GIS Manager Job Opening

The Forest Service Assistant National GIS Program Manager vacancy announcement (GS-0401/1301-12/13) has just been to posted to USAJOBS. Links follow… 12-5201-0401-0287DP-CDO (DEMO) GS-0401-12/13 12-5201-1301-0287DP-CDO (DEMO) GS-1301-12/13 12-5201-0401-0287G-CDO (Government) GS-0401-12/13 12-5201-1301-0287G-CDO (Government) GS-1301-12/13 Duty location will be Salt Lake City, UT, or Rosslyn, VA (eventually Washington, DC). Be aware that this opportunity is advertised in the 0401 and 1301 career series which have ‘positive education’ requirements—check ‘Minimum Federal Qualification Requirements’ shown in the announcement. Applicants are advised to submit transcripts. If you have questions concerning qualifications or the application process, please reach the Forest Service HRM office using the contact information shown in the announcement. For information about the job—duties, etc.—contact: Lisa McBride, 703-605-5328, lmcbride@fs.fed.us; or Barry Napier, 801-975-3498, bnapier@fs.fed.us. Announcements close 5 July 2102. Please share widely!!

Public Affairs Specialist Job Opportunity, Forest Service @Milwaukee, WI

Job Title:Public Affairs Specialist Department:Department Of Agriculture Agency:Forest Service Job Announcement Number:12-09510002-1619G-JB SALARY RANGE: $49,086.00 to $77,203.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 to Friday, July 06, 2012 SERIES & GRADE: GS-1035-09/11 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent - No time limit PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 11 DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) in the following locations: Milwaukee, WIView Map WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion Eligibles) JOB SUMMARY: A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nations most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies. Its an awesome responsibility but the rewards are as limitless as the views. Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-9/11: Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for USDA Forest Service applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=ELJIO. KEY REQUIREMENTS • See Other Information. ________________________________________ DUTIES: Back to top (The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position) Establishes and maintains relationships with the general public, the news and information media, key officials, agency stakeholders, industry representatives, and/or community groups in order to communicate and disseminate program information which results in an understanding of the agency's mission and activities. Performs work related to public affairs program activities, such as coordinating news and information media interviews, developing communication plans, coordinating agency information programs, evaluating agency public affairs programs, etc. Evaluates impacts and effectiveness of public affairs programs. Contributes to publications and reports. Selects and organizes materials written by others for publication, report, or analysis. ________________________________________ QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:(The KSAs below may not apply at all grades) Ability to develop and disseminate program information. Ability to communicate in writing. Ability to plan and execute work. Knowledge of communication and public affairs principles, methods, and techniques. MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Grade 09: Qualifying experience for the GS-9 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-7 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement for the GS-9 level may be met by two (2) full academic years of graduate level education or completion of all requirements for a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.B or J.D. degree. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. Grade 11: Qualifying experience for the GS-11 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-9 which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Experience requirements at the GS-11 level may be met by three (3) full academic years of graduate level education or the successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. Specialized experience directly related to this position should be documented in the Work History section of the online application. Applicants are encouraged to provide a narrative in the Work History section that describes the duties performed relative to the specialized experience defined for this position. Show percentage of time performing these duties if work involved a variety of different duties, i.e., where only a portion of the work experience would be creditable for this position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as one or more of the following: GS-11: Analyzed agency or company information program materials and offered recommendations for improving the delivery of program information; and wrote and developed blog posts, newsletters, reports, collateral materials, articles, and engaging web content. GS-9: Developed and disseminated factual information concerning an organization's programs or projects; and assisted in writing and/or designing online materials such as reports and articles for online communities, blog posts, and promotional copy for various audiences. See Other Information for further requirements. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered. ________________________________________ BENEFITS: Back to top See Other Information. OTHER INFORMATION: Open to current career or career-conditional federal employees with competitive status. Reinstatement eligibles, Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA) eligibles, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles, certain military spouses, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans with a 30% or more disability, former Peace Corps and VISTA volunteers may be considered under special hiring authorities. This position is located in the Eastern Region, Regional Office, Public and Governmental Relations Staff, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Bill Nightingale at 414-297-3640 or bnightingale@fs.fed.us. We expect to make a final job offer within 30-60 days after the deadline for applications. Please read the vacancy announcement thoroughly and follow all instructions to ensure proper consideration. If you are unable to apply on-line or have questions about the meaning of items in the vacancy announcement, please contact Human Resources Management at 1-877-372-7248. Applications may be reviewed to verify qualifications and eligibility prior to issuing lists to a selecting official. Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Appropriate documentation to support this claim for eligibility will be required. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement. Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim. If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. Please check Job Posting Information, Summary, for the area of consideration (i.e., Who May Apply), and time limit information. Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible. TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements with 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement OR within 30 days of the date a referral list is issued for open continuous announcements. Former federal employees applying to positions at a higher graded position than previously held may be subject to TIG requirements as well. BASIS OF RATING: You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you recorded in the work experience or resume relative to this position which show the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed on this vacancy announcement. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement or within 30 days of the generating a referral list from an Open Continuous Announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure the work history portion thoroughly documents the duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments that are directly related to this position in order to verify specialized experience. If selection is made at a lower grade level, promotion to the target grade will be non-competitive upon completion of training, performance, and specialized experience requirements. Applications submitted in postage-paid Government envelopes will not be accepted. Applications received become the property of the USDA Forest Service and will not be returned. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The USDA Forest Service provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the point of contact listed on the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Relocation expenses are authorized. Forest Service affiliated child/day care facilities are not available. Government housing is not available. BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, training and development opportunities, family/worklife program, etc. Some positions have other conditions of employment not specified in this announcement. Applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer. As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. This position is being advertised under both merit promotion (internal) and demonstration project (external) procedures under separate announcements. Applicants who wish to be considered under both procedures must apply to each announcement and follow the specific instructions applicable to each method. Veterans: Under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 as amended by Section 511 of the Veterans Millennium Health Care Act (Public Law 106-117), veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces after substantially completing 3 years of continuous service performed under honorable conditions may apply and will be considered for this position under merit promotion procedures. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. Applicants covered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Career Transition Assistant Program (CTAP) or Intergovernmental Career Transition Program (ICTAP) may apply and will be given priority consideration if determined to be well-qualified. Well-qualified is defined as meeting the qualification standards, selective factors, quality ranking factors, and physical qualifications under the Agency's specific selection process. Completion of a probationary or trial period may be required, depending on the type of appointment. During this time period, employee's conduct and performance will be monitored in order to determine if employee will be retained. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Check our website at: http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs for general information on the Forest Service. Applications must be certified online by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date indicated on the Vacancy Announcement. Applicants are encouraged to submit completed applications early in the opening period. The Forest Service is not responsible for nonreceipt of online applications. You will be notified of successful receipt of your application via the e-mail indicated on your application. HOW TO APPLY: In order to determine if you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for this position, please submit the following information: 1. Experience/Employment Information: Apply On-Line at www.avuedigitalservices.com/usfs/applicant.html. This online application process allows applicants to submit employment information that can be printed for personal use and saved and/or edited on the website for future use. The application process contains all the data elements that are required for resumes submitted for federal employment and may be submitted electronically. 2. Eligibility Information: The following documents are required with your application to verify eligibility and basic qualifications. If you are unable to attach these documents into your application, you may fax them to 253-573-9869. To ensure consideration, you must include your name on all documents. Failure to provide this documentation may result in disqualification. a. Applicants applying under the VRA or VEOA authorities must submit a DD-214, Member 4 copy to verify eligibility. If applicable, submit a SF-15, Application for 10-Point preference and a letter dated 1991 to present from the VA or military department indicating your disability rating. If you are still on active duty, then you must submit one of the following documentation: (1) official orders or citation entitling you to a campaign badge; (2) statement of service from a commanding officer or someone else in authority attesting to your active duty which identifies dates of entry and anticipated separation; rank at time of discharge; and anticipated character of discharge; or (3) in the case of someone claiming service during the first Gulf War or since 9/11/01, any official document attesting to your presence on active duty during the appropriate calendar periods. b. Spouses of military veterans who are applying under the noncompetitive hiring authority for certain military spouses must provide applicable supporting documentation prior to appointment, if selected. c. Transcripts (official or unofficial) from accredited institutions if education is used to meet basic qualifications requirements. You may be required to provide official transcripts if selected. d. Applicants not currently employed with the Forest Service must submit an SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action or equivalent document to verify current or former federal employment status. e. Applicants requesting priority placement consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must provide the Notice of Expected Separation or other proof document. 3. The following documents are optional but encouraged: a. Resume. b. Performance appraisal information for current Federal employees. ________________________________________ HOW TO APPLY: Back to top Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for USDA Forest Service applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=ELJIO. If you are unable to apply online, contact the Avue Help Desk at joeavue@avuetech.com or 1-800-407-0147. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: See Other Information. AGENCY CONTACT INFO: ASC HRM Contact Center Phone: 8773727248 Fax: 8663390719 TDD: 8008778339 Email: fsjobs@fs.fed.us Agency Information: Forest Service Do not mail applications, see instructions on How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 US Fax: 8663390719 Job Title:Public Affairs Specialist Department:Department Of Agriculture Agency:Forest Service Job Announcement Number:12-09510002-1619DP-JB SALARY RANGE: $49,086.00 to $77,203.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 to Friday, July 06, 2012 SERIES & GRADE: GS-1035-09/11 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent - No time limit PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 11 DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) in the following locations: Milwaukee, WIView Map WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens JOB SUMMARY: A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nations most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies. Its an awesome responsibility but the rewards are as limitless as the views. Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-9/11: Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for USDA Forest Service applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=RTBEQ. KEY REQUIREMENTS • See Other Information. ________________________________________ DUTIES: Back to top (The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position) Establishes and maintains relationships with the general public, the news and information media, key officials, agency stakeholders, industry representatives, and/or community groups in order to communicate and disseminate program information which results in an understanding of the agency's mission and activities. Performs work related to public affairs program activities, such as coordinating news and information media interviews, developing communication plans, coordinating agency information programs, evaluating agency public affairs programs, etc. Evaluates impacts and effectiveness of public affairs programs. Contributes to publications and reports. Selects and organizes materials written by others for publication, report, or analysis. ________________________________________ QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Grade 09: Qualifying experience for the GS-9 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-7 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement for the GS-9 level may be met by two (2) full academic years of graduate level education or completion of all requirements for a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.B or J.D. degree. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. Grade 11: Qualifying experience for the GS-11 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-9 which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Experience requirements at the GS-11 level may be met by three (3) full academic years of graduate level education or the successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. Specialized experience directly related to this position should be documented in the Work History section of the online application. Applicants are encouraged to provide a narrative in the Work History section that describes the duties performed relative to the specialized experience defined for this position. Show percentage of time performing these duties if work involved a variety of different duties, i.e., where only a portion of the work experience would be creditable for this position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as one or more of the following: GS-11: Analyzed agency or company information program materials and offered recommendations for improving the delivery of program information; and wrote and developed blog posts, newsletters, reports, collateral materials, articles, and engaging web content. GS-9: Developed and disseminated factual information concerning an organization's programs or projects; and assisted in writing and/or designing online materials such as reports and articles for online communities, blog posts, and promotional copy for various audiences. See Other Information for further requirements. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered. ________________________________________ BENEFITS: Back to top See Other Information. OTHER INFORMATION: This position is located in the Eastern Region, Regional Office, Public and Governmental Relations Staff, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Bill Nightingale at 414-297-3640 or bnightingale@fs.fed.us. If you are claiming 10-point preference as a widow/widower of a certain deceased veteran, spouse of a veteran unable to work because of a service connected disability, or the mother of a deceased or disabled veteran, you must submit an SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and all supporting documentation listed on the second page of the SF-15. If you fail to submit the supporting documentation with your application, you will not be granted veterans preference. If you are not able to attach the forms to your application, you may fax to 253-573-9869, please include your name and the announcement number on all documents. We expect to make a final job offer within 30-60 days after the deadline for applications. Please read the vacancy announcement thoroughly and follow all instructions to ensure proper consideration. If you are unable to apply on-line or have questions about the meaning of items in the vacancy announcement, please contact Human Resources Management at 1-877-372-7248. Applications may be reviewed to verify qualifications and eligibility prior to issuing lists to a selecting official. 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. Please check Job Posting Information, Summary, for the area of consideration (i.e., Who May Apply), and time limit information. Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible. BASIS OF RATING: The category rating procedure is used to rank and select eligible candidates. Under category rating, applicants who meet basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position and whose job related competencies have been assessed are ranked by being placed in one of the following categories: Quality, Well Qualified, and Eligible. Candidates placed in the Quality category will be assessed based on Education, High Ability, or Experience. Well Qualified candidates are those who clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements but do not necessarily meet the criteria for the Quality category. Candidates in the eligible category meet basic minimum qualification requirements but do not meet the criteria for the Well Qualified category. Preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Drug testing is a requirement for certain positions. See "Other Significant Facts" portion of this announcement for information specific to position being filled. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement or on the date a referral list is generated from an Open Continuous announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure the work history portion thoroughly documents the duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments that are directly related to this position in order to verify specialized experience. If selection is made at a lower grade level, promotion to the target grade will be non-competitive upon completion of training, performance, and specialized experience requirements. Applications submitted in postage-paid Government envelopes will not be accepted. Applications received become the property of the USDA Forest Service and will not be returned. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The USDA Forest Service provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the point of contact listed on the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Forest Service affiliated child/day care facilities are not available. Government housing is not available. BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, training and development opportunities, family/worklife program, etc. Transfer of Station/Relocation expenses will not be paid. Some positions have other conditions of employment not specified in this announcement. Applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer. As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. This position is being advertised under both merit promotion (internal) and demonstration project (external) procedures under separate announcements. Applicants who wish to be considered under both procedures must apply to each announcement and follow the specific instructions applicable to each method. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered the military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. Applicants will be required to provide documents with their application to validate their claim for preference. More detailed information is available on the Main Menu screen under the selection entitled, "Veteran Information." Applicants covered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Career Transition Assistant Program (CTAP) or Intergovernmental Career Transition Program (ICTAP) may apply and will be given priority consideration if determined to be well-qualified. Well-qualified is defined as meeting the qualification standards, selective factors, quality ranking factors, and physical qualifications under the Agency's specific selection process. Completion of a probationary or trial period may be required, depending on the type of appointment. During this time period, employee's conduct and performance will be monitored in order to determine if employee will be retained. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Check our website at: http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs for general information on the Forest Service. Applications must be certified online by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date indicated on the Vacancy Announcement. Applicants are encouraged to submit completed applications early in the opening period. The Forest Service is not responsible for nonreceipt of online applications. You will be notified of successful receipt of your application via the e-mail indicated on your application. HOW TO APPLY: In order to determine if you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for this position, please submit the following information: 1. Experience/Employment Information: Apply On-Line at www.avuedigitalservices.com/usfs/applicant.html. This online application process allows applicants to submit employment information that can be printed for personal use and saved and/or edited on the website for future use. The application process contains all the data elements that are required for resumes submitted for federal employment and may be submitted electronically. 2. Eligibility Information: The following documents must be electronically attached to your application to verify your eligibility and basic qualifications. Failure to provide this documentation may result in disqualification. a. If you are claiming 5-point veteran's preference, you must submit a DD-214, Member 4 copy. If you are claiming 10-point preference you must submit a DD214, Member 4 copy, an SF-15 (Application for 10-Point preference) and a letter (dated 1991 to present) from the VA or military department indicating your disability rating. Applicants claiming preference based on service performed after October 14, 1976, must specify on the application the Campaign Badge upon which they are basing their claim. If you are still on active duty and claim veteran's preference, then you must submit documentation such as a: (1) official orders or citation entitling you to a campaign badge; (2) statement of service from a commanding officer or someone else in authority attesting to your active duty which identifies dates of entry and anticipated separation; rank at time of discharge; and anticipated character of discharge; or (3) in the case of someone claiming service during the first Gulf War or since 9/11/01, any official document attesting to your presence on active duty during the appropriate calendar periods. Veterans who fail to submit the supporting documentation with their application will not be granted veterans preference. If you are not able to attach the forms to your application, you may fax to 253-573-9869, please include name on all documents. b. Transcripts (official or unofficial) are required if education is used to meet basic qualifications requirements or meet education criteria in the quality category. Transcripts should be attached to the Avue profile or faxed to 253-573-9869; please include name on all documents. 3. CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Notice of Expected Separation, performance appraisal information for current Federal employees or other proof documents are required if requesting priority placement consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). CTAP and ICTAP candidates must be well qualified. Submit SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action or equivalent document to verify current or former federal employment status should also be submitted. ________________________________________ HOW TO APPLY: Back to top Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for USDA Forest Service applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=RTBEQ. If you are unable to apply online, contact the Avue Help Desk at joeavue@avuetech.com or 1-800-407-0147. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: See Other Information. AGENCY CONTACT INFO: ASC HRM Contact Center Phone: 8773727248 Fax: 8663390719 TDD: 8008778339 Email: fsjobs@fs.fed.us Agency Information: Forest Service Do not mail applications, see instructions on How to Apply tab. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 US Fax: 8663390719

