Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails)

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Monticello, UT, United States
  • Mar 20, 2017
Temporary Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Communication/Public Outreach Forestry Law Enforcement Natural Resources

Job Description

These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. Positions will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months.

These positions are located in a Forest Service unit. Incumbent performs a variety of work in support of the unit wilderness/recreation program.  

These positions are located in Region 4 on Manti-La Sal National Forest in Monticello, UT.

Duties

Participates in the preparation and execution of wilderness management plans based on approved direction in land management plans. Prepares annual wilderness operating plans. Implements wilderness, and/or trail and bridge construction and reconstruction projects. Develops and monitors the logistics required for completion of wilderness projects and non- wilderness 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 wilderness and trails 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 meets the provisions of the contract. Participates in performing final inspection and developing the final inspection reports.

May initiate public contacts in the field to enhance the users wilderness experience and protect the wilderness resource through dispersal of information. Develops and conducts wilderness education programs at Forest Service offices, trailheads and in the local community. 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 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. Conducts Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) studies, interpreting findings, making recommendations, and suggesting alternative methods for meeting objectives and complying with policies. Defines inventory and monitoring data needed to assess wilderness conditions.

Participates in the administration and implementation of recreation area with responsibility for carrying out operations plans for the use, improvement and maintenance for developed and dispersed recreation sites. 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. Recruits and trains volunteers. Acts as liaison with community organizations and interest groups in order to stimulate interest and utilization of recreation facilities. Approves recreation area and special-use applications and permits. Assists with performing compliance checks and inspections on existing permits under Special-Use authorization.

Assists with the enforcement of Off-Road-Vehicle (ORV) restrictions, including maintenance and posting of regulatory signs and enforcement of restrictions. Assists in the preparation of radio public service messages and newspaper articles for public education as assigned. Jointly prepares outfitter/guide camp operation/administration plans with outfitters; inspects outfitter operational areas/camps for wilderness plan/policy compliance; takes necessary follow-up action for items of noncompliance; makes recommendations to immediate supervisor relating to wilderness special use permit administration.

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.

Responsible for maintenance and care of assigned pack and saddle stock and for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used in transport of livestock. Provides education in proper livestock minimum impact use techniques, safety procedures, and packing and saddle stock use to backcountry user groups, individuals and other agency personnel.

Note:   This position serves as a Forest Protection Officer, and as such, candidates must complete a background investigation to check for criminal history. The U.S. Government is authorized to ask for this information under E.O. 10677 and section 3301, of Title 5 of the U.S. Code; and parts 5, 731, and 736 of Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Per Work Assignment

Closes Friday 3/24/2017

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Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

$17.54/hour. Series & Grade GS-0462-06.