U.S. Forest Service
Girdwood, Anchorage, AK, United States
A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nations most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies. Its an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views. USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. USDA is ranked as one of the top 10 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" by the Partnership for Public Service (http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/overall/large). Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience. The 5.4 million acre Chugach National Forest is located in Southcentral Alaska forming a great arch around Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska. The forest stretches more than 200 miles from the Kenai Peninsula to the Bering Glacier east of Cordova. The forest serves as the accessible backyard to over half of Alaska’s population. The forest has three distinct geographic areas: Prince William Sound (48%), Kenai Peninsula (21%), and the Copper River Delta (31%) which are administered through 3 Ranger Districts located in the Girdwood, Moose Pass and Cordova communities. The forest has abundant fish and wildlife sustaining traditional subsistence lifestyles and world-class recreation and tourism opportunities.
This position is with the Chugach National Forest; Glacier Ranger District, located at Girdwood, AK. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Tim Charnon by e-mail, email@example.com, or you may call 907-754-2320. Please read the vacancy announcement thoroughly and follow all instructions to ensure proper consideration. If you are unable to apply on-line or have questions about the meaning of items in the vacancy announcement, please contact Human Resources Management at 1-877-372-7248. The ability to obtain and maintain weapons certification is a condition of employment in this position as the incumbent will be required to carry a firearm. To maintain employment in this position the incumbent must receive a negative pre-certification drug test result, pass a minimum background investigation, pass firearm classroom training, pass the shooting proficiency test and be enrolled in the random drug testing pool while employed in this position. This position has a positive education requirement; therefore, a legible copy of your college transcripts is required. Transcripts must be attached to your application prior to the closing date of the announcement. Applicants who fail to submit their transcripts with their application will not be given credit for their education. This position may be eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. However, it is not a virtual position and the duty station will be in Girdwood, Alaska. Salary may be adjusted to include a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). See the OPM website at: http://www.opm.gov/oca/cola/index.asp for additional information about the continuation of COLA after December 31, 2012.
This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 17-111004-364334-G-EMR. Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.
The Public Services Staff Officer is the District level manager for the recreation, heritage, facilities, minerals, and wilderness programs. Duties for the GS-09 are as follows: Conducts surveys and studies of existing dispersed and developed recreation facilities and their present use and demand. Develops, plans, and monitors new construction of recreation trails, parking areas, trailhead facilities, campgrounds, picnic areas, parking areas, and access roads in consultation with other resource personnel. Participates in the development, administration, and execution of annual work plans for recreation resources in compliance with agency guidelines and direction. Processes special use applications including on-the-ground investigations of site suitability, preparation of associated environmental assessment reports, and special use permits in final form for the supervisors review. Gathers, compiles, and analyzes data needed to determine proposed resource management activities. Coordinates and implements approved resource management plans for the natural resource projects. Responsible for compiling NEPA documents and implementing approved projects. Responsible for administering mining special use permits and performs inspection activities of abandoned mine sites. Duties for the GS-11 are at the full performance level, and are as follows: Provides expertise and advice in the administration of recreation program and projects. Reviews proposals for new recreation facilities or activities and recommends action. Ensures that action is taken in accordance with approved plans. Complies and develops information for the recreation management database, including location, condition, costs, history, potential developments, and related data. Serves as the point of contact on the long-range and annual work plans for the natural resource programs/projects. Provides input into the recreation budget. Reviews requests to ensure they compare with needs as shown in the information system, and coordinates adjustments with requesting budget personnel. Collects data, analyzes program needs, and recommends action to maintain a balanced budget for the Forests recreation function. Develops the overall programs for land classification, land adjustment, special uses, and minerals management. Land adjustment activities include exchange, donation, valuation, rights-of-way procurement, and acquisition. Reviews and synthesizes complex permit applications, and background data to prepare and issue draft/final/modified permits, fact sheets, and public notices. Determines appropriate technology based permit requirements based on limited guidelines or best professional judgment. Assists in abandoned mine site cleanup projects from analysis to implementation. Develops technical progress reports of findings when needed and makes presentation of the information when needed. Seeks and establishes mutual working relationships with outside entities, such as Federal, State, Tribal and local agencies who partner with the Forest Service. Supervision Less than 25% - Provides technical and administrative supervision to subordinate employees. Plans work to be accomplished, sets and adjusts short-term priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work. Assigns work based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Evaluates work performance. Provides leadership, allocates resources, and implements activities to accomplish Forest Service multicultural organization direction and Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requirements, goals, policies, and objectives. Supports and participates in the Work Environment Continuous Improvement process. Ensures all communication - written, oral, visual, signed - is non-discriminatory and sensitive to all employees and publics. Creates a work environment which respects, appreciates, and accepts contributions and perspectives of all employees.
Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com