Lands Special Uses Program Manager Job Opening, USFS Region 9/Eastern Region

Outreach Notice Lands Special Uses Program Manager Region 9, Eastern Region Position The Eastern Region of the USDA Forest Service will soon be filling our vacant Lands Special Uses Program Manager position. This position will be filled as an 1170 Lands Specialist at the GS12/13 level. The competitive candidate should have recent and relevant lands special uses experience, preferably within the National Forests of the Eastern Region. The assigned duty station would ideally be located in the Regional Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but the location is negotiable and can be at any USDA Forest Service office within the Eastern Region with sufficient office space, preferably a Forest Supervisor’s Office. The position is part of the Air, Water, Lands, Soils and Minerals Directorate of the Eastern Region and reports to the Staff Director. The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership, coordination, advice and direction to the Forests on a broad range of Special Uses program activities, primarily for non-recreation uses and easement grants. The uses can cover a wide variety of activities, ranging from individual private uses to large-scale commercial facilities and public services. The uses may involve, but are not limited to; linear uses such as road rights-of-way; telephone and electric service rights-of-way; oil and gas pipeline rights-of-way; communications sites; apiaries; domestic water supplies; hydroelectric power generating facilities; sewage treatment plants; cemeteries; public parks and playgrounds; noncommercial group uses; and private residences. Location The assigned duty station would ideally be located in the Regional Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but the location is negotiable and can be at any USDA Forest Service office within the Eastern Region with sufficient office space, preferably a Forest Supervisor’s Office. Other Information of Interest ➢ The area of consideration is Government wide and External DEMO. ➢ One position will be advertised. ➢ The work schedule is maxiflex; occasional weekend or overtime work may be required. ➢ Travel including overnight stays is required periodically. ➢ Transfer of station benefits for existing federal employees are allowed per FSH 6509.33 ➢ Transfer of station benefits are not provided under the DEMO announcement. Outreach Response For more information please Tom Doane, AWLSM Director, at (414) 297 4030 or tdoane@fs.fed.us US FOREST SERVICE, EASTERN REGION – OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM To complete form, use tab key to move between fields (gray blocks), or left click on any field. Entries in check box fields are made by a single click to select or unselect. Type entries in other fields. Position Identification Position Title: Regional Lands Special Uses Program Manager for Eastern Region Location: US Forest Service office on one of the represented units Applicant Information Name: E-Mail Address: Current Title, Series, Grade Current Organization/Location: Current Appointment: 0 Permanent 0 Temporary 0 Term 0 Not Current Employee If you are NOT a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following authorities: 0 Reinstatement 0 Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability 0 Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 0 Other 0 Person With Disabilities 0 Former Peace Corps Volunteer 0 Demonstration Project (external recruitment from the general public) Position Interest I would like to be considered for this position in the series identified. 0 Series currently identified and classified 0 Other appropriate series for which I am qualified I would like to be considered for this position at the grade level identified. 0 Target grade level currently identified. 0 Other grade level for which I am qualified (below target grade) I would like to be considered for this position at the following location 0 Milwaukee, WI 0 _______(other office) Applicants May Use This Space to Identify Special Qualifications, Interests, Needs or Provide Other Information: How did you hear about this vacancy (i.e. outreach database, email, web, friends, etc.) Interested applicants or those desiring further information may send this completed form via email to tdoane@fs.fed.us or FAX to 414-944-3964 no later than July 8, 2012 on date indicated. SUBMISSION OF THIS FORM IS VOLUNTARY.

Recreation, Engineering, Lands, and Minerals Staff Job Opening,

SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST “Caring for the Land and Serving People” OUTREACH NOTICE Recreation, Engineering, Archaeology, Lands and Minerals Staff Officer GS‐0401 or 0801‐13 The Shawnee National Forest will soon be filling a permanent, full time Recreation, Engineering, Archaeology, Lands and Minerals Staff Officer, GS-0401 or 0801-13 position. The duty station is located at the Supervisor’s Office in Harrisburg, Illinois. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity. This position will be posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities at www.usajobs.opm.gov. If you are interested in this position, please complete the attached Outreach Response Form and return it to the Forest Supervisor’s Office not later than July 16, 2012. You will also need to apply for the position in USAJOBS.com. Staff Officer Position This position serves as the Forest Staff Officer responsible for the recreation, engineering, lands, heritage, minerals and boundary management programs on the Forest. These programs are varied and diverse, spread over nearly 280,000 acres. This position directly supervises five GS 11 and 12 program manager type positions, with overall responsibility for approximately 14 staff. This position serves as a member of the Forest Leadership Team, is involved in major forest resource management and administrative decisions, and provides counsel to the Forest Supervisor on all aspects of Forest Service management and policy. As a leader, the incumbent works to promote a high quality, diverse and supportive Forest work environment. The incumbent provides Recreation, Engineering and Lands advice and counsel to the Leadership Team. The position coordinates program management as well as strategic leadership in these staff areas for the ranger districts. Forest liaison and coordination with Regional Office staff are important duties of the position. A strong and varied knowledge of engineering, recreation, lands, surveying and heritage programs, good communication skills and collaboration skills with a wide variety of publics is necessary. The selected individual will be subjected to a background investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. Successful applicants must be highly motivated, attentive to detail, and enthusiastic about working outside, in hilly areas and in various weather conditions (rainy, hot/humid, etc.) for 7 – 9 hours per day. DESCRIPTION OF THE FOREST: While not large, at 280,000 acres, the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois is the largest unit of public land in the state. The Supervisor’s Office is located in Harrisburg, with a Ranger Station in Vienna and a Work Center in Jonesboro. The Forest sits at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The area is rich in history, reflecting the pioneer movement of Americans into the west. The Forest is predominantly oak-hickory, although pine was planted in many areas in the past. Swamps contain tupelo and cypress communities. Razorback ridges associated with the Ozark upthrust are found on the west side of the Forest; the broader ridges associated with the Shawnee hills are found on the east side of the Forest. The Wisconsin glacier stopped north of the Shawnee, so the Grand Prairie (and its corn fields) most associated with the state of Illinois starts 40 miles north of the Forest. Within the boundaries of the Shawnee National Forest System Land include: • Seven Congressionally-designated Wilderness Areas (over 10% of the Forest) • Six candidate Wild and Scenic Rivers • Four National Natural Landmarks • Four heritage resource sites on the National Register of Historic Places. • Ten Research Natural Areas • Fifty-eight ecological areas • Two geological areas • Fourteen botanical areas The Forest is within a day's drive (350 miles) of more than 45 million people, or 17% of the U.S. population. (U.S. Census Bureau, 7-1-97 estimate) Additional information about the Shawnee National Forest may be found at www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee. CLIMATE We experience all four seasons, with an average of 3” of snow per year and temperatures rarely below 0 degrees. Summer days are sunny and humid with highs in the 80’s – 90’s, occasionally topping 100. Spring weather can occur in March and fall weather can extend into November. During the spring and fall seasons, the climate and beauty of the area is especially compelling. Spring brings an abundance of blooming dogwoods, redbuds and wildflowers. The fall is saturated with color, as the leaves turn brilliant reds, gold and yellows. Garden of the Gods, the most visited site on the Forest, is a must-see during the fall color season. The unusual rock formations, coupled with the surrounding Garden of the Gods Wilderness, portray the beauty of southern Illinois at its finest. EDUCATION Pre-schools through high schools can be found in most communities and rank high in the state. There are several community colleges in the area offering quite reasonable in-district tuition. The Southern Illinois University, located in Carbondale, IL, offers a full range of baccalaureate through doctoral programs. Day care facilities also are available in most communities. CHURCHES Churches representing all major denominations can be found in most communities. ECONOMY Real estate here is moderately priced. The median price for purchasing a home is approximately $120,000 and house rentals begins at approximately $450 per month. Utilities are priced moderately. Tourism is a developing economic force in the area. In recent years several wineries have opened, offering two outstanding wine trails. Southern Illinois offers a rural environment with easy access to all possible amenities. Both shopping and entertainment opportunities are abundant within the area. Marion and Carbondale, IL along with Paducah, KY offer shopping malls, movie theaters and several locally owned and operated restaurants, along with major chain and fast-food restaurants. Additional information on local employment opportunities can be found at the following links: http://www.manta.com/mb?search=Harrisburg+il http://www.manta.com/mb?search=Marion+il HEALTH CARE Health care facilities serving the area include full facility Harrisburg Medical Center (Hospital), Carbondale Doctor’s Memorial Hospital and Marion Memorial Hospital. Services at these hospitals include cardiac units, oncology and neonatal units. Other hospitals providing care are Lourdes and Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY and Deaconess in Evansville, IN. All the hospitals provide 24-hour emergency room physician coverage and specialists. RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES Every June, the annual Southern Illinois Music Festival features dozens of performances in venues from Mt. Vernon to Cairo and Murphysboro to Marion and of course Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, the heart of the Festival. Musicians from throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia perform orchestral and chamber music, opera, ballet, jazz, and new music, in an informal and inviting atmosphere. Visit http://www.sifest.com/ for more information. The Superman Celebration in downtown Metropolis, IL features the Home of Superman. This event held during the second weekend in June each year celebrates the 'Man of Steel'. A Superman Drama kicks off the weekend of contests, food and fun. Comic book & artist show, fan films, street vendors, a carnival and a Super Car Show. Visit http://www.supermancelebration.net/ for more information. The Big Muddy Film Festival, the longest-running, student-organized film festival in the United States happens annually in Carbondale at Southern Illinois University. For an urban atmosphere, events such as the annual Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration and the Big Muddy Blues Festival in St. Louis, MO and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Latin Dance Festival, Nashville, TN provide glimpse of the cultural diversity within a two hour commute from Southern Illinois. There are wide varieties of diverse cultural and educational events in the area. One is the Tokyo String Quartet founded some four decades ago. It has been captivating audiences ever since and gaining high regard as a chamber ensemble in its own right. In collaboration with a wide variety of artists and composers it is creating a significant collection of acclaimed recordings. For families in the Muslim community, there are events and activities available including an Islamic summer school for children of all ages. There are a number of festivals located in the area. The annual Festival Latino at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers the chance to experience Latino culture with free food, entertainment and fun activities. The Southern Illinois Saluki Pow-Wow hosted by SIUC provides people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy traditional Native American arts, crafts, foods, cultural demonstrations, exhibitions and dances. The Southern Illinois Irish Festival provides Irish-themed activities, food, events, entertainment and live music. The Herrinfesta Italiana takes place each spring in Herrin, IL celebrating the town’s Italian heritage. For more information about festivals in the area, please visit: http://www.oneregion.com/travelguide/stories/text_12.html. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410 Washington, DC 20250-9410 Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM If you are interested in these positions, be sure to respond to this outreach July 16, 2012 in one of three ways: E-mail: monicaneal@fs.fed.us. Fax: (618) 253-1063 Mail: Monica Neal Shawnee National Forest 50 Hwy 145 S Harrisburg, IL 62946 For additional details on the position, you may call Monica at (618) 253-1001. By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in the following positions, please place an “X” in the position(s) you are interested in: • _____ Recreation, Engineering, Archaeology, Lands and Minerals Staff Officer, GS-0401/0801-13 Location: Region 9, Shawnee National Forest, Harrisburg, Illinois PERSONAL INFORMATION: Name Date Address City State Zip E-Mail Phone number(s) Are you currently a federal employee If Yes, current agency and location current title/series/grade Type of Appointment if Current Government Employee Permanent Term Temporary Type of Schedule if Government Employee Full-time Part-time Intermittent If you are not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible for appointment under any of the following special authorities (check the appropriate box): Person with Disabilities Veteran Readjustment Former Peace Corps Volunteer Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability Student Career Experience Program Veterans Employment Opportunities Act 0f 1998 Other, please describe:

Support Services Supervisor Job Opening, Golconda, IL

Below are the Vacancy announcement Numbers for Golconda for the Support Services Supervisor. To obtain information aout this position and TO APPLY, please click on the link below, this Vcancy announcement will run until July 05, 2012 http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/319488600 Job Announcement Number:12-SSS-0342-7/8-2032-DP(SB) and http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/319484700 Job Announcement Number:12-SSS-0342-7/8-2032-G(SB)

Customer Service Job Posting, Shawnee National Forest

“Caring for the Land and Serving People” SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST OUTREACH NOTICE Customer Service Representative GS-0303-5 The Shawnee National Forest will soon be advertising a GS-0303-5 Customer Service Representative position. The position is a permanent full-time appointment, with a duty station in Jonesboro, IL. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity. Anyone interested is encouraged to complete the attached Outreach Response Form. You will still need to apply for the job separately. Please reply to this outreach by July16, 2012. THE POSITION The position is located in Jonesboro, Illinois and will serve as the Customer Service Representative (CSR) for the office. The incumbent will be responsible in responding to routine inquiries from various customers and employees in support of the overall operations of the unit. They will assist in greeting visitors, answering telephones and providing information to both the public and other employees. The Customer Services Representative must be able to issue permits and process payments for maps, permits or other goods or services. The CSR will be expected to maintain a government purchase card and will have check-writing authority. The CSR maintains displays in front desk areas and will be called upon to present basic interpretive programs at local venues. The incumbent will be responsible to perform assignments involving a variety of topics by obtaining the material and assembling the data into a report and presentation format. The CSR will be expected to monitor the administrative facilities and performance on basic service contracts for office cleaning and grounds maintenance. The incumbent will be responsible to keep apprised of Agency-wide directives and procedures and any new requirements affecting the work of the organization. They will prepare and process correspondence, reports, and filing in various databases. Assignments may include regularly scheduled work on weekends. The beginning salary for the position is approximately $31,315 per year. APPLICATION PROCESS This position will be posted on www.usajobs.gov and applications will be processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for the USDA Forest Service. DESCRIPTION OF THE FOREST: While not large, at 280,000 acres, the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois is the largest unit of public land in the state. The Supervisor’s Office is located in Harrisburg, with a Ranger Station in Vienna and a Work Center in Jonesboro. The Forest sits at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The area is rich in history, reflecting the pioneer movement of Americans into the west. The Forest is predominantly oak-hickory, although pine was planted in many areas in the past. Swamps contain tupelo and cypress communities. Razorback ridges associated with the Ozark upthrust are found on the west side of the Forest; the broader ridges associated with the Shawnee hills are found on the east side of the Forest. The Wisconsin glacier stopped north of the Shawnee, so the Grand Prairie (and its corn fields) most associated with the state of Illinois starts 40 miles north of the Forest. Within the boundaries of the Shawnee National Forest System Land include: • Seven Congressionally-designated Wilderness Areas (over 10% of the Forest) • Six candidate Wild and Scenic Rivers • Four National Natural Landmarks • Four heritage resource sites on the National Register of Historic Places. • 10 Research Natural Areas • 58 ecological areas • 2 geological areas • 14 botanical areas The Forest is within a day's drive (350 miles) of more than 45 million people, or 17% of the U.S. population. (U.S. Census Bureau, 7-1-97 estimate) Additional information about the Shawnee National Forest may be found at www.fs.fed.us/r9/shawnee. CLIMATE We experience all four seasons, with an average of 3” of snow per year and temperatures rarely below 0 degrees. Summer days are sunny and humid with highs in the 80’s – 90’s, occasionally topping 100. Spring weather can occur in March and fall weather can extend into November. During the spring and fall seasons, the climate and beauty of the area is especially compelling. Spring brings an abundance of blooming dogwoods, redbuds and wildflowers. The fall is saturated with color, as the leaves turn brilliant reds, gold and yellows. Garden of the Gods, the most visited site on the Forest, is a must-see during the fall color season. The unusual rock formations, coupled with the surrounding Garden of the Gods Wilderness, portray the beauty of southern Illinois at its finest. EDUCATION Pre-schools through high schools can be found in most communities and rank high in the state. There are several community colleges in the area offering quite reasonable in-district tuition. The Southern Illinois University, located in Carbondale, IL, offers a full range of baccalaureate through doctoral programs. Day care facilities also are available in most communities. CHURCHES Churches representing all major denominations can be found in most communities. ECONOMY Real estate here is moderately priced. The median price for purchasing a home is approximately $85,000 and house rentals begins at approximately $350 per month. Utilities are priced moderately. Tourism is a developing economic force in the area. In recent years several wineries have opened, offering two outstanding wine trails. Southern Illinois offers a rural environment with easy access to all possible amenities. Both shopping and entertainment opportunities are abundant within the area. Marion and Carbondale, IL along with Paducah, KY offer shopping malls, movie theaters and several locally owned and operated restaurants, along with major chain and fast-food restaurants. Additional information on local employment opportunities can be found at the following links: http://www.manta.com/mb?search=Harrisburg+il http://www.manta.com/mb?search=Marion+il HEALTH CARE Health care facilities serving the area include full facility Carbondale Doctor’s Memorial Hospital and Marion Memorial Hospital. Services at these hospitals include cardiac units, oncology and neonatal units. Other hospitals providing care are Lourdes and Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY and Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, IL. All the hospitals provide 24-hour emergency room physician coverage and specialists. RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES Every June, the annual Southern Illinois Music Festival features dozens of performances in venues from Mt. Vernon to Cairo and Murphysboro to Marion and of course Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, the heart of the Festival. Musicians from throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia perform orchestral and chamber music, opera, ballet, jazz, and new music, in an informal and inviting atmosphere. Visit http://www.sifest.com/ for more information. The Superman Celebration in downtown Metropolis, IL features the Home of Superman. This event held during the second weekend in June each year celebrates the 'Man of Steel'. A Superman Drama kicks off the weekend of contests, food and fun. Comic book & artist show, fan films, street vendors, a carnival and a Super Car Show. Visit http://www.supermancelebration.net/ for more information. The Big Muddy Film Festival, the longest-running, student-organized film festival in the United States happens annually in Carbondale at Southern Illinois University. For an urban atmosphere, events such as the annual Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration and the Big Muddy Blues Festival in St. Louis, MO and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Latin Dance Festival, Nashville, TN provide glimpse of the cultural diversity within a two hour commute from Southern Illinois. There are wide varieties of diverse cultural and educational events in the area. One is the Tokyo String Quartet founded some four decades ago. It has been captivating audiences ever since and gaining high regard as a chamber ensemble in its own right. In collaboration with a wide variety of artists and composers it is creating a significant collection of acclaimed recordings. For families in the Muslim community, there are events and activities available including an Islamic summer school for children of all ages. There are a number of festivals located in the area. The annual Festival Latino at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers the chance to experience Latino culture with free food, entertainment and fun activities. The Southern Illinois Saluki Pow-Wow hosted by SIUC provides people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy traditional Native American arts, crafts, foods, cultural demonstrations, exhibitions and dances. The Southern Illinois Irish Festival provides Irish-themed activities, food, events, entertainment and live music. The Herrinfesta Italiana takes place each spring in Herrin, IL celebrating the town’s Italian heritage. For more information about festivals in the area, please visit: http://www.oneregion.com/travelguide/stories/text_12.html. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM If you are interested in this position, be sure to submit your application through USAJobs when it is advertised. In addition, you are encouraged to complete this form and reply to Monica Neal by July 16, 2012 in one of three ways: E-mail: monicaneal@fs.fed.us. Fax: (618) 253-1063 Mail: Monica Neal Shawnee National Forest 50 Hwy 145 S. Harrisburg, IL 62946 For additional details on the position, you may call Daryl Kirtley at (618) 658-2111. By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in the following position: • Customer Service Representative, GS-0303-5, Permanent Full-Time position Location: • Region 9, Shawnee National Forest, Jonesboro, Illinois PERSONAL INFORMATION: Name Date Address City State Zip E-Mail Phone number(s) Are you currently a federal employee If Yes, current agency and location current title/series/grade Type of Appointment Permanent Term Temporary Type of Schedule Full-time Part-time Intermittent If you are not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible for appointment under any of the following special authorities (check the appropriate box): Person with Disabilities Veteran Readjustment Former Peace Corps Volunteer Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability Student Career Experience Program Veterans Employment Opportunities Act 0f 1998 Other, please describe:

Fire Handcrew Job Openings, Shawnee National Forest

(Handcrew) Camel Rock Garden-of-the-Gods Introduction The Shawnee National Forest will soon be filling several temporary GS-0462-3/4/5, NTE 1039 hours Forestry Aid/Technician (Handcrew) positions. These are arduous positions. The positions are located on the Hidden Springs Ranger District with the actual duty location in Murphysboro, Illinois. The work season runs from October through April with a break in December. The nationwide vacancies are located on the web at www.usajobs.opm.gov and are now open. The announcement numbers are: OCRT-0462-3-FIRE-DT, OCRT-0462-4-HANDCREW-DT, and OCRT-462-5-HANDCREW-DT-REL2. The primary purpose of these positions is to perform wildland fire suppression/management/control as a specialized firefighter with responsibility for the operation and maintenance of specialized tools and equipment. Other wildland fire related duties may involve fire prevention, patrol, detection, or prescribed burning. The incumbents may be assigned into one or more types of positions within the wildfire program where the individual’s specialized skills are required. Come join our team and help make a difference. Duties For GS-3 – Serves as a member of a fire crew assigned to suppress the full range of wildland fires. Performs assignments as a wildland firefighter in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices and terminology. This consists of fireline construction, use of pumps and engines, hose lays using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustments in the effective use of water and additives, working in and around aircraft such as helicopters, safety rules and basic fire behavior. For GS-4 – Serves as a skilled crewmember on a hand crew assigned to suppress a full range of difficult and complex wildland fires and prescribed fires. Utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment, and techniques while actively suppressing wildfires, such as a pulaski, shovel, McLeod, ax and chainsaw to control the spread of wildfire. Performs basic fireline activities such as line construction, lopping and scattering of fuels using hand tools, along with holding, patrolling, monitoring, and mop-up operations. Moves dirt, chops brush, removes small trees, etc. to construct fire line. Crewmember is responsible for observing the rules of wildland firefighting safety and applying practices and techniques to minimize resource damage. For GS-5 - Serves as an experienced firefighter and work leader on a hand crew or other related fire crews performing fire suppression and/or fuels management duties under the most adverse conditions of climate, fuels, and terrain. Performs the duties of a fully qualified chain saw operator and chainsaw repair technician. Performs all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, and mop up. Collects fire weather data. Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations. Participates in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe, efficient operation and use of tools, equipment, and vehicles used in fireline activities, with emphasis on those used in the particular function assigned. Work Capacity Test (WCT) for wildland firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed. Taking and passing the WCT at the arduous level is a “condition of employment.” The arduous fitness (Pack) Test consist of a three (3) mile hike, within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. Description of Forest At 280,000 acres, the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois is the largest unit of public land in the state. The Supervisor’s Office is located in Harrisburg, with Ranger Districts in Vienna and Jonesboro. The Forest sits at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The area is rich in history, reflecting the pioneer movement of Americans into the west. The Forest is predominantly oak-hickory, although pine was planted in many areas in the past. The razorback ridges associated with the Ozark upthrust are found on the west side of the Forest. The broader ridges associated with the Shawnee hills are found on the east side of the Forest. The Wisconsin glacier stopped north of the Shawnee, so the flat grand prairie (and its corn fields) more associated with the state of Illinois starts 40 to 60 miles north of the Shawnee. Additional information about the forest may be found at www.fs.fed.us/r9/shawnee. The Community Murphysboro is located in Jackson County, population is around 12,000 residents. Murphysboro has a wide selection of restaurants, as well as 2 grocery stores, a Wal-mart, and other amenities as needed. Some rental housing is available in Murphysboro for short term leases. It is located just west of the town of Carbondale where Southern Illinois University is located; Carbondale also has a wide variety of stores and restaurants, as well as rental properties available for short terms. Recreational and Cultural Opportunities Recreational opportunities abound on the Shawnee. Hiking, hunting, camping, biking, fishing (including several fishing tournaments) and horseback riding are some of the recreational opportunities available. The River-to-River Trail runs from the Mississippi River to the Ohio River and crosses both the Forest and private properties. The Shawnee contains a portion of the Ohio River National Scenic Byway. This Byway is approximately 400 miles in length, runs from the Ohio/Pennsylvania border to the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and crosses three national forests. There are seven congressionally designated wildernesses on the Shawnee, which provide both solitude and scenic beauty. There are a large number of community festivals held in southern Illinois from the Apple Festival in Murphysboro, to Festival Italiano in Herrin, to the Deer Festival in Golconda, to Barbecue on the River in Paducah, KY. Golf courses and tennis courts are available in many communities. Climate We experience all 4 seasons, with an average of 3” snow per year and temperature rarely below 0 degrees. Summer days are sunny and humid with highs in the 80’s – 90’s, occasionally topping 100. Spring weather can occur in March and fall weather can extend into November. During the spring and fall seasons, the climate and beauty of the area is especially compeling. Spring brings an abundance of blooming dogwoods, redbuds, and wildflowers. The fall is saturated with color, as the leaves turn brilliant reds, golds, and yellows. Garden of the Gods, the most visited site on the Forest, is a must-see during the fall color season. The unusual rock formations, coupled with the surrounding Garden of the Gods Wilderness, is Mother Nature at her finest. Education Pre-schools through high schools can be found in most communities and rank high in the state. There are several community colleges in the area offering quite reasonable in-district tuition. Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL offers a full range of baccalaureate through doctorate programs. Day care facilities are also available in most communities. Churches Churches representing all major denominations can be found in most communities. Economy Real estate here is moderately priced. The median price for purchasing a home is approximately $85,000 and house rentals begin at approximately $350 per month. Utilities are priced moderately. Tourism is a developing economic force in the area. In recent years several wineries have opened, offering two outstanding wine trails. Southern Illinois offers a rural environment with easy access to all possible amentities. Both shopping and entertainment opportunities are abundant within the area. Marion, Carbondale, and Paducah offer shopping malls, movie theaters, and several locally owned and operated restaurants, along with major chain and fast-food restaurants. Health Care Health care facilities serving the area include full facility Carbondale Doctor’s Memorial Hospital and Marion Memorial Hospital. Services at these hospitals include cardiac units, oncology, and neonatal units. Other hospitals providing care are Lourdes and Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. All the hospitals provide 24-hour emergency room physician coverage and specialists. For further information about the duties, please contact Forest Paukert, Supervisory Fire Engine Operator at 618-658-2111. For information about the community, please contact Daryl Kirtley, Support Services Specialist at 618-658-2111. This outreach notice is to identify potential candidates to determine the area of consideration. FOREST SERVICE EMPLOYEES ON THE WORKFORCE REDUCTION AND PLACEMENT LIST WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY CONSIDERATION AND CTAP/ICTAP ELIGIBLES WILL RECEIVE THE APPROPRIATE CONSIDERATION. If you are interested in applying for this position, please respond on the enclosed Outreach Notice Form by July 6, 2012. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410 Washington, DC 20250-9410 Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM If you are interested in these positions, be sure to submit your application through USAJobs when it is advertised. In addition, you are encouraged to complete this form and reply to Monica Neal by July 6, 2012 in one of three ways: E-mail: monicaneal@fs.fed.us. Fax: (618) 253-1063 Mail: Monica Neal Shawnee National Forest 50 Hwy 145 S Harrisburg, IL 62946 For additional details on the position, you may call Forest Paukert at (618) 658-2111 By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in the following positions, please place an “X” in the position(s) you are interested in: • _____Forestry Aid - Fire, GS-0462-3 (OCRT-0462-3-FIRE-DT) 1039 seasonal position • _____Forestry Technician – Handcrew, GS-0462-4 (OCRT-0462-4-HANDCREW-DT) 1039 seasonal position • _____Forestry Technician – Handcrew, GS-0462-5 (OCRT-0462-5-HANDCREW-DT-REL2) 1039 seasonal position Location: • Region 9, Shawnee National Forest, Murphysboro Work Center in Murphysboro, Illinois. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Name Date Address City State Zip E-Mail Phone number(s) Are you currently a federal employee If Yes, current agency and location current title/series/grade Type of Appointment if Current Government Employee Permanent Term Temporary Type of Schedule if Government Employee Full-time Part-time Intermittent If you are not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible for appointment under any of the following special authorities (check the appropriate box): Person with Disabilities Veteran Readjustment Former Peace Corps Volunteer Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability Student Career Experience Program Veterans Employment Opportunities Act 0f 1998 Other, please describe:

Natural Resource Specialist: Recreation Job Opening,

Visit our Website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/cnnf/ Outreach and Notice of Announcement Natural Resource Specialist Recreation GS-401-11 Permanent Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Organizational Level - Eagle River/Florence Ranger District Duty Station Eagle River, Wisconsin Opening Date: 6/18/2012 Closing Date: 7/9/2012 The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is announcing an upcoming vacancy for a Natural Resource Specialist, Recreation GS-401-11 position. This is a Permanent appointment with a Full-time tour of duty. The position: This Assistant Ranger position serves as a direct assistant to the ranger, providing leadership in a broad range of programs and issues affecting the district and forest, both independently as well as a member of the district leadership team. On a regular basis, this position serves as acting district ranger. This position directly supervises 1 permanent full time employee and oversees the district recreation staff which includes 2 permanent full time employees, 4-5 seasonal employees, volunteers, and interns. The Recreation Management program includes the planning, management, budgeting, and administration of a mixed program of developed campgrounds, dispersed camping sites, boat landings, trail heads, motorized, ski, horse, and other non motorized trail systems, National Historic Register structures, recreation and other special uses, and roads management. Program leadership involves frequent partnerships and coordination with local governments, user groups, schools, chambers of commerce, and other agencies. Other Information of Interest: The area of consideration is Government wide and External DEMO. One position will be advertised. In addition to the duty station city, work will be performed at Florence, WI. The work schedule is Maxiflex; occasional weekend or overtime work may be required. Travel is required occassionally and/or overnight. Transfer of station benefits for existing federal employees are allowed per FSH 6509.33. Transfer of station benefits are not provided under the DEMO announcement. Welcome to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest! The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is located in Wisconsin's “Northwoods,” covering over a million and a half acres of forested lands in the north central section of the “Badger” state. The Forest operates out of nine District Offices and a Supervisor’s Office in Rhinelander, Wis. Where is the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest? The forest is comprised of more than 1.5 million acres in 11 northern Wisconsin counties and 65 townships. It is part of the treaty-ceded areas for 11 Indian tribes that retain hunting, fishing and gathering rights on national forest lands. Other lands within the Forest’s boundaries include more than 1,200 separate parcels owned by the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, the State of Wisconsin, industrial forest land and privately owned properties. Interspersed around National Forest lands are more than 2.5 million acres of publicly owned properties and state and county and forests. This mix of public and private lands offers many opportunities for collaboration and partnerships. The Chequamegon portion of the forest includes about 858,400 acres in Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price, Taylor, and Vilas counties. In the east, the Nicolet side covers nearly 661,400 acres in Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, and Vilas counties. The two forests, established in the early 1930s, were combined into the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in February 1998. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest stretches across northern Wisconsin and provides the scenic and economic foundation for the Northwoods communities. Glacier-carved hills and lowlands, extensive hardwood forests, and diverse wetlands create topographic and vegetative diversity across the Forest. With more than 2,000 lakes and 2,000 miles of rivers and streams, the Forest is a destination for water-based recreation. Wildlife is abundant on the Forest and visitors are able to hunt large and small game in an unconfined setting The Forest’s fact sheet has some additional details. Comfortable summers and outstanding fall colors invite visitors to enjoy the sanctuary and scenic beauty of the Forest. Winter brings areas of snow and opportunities to explore the depths of the Forest’s winter wonderland. Learn more about Rhinelander’s weather. Community Descriptions: Eagle River District Office 1247 E. Eall St. Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-2827 Eagle River is a small city of 1,500 located in northeastern Wisconsin. It’s the county seat of Vilas County – the heart of musky, walleye and bass fishing country in Northern Wisconsin. The area encompasses approximately 1,000 lakes, plus trout and smallmouth streams. This area is world renown as trophy musky water. Eagle River is also a winter wonderland. There are many snowmobile trails linking community to community and Eagle River is proclaimed Snowmobile Capital of the World in January as it hosts the World's Championship Snowmobile Derby. For 35 years, more than 300 racers and up to 35,000 fans have come from all corners of the world to take part in this event. There are also many miles of cross country ski trails as well as a modern ice arena for hockey and figure skating. As a tourist destination in northern Wisconsin, Eagle River boasts many restaurants, resorts and shops. Florence District Office 4793 Forestry Dr. Florence, WI 54121 715-528-4464 Florence is the county seat of Florence County, located in far northeastern Wisconsin. It touts itself as being the best kept secret in Wisconsin. There are 265 lakes and 165 miles of rivers and streams in Florence County. The Pine and Popple Rivers are state designated "Wild Rivers." There are only 3 of these rivers in the state and two of them are here in "Wild River Country." The Pine and the Popple were designated by Wisconsin legislature as state wild rivers in 1965 to be protected from development and kept in a natural free-flowing condition. The 7,500-acre federally designated Whisker Lake Wilderness Area, located in northern Florence County, is the second largest wilderness area in the state. The name is derived from the majestic pines near the shoreline of Whisker Lake. Timber cruisers from days gone by dubbed these pine "chin whiskers". These "chin whiskers" miraculously escaped the Wildfires that ravaged the area after logging in the early 1900's. Florence County has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast – hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, ATV trail riding, snowmobiling, skiing, and all the other wilderness experiences that this unspoiled area has to offer. Additional Information: The following individuals can provide you with additional information on the Forest and the local duty station area. Catherine Pinegar, Acting District Ranger, Eagle River-Florence Ranger District, (715) 479-2827 ext 14, email: cpinegar@fs.fed.us. OUTREACH NOTICE APPLICANT REPLY FORM If you are interested in this position, please complete and submit this form to Catherine Pinegar, Acting District Ranger, Eagle River-Florence Ranger District, cpinegar@fs.fed.us. This will help us determine the level of interest of prospective candidates and establish the area of consideration. Thanks for your cooperation. Title of Outreach Position: Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation) Name: Email Address: Mailing Address: Telephone Number: Work: Home: Agency Employed with: 0 USFS 0 Other (Please list): Type of appointment currently under (please check one): 0 Permanent 0 Temporary 0 Term 0 Other (Please list): Current Region/Forest/District: Current Series and Grade: Current Position/Title: If not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following special authorities: 0 Persons with Disabilities 0 Veterans Recruitment Appointment 0 Disabled Veteran w/30% Compensable Disability 0 Veteran Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 0 Former Peace Corp Volunteer 0 Student Career Experience Program 0 Other (explain): THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR VACANCY

Forest Timber Program Manager, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Visit our Website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/cnnf/ Outreach and Notice of Announcement Forester (Forest Timber Program Manager) GS-0460-11/12 Permanent Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Rhinelander Supervisor’s Office 500 Hanson Lake Road Rhinelander, WI 54501 715 362-1300 Duty Station Rhinelander, Wisconsin Opening Date: 6/17/2012 Closing Date:7/12/2012 The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is announcing an upcoming vacancy for a GS 460-11/12 Forest Timber Program Manager and Contracting Officer position. This is a permanent appointment with a full-time tour of duty located in the Supervisors Office in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. The forest has a large and dynamic timber sale program and typically ranks within the top five timber producing forests in the nation. Major Duties This position serves as the Forest Timber Sale Contracting Officer and is responsible for coordination of the timber sale program including monitoring target attainment, reviewing and approving appraisal information, and overseeing preparation and implementation of timber sales and land stewardship contracts. The incumbent is also responsible for maintaining certification of the forest timber work force and providing expertise and advice to the Line Officers and forest staff on timber contracting issues. Preferred Skills Timber sale package review requires knowledge of on the ground transportation planning, logging systems, sale preparation, and silviculture methods. Trust fund management requires knowledge of BD, KV and SSSS authorities. It is preferable that the candidate has or may meet FSR and/or Contracting Officer qualifications. Other Information of Interest: The area of consideration is Government-wide. One position will be advertised. In addition to the duty station city, work will be performed at other locations as needed. The work schedule is maxiflex. Under a maxiflex schedule, a full-time employee has a basic work requirement of 80 hours for the biweekly pay period but may vary the number of hours worked on a given workday or the number of hours each week within the limits established by the Forest Service unit. Overnight travel is required occasionally. Transfer of station benefits for existing federal employees are allowed per FSH 6509.33. Additional Information: For more information about the position, Forest or local communities contact: Harv Skjerven 715 362-1342 jskjerven@fs.fed.us If you are interested in being considered, please complete and submit the attached “Outreach Notice Form” to: Harv Skjerven by July 12, 2012 via email: jskjerven@fs.fed.us. Outreaches may also be sent to Harv at Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, 500 Hanson Lake Road, Rhinelander, WI 54501 or by fax (715) 369-8859. Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is located in the beautiful Upper Great Lakes Region of the Midwest and Wisconsin's Northwoods, covering over a million and a half acres. The Chequamegon side of the forest covers about 858,400 acres in Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price, Taylor, and Vilas counties while the Nicolet side covers nearly 661,400 acres in Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, and Vilas counties. Renowned for its four seasons of natural beauty, it is home to a diverse array of northern hardwoods, pines, and meadows. It is bountiful with lakes, rivers, and streams. Areas of highlands overlook the surrounding landscapes. The Wisconsin Northwoods have been the destination of recreationists and vacationers for over a century, with its abundant opportunities for fishing, biking, hunting, camping, hiking, skiing, boating, birding, and cultural resource sights and attractions. Located 300-450 miles north of Chicago, the Northwoods weather is characterized by generally pleasant summers of warm days and cool nights, perfect for enjoying the abundant lakes, camping sites, canoeing and kayaking rivers. The fall season is generally cool and dominated by great panoramas of color. The winters generally offer plentiful snowfalls, cold temperatures, and great opportunities to frequently snowshoe, ski, and snowmobile. Community Descriptions: The city of Rhinelander was born in the boom days of logging. Settled in 1880, it was first called Pelican Rapids. Today, Rhinelander is home to approximately 8,000 people. As the county seat for Oneida County, Rhinelander has a strong commercial and industrial base and serves as the business and service center for Oneida County. Oneida County is a year-round outdoor playground with 1,100 lakes nestled among miles of winding trails. Visitors and residents can boat or fish, hike or bike, snowmobile or cross-country ski, or just enjoy solitude, spectacular fall colors, the silent forest in winter, and verdant summers. Oneida County’s historic courthouse, famous for its Tiffany glass dome, also resides in Rhinelander, along with the scenic Nicolet College campus. The City offers several parks. Hodag Park is located along the beautiful Boom Lake shoreline. Pioneer Park features a logging and railroad museum complex. The city also owns and maintains an 18-hole public golf course rated 5th in Wisconsin. The City is also home to the Rhinelander District Library, named 2005 Library of the Year by the Wisconsin Library Association. The "Hodag Country Festival", featuring top names in country entertainment, is one of many activities, art and craft shows, parades, and fishing tournaments visitors also enjoy. Rhinelander offers the perfect balance between unspoiled nature and city life. Get away from life's daily hassles while still staying connected with the busy outside world. Rhinelander is also home to the Oneida County Airport, a regional airport that offers daily connecting flights to Milwaukee and the Twin Cities. OUTREACH NOTICE APPLICANT REPLY FORM If you are interested in this position, please complete and submit this form to one of the persons identified above as contacts. This will help us determine the level of interest of prospective candidates and establish the area of consideration. Thanks for your cooperation. Title of Outreach Position: Forestry Technician (Forest Timber Sale Adm) Name: Email Address: Mailing Address: Telephone Number: Work: Home: Agency Employed with: 0 USFS 0 Other (Please list): Type of appointment currently under (please check one): 0 Permanent 0 Temporary 0 Term 0 Other (Please list): Current Region/Forest/District: Current Series and Grade: Current Position/Title: If not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following special authorities: 0 Persons with Disabilities 0 Veterans Recruitment Appointment 0 Disabled Veteran w/30% Compensable Disability 0 Veteran Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 0 Former Peace Corp Volunteer 0 Student Career Experience Program 0 Other (explain): THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR VACANCY

