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Aaron Miller · · Santa Fe, NM · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 1,675

Forestry Technician (Recreation)
GS-0462-05/06/07
Truckee & Yuba River Ranger Districts
Tahoe National Forest
REPLY BY: DECEMBER 5, 2016

POSITION:
The Tahoe National Forest will soon be advertising two Forestry Technician- Recreation, GS-0462-05/06/07 positions. The tour of duty will be (1) permanent full-time (26/0) position located on the Truckee Ranger District and (1) permanent/seasonal 18/8 positions located on the Yuba River Ranger District. This outreach notice is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of the upcoming opportunity and to identify the level of interest in this position. This position will be advertised in USA Jobs (www.usajobs.gov). This position could be advertised as Merit, Demo or Pathways program (i.e. Recent Grad or Indefinite Internship). Please use the links to learn more about the Pathways Program. If you are interested in applying for this position and would like to be notified when the vacancy announcement is issued, please complete the attached outreach form describing your current status, a resume providing your educational and work experience and return it to Jon George (for Truckee): Email Address (jongeorge@fs.fed.us), Truckee Ranger District, 10811 Stockrest Springs Rd, Truckee CA 96161 and Cecilia Reed (for Yuba River): Email (ccreed@fs.fed.us), Yuba River Ranger District, 601 Coyote St, Nevada City CA 95959.

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Major Duties (Truckee Ranger District):
Performs all aspects of Special Use Permit administration for activities within undeveloped and developed areas of the unit. Accepts applications, determines potential impact on land and other visitors, works with applicant to identify alternative locations, dates, or activities and other ways to mitigate impacts, and prepares all documents associated with the permit. Assists with performing compliance checks and inspections on existing permits under Special-Use authorization.
Reviews a wide variety of uncomplicated special use permits (land use, recreation, and non-recreation); 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. Preparers permits in final form for supervisor's review to ensure recommendations and findings are compatible and not in conflict or will adversely affect other natural resources.
Prepares written reports and participates in Interdisciplinary Teams for environmental analysis.
Assists with the internal coordination and review of permits and other lands and recreation proposals. This includes preparation or assisting in the preparation of the environmental analysis report (Categorical exclusion, EA, or environmental impact statement), for a variety of recreation and land projects.
Assists with and coordinates input of interdisciplinary resources in preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) decision memos and environmental analyses.

Assists in the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites; participates in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies; prepares detailed project work plans and schedules, including required personnel, equipment, and supplies; maintains District recreation facilities such as toilets, road closure gates, hand pumps, water systems, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, dumpsters and other miscellaneous structures; prepares annual updates of work needed and cost to bring site conditions and operation up to full standard; serves as a Collection Officer for recreation sites, collects fees, counts, reconciles money collected, and ensures deposits are made appropriately; patrols management unit to collect use data, identifies or corrects unsafe conditions, answers visitor inquiries, prevents vandalism, gathers current information recreation opportunities, and prevents theft of Forest resources and their destruction resulting from carelessness with fire.
Major Duties (Yuba River Ranger District):
Assists in the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites; participates in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies; prepares detailed project work plans and schedules, including required personnel, equipment, and supplies; maintains District recreation facilities such as toilets, road closure gates, hand pumps, water systems, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, dumpsters and other miscellaneous structures; prepares annual updates of work needed and cost to bring site conditions and operation up to full standard; serves as a Collection Officer for recreation sites, collects fees, counts, reconciles money collected, and ensures deposits are made appropriately; patrols management unit to collect use data, identifies or corrects unsafe conditions, answers visitor inquiries, prevents vandalism, gathers current information recreation opportunities, and prevents theft of Forest resources and their destruction resulting from carelessness with fire.

Purpose: The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position and to establish appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the advertisement (Region-wide, Service-wide, USDA-wide, Government-wide, and/or DEMO and Special Hiring Authorities). Responses received from this outreach notice will be relied upon to make these determinations. Individuals stating interest in this position will be notified in order for them to apply.

