U.S. Forest Service

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U.S. Forest Service Vallejo, CA, USA
Aug 14, 2018
Full time
Summary Who may apply: US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. The position is located at the Pacific Southwest Region (R5) Regional Office, Information Management Staff in Vallejo, CA.  The incumbent has the responsibility for supporting managers and resource specialists in the use of geospatial technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for land, natural resources and ecosystem management. For more information about the duties of the position contact Tim Lindemann at timlindemann@fs.fed.us or 707-562-9175 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. This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in any of the job series/position titles listed. In addition to the specialized experience requirements, applicants must submit proof that they meet the educational requirements for at least one of the series described in the announcement. Applicants may only be appointed to job series/position titles for which they meet all experience and educational requirements. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Data Management:   Oversees data life cycle management.  Works with managers and resource specialists to determine type, amount and level of information required to develop and analyze ecosystem management alternatives.  Develops data dictionaries, data models, and metadata for multi-disciplinary information and geospatial applications.  Coordinates conversion of geospatial information and remote sensing imagery into GIS databases.  Responsible for organization and maintenance of resource information and data to facilitate analysis across multiple disciplines including but not limited to recreation, silviculture, planning, engineering and fire. Geospatial Analysis:   Provides expertise and makes recommendations on the development and application of geospatial analysis processes, protocols and solutions to mission critical resource management issues.  Uses spatial statistical tools for modeling geospatial data to simulate, estimate, interpolate, and predict natural processes and the linkages with human uses and values.  Performs multi-scale and/or multi-resource analysis in support of planning, analysis, and monitoring activities. Cartography and Map Design/Production:   Compiles natural resource, topographic, and cartographic data for creation of thematic map products and presentation materials for multi-disciplinary resource management planning, preparation of environmental and social assessments, environmental impact statements and other projects supporting natural resource management decision making. Training and Support and Program Liaison:   Conducts formal and informal training and provides technical assistance to GIS software users in the development, storage, retrieval and analysis of data. Serves as technical point of contact and liaison. Travel Required 25% or less - Incumbent may serve as technical point of contact between for Federal, State, and local governments; learning institutions; the private sector; and other individuals concerned with GIS, GPS, remote sensing and mapping and be required to travel up to 25% of the time. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Aug 10, 2018
Temporary
Summary PLEASE NOTE:  This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring Season. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, 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. This position is located within the Tonto National Forest. Incumbent is responsible for on-the-ground management of the OHV program and assists with administration of a variety of special use permits.    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Eric Norman at 480-595-3372 or enorman@fs.fed.us 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. Learn more about this agency 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. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service Sedona, AZ, USA
Aug 09, 2018
Full time
Summary PLEASE NOTE:  This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 Temporary Employment Hiring Season. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, 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. This position is located within the Coconino National Forest. Assignments include special use permit preparation, correspondence, billing, and routine inspections. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Julie Rowe at 928-203-7516 or jrowe@fs.fed.us 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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Assists with all aspects of Special Use Permit administration for activities within undeveloped and developed areas of the unit. Reviews applications, determines potential impact on land and other visitors, and prepares documents associated with the permit. Assists with performing compliance checks and inspections on existing permits under the Special-Use authorization. Reviews a wide variety of uncomplicated special use permits (land use, recreation, and non-recreation) and minerals permits; making certain the use to be made of the land is compatible with Forest Service programs and objectives and that each permit fully protects the public interest. Assists with the internal coordination and review of permits and other lands and recreation proposals. This includes assisting in the preparation of the environmental analysis report (Categorical exclusion, EA, or environmental impact statement), for a variety of Recreation and land projects. Collects and enters accurate data in the Special Use Database System (SUDS). Queries and generates SUDS reports and user views for use in administration. Travel Required 25% or less - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel per work assignment. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service George Washington And Jefferson National Forest, Valleypointe Parkway, Roanoke, VA, USA