Updated: Fire Engine Operator Job Opening, Plumas National Forest

PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST _______________________________ OUTREACH NOTICE PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST Mt. Hough Ranger District Quincy, CA ___________________________________ The Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District has the following vacancy currently open: Supervisory Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator), GS-0462-08 The Mt. Hough ranger District will be filling a temporary detail (120 days) beginning in July 2012. Per Diem will not be available Description of the duties associated with this position: Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the fire engine module, prepares schedules and work plans, and sets work priorities. Supervises operation of fire engine module in responding to wildland fires. Directs the engine to fire locations and positions engine in appropriate locations in consideration of safety of crew and equipment. Evaluates onsite conditions, makes tactical decisions, and determines appropriate responses. Makes initial size up of fire situations, determines suppression method to use including hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water, and hand line location and standards. Keeps dispatcher or superior informed and requests additional assistance as necessary. Maintains records and prepares reports on crew hours and movement and history of action taken on fires. Determines probable causes of fire and preserves evidence of human-caused fires. Serves as initial attack Incident Commander on wildland fires, and wildland urban interface/intermix situations occurring on the unit. Identifies and analyzes tactics and strategies employed on these incidents, and revises and/or develops approaches in view of specific incident conditions. May be assigned regardless of geographic location to other fireline supervisory positions such as Operations Section Chief, Division/Group Supervisor, Strike Team/Task Force Leader or as qualified. KEY REQUIREMENTS: Practical knowledge of the practices, methods, and techniques of forestry and fire management sufficient to deal with all hazard incidents (e.g., wildland fire, automobile accidents, hazardous materials incidents, search and rescue, and catastrophic natural events) in a complex wildland urban interface/intermix environment. Thorough knowledge of fire engine hydraulic systems, foam and chemical application systems, including effect of elevation, friction loss, pressure, etc., pumping mechanisms, hose thread and apparatus differences, and operating procedures to distribute hose lays and to operate equipment for peak utilization. Knowledge of fire behavior, fire organizations (i.e. Incident Command System), fire equipment, fire line construction to suppress and direct suppression of fires, and an understanding of the standard operating procedures of structural fire departments, law enforcement, and other all hazard responders sufficient to collaborate and coordinate on incidents. Knowledge of supervisory methods and personnel practices and procedures to carry out responsibilities and to plan work schedules to meet unit needs. For more information contact: Randy Jennings, DIV-2 Mt.Hough Ranger District 530-283-7630 or rcjennings@fs.fed.us Area description: The Plumas National Forest encompasses over a million acres of tree-covered mountains, filled with hundreds of high alpine lakes and thousands of miles of clear running streams. Elevations range from 3,000 to 8,000 feet. The area has four seasons with warm to hot days and warm to cool nights in the summer, and periodic snowstorms in the winter. Average annual precipitation is about 35~40 inches a year. Within a half day or less drive are Lake Tahoe, Reno, Sacramento, Susanville, San Francisco, Redding, Chico, California coast, Lake Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park and a vast variety of activities and opportunities. Popular activities within Plumas County and the Plumas National Forest include hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, white water rafting, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and wildlife viewing. Quincy, CA: The community of Quincy is the Plumas County seat and has a population of approximately 5,000. Quincy is located at an elevation of 3400 feet in a small mountain valley in the northeastern Sierra Nevada. Area vegetation is typically mixed conifer. Year-round county population is approximately 25,000. Local community services include: a hospital, a limited service airport, a public library, a theatre, a junior college, a high school, two public elementary schools, one private elementary school, a variety of churches, two supermarkets, a bowling alley, a public pool, a health club, and numerous restaurants and motels. Greenville, CA: Greenville is located in Indian Valley within Plumas County. With only eight people per square mile and just one stoplight, Plumas County offers a rural, four seasons, and mountain retreat type of setting. Indian Valley, which includes the communities of Greenville, Taylorsville, Crescent Mills and Canyon Dam, is rich in beauty and history. Surrounded by a stunning mountain backdrop, the valley is dotted with ranches, old barns and grazing cattle. The most alluring aspect of this verdant meadow is its serenity. Greenville, the largest of the communities within Indian Valley, offers a full range of business and service establishments. It has a small rural hospital, an elementary and high school. It is about 30 miles from Quincy, the County Seat. Blairsden/Graeagle/Portola, CA: The community of Blairsden/Graeagle is located 60 miles west of Reno, NV, and 20 miles east of Quincy at an elevation of approximately 4400 feet. Local community services include a market, hardware store, bakery, deli, pizza parlor, one full service gas station, physician’s clinic, dental office, post office, and several restaurants and motels. There are four 18-hole championship and two 9-hole golf courses within five miles of the office. Johnsville Ski Area is a local historic downhill ski area which hosts two long board-racing events per year as well as public downhill skiing. Rentals for a two bedroom /two bath condominium start around $1000 per month and housing costs for a three bedroom/two bath start around $180,000. Since housing is expensive in the Blairsden/Graeagle area many employees live in Portola or Quincy. The community of Portola (ten miles east of Blairsden/Graeagle) has a population of 2,000 with services including a hospital with physician's clinic, a public library, one elementary school, one middle school, one high school, a variety of churches, a supermarket, a bowling alley, a health club, and several restaurants and motels. Rentals for a two bedroom /one bath start around $600 per month and housing costs for a three bedroom/two bath start around $120,000. The Blairsden/Graeagle, Portola, and Quincy communities offer a variety of cultural events, and year-round sporting activities are available for all ages in a picturesque mountain setting. The areas have four seasons with warm days/cool nights in the summer and periodic snowstorms in the winter. Average annual precipitation is 35 to 40 inches. Within an easy half day or less drive are Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, Redding, Chico, Lake Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and a vast variety of activities and opportunities. Return the following interest form to Randy Jennings at rcjennings@fs.fed.us with a copy of your resume or bio-sketch by June 29th OUTREACH INTEREST FORM Supervisory Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator), GS-0462-08 Plumas National Forest Mt.Hough Ranger District NAME: ______________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________ MAILING ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER: _______________________________________________________ AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: ______USFS _____BLM ______OTHER__________ TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: ______PERMANENT _____ TEMPORARY ______ TERM ______ VRA _____ PWD ______ OTHER CURRENT REGION/FOREST/DISTRICT: _______________________________________________ CURRENT SERIES AND GRADE IF APPLICABLE: ____________________________________________________________________________________ CURRENT POSITION TITLE:__________________________________________________________ WHERE DID YOU HEAR ABOUT VACANCY/OUTREACH? : ____________________________________________________________________________________ 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 READJUSTMENT ______ DISABLED VETERANS W/30% COMPENSABLE DISABILITY ______ VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998 ______ FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER ______ STUDENT CAREER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM ______ OTHER ______________________________________________________________ Thank you for your interest in our Vacancy!

Fire Engine Operator Job Opening, Plumas National Forest

PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST _______________________________ OUTREACH NOTICE PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST Mt. Hough Ranger District Quincy, CA ___________________________________ The Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District has the following vacancy currently open: Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator), GS-0462-07 The Mt. Hough ranger District will be filling 2 temporary detail (120 days) beginning in July 2012. Per Diem will not be available Description of the duties associated with this position: Responsible for operation of fire engine module in responding to wildland fires. Drives the engine to fire location and positions in appropriate location in consideration of safety of crew and equipment. Makes initial size up of fire situations, determines suppression method to use, including hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water. Carries out suppression action. Keeps dispatcher or SFEO informed and requests additional assistance as necessary. Maintains records and prepares reports on crew hours and movement and history of action taken on fires. Determines probable causes of fire and preserves evidence of human-caused fires. As acting SFEO 40% of the time, the engine operator is responsible for day-to-day operation and supervision of the module. Supervises the work of the crew, prepares schedules and work plans, and sets priorities. Due to the nature of the emergency fire suppression activities, and variability in prescribed fire situations, there are frequent, abrupt, and unexpected changes in work assignments, goals, and deadlines which require the incumbent to constantly adjust operations under the stress of continuously changing and extremely unpredictable conditions. Identifies and analyzes tactics and strategies employed on these incidents, and revises and/or develops approaches in view of specific incident conditions. May be assigned regardless of geographic location to other fireline supervisory positions such as Operations Section Chief, Division/Group Supervisor, Strike Team/Task Force Leader as qualified. Implements a training program in compliance with applicable requirements including, but not limited to Incident Command System fire suppression principles and procedures. Develops and implements a comprehensive physical training program to enhance the ability of crewmembers to perform the required arduous firefighting duties. Responsible for maintaining personnel incident related qualifications, agency requirements, and local and state laws. Provides for crew safety and welfare. In absence of SFEO, serves as initial attack Incident Commander on wildland fires and wildland urban interface/intermix situations occurring on the unit. Identifies and analyzes tactics and strategies employed on these incidents and revises and/or develops approaches in light of specific incident conditions. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the fire engine module, prepares schedules and work plans, and sets work priorities. Manages assigned property and may serve as Station Manager by procuring, maintaining and inventoring tools and equipment to meet individual crew needs, including handtools, chainsaws, firing equipment, food and water provisions, and personal protective equipment to ensure that assigned personnel meet fire readiness standards on a daily basis. Insures the maintenance of crew fleet equipment by coordinating repairs and scheduling maintenance with approved maintenance facilities. Secures temporary replacement of vehicles as needed. Fleet equipment may include crew carrying vehicles, fire engines, pick ups, and stake side trucks. Maintains vehicles to a specified degree of fire readiness and appearance. Exercises procurement authority by executing blanket purchase agreements, field purchase orders, GSA requisitions, and charge card purchases KEY REQUIREMENTS: Practical knowledge of fire behavior, fire organizations (i.e. Incident Command System), fire equipment, fire line construction to suppress and direct suppression of fires, coordination of wildland urban interface/intermix situations following Forest Service policy and guidelines. Knowledge of and ability to operate fire engine hydraulic systems, foam and chemical application systems, including effect of elevation, friction loss, pressure, etc., pumping mechanisms, hose thread and apparatus differences, and operating procedures to lay hose and to operate equipment for peak utilization. Knowledge of safety practices in suppressing fires and various other incidents to prevent injury, property damage or loss of life. For more information contact: Randy Jennings, DIV-2 Mt.Hough Ranger District 530-283-7630 or rcjennings@fs.fed.us Area description: The Plumas National Forest encompasses over a million acres of tree-covered mountains, filled with hundreds of high alpine lakes and thousands of miles of clear running streams. Elevations range from 3,000 to 8,000 feet. The area has four seasons with warm to hot days and warm to cool nights in the summer, and periodic snowstorms in the winter. Average annual precipitation is about 35~40 inches a year. Within a half day or less drive are Lake Tahoe, Reno, Sacramento, Susanville, San Francisco, Redding, Chico, California coast, Lake Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park and a vast variety of activities and opportunities. Popular activities within Plumas County and the Plumas National Forest include hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, white water rafting, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and wildlife viewing. Quincy, CA: The community of Quincy is the Plumas County seat and has a population of approximately 5,000. Quincy is located at an elevation of 3400 feet in a small mountain valley in the northeastern Sierra Nevada. Area vegetation is typically mixed conifer. Year-round county population is approximately 25,000. Local community services include: a hospital, a limited service airport, a public library, a theatre, a junior college, a high school, two public elementary schools, one private elementary school, a variety of churches, two supermarkets, a bowling alley, a public pool, a health club, and numerous restaurants and motels. Greenville, CA: Greenville is located in Indian Valley within Plumas County. With only eight people per square mile and just one stoplight, Plumas County offers a rural, four seasons, and mountain retreat type of setting. Indian Valley, which includes the communities of Greenville, Taylorsville, Crescent Mills and Canyon Dam, is rich in beauty and history. Surrounded by a stunning mountain backdrop, the valley is dotted with ranches, old barns and grazing cattle. The most alluring aspect of this verdant meadow is its serenity. Greenville, the largest of the communities within Indian Valley, offers a full range of business and service establishments. It has a small rural hospital, an elementary and high school. It is about 30 miles from Quincy, the County Seat. Blairsden/Graeagle/Portola, CA: The community of Blairsden/Graeagle is located 60 miles west of Reno, NV, and 20 miles east of Quincy at an elevation of approximately 4400 feet. Local community services include a market, hardware store, bakery, deli, pizza parlor, one full service gas station, physician’s clinic, dental office, post office, and several restaurants and motels. There are four 18-hole championship and two 9-hole golf courses within five miles of the office. Johnsville Ski Area is a local historic downhill ski area which hosts two long board-racing events per year as well as public downhill skiing. Rentals for a two bedroom /two bath condominium start around $1000 per month and housing costs for a three bedroom/two bath start around $180,000. Since housing is expensive in the Blairsden/Graeagle area many employees live in Portola or Quincy. The community of Portola (ten miles east of Blairsden/Graeagle) has a population of 2,000 with services including a hospital with physician's clinic, a public library, one elementary school, one middle school, one high school, a variety of churches, a supermarket, a bowling alley, a health club, and several restaurants and motels. Rentals for a two bedroom /one bath start around $600 per month and housing costs for a three bedroom/two bath start around $120,000. The Blairsden/Graeagle, Portola, and Quincy communities offer a variety of cultural events, and year-round sporting activities are available for all ages in a picturesque mountain setting. The areas have four seasons with warm days/cool nights in the summer and periodic snowstorms in the winter. Average annual precipitation is 35 to 40 inches. Within an easy half day or less drive are Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, Redding, Chico, Lake Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and a vast variety of activities and opportunities. Return the following interest form to Randy Jennings at rcjennings@fs.fed.us with a copy of your resume or bio-sketch by June 29th OUTREACH INTEREST FORM Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator), GS-0462-07 Plumas National Forest Mt.Hough Ranger District NAME: ______________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________ MAILING ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER: _______________________________________________________ AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: ______USFS _____BLM ______OTHER__________ TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: ______PERMANENT _____ TEMPORARY ______ TERM ______ VRA _____ PWD ______ OTHER CURRENT REGION/FOREST/DISTRICT: _______________________________________________ CURRENT SERIES AND GRADE IF APPLICABLE: ____________________________________________________________________________________ CURRENT POSITION TITLE:__________________________________________________________ WHERE DID YOU HEAR ABOUT VACANCY/OUTREACH? : ____________________________________________________________________________________ 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 READJUSTMENT ______ DISABLED VETERANS W/30% COMPENSABLE DISABILITY ______ VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998 ______ FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER ______ STUDENT CAREER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM ______ OTHER ______________________________________________________________ Thank you for your interest in our Vacancy!

