Resource Staff Officer, GS-0401/1301-12/13, 120 Day Detail

Resource Staff Officer GS-0401/1301-12/13 120-DAY DETAIL POSITION OUTREACH Please respond by October 5, 2012 The Inyo National Forest (INF) may be filling a 120-day detail for a GS-0401/1301-12/13 Resource Staff Officer to be located at the Supervisor’s Office in Bishop, CA. Duties of this position include: The position serves as a principal staff assistant to the Forest Supervisor with primary responsibility for providing overall long-range leadership, coordination, planning, and direction for Range, Wildlife, Fisheries, Botany, Cultural Resources, Timber, and Watershed Management on the Inyo National Forest. Acts as a primary contact with the Regional and Washington Offices, states, other federal agencies, external public, and political entities on issues related to resource programs. Incumbent serves as a member of the Forest Leadership Team. Position is responsible for proposals, monitoring, and reporting status of budget and accomplishments for assigned functions throughout the fiscal cycle. Incumbent provides supervision for multiple resource staff groups including the Forest Planner and GIS function. Interested employees: If you are interested in the position please respond with the questionnaire and a current resume to christophermoore@fs.fed.us by October 5, 2012. Contact Christopher Moore at 760-873-2477. The Inyo National Forest is a large, complex forest, encompassing about two million acres in California and Nevada. It contains several natural features of national and international interest. There are seven wilderness areas and six research natural areas, as well as the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Diverse geologic features, combined with the elevational extremes and attendant wide range of climatic conditions, results in tremendous floristic diversity on the Forest, with vegetation communities ranging from desert scrub, sagebrush scrub, and pinyon woodland, to Jeffrey pine, lodgepole pine and alpine habitats. “The USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity provider and employer” INYO National Forest ABOUT BISHOP Bishop is located in the northern end of the Owens Valley, flanked by the Sierra Nevada Range to the west and the White Mountain Range to the east. It is 270 miles north of Los Angeles, California and 205 miles south of Reno, Nevada. The levation is 4,100 feet. The average temperature ranges from 20 to 105 degrees. Bishop averages 285 sunny days a year. Average yearly rainfall is 5.6 inches with approximately 2-6 inches of snow which usually melts in a few days. The population is 4,000 within the City of Bishop and 11,000 within the surrounding areas. Bishop was voted the top place for outdoor recreation in California; these opportunities include backpacking, fishing, hunting, hang gliding, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, cycling, mountain biking, photograpy, rock climbing, and horseback riding. There is a public 18-hole golf course. World famous Mammoth Mountain Ski area is located 45 miles north for 3,500 acres of downhill skiing. Yosemite National Park, Devils Postpile National Monument, Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, and Death Valley National Park are all less than 100 miles from Bishop. Local events include: Mule Days, Wild West Rodeo, Tri-County Fair, and Millpond Music Festival. The Laws Railroad Museum provides a unique glimpse of Bishop’s past through their true to life exhibits. The Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center takes visitors even further into Bishop’s Native American past. Medical Services are provided by Northern Inyo Hospital that includes an Intensive Care Unit and 24-hour Emergency Room. Bishop also has five optometrists, two psychiatrists, and six dentists. There are two private schools, as well as Bishop Union Elementary School, Bishop Joint Union High School, and Cerro Coso Community College. Four year degrees are offered through LaVern and Cal-State Bakerfield at Cerro Coso. The major retailers are J.C. Penny, K-Mart, Rite-Aid, and Vons. There are many independent merchants throughout Inyo County which offer a variety of goods and services. Chippewa National Forest RESOURCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE GUIDE BOOK INYO National Forest ABOUT BISHOP Bishop is located in the northern end of the Owens Valley, flanked by the Sierra Nevada Range to the west and the White Mountain Range to the east. It is 270 miles north of Los Angeles, California and 205 miles south of Reno, Nevada. The levation is 4,100 feet. The average temperature ranges from 20 to 105 degrees. Bishop averages 285 sunny days a year. Average yearly rainfall is 5.6 inches with approximately 2-6 inches of snow which usually melts in a few days. The population is 4,000 within the City of Bishop and 11,000 within the surrounding areas. Bishop was voted the top place for outdoor recreation in California; these opportunities include backpacking, fishing, hunting, hang gliding, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, cycling, mountain biking, photograpy, rock climbing, and horseback riding. There is a public 18-hole golf course. World famous Mammoth Mountain Ski area is located 45 miles north for 3,500 acres of downhill skiing. Yosemite National Park, Devils Postpile National Monument, Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, and Death Valley National Park are all less than 100 miles from Bishop. Local events include: Mule Days, Wild West Rodeo, Tri-County Fair, and Millpond Music Festival. The Laws Railroad Museum provides a unique glimpse of Bishop’s past through their true to life exhibits. The Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center takes visitors even further into Bishop’s Native American past. Medical Services are provided by Northern Inyo Hospital that includes an Intensive Care Unit and 24-hour Emergency Room. Bishop also has five optometrists, two psychiatrists, and six dentists. There are two private schools, as well as Bishop Union Elementary School, Bishop Joint Union High School, and Cerro Coso Community College. Four year degrees are offered through LaVern and Cal-State Bakerfield at Cerro Coso. The major retailers are J.C. Penny, K-Mart, Rite-Aid, and Vons. There are many independent merchants throughout Inyo County which offer a variety of goods and services.