Aug 07, 2018
Temporary
Many vacancies in the following locations: Edinburg, VA Harrisonburg, VA Marion, VA Natural Bridge Station, VA Newcastle, VA Norton, VA Warm Springs, VA Summary PLEASE NOTE:  This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2019 (1 Oct 2018 and later) Temporary Employment Hiring Season. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, 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.   This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of the position is wildland fire suppression/management/control, as a firefighter on an engine, hotshot, helitack or hand crew. Other wildland fire related duties might involve fire prevention, patrol, detection, or prescribed burning.    The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual until needs.  By Selecting the “Location Negotiable after Selection” option when selecting your referred duty locations, implies your willingness to accept positions in any duty location or surround area on the announcement that you may not have listed as a preferred location. Selecting this duty location is encouraged as it increases our chances of receiving an offer.   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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Performs assignments to develop knowledge of fuels management and fire suppression techniques and practices such as fireline construction, use of pumps and engines, hose lays, foam and retardant, working around aircraft, safety rules, and fire and fuels terminology. Searches out and extinguishes burning materials by moving dirt, applying water by hose or backpack pump, etc. Moves dirt, chops brush, or fells small trees to build fireline using various hand tools such as axe, shovel, Pulaski, McLeod and power saws to control spreading wildland fire and to prepare lines prior to prescribed burning. Chops, carries and piles logging slash. Patrols the fireline to locate and extinguish sparks, flareups, and hot spot fires that may threaten developed firelines. Cleans, reconditions and stores fire tools and equipment. May be assigned to other resource management activities such as recreation, timber, or reforestation when not performing fire suppression or fuels management duties. ALSO SEE GS-4 Forestry Technician (Fire Suppression) job announcement Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service Moscow, ID, USA
Aug 04, 2018
Full time
Summary This Biological Science Laboratory Technician (Plants) position is with the Grassland, Shrublands, and Desert Ecosystems Science Program in the Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, and is located in Moscow, Idaho. The work at this location focuses on helping managers restore and sustain ecosystems. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Kas Dumroese at 208-883-2324, or   kdumroese@fs.fed.us . Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This technician is responsible for activities that support research scientists in the laboratory, greenhouse, and field pertaining to native plant propagation and deployment on the landscape toward restoration of functional ecosystems. Actively participates in all phases of the research process by performing complex technical duties, in a laboratory, field, or greenhouse environment, and contributes ideas towards the planning and sequencing of the technical aspects of the research. Adapts, modifies or develops new techniques and/or procedures to satisfy the needs of the research project Performs the full range of techniques and studies using a variety of specialized equipment Maintains, calibrates, and modifies complex/specialized equipment and automated systems used for test and evaluation procedures, and for greenhouse environmental control. As directed, searches for literature pertinent to area of research for new procedures or techniques to use in the laboratory, field, or greenhouse. Collects, prepares, evaluates and verifies samples and supporting records. Tabulates, statistically analyzes and summarizes data using personal computers and software packages. Maintains inventory of chemicals, stock solutions, etc.; prepares solutions and reagents for use in the laboratory, field, or greenhouse; applies pesticides and fertilizers; and safely disposes of waste material (both chemical and biological).
U.S. Forest Service Hoosier National Forest, Constitution Ave, Bedford, IN, USA
Jul 17, 2018
Temporary
Summary This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, 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. This position is located within the Hoosier National Forest. Incumbent carries out a variety of project plans in support of the unit recreation program. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Nancy Myers, ph: 812-547-9241, email: nmyers@fs.fed.us or Vicki Gullang, ph: 812-276-4772, email: vgullang@fs.fed.us or Jeff M. Fischer, ph: 812-547-9236, email: jmfischer@fs.fed.us 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.   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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Assures recreation sites and areas with one or two major uses are operated and maintained in accordance with operation and maintenance plans. Schedules daily activities, establishes maintenance schedules, and inspects cleanup operations based on recreation operation and maintenance plans. Reports on conditions and use of sites and areas.   Serves as inspector for recreation area cleanup and/or maintenance contracts. Maintains contact with and provides support to Campground Host(s). Serves as a unit fee collection officer.   Inspects recreation areas, areas of concentrated public use, and special use permits for compliance with the permit and the management plans, public health, and safety.   Performs safety hazard analyses of public recreation use areas and takes or recommends corrective action.   