months after the appointment, the training requirements should be nearing completion. Fifty weeks after the appointment, Employee Relations will be notified that the supervisor is not meeting the training requirement. Successful completion of the new supervisor training curriculum is a requirement.


3 positions to be filled with this vacancy.

Flathead National Forest
Hungry Horse, MT

Number of positions to be filled: One


Spotted Bear Ranger District

Point of Contact for questions about the position: Scott Snelson at or .

Spotted Bear Ranger District, The work location will be in the remote Spotted Bear Ranger Station from mid-May to mid-November. The nearest amenities are 55 miles down a gravel road (2 hours). Employees should expect to stay at government provided housing during the work week. During the Winter employees are stationed at the Hungry Horse Ranger District.

Bigfork, MT

Number of positions to be filled:



Swan Lake Ranger District

Point of Contact for questions about the position: Chris Dowling at or .

Duncan, AZ

Number of positions to be filled:


Unit: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Clifton Ranger District

Point of Contact for questions about the position: Dustie Aylor at or


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.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-9 grade level; or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in recreation related to the position being filled; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).

Examples of specialized experience are:

  • Drafted annual work action plans for carrying out recreation management decisions related to natural resources

  • Coordinated with other natural resource management activities by analyzing the impact of those sources on the recreation program

  • Administered various types of special use authorizations


Additional information

Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Managements website for additional information on pay rates

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.

Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

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.

These positions are eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements.

These positions are NOT bargaining unit designated positions.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better.

Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).

Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.

For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above


You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:

  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, policies, and objectives of wilderness and recreation management.
  • Ability to manage recreational use of public forest lands and provide input into a variety of natural resources planning decisions.
  • Knowledge of administrative practices and procedures involving human resources, budget and finance, acquisition management and workforce management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing
  • Ability to communicate in writing
  • Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce
  • Ability to engage, lead, and direct a diverse workforce fostering and promoting an equitable, inclusive, and safe environment

Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


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Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete

. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  • Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisors phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.

  • If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
    In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following:

  • Current Forest Service employees

: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade

AND 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.

  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP or RPL priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants must submit: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of

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