Location:
Truckee: The Truckee Ranger District office is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, just north of Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California on Interstate 80. With easy access to Reno and Sacramento, it has a lot to offer. It is a full service community with lots of outdoor recreation, both winter and summer. Truckee has an excellent hospital, schools from kindergarten through community college and lots of shops and restaurants. Numerous additional services are found in Reno.

Yuba River: The Yuba River Ranger District office is located in Camptonville, California, a small town on scenic Highway 49 in the Gold Country. The town of Camptonville (population 400) has a volunteer fire department, a K-8 grade school, a post office, one church, and one small mini market. With an elevation of about 2,500 feet winters are mild and summers are pleasant. Barrack space is extremely limited and may not be available.

Many employees live in the Nevada City/Grass Valley area (population 40,000) located 25 miles south, while a few others live in Downieville, a small community 25 miles to the east. Nevada City/Grass Valley is a full service semi-urban area, offering many elementary schools, high schools, restaurants, shopping centers, churches, grocery stores, movie theaters, etc. From Grass Valley it is approximately 90 miles to Reno, Nevada- 60 miles to Sacramento; and 150 miles to San Francisco. Lake Tahoe and abundant skiing opportunities are about 70 miles to the east.

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like to be notified when the vacancy announcement is issued, please complete the attached outreach form describing your current status, a resume providing your educational and work experience and return it to Jon George (for Truckee): Email Address (jongeorge@fs.fed.us), Truckee Ranger District, 10811 Stockrest Springs Rd, Truckee CA 96161 and Cecilia Reed (for Yuba River): Email (ccreed@fs.fed.us), Yuba River Ranger District, 601 Coyote St, Nevada City CA 95959.

For further information on this position please contact:
Truckee
Name: Jon George
Phone: (530) 587-3558 x 231 – TTY: (530) 587-6907
Address: 10811 Stockrest Springs Road
City/State/Zip: Truckee CA 96161
Email: jongeorge@fs.fed.us

Yuba River
Name: Cecilia Reed
Phone: (530) 478-6263 - (530) 288-3656 (TTY)
Address: 631 Coyote St
City/State/Zip: Nevada City CA 95959
Email: ccreed@fs.fed.us

OUTREACH NOTICE RESPONSE FORM

Recreation Technician GS-0462-5/6/7
Permanent Full-time & Permanent Full-time - 18/8 appoint
Tahoe National Forest
Duty Station: Truckee Ranger District or Yuba River Ranger District

Respond By December 5, 2016

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like to be notified when the vacancy announcement is issued, please complete the attached outreach form describing your current status, a resume providing your educational and work experience and return it to Jon George (for Truckee): Email Address (jongeorge@fs.fed.us), Truckee Ranger District, 10811 Stockrest Springs Rd, Truckee CA 96161 and Cecilia Reed (for Yuba River): Email (ccreed@fs.fed.us), Yuba River Ranger District, 601 Coyote St, Nevada City CA 95959. This position will be advertised in USA Jobs (www.usajobs.gov). Pathways program may be considered. Please use the links to learn more about the Pathways Program.
usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads
youtube.com/watch?v=ZQzXYVq…;feature=youtu.be

This outreach form does not constitute an application.

NAME:

EMAIL ADDRESS:

MAILING ADDRESS:

TELEPHONE NUMBER(s):

AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: USFS; BLM; OTHER; NONE

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: PERMANENT TEMPORARY TERM

. VRA PWD OTHER

CURRENT REGION/FOREST/DISTRICT:

CURRENT SERIES AND GRADE:

CURRENT POSITION TITLE: _____EDUCATION:

IF NOT A CURRENT PERMANENT (CAREER OR CAREER CONDITIONAL) EMPLOYEE, ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO BE HIRED UNDER ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL AUTHORITIES:

______ PERSON WITH DISABILITIES
______ VETERANS RECRUITMENT ACT
______ DISABLED VETERANS W/30% COMPENSABLE DISABILITY
______ VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998
______ FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER
___ __ STUDENT INTERN PROGRAM (FOR CURRENT STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES)
______ OTHER

Duty Location Preference: ____Truckee, CA ____Camptonville, CA ____All Locations

How did you learn of this Employment Opportunity:____________________________________

USDA Forest Service is an Equal Employment Opportunity Provider, Employer and Lender

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