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This position is located within a National Forest. This position is located on a Forest Service unit. The incumbent carries out a variety of project plans in support of the unit’s recreation and trails program.This job does not have an education qualification requirement.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 maintenance contracts. Maintains contact with and provides support to Campground Host(s). Serves as a fee collection officer.

Inspects recreation areas, trails, areas of concentrated public use, and special use activities authorized by permits for compliance with the permits, management plans, public health, and safety.

Performs safety hazard analyses of public recreation use areas and trails and takes or recommends corrective action.

Cleans both roadside and 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, trails, 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 and trail data management systems. Provides input for programming and planning.

Plans and implements projects associated with trail maintenance and construction and reconstruction projects. Reports work completed. Monitors the condition and use of trails. May be required to obtain Forest Protection Officer certification and perform law enforcement responsibilities using all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), watercrafts, and snowmobiles to patrol unit roads, trails, or waterways ensuring protection of forest property, land, and visitors.

On occasion, directs or leads one or two lower-graded employees engaged in recreation and trail maintenance. Makes day-to-day assignments and ensures quality of completed work.You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

GS-05: (1) One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level.

Specialized experience is defined as: Inspected recreation areas and/or trails; provided information to users of recreational areas or trails on resource management practices, recreation use regulations, opportunities, and restrictions; performed routine support assignments in a forestry specialty area such as recreation or timber; performed crew-based forestry related support work such as recreation trail or recreation facility construction and/or maintenance projects. -OR

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree (a) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 6 semester hours in mathematics is creditable. -OR

A combination of education and experience listed above.

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.

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