Fire Handcrew Job Openings, Shawnee National Forest

(Handcrew) Camel Rock Garden-of-the-Gods Introduction The Shawnee National Forest will soon be filling several temporary GS-0462-3/4/5, NTE 1039 hours Forestry Aid/Technician (Handcrew) positions. These are arduous positions. The positions are located on the Hidden Springs Ranger District with the actual duty location in Murphysboro, Illinois. The work season runs from October through April with a break in December. The nationwide vacancies are located on the web at www.usajobs.opm.gov and are now open. The announcement numbers are: OCRT-0462-3-FIRE-DT, OCRT-0462-4-HANDCREW-DT, and OCRT-462-HANDCREW-DT-REL2. The primary purpose of these positions is to perform wildland fire suppression/management/control as a specialized firefighter with responsibility for the operation and maintenance of specialized tools and equipment. Other wildland fire related duties may involve fire prevention, patrol, detection, or prescribed burning. The incumbents may be assigned into one or more types of positions within the wildfire program where the individual’s specialized skills are required. Come join our team and help make a difference. Duties For GS-3 – Serves as a member of a fire crew assigned to suppress the full range of wildland fires. Performs assignments as a wildland firefighter in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices and terminology. This consists of fireline construction, use of pumps and engines, hose lays using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustments in the effective use of water and additives, working in and around aircraft such as helicopters, safety rules and basic fire behavior. For GS-4 – Serves as a skilled crewmember on a hand crew assigned to suppress a full range of difficult and complex wildland fires and prescribed fires. Utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment, and techniques while actively suppressing wildfires, such as a pulaski, shovel, McLeod, ax and chainsaw to control the spread of wildfire. Performs basic fireline activities such as line construction, lopping and scattering of fuels using hand tools, along with holding, patrolling, monitoring, and mop-up operations. Moves dirt, chops brush, removes small trees, etc. to construct fire line. Crewmember is responsible for observing the rules of wildland firefighting safety and applying practices and techniques to minimize resource damage. For GS-5 - Serves as an experienced firefighter and work leader on a hand crew or other related fire crews performing fire suppression and/or fuels management duties under the most adverse conditions of climate, fuels, and terrain. Performs the duties of a fully qualified chain saw operator and chainsaw repair technician. Performs all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, and mop up. Collects fire weather data. Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations. Participates in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe, efficient operation and use of tools, equipment, and vehicles used in fireline activities, with emphasis on those used in the particular function assigned. Work Capacity Test (WCT) for wildland firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed. Taking and passing the WCT at the arduous level is a “condition of employment.” The arduous fitness (Pack) Test consist of a three (3) mile hike, within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. Description of Forest At 280,000 acres, the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois is the largest unit of public land in the state. The Supervisor’s Office is located in Harrisburg, with Ranger Districts in Vienna and Jonesboro. The Forest sits at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The area is rich in history, reflecting the pioneer movement of Americans into the west. The Forest is predominantly oak-hickory, although pine was planted in many areas in the past. The razorback ridges associated with the Ozark upthrust are found on the west side of the Forest. The broader ridges associated with the Shawnee hills are found on the east side of the Forest. The Wisconsin glacier stopped north of the Shawnee, so the flat grand prairie (and its corn fields) more associated with the state of Illinois starts 40 to 60 miles north of the Shawnee. Additional information about the forest may be found at www.fs.fed.us/r9/shawnee. The Community Murphysboro is located in Jackson County, population is around 12,000 residents. Murphysboro has a wide selection of restaurants, as well as 2 grocery stores, a Wal-mart, and other amenities as needed. Some rental housing is available in Murphysboro for short term leases. It is located just west of the town of Carbondale where Southern Illinois University is located; Carbondale also has a wide variety of stores and restaurants, as well as rental properties available for short terms. Recreational and Cultural Opportunities Recreational opportunities abound on the Shawnee. Hiking, hunting, camping, biking, fishing (including several fishing tournaments) and horseback riding are some of the recreational opportunities available. The River-to-River Trail runs from the Mississippi River to the Ohio River and crosses both the Forest and private properties. The Shawnee contains a portion of the Ohio River National Scenic Byway. This Byway is approximately 400 miles in length, runs from the Ohio/Pennsylvania border to the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and crosses three national forests. There are seven congressionally designated wildernesses on the Shawnee, which provide both solitude and scenic beauty. There are a large number of community festivals held in southern Illinois from the Apple Festival in Murphysboro, to Festival Italiano in Herrin, to the Deer Festival in Golconda, to Barbecue on the River in Paducah, KY. Golf courses and tennis courts are available in many communities. Climate We experience all 4 seasons, with an average of 3” snow per year and temperature rarely below 0 degrees. Summer days are sunny and humid with highs in the 80’s – 90’s, occasionally topping 100. Spring weather can occur in March and fall weather can extend into November. During the spring and fall seasons, the climate and beauty of the area is especially compeling. Spring brings an abundance of blooming dogwoods, redbuds, and wildflowers. The fall is saturated with color, as the leaves turn brilliant reds, golds, and yellows. Garden of the Gods, the most visited site on the Forest, is a must-see during the fall color season. The unusual rock formations, coupled with the surrounding Garden of the Gods Wilderness, is Mother Nature at her finest. Education Pre-schools through high schools can be found in most communities and rank high in the state. There are several community colleges in the area offering quite reasonable in-district tuition. Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL offers a full range of baccalaureate through doctorate programs. Day care facilities are also available in most communities. Churches Churches representing all major denominations can be found in most communities. Economy Real estate here is moderately priced. The median price for purchasing a home is approximately $85,000 and house rentals begin at approximately $350 per month. Utilities are priced moderately. Tourism is a developing economic force in the area. In recent years several wineries have opened, offering two outstanding wine trails. Southern Illinois offers a rural environment with easy access to all possible amentities. Both shopping and entertainment opportunities are abundant within the area. Marion, Carbondale, and Paducah offer shopping malls, movie theaters, and several locally owned and operated restaurants, along with major chain and fast-food restaurants. Health Care Health care facilities serving the area include full facility Carbondale Doctor’s Memorial Hospital and Marion Memorial Hospital. Services at these hospitals include cardiac units, oncology, and neonatal units. Other hospitals providing care are Lourdes and Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. All the hospitals provide 24-hour emergency room physician coverage and specialists. For further information about the duties, please contact Forest Paukert, Supervisory Fire Engine Operator at 618-658-2111. For information about the community, please contact Daryl Kirtley, Support Services Specialist at 618-658-2111. This outreach notice is to identify potential candidates to determine the area of consideration. FOREST SERVICE EMPLOYEES ON THE WORKFORCE REDUCTION AND PLACEMENT LIST WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY CONSIDERATION AND CTAP/ICTAP ELIGIBLES WILL RECEIVE THE APPROPRIATE CONSIDERATION. If you are interested in applying for this position, please respond on the enclosed Outreach Notice Form by July 6, 2012. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410 Washington, DC 20250-9410 Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM If you are interested in these positions, be sure to submit your application through USAJobs when it is advertised. In addition, you are encouraged to complete this form and reply to Monica Neal by July 6, 2012 in one of three ways: E-mail: monicaneal@fs.fed.us. Fax: (618) 253-1063 Mail: Monica Neal Shawnee National Forest 50 Hwy 145 S Harrisburg, IL 62946 For additional details on the position, you may call Forest Paukert at (618) 658-2111 By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in the following positions, please place an “X” in the position(s) you are interested in: • _____Forestry Aid - Fire, GS-0462-3 (OCRT-0462-3-FIRE-DT) 1039 seasonal position • _____Forestry Technician – Handcrew, GS-0462-4 (OCRT-0462-4-HANDCREW-DT) 1039 seasonal position • _____Forestry Technician – Handcrew, GS-0462-5 (OCRT-0462-4-HANDCREW-DT-REL2) 1039 seasonal position Location: • Region 9, Shawnee National Forest, Murphysboro Work Center in Murphysboro, Illinois. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Name Date Address City State Zip E-Mail Phone number(s) Are you currently a federal employee If Yes, current agency and location current title/series/grade Type of Appointment if Current Government Employee Permanent Term Temporary Type of Schedule if Government Employee Full-time Part-time Intermittent If you are not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible for appointment under any of the following special authorities (check the appropriate box): Person with Disabilities Veteran Readjustment Former Peace Corps Volunteer Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability Student Career Experience Program Veterans Employment Opportunities Act 0f 1998 Other, please describe:

Fire Engine Operator Job Opening, Shawnee National Forest

(Fire Engine Operator) Camel Rock Garden-of-the-Gods Introduction The Shawnee National Forest will soon be filling several temporary GS-0462-3/4, NTE 1039 hours Forestry Aid/Technician (Fire Engine Operator) positions. These are arduous positions. The positions are located on the Hidden Springs Ranger District with the actual duty location in Vienna, Illinois or Murphysboro, Illinois. The work season runs from October through April with a break in December. The nationwide vacancies are located on the web at www.usajobs.opm.gov and are now open. The announcement numbers are: OCRT-0462-3-FIRE-DT and OCRT-0462-4-ENGINE-DT. The primary purpose of these positions is to perform wildland fire suppression/management/control as a specialized firefighter with responsibility for the operation and maintenance of specialized tools and equipment. Other wildland fire related duties may involve fire prevention, patrol, detection, or prescribed burning. The incumbents may be assigned into one or more types of positions within the wildfire program where the individual’s specialized skills are required. Come join our team and help make a difference. Duties For GS-3 – Serves as a member of a fire crew assigned to suppress the full range of wildland fires. Performs assignments as a wildland firefighter in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices and terminology. This consists of fireline construction, use of pumps and engines, hose lays using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustments in the effective use of water and additives, working in and around aircraft such as helicopters, safety rules and basic fire behavior. For GS-4 – Serves as a skilled crewmember on an engine. As an assistant on a wildland fire engine, works as a trainee engine operator driving the engine, operating the pump and making hose lays under the direction of the engine foreman. Responsible for positioning the fire engine or apparatus for safe and efficient operation. Work Capacity Test (WCT) for wildland firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed. Taking and passing the WCT at the arduous level is a “condition of employment.” The arduous fitness (Pack) Test consist of a three (3) mile hike, within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. Description of Forest At 280,000 acres, the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois is the largest unit of public land in the state. The Supervisor’s Office is located in Harrisburg, with Ranger Districts in Vienna and Jonesboro, and a work-center in Murphysboro. The Forest sits at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The area is rich in history, reflecting the pioneer movement of Americans into the west. The Forest is predominantly oak-hickory, although pine was planted in many areas in the past. The razorback ridges associated with the Ozark upthrust are found on the west side of the Forest. The broader ridges associated with the Shawnee hills are found on the east side of the Forest. The Wisconsin glacier stopped north of the Shawnee, so the flat grand prairie (and its corn fields) more associated with the state of Illinois starts 40 to 60 miles north of the Shawnee. Additional information about the forest may be found at www.fs.fed.us/r9/shawnee. The Community The city of Vienna is located off I-24. It is the county seat for Johnson County and has a population of about 1,500. Vienna is mostly an agricultural community. However, one minimum security and one medium security correctional center employ approximately 800 people combined. Vienna has many stores and services, and if what you need is not here, then it is likely to be found in the surrounding area. There are two dentists in town. There are four hospitals located in a 35 miles radius. There is a health clinic, optometrist, chiropractor, and pharmacy all located in Vienna. There are two banks and one credit union. There is a grocery store, dry cleaners, two auto dealerships, two auto supply stores, a furniture store, a hardware store, and many other services. There are several restaurants and civic organizations throughout Johnson County. There are several churches located here. There is a weekly newspaper and a library. There are several elementary schools, a middle school, and high school. There are several community colleges and universities in the surrounding area. The local park offers shelters for picnics and group gathering, volleyball, a basketball court, fitness area, walking trail, a playground and lots of room for several lawn sports. The high school tennis courts are available to the public. A PGA-certified 18 hole golf course is on the outskirt of town. Nearby full service communities are Marion, IL approximately 25 miles North, Carbondale, IL approximately 40 miles Northwest and Paducah, KY approximately 35 Southeast. Small commercial airports are available in those communities with international airports located in St. Louis, MO (130 miles Northwest) and Nashville, TN (165 miles Southeast). Murphysboro is located in Jackson County, population is around 12,000 residents. Murphysboro has a wide selection of restaurants, as well as 2 grocery stores, a Wal-mart, and other amenities as needed. Some rental housing is available in Murphysboro for short term leases. It is located just west of the town of Carbondale where Southern Illinois University is located; Carbondale also has a wide variety of stores and restaurants, as well as rental properties available for short terms. Recreational and Cultural Opportunities Recreational opportunities abound on the Shawnee. Hiking, hunting, camping, biking, fishing (including several fishing tournaments) and horseback riding are some of the recreational opportunities available. The River-to-River Trail runs from the Mississippi River to the Ohio River and crosses both the Forest and private properties. The Shawnee contains a portion of the Ohio River National Scenic Byway. This Byway is approximately 400 miles in length, runs from the Ohio/Pennsylvania border to the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and crosses three national forests. There are seven congressionally designated wildernesses on the Shawnee, which provide both solitude and scenic beauty. There are a large number of community festivals held in southern Illinois from the Apple Festival in Murphysboro, to Festival Italiano in Herrin, to the Deer Festival in Golconda, to Barbecue on the River in Paducah, KY. Golf courses and tennis courts are available in many communities. Climate We experience all 4 seasons, with an average of 3” snow per year and temperature rarely below 0 degrees. Summer days are sunny and humid with highs in the 80’s – 90’s, occasionally topping 100. Spring weather can occur in March and fall weather can extend into November. During the spring and fall seasons, the climate and beauty of the area is especially compeling. Spring brings an abundance of blooming dogwoods, redbuds, and wildflowers. The fall is saturated with color, as the leaves turn brilliant reds, golds, and yellows. Garden of the Gods, the most visited site on the Forest, is a must-see during the fall color season. The unusual rock formations, coupled with the surrounding Garden of the Gods Wilderness, is Mother Nature at her finest. Education Pre-schools through high schools can be found in most communities and rank high in the state. There are several community colleges in the area offering quite reasonable in-district tuition. Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL offers a full range of baccalaureate through doctorate programs. Day care facilities are also available in most communities. Churches Churches representing all major denominations can be found in most communities. Economy Real estate here is moderately priced. The median price for purchasing a home is approximately $85,000 and house rentals begin at approximately $350 per month. Utilities are priced moderately. Tourism is a developing economic force in the area. In recent years several wineries have opened, offering two outstanding wine trails. Southern Illinois offers a rural environment with easy access to all possible amentities. Both shopping and entertainment opportunities are abundant within the area. Marion, Carbondale, and Paducah offer shopping malls, movie theaters, and several locally owned and operated restaurants, along with major chain and fast-food restaurants. Health Care Health care facilities serving the area include full facility Carbondale Doctor’s Memorial Hospital and Marion Memorial Hospital. Services at these hospitals include cardiac units, oncology, and neonatal units. Other hospitals providing care are Lourdes and Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. All the hospitals provide 24-hour emergency room physician coverage and specialists. For further information about the duties, please contact Forest Paukert, Supervisory Fire Engine Operator at 618-658-2111. For information about the community, please contact Daryl Kirtley, Support Services Specialist at 618-658-2111. This outreach notice is to identify potential candidates to determine the area of consideration. FOREST SERVICE EMPLOYEES ON THE WORKFORCE REDUCTION AND PLACEMENT LIST WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY CONSIDERATION AND CTAP/ICTAP ELIGIBLES WILL RECEIVE THE APPROPRIATE CONSIDERATION. If you are interested in applying for this position, please respond on the enclosed Outreach Notice Form by July 6, 2012. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410 Washington, DC 20250-9410 Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM If you are interested in these positions, be sure to submit your application through USAJobs when it is advertised. In addition, you are encouraged to complete this form and reply to Monica Neal by July 6, 2012 in one of three ways: E-mail: monicaneal@fs.fed.us. Fax: (618) 253-1063 Mail: Monica Neal Shawnee National Forest 50 Hwy 145 S Harrisburg, IL 62946 For additional details on the position, you may call Forest Paukert at (618) 658-2111 By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in the following positions, please place an “X” in the position(s) you are interested in: • _____Forestry Aid - Fire, GS-0462-3 (OCRT-0462-3-FIRE-DT) 1039 seasonal position • _____Forestry Technician – Engine, GS-0462-4 (OCRT-0462-4-ENGINE-DT) 1039 seasonal position Location: • Region 9, Shawnee National Forest, 3 position will be filled at the Ranger Station in Vienna, Illinois and 3 positions will be filled at the Murphysboro Work Center in Murphysboro, Illinois. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Name Date Address City State Zip E-Mail Phone number(s) Are you currently a federal employee If Yes, current agency and location current title/series/grade Type of Appointment if Current Government Employee Permanent Term Temporary Type of Schedule if Government Employee Full-time Part-time Intermittent If you are not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible for appointment under any of the following special authorities (check the appropriate box): Person with Disabilities Veteran Readjustment Former Peace Corps Volunteer Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability Student Career Experience Program Veterans Employment Opportunities Act 0f 1998 Other, please describe:

