USDA FOREST SERVICE O U T RE ACH N O TI CE R E G I ON 5 , P A C I F I C S O U T H W E S T R E G I O N A N G E L E S N A T I O N A L F O R E ST
Temporary Employment Opportunity Forestry Technician (Recreation), GS-0462-04 Duty Location: Glendora, California (Rincon Station) The San Gabriel River Ranger District of the Angeles National Forest is seeking to fill up to 2 Forestry Technician (Recreation), GS-0462-04, positions located in Glendora, CA (Rincon Station). These positions will be for temporary, full-time employment. The incumbent is expected to work on weekends with a start date of approximately November 2014. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this potential opportunity and to assess interest. For information related to the technical aspects of this position, please contact Mike Hansen, Assistant Recreation Officer, via email at [email protected]
, or via telephone at (626) 335-1251 x249. If interested in this opportunity, please inform us by completing and returning the Outreach Response Form to [email protected]
, no later than 3:30pm, on or before October 16, 2014. When returning, identify: “Recreation” in the subject line of your email. The Outreach Response Form is voluntary and does not serve as an application for employment. A link to the USAJobs.gov vacancy announcement will be distributed when the application period has opened. Duties: Contacts visitors to provide information about recreation regulations, opportunities, and current restrictions. Provides information on resource management practices in the area. Maintains contact with Campground Host(s). Checks for compliance with regulations, issues notices for common violations, and reports other violations to supervi sor. At designated fee sites, collects monies from sale of recreation use permits, safeguards money and unused permits. Assures recreation area and trails are maintained in accordance with standards. Constructs and rehabilitates minor recreation facilities and trails. Makes safely checks of public use areas and takes corrective action. On occasion, directs or leads one or two lower grade employees engaged in recreation maintenance and/or contract work. Makes day-to-day assignments and ensures quality of completed work.
The work requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion including walking in steep or uneven terrain, bending, lifting, and carrying. Work is performed outdoors where there is exposure to extremes of weather and temperature. Work are a varies from established recreation area to wilderness. The work requires the use of safety equipment such as boots, goggles, hard hats. May require working and living under primitive conditions. Performs other duties as assigned. Area Description: Forest: The Angeles National Forest resides among the Greater Los Angeles basin communities and has numerous activities and attractions. There are numerous world-class beaches and communities within one hour thirty minutes from the Supervisor’s Office. Educational opportunities are also supported in the surrounding areas with access to all levels of public education. UCLA, Pepperdine University, as well as many other reputable community colleges reside within the effective commute areas of the basin. Housing in the surrounding communities is a challenge while working on the Angeles National Forest. Costs can range from $275,000 dollars or greater in the surrounding communities and can escalate as high as the $800,000 in the communities adjacent to the forest. San Gabriel River Ranger District: The San Gabriel River Ranger District is located on the eastern end of the forest and is comprised of extensive wilderness along with significant urban interface issues. The district represents an extremely complex and challenging fire management work load. The Los Angeles basin provides an outstanding variety of activities for forest employees. World class beaches with scuba diving, sailing and surfing opportunities are less than one hour from the forest major league sporting events, live theater, museums and amusement parks all offer recreational activities for people of all interests. Educational opportunities abound near the forest. Local community colleges and state universities provide a broad spectrum of affordable upper division education. Local school systems, both public and private, provide parents with many choices for their children, while continuing education is available from private providers, as well as local community colleges. Local housing costs range from $250,000.00 up to and exceeding a million dollars, depending upon the area you choose to reside. Rentals can be found in all local communities, average cost begins around $800.00 for a small one bedroom. Vacancy Announcements can be accessed and applications can be completed at: http://www.usajobs.gov For assistance in navigating through the USAJobs website, please visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page For information on the Angeles National Forest, please visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/angeles/
Outreach Notices can be viewed at: https://hrm.gdcii.com/outreach/default.aspx
For Fire Positions: To view selective placement factor requirements contained in the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard and Guide, please visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/management/ifpm/crosswalk.pdf