Forestry Technicians (Recreation)

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Hoosier National Forest, Constitution Ave, Bedford, IN, USA
  • Jul 17, 2018
Temporary Communication - Public Outreach Forestry Law Enforcement Outdoor Recreation - Guides- Trails - Wilderness

Job Description


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: or Vicki Gullang, ph: 812-276-4772, email: or Jeff M. Fischer, ph: 812-547-9236, email:

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.

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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

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$16 per hour. Pay scale & grade GS 05.