Communications Coordinator Job Opening, USFS Region 9/Eastern Region

Outreach Notice Communications Coordinator Region 9, Eastern Region, Milwaukee, WI Position The Eastern Region is looking for the right person in a GS-1035-09/11 Communications Coordinator position in the Public and Government Relations Staff. Primary duties include organizing and coordinating media interviews, summarizing regional news items, and developing communications plans. This is an exceptional opportunity to work with other talented and creative employees involved in social media, traditional media, visual design, marketing, legislative affairs, and the nationally renowned Urban Connections Program. Work across a diverse region of 20 states including 14 forests and a national tallgrass prairie. This geographically and socially diverse landscape, creates the perfect mix of opportunities for professionals who want to inspire a larger land ethic through powerful and effective communication. Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin Duties 1. Communicates program initiatives/activities. Employs a variety of techniques to analyze the effectiveness of products, orientations, and briefings. Advises managers and staff on the best methods to employ in communicating information. Coordinates across multiple offices to independently prepare and respond to various requests for information. 2. Responds to requests for information requiring coordination with a variety of USDA Forest Service offices. Determines the nature of the data required and independently prepares material (i.e. news releases, fact sheets, brochures, booklets, broadcast spots, etc.) based upon the nature of the request. 3. Participates in planning and implementing an external communication program to disseminate information about agency activities and their effects on stakeholders. 4. Writing and analysis. Researches, writes and edits informational material. Develops complete articles for release to the news media. Prepares short speeches or sections of speeches and talking points covering various topics. Other Information of Interest ➢ The area of consideration is Government wide and External DEMO. ➢ One position will be advertised. ➢ The work schedule is maxiflex; occasional weekend or overtime work may be required. ➢ Travel including overnight stays is required periodically. ➢ Transfer of station benefits for existing federal employees are allowed per FSH 6509.33 ➢ Transfer of station benefits are not provided under the DEMO announcement. Outreach Response For more information please Jane Cliff at (414) 297 3664 or jcliff@fs.fed.us. Milwaukee: A Great Place on a Great Lake!" Milwaukee is a small version of Chicago, a mid-western city where the people are friendly and the weather is… well it’s not Hawaii, but then, you didn’t think it would be, did you? The Milwaukee area has solid schools, many performing arts opportunities, major league sports, good public transportation, and a location on Lake Michigan, the second largest of the five Great Lakes, by volume. Metro Milwaukee, Wisconsin's largest population center, is located on Lake Michigan's western shore, 90 miles north of Chicago. Metro Milwaukee encompasses four counties and has a combined population of more than 1.4 million people. It ranks as the nation's 36th largest metropolitan area. The city of Milwaukee ranks as the nation's 17th largest city with a population of 620,609. The Milwaukee area offers a high quality of life for many reasons. It's big enough to offer urban amenities, yet it also offers a small-town feeling in many well-established and proud neighborhoods. It's home to a diverse community of people. Milwaukee is serviced by a community based public school system, numerous hospitals and health care facilities and churches. Milwaukee offers four seasons with average temperatures ranging from ∼ 12-39°F during winter, ∼ 36-75°F during spring, ∼ 54-81°F during summer, and ∼ 18-59°F during fall. Average annual precipitation is 31 inches and average annual snowfall is 47 inches. While it may snow frequently, it doesn't stay on the ground long enough for serious cross-country skiing. The growing season for gardens is generally from May 15 to September 15. Midsummer can have hot and humid stretches, but most people can live without air conditioning. Spring and fall are simply glorious. The city’s natural beauty includes a 14,759 acre county park system and a setting on the shore of Lake Michigan. You're never too far from the countryside here. Milwaukee is on the doorstep of many Wisconsin inland lakes, streams, farms, and forests where skiing, hiking, swimming, hunting, and fishing can keep you active year-round. Sailing, charter boating, biking, indoor and outdoor ice skating, and golfing are among the many other recreation opportunities available. Milwaukee is an urban center, yet travel is fairly un-congested. Public transportation is offered through the County of Milwaukee bus system. General Mitchell International Airport is also located in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is nationally recognized as the "City of Festivals" and for the "Great Circus Parade." Festivals start in June with Summerfest and continue through the summer as different ethnic groups host weekend festivities at the lakefront. Milwaukee has a renowned public museum system, excellent library facilities, numerous radio and TV stations, a major daily newspaper, botanical gardens, and a zoo. For the art enthusiast, the city boasts a world-class symphony orchestra, repertory theater, opera and ballet companies, and an outstanding art museum. For the sports fan, this is a major league sports center. It's the home of baseball's Milwaukee Brewers, basketball's Milwaukee Bucks, hockey's Milwaukee Admirals and soccer's Milwaukee Wave. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University offer outstanding post-secondary education opportunities. In addition, there are also 10 colleges, two technical schools, and numerous specialty schools to choose from. For more information on Milwaukee visit: www.ci.mil.wi.us, or www.jsonline.com. For more information on Wisconsin visit: www.wisconsin.gov. Reply by: 07/06/ 2012 USDA FOREST SERVICE EASTERN REGION – REGIONAL OFFICE OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM To complete form, use tab key to move between fields (gray blocks), or left click on any field. Entries in check box fields are made by a single click to select or unselect. Type entries in other fields. Position Identification Position Title: Communications Coordinator, Eastern Region (R9) Location: Milwaukee, WI Applicant Information Name: E-Mail Address: Current Title, Series, Grade Current Organization/Location: Current Appointment: 0 Permanent 0 Temporary 0 Term 0 Not Current Employee If you are NOT a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following authorities: 0 Reinstatement 0 Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability 0 Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 0 Other 0 Person With Disabilities 0 Former Peace Corps Volunteer 0 Demonstration Project (external recruitment from the general public) Position Interest I would like to be considered for this position in the series identified. 0 Series currently identified and classified 0 Other appropriate series for which I am qualified I would like to be considered for this position at the grade level identified. 0 Target grade level currently identified. 0 Other grade level for which I am qualified (below target grade) I would like to be considered for this position at the location identified 0 Milwaukee, WI I am interested in the following position(s) 0 Communications Coordinator, Eastern Region, GS-1035-09/11 Applicants May Use This Space to Identify Special Qualifications, Interests, Needs or Provide Other Information: How did you hear about this vacancy (i.e. outreach database, email, web, friends, etc.) Interested applicants or those desiring further information may send this completed form via email to jcliff@fs.fed.us or FAX to 414-944-3966 by COB July 06, 2012. SUBMISSION OF THIS FORM IS VOLUNTARY.

Lands and Minerals Specialist Job Opening at Kaibab National Forest

Permanent Full Time Zone Lands & Minerals Specialist GS-0401-11 Kaibab National Forest Duty Station: Williams, AZ IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGING OPPORTUNITY… and working with a dynamic group of people, the Kaibab National Forest in north-central Arizona will soon be filling a Lands and Minerals Specialist on the South Zone of the Forest. Duty station will be located in Williams, AZ and the position is supervised by the Williams District Ranger. The Lands and Minerals Specialist for the South Zone (Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts) has the responsibility for providing leadership, coordination, developing budgets, facilitation and coaching for the zone lands and minerals program. Maintaining and improving relationships with sandstone quarry operators and mining claimants, communication site lease holders, local, state and county governments and private land owners are key elements for this position. You will also supervise a GS-9 Geologist/Lands and Minerals Assistant. Our lands and mineral program most recently has had challenges with exploratory drilling for uranium, land exchange parcels and expired special use permits. The Districts have implemented travel management restrictions and challenges with private landowners wanting access via closed roads have also been a priority for this position. This is an exciting time to be on the Kaibab as we are one of the four Northern Arizona National Forests involved with a national initiative known as the 4 Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI). This project is a collaborative effort, with many stakeholders, that is looking at treating 2.4 million acres across the four forests and restoring fire in our fire adapted ecosystems. The first project area will occur on the South Zone of the Kaibab as well as a portion of the Coconino National Forest. This position will be involved in determining access needs and easement determinations for implementation of the project. KAIBAB NATIONAL FOREST… is one of the six National Forests in Arizona, covers roughly 1.6 million acres, and is located immediately adjacent to both the north and south rims of Grand Canyon National Park. The Forest is composed of three Ranger Districts, and is headquartered in Williams, Arizona. We have approximately 140 permanent and 80 temporary employees. On the south end of the forest, the Williams Ranger District is adjacent to the Coconino and Prescott National Forests, and to the Navajo Army Depot (Arizona National Guard). Square in the middle, Tusayan Ranger District is bordered by the Havasupai Reservation to the west, Grand Canyon National Park immediately north, and the Navajo Reservation to the east. Just north of the forest boundary on the North Kaibab Ranger District, Bureau of Land Management public lands are managed by the Arizona Strip Field Office. Major resource programs on the Forest include fire and fuel management, recreation, range, timber and other vegetation management, wildlife and common variety mineral (sandstone) production. The Grand Canyon Game Preserve on the Kaibab Plateau was created by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1906, and still has a key focus in the management of the Kaibab deer herd. There are four Wilderness areas, and the Arizona Trail passes through two ranger districts as it crosses the state. Elevations on the Forest range from about 5,000 feet to over 10,000 feet. Vegetation varies from near desert-like conditions at the lower canyon elevations to pinyon-juniper woodlands, to the ponderosa pine belt, and up to the mixed conifer forests of pine, spruce and aspen in the cooler upper elevations. Wildlife is abundant, with elk, mule deer, antelope, turkey, and coyote being the most common larger species. The Forest lies in a relatively mild climate zone, with summer temperatures averaging from lows of 50°F at night to highs of 85°F during the day. Winter temperatures average from 20°F to 45°F, with snow being common but generally not staying long. The cool and rainy monsoon season in July and August brings relief from the summer heat via brief and sometimes violent thunderstorms across the Forest. Annual precipitation in the Williams area averages about 22 inches, with an average total snowfall of 70 inches. The south end of the forest lies within a 3-hour drive of the metropolitan Phoenix area (current population 3.5 million), and all of the 4-5 million annual visitors to Grand Canyon National Park pass through the forest enroute to that destination. Almost all of the forest lies within Coconino County, the third-largest county in the United States, with the county seat located in Flagstaff, AZ. For more information on the Kaibab National Forest, please visit our website at www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai Williams Ranger District is the southern district on the forest, and is about 600,000 acres in size. Located just above the Mogollon Rim, the District is a mix of ponderosa pine forest, pinyon-juniper woodlands, and grasslands. Nearly all resource programs and management activities are shared in a zone with the Tusayan Ranger District, with both District Rangers splitting supervision of zone staff and sharing responsibility for coordinating and directing management of the zone. Approximately 50 permanent employees are stationed at the district, with an additional 40 temporary employees added during the field season. The Williams Ranger District offers a variety of trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and in the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. A small, family-oriented downhill ski area operates under special use permit on Bill Williams Mountain. Seven lakes and four developed campgrounds are located on the district, and there are a great many areas suitable for dispersed camping. Other popular outdoor activities include hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing. Tusayan Ranger District… is immediately adjacent to the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The District covers approximately 300,000 acres and vegetation types vary from sagebrush-grasslands and pinyon-juniper forests in the lower elevations to ponderosa pine stands in the higher country. The Kaibab began managing wildland fires to meet resource objectives in 2003 with Tusayan Ranger District providing the bulk of opportunities. The primary objective of our work is healthy forest restoration. The District also has active and challenging minerals and range programs with approximately 2400 mining claims and 3 large allotments. Other government agencies in the immediate area include the National Park Service, and the Navajo, Hopi, Hualapai and Havasupai Tribes. Recreation opportunities include the various scenic and hiking trails at the Grand Canyon, as well as many hunting opportunities for both small and large game such as deer, trophy elk, turkey, squirrel and many others. Fishing opportunities in the immediate area of Flagstaff and Williams are provided by small lakes stocked annually with trout and some other species. However, within a 2 - 4 hour drive of the District you can find trophy trout fishing, bass fishing and all fresh water species at Lake Powell, Roosevelt Lake, and other lakes in the Phoenix area. Other recreational activities include mountain biking, downhill and cross-country skiing, camping, wildlife viewing, hiking and backpacking. Winters can be cold and snowy in northern Arizona, providing opportunities for winter sports. COMMUNITY INFORMATION…The City of Williams was founded in 1882 and named for mountain man Bill Williams, who explored, trapped and guided hunting parties through the area in the early 1800’s. Located 30 miles west of Flagstaff on Interstate 40, Williams is a full service community with a population of about 3,300 people. The community lies in the valleys and meadows at the base of Bill Williams Mountain, surrounded by the Kaibab National Forest. The City of Williams bills itself as “Gateway to the Grand Canyon.” The climate is mild, but offers four (or more) distinct seasons. At an elevation of 6770 feet, up above the Mogollon Rim, Williams escapes the brutal summer heat more commonly associated with the Arizona desert to the south, and is a popular weekend and vacation destination for many Arizona desert residents (as well as those from many other states and countries) during the summer months. Because Historic Route 66 runs through town, and the Grand Canyon Railway runs daily passenger excursion trips from Williams to the Grand Canyon for visitors, there are numerous restaurants, motels and hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, gift shops and gas stations. During the summer months, there are all kinds of activities and special events happening in Williams, including parades, a mountain man rendezvous, shooting events, motorcycle rally, rodeos, and antique car shows. The Kaibab National Forest partners with the City of Williams, Grand Canyon and the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce to operate the Williams-Kaibab National Forest Visitor Center inside the restored Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Station in downtown Williams, and served more than 80,000 visitors during 2011. Williams has many churches, schools are k-12, and Coconino Community College has a satellite campus here. There is a medical clinic, complete with ambulance service, and a dental clinic. A regional medical center/hospital and other medical facilities are located about ½ hour away in Flagstaff. There is an 18-hole golf course, small parks and rodeo grounds in town. For large city shopping and other amenities, Phoenix is about 200 miles and 3 hours away via interstate freeway. Active community service clubs include Rotary International, Kiwanis and Lions, and there are many local volunteer organizations serving a wide variety of community needs. Costs for and quality of single-family houses in and around Williams vary widely, but a reasonable range would be $200-300,000 for newer 3BR homes. Rental housing is scarce. Housing and other development in Northern Arizona is generally limited by lack of available water and limited private land. Government housing is not available. For more information on Williams visit the Williams Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce http://www.williamschamber.com CONTACTS… For additional information about this opportunity, please call Williams District Ranger Martie Schramm at (928) 635-5630 or Tusayan District Ranger Nick Larson at (928) 635-8230 .