Patrols wilderness to ensure areas are operated, used and maintained in accordance with Wilderness Management Plan. Cleans both roadside and/or 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, travel management and safety.   Provides detailed information about recreation opportunities to Forest visitors and explains the Forest Service rules and regulations. Provides information on resource management practices, regulations and current conditions.   Collects, compiles and summarizes information for recreation data management systems. Provides input for programming and planning.   Oversees the construction and maintenance of trails. Monitors the condition and use of trails.   May perform law enforcement responsibilities using all terrain vehicles (ATVs), watercrafts, and/or snowmobiles to patrol unit roads, trails, or waterways ensuring position of forest property/land and or visitors. Travel Required 50% or less - Per Work Assignment Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service Umatilla, FL, USA
Jul 06, 2018
Temporary
Few vacancies in the following locations: Umatilla, FL Mountain Rest, SC Summary This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, 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.     This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to perform work individually or as a crew member in support of the unit recreation, timber, silviculture, fire, wildlife, and range programs. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact: US/FL - Unmatilla: Gordon Horsley - Ph: 352-699-3153 x5530, Email: ghorsley@fs.fed.us  US/SC - Mountain Rest: Victor Wyant - Ph: 864-638-4475, Email: vwyant@fs.fed.us The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit's 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.   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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Participates in a number of the following activities: Timber Marks clearly specified softwood and hardwood trees for cutting as sawlogs, pulpwood, posts, poles, etc., according to prescriptions. Measures tree diameters and heights and observes defects under guidance of supervisor. Traverses proposed timber sale units using plans and prescriptions, topographic maps, aerial photos, compass, Global Positioning System devices, etc. Assists in the lay out of logging units, temporary roads, locations, etc. As a member of a timber cruising crew, runs compass lines, paces or measures distances, marks and numbers plots, measures heights and diameters and records data on field data recorders or cards. Silviculture Leads a small crew measuring and laying out the boundary of small areas designated for planting, site preparation, and timber stand improvement contracts. Personally performs work or inspects work performed under site preparation, planting, and timber stand improvement contracts following established procedures and which involve standard requirements and are limited in size. Checks planted areas for seedling survival rate and stocking and records information. Calls non-compliance to attention of supervisor. Recreation Contacts recreational visitors to provide factual information and answers questions about recreation opportunities, rules, regulation, and information on resource management practices on the unit. Collects monies from sale of recreation use permits at designated fee sites. Keeps records of sales, safeguards monies, and unused permits. Performs limited law enforcement duties under close supervision of a qualified law enforcement officer. Patrols recreation areas for compliance by day visitors and campers with established rules and regulations posted in the area. Reports apparent violations to supervisor. As a crew member or leader, performs routine recreation and trail maintenance and cleanup work including repairing minor damage of recreation facilities; i.e., tables, toilets, buildings, signs, fire pits, trails, etc. Assists in trail contract inspection. Wildlife Performs independently, or as the leader of a crew, wildlife or fisheries habitat improvement projects such as site preparation for clearings, construction and installation of fish attractors, planting of areas for establishment of more desirable food or cover, nesting boxes, water developments, establishment of food plots, etc. Range Assists on range analysis and maintenance and construction of range structural improvements. Contacts range permittees and communicates to them Forest Service range policies and basic requirements of permit, counts designated permitted livestock to ensure number are in compliance with permit, checks range condition including structures, and checks for trespass livestock. Any violation which cannot be informally resolved on-the-ground is reported to supervisor. Vegetation Participates in noxious plant control, seeding, or similar projects by flagging boundaries, operating equipment, and carrying out studies. Identifies plant specimens in the field and collects and prepares specimens. Identifies plants and noxious weeds. Applies the proper chemicals to control noxious weeds. Uses botanical key to identify plants encountered during field trips or surveys of forest and range areas. Records field information. Makes measurements. Fire Serves as a skilled member or assistant crew leader of a fire suppression crew, using a variety of hand tools, power saw, drip torch, backpumps, etc., to suppress fires or participates in slash disposal or a variety of prescribed burns. Operates two-way radios, telephones, and computer equipment to order and dispatch resources for fire suppression purposes and to exchange information about fire weather and other factors affecting fire management. Orders and dispatches initial attack personnel and equipment in accordance with a pre-planned dispatch system previously established on the Forest. 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.