Supervisory Forestry Technician Job Opening, Plumas National Forest

PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST _______________________________ OUTREACH NOTICE PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST Mt.Hough Ranger District Quincy, CA ___________________________________ The Plumas National Forest, Mt.Hough Ranger District has the following vacancy currently open: Supervisory Forestry Technician (ADFMO), GS-0462-09 The Mt. Hough Ranger District will be filling a temporary detail (120 days) beginning in July 2012. Per diem will not be available. Description of the duties associated with this position: Directs safe initial attack and extended attack suppression actions, including determining incident needs, dispatch, and deployment of personnel and equipment. Determines and implements fire management tactics appropriate to the area involved. Serves as acting DFMO on a regular basis throughout the year. Coordinates and directs the District's fire prevention detection, and suppression operations consistent with the fire management policy and program in achievement of the overall District program of work. Assists the DFMO in managing other District programs, such as, fleet equipment, budget allocations and cooperator agreements. Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-08 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. KEY REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of fire behavior, fire hazard and risk analysis, fuel volume and flammability assessment, and firefighting techniques sufficient to prepare independently complex fire suppression plans, fuels management plans, and programs for a diverse forest area. Ability to effectively communicate to prepare plans and reports, to deal with the public and cooperators Knowledge of management methods pertaining to work planning, scheduling, budgeting, and directing the accomplishment of program elements Thorough knowledge of supervisory methods and of personnel policies, regulations and procedures, to effectively supervise employees. Practical knowledge of fire gained from wildland fireline firefighting experience and/or participation in prescribed burn field operations is required. For more information contact: Randy Jennings, DIV-2 Mt.Hough Ranger District 530-283-7630 or rcjennings@fs.fed.us Area description: The Plumas National Forest encompasses over a million acres of tree-covered mountains, filled with hundreds of high alpine lakes and thousands of miles of clear running streams. Elevations range from 3,000 to 8,000 feet. The area has four seasons with warm to hot days and warm to cool nights in the summer, and periodic snowstorms in the winter. Average annual precipitation is about 35~40 inches a year. Within a half day or less drive are Lake Tahoe, Reno, Sacramento, Susanville, San Francisco, Redding, Chico, California coast, Lake Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park and a vast variety of activities and opportunities. Popular activities within Plumas County and the Plumas National Forest include hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, white water rafting, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and wildlife viewing. Quincy, CA: The community of Quincy is the Plumas County seat and has a population of approximately 5,000. Quincy is located at an elevation of 3400 feet in a small mountain valley in the northeastern Sierra Nevada. Area vegetation is typically mixed conifer. Year-round county population is approximately 25,000. Local community services include: a hospital, a limited service airport, a public library, a theatre, a junior college, a high school, two public elementary schools, one private elementary school, a variety of churches, two supermarkets, a bowling alley, a public pool, a health club, and numerous restaurants and motels. Greenville, CA: Greenville is located in Indian Valley within Plumas County. With only eight people per square mile and just one stoplight, Plumas County offers a rural, four seasons, and mountain retreat type of setting. Indian Valley, which includes the communities of Greenville, Taylorsville, Crescent Mills and Canyon Dam, is rich in beauty and history. Surrounded by a stunning mountain backdrop, the valley is dotted with ranches, old barns and grazing cattle. The most alluring aspect of this verdant meadow is its serenity. Greenville, the largest of the communities within Indian Valley, offers a full range of business and service establishments. It has a small rural hospital, an elementary and high school. It is about 30 miles from Quincy, the County Seat. Blairsden/Graeagle/Portola, CA: The community of Blairsden/Graeagle is located 60 miles west of Reno, NV, and 20 miles east of Quincy at an elevation of approximately 4400 feet. Local community services include a market, hardware store, bakery, deli, pizza parlor, one full service gas station, physician’s clinic, dental office, post office, and several restaurants and motels. There are four 18-hole championship and two 9-hole golf courses within five miles of the office. Johnsville Ski Area is a local historic downhill ski area which hosts two long board-racing events per year as well as public downhill skiing. Rentals for a two bedroom /two bath condominium start around $1000 per month and housing costs for a three bedroom/two bath start around $180,000. Since housing is expensive in the Blairsden/Graeagle area many employees live in Portola or Quincy. The community of Portola (ten miles east of Blairsden/Graeagle) has a population of 2,000 with services including a hospital with physician's clinic, a public library, one elementary school, one middle school, one high school, a variety of churches, a supermarket, a bowling alley, a health club, and several restaurants and motels. Rentals for a two bedroom /one bath start around $600 per month and housing costs for a three bedroom/two bath start around $120,000. The Blairsden/Graeagle, Portola, and Quincy communities offer a variety of cultural events, and year-round sporting activities are available for all ages in a picturesque mountain setting. The areas have four seasons with warm days/cool nights in the summer and periodic snowstorms in the winter. Average annual precipitation is 35 to 40 inches. Within an easy half day or less drive are Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, Redding, Chico, Lake Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and a vast variety of activities and opportunities. Return the following interest form to Randy Jennings at rcjennings@fs.fed.us with a copy of your resume or bio-sketch by June 29th OUTREACH INTEREST FORM Supervisory Forestry Technician (ADFMO), GS-0462-09 Plumas National Forest Mt.Hough Ranger District NAME: ______________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________ MAILING ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER: _______________________________________________________ AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: ______USFS _____BLM ______OTHER__________ TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: ______PERMANENT _____ TEMPORARY ______ TERM ______ VRA _____ PWD ______ OTHER CURRENT REGION/FOREST/DISTRICT: _______________________________________________ CURRENT SERIES AND GRADE IF APPLICABLE: ____________________________________________________________________________________ CURRENT POSITION TITLE:__________________________________________________________ WHERE DID YOU HEAR ABOUT VACANCY/OUTREACH? : ____________________________________________________________________________________ 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 READJUSTMENT ______ DISABLED VETERANS W/30% COMPENSABLE DISABILITY ______ VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998 ______ FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER ______ STUDENT CAREER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM ______ OTHER ______________________________________________________________ Thank you for your interest in our Vacancy!

Visitor Center Directorship in Alaska

Natural Resources Specialist (Visitor Center Director) GS-0401-11 or 11/12 permanent full time Alaska Region - Tongass National Forest Juneau Ranger District         Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center          Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center,                          Juneau, Alaska We are conducting outreach for interested candidates for the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center director permanent full time position on the Juneau Ranger District, Tongass National Forest. To express interest in this permanent full time position, please complete the attached Outreach Response Form and send to mmarshall01@fs.fed.us by July 1, 2012. For additional information on the position or the duty location, please contact Marti Marshall, Juneau District Ranger, at (907) 789-6244. Position Title:  Natural Resources Specialist (Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Director), GS-0401-11 OR 0401-11/12* (*The position is currently being classified; grade will be dependent upon classification.) Tour of Duty:  Permanent full time. Duty Station:  Juneau, Alaska Position Duties:  The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Director leads a team of permanent, seasonal, and temporary employees to manage the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and many aspects of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area.  The director is also an important part of the joint Juneau Ranger District-Admiralty Island National Monument staff team.  Budget, planning, and leadership skills are critical to this position. The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is located on the Juneau Ranger District and within the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area.  The Visitor Center includes not only the Center but a complex of improvements and facilities in the immediate area. This includes parking lots, a bus shelter, pavilion, information kiosk, restrooms, sidewalks, and the paved Photo Point Trail.   Other trails in the vicinity include Steep Creek Interpretive trail, Trail of Time, East Glacier, Moraine Ecology, and Nugget Falls trails. Fees have been collected at the Visitor Center since 1999. With approximately 500,000 visitors a year (primarily May-September), the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center complex is one of the most visited sites in Alaska, attracting a broad diversity of U.S. and world visitors.  Strong partnerships with the tourism industry, including bus companies and transporters, are keys to serving the many visitors arriving in Juneau from cruise ships.  Other important components of visitor center program management is the strong conservation education program, partnerships with universities and research related to glaciers, climate change, wildlife, and fish. The natural and biological wonders of the landscape and the recent increases of black and brown bears to the area (attracted to the salmon runs in nearby Steep Creek) make managing the site both interesting and challenging.  Generally the challenge of operating the Center is not in attracting more visitors but rather to manage visitors for an enjoyable and safe experience.       Juneau-Admiralty District Office Duty Location: The district office is located in Juneau, Alaska.  Juneau Ranger District and Admiralty Island National Monument staffs are co-located at 8510 Mendenhall Loop Road, near the renowned Mendenhall Glacier. The Visitor Center director office is at the Visitor Center, approximately 1.5 miles away. Area and Community Descriptions: At over 3.5 million acres, the Juneau Ranger District is the largest district in the nation on the largest national forest in the nation - the Tongass, with over 17 million acres. The landscape ranges from giant spruce forests to thundering tidewater glaciers. Juneau is the main community within the district, with Skagway, Haines, and Gustavus a flight or ferry ride away. Situated on the upper Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, Juneau is almost 600 air miles from Anchorage and 900 miles from Seattle. Juneau is home to roughly 31,000 year round residents. World-class recreation opportunities abound across the district. Juneau's trail system is considered one of the best in Alaska. Public use cabins are located throughout the district and provide solitude as well as a starting point for other excursions. Excellent fishing, wildlife viewing, and other recreational opportunities are accessible from the Juneau road system as well as more remote locations. No stop in Juneau is complete without a stop at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Travel in and out of Juneau is via air or boat. Daily jet service and smaller commuter planes provide service to Juneau and nearby communities. The Alaska Marine Highway ferry system connects Juneau with other Southeast Alaska towns. Several air charter companies can meet your transportation needs as well. The City of Juneau is the capital of Alaska which originated as a bustling gold mining community founded in 1880.  It is the only State capital that cannot be reached by road.  Juneau is on the mainland, and lies along the famed Inside Passage, which is a maze of protected waterways weaving around over a thousand islands.  This area of the State is commonly known as the "Southeast" or "the Panhandle". The Coast Range Mountains rise abruptly from the tidal flats of Gastineau Channel making a spectacular backdrop for downtown Juneau. The city has a population of approximately 31,000 people, and has strong Alaska Native, Filipino, and Asian representation.  Diversity is found in the many civic and community organizations. Juneau is a major service center for southeast Alaska and provides a diverse selection of employment opportunities and businesses. Weather Because southeast Alaska is adjacent to the North Pacific, it has a maritime climate characterized by relatively mild, cloudy, and wet weather.  The average daily high temperature is 29°F in January and 64°F in August. Rainfall in the district can range from 40 inches to 150 inches depending on the location, with downtown Juneau averaging 90 inches of rain a year.  The district office receives about 50 inches a year. On the longest day of the year, the sun rises about four in the morning and sets about ten in the evening.  On the shortest day of the year, there are approximately six hours and forty minutes of daylight. Tongass National Forest website:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/ For information on the position: Contact Person:          Marti Marshall  , Juneau District Ranger Phone Number(s):       (907) 789-6244 Email address(es):      mmarshall01@fs.fed.us If you are interested in the permanent full time positions, please complete the attached outreach form and return to Marti Marshall by July 1. Thank you for your interest in this position! The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).  Persons with disabilities who require means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotapes, etc) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write:  USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC  20250-9401 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD).  USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity provider and employer.             OUTREACH NOTICE FORM Tongass National Forest Juneau Ranger District Juneau, Alaska             Title:  Natural Resources Specialist (Visitor Center Director), GS-0401-11 OR 11/12 Tour of Duty:  Permanent Full Time. Duty Station:  Juneau, Alaska I am interested in a permanent full time position!             yes_____        no_____ PERSONAL INFORMATION: Name: Date: Address: Phone: City/State: E-Mail: Are you currently a Federal employee: YES NO If yes: Current title/series/grade: Current duty station location: Type of appointment you qualify for (ex: Career, Career-Conditional, Excepted-ANILCA, Excepted VRA, etc.) Briefly describe why you will be a quality candidate for this position (enter text below, and feel free to continue to the next page if needed):