Winter sports and wilderness manager position opening

Winter Sports/Wilderness Manager GS-0401-11 120-DAY DETAIL POSITION OUTREACH Please respond by October 2, 2012 The Inyo National Forest (INF) is looking to fill a 120-day detail for a GS-0401-11 Winter Sports and Wilderness Manager to be located at the Mammoth Ranger Station in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Duties of this position include: The position is responsible for administering the permit for the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, a large, complex alpine ski area, including oversight of the avalanche artillery program, with an emphasis on winter sports during the winter season. The position is also responsible for planning and oversight of the District wilderness management program, which includes portions of the John Muir and Ansel Adams Wilderness Areas. Good NEPA, permit administration, and communication skills are essential. Interested employees: If you are interested in the position please respond with the questionnaire and a current resume to jregelbrugge@fs.fed.us by October 2, 2012. Contact Jon Regelbrugge at 760-924-5553. The Inyo National Forest is a large, complex forest, encompassing about two million acres in California and Nevada. It contains several natural features of national and international interest. There are seven wilderness areas and six research natural areas, as well as the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Diverse geologic features, combined with the elevational extremes and attendant wide range of climatic conditions, results in tremendous floristic diversity on the Forest, with vegetation communities ranging from desert scrub, sagebrush scrub, and pinyon woodland, to Jeffrey pine, lodgepole pine and alpine habitats. “The USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity provider and employer” INYO National Forest ABOUT MAMMOTH LAKES Mammoth Lakes is a full service community of approximately 5,000 year-round residents, located on the east side of the Sierra Nevada at an elevation of approximately 7,800 feet. In summer, temperatures average 75-80 degrees for a high and seldom drop below 40 degrees. Winter temperatures range from 40 degrees to 10 degrees with mostly sunny skies. Annual snowfall at Mammoth Mountain Ski area averages 335 inches. Mammoth Lakes has a full range of schools, including an extension campus of Cerro Coso Community College, a hospital, dentists, stores, churches, and shopping facilities and numerous restaurants. It is a high-use recreation-oriented area with a full range of winter and summer outdoor recreation opportunities including: backpacking and hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing (both cross-country and downhill), cycling (both road and mountain), rock climbing and horseback riding. The cost of a three-bedroom house starts at $650,000+. Condominiums start at $350,000 and rentals range from $1,800-3,000 per month. Bishop, California, is located approximately 40 miles south and offers a full range of services. The closest metropolitan areas are Carson City and Reno, Nevada, (approximately 2.5 and 3 hours north) and Ridgecrest and Lancaster, California (approximately 3 and 4 hours south). There may be government housing available on the Forest Service Compound in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Chippewa National Forest RESOURCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE GUIDE BOOK INYO NATIONAL FOREST OUTREACH NOTICE Inyo NF, Mammoth Ranger District Winter Sports and Wilderness Manager GS-0401-11 120-DAY DETAIL POSITION OUTREACH NAME: ___ IBM or EMAIL ADDRESS: MAILING ADDRESS: TELEPHONE NUMBER: AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: PERMANENT TEMPORARY TERM VRA PWD OTHER 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: 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 **Please include a copy of your latest resume**

Recreation Natural Resource Specialists x 4 job postings

Outreach Notice Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation) GS-101/401-11 Douglas/Nogales/Sierra Vista/Safford & Santa Catalina Ranger Districts C o r o n a d o N a t i o n a l F o r e s t ABOUT THE POSITION The Forest has four positions that need to be filled. These positions are located on ranger districts of the forest. The primary purpose of these positions is to serve as primary assistants in the planning, programming, and execution of all land, trails, special uses, and minerals management program activities. These positions will be advertised in the GS-0101 and GS-0401 series. DUTY STATION SPECIFICS: Four positions will be selected as follows: 1. Santa Catalina Ranger District, duty station Tucson, AZ 2. Safford Ranger District (Service First), duty station Safford, AZ 3. Sierra Vista Ranger District, duty station Sierra Vista, AZ 4. Douglas/Nogales Ranger Districts (shared position), duty station Douglas or Nogales, AZ The announcement will be posted on the USAJOBS website www.usajobs.gov . The announcement number will be circulated when available; it will be sent to everyone who responds to this Outreach. ABOUT THE FOREST: The Coronado National Forest covers 1,780,000 acres of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. Elevations range from 3000 feet to 10,720 feet in twelve widely scattered mountain ranges or "sky islands" that rise dramatically from the desert floor, supporting plant communities as biologically diverse as those encountered on a trip from Mexico to Canada. Views are spectacular from these mountains, and visitors may experience all four seasons during a single day's journey, wandering through the desert among giant saguaro cactus and colorful wildflowers in the morning, enjoying lunch beside a mountain stream, and playing in the snow later in the afternoon. The sky islands of the Coronado National Forest are unique and surprising, offering year-round recreation opportunities ABOUT THE DISTRICTS: The Douglas Ranger District encompasses three mountain ranges: the Chiricahua (Chair-i-cowa) Mountains (291,496 acres), the Dragoon Mountains (54,211 acres) and the Peloncillo (Pel-un-see-yo) Mountains (87,986 acres). These mountain ranges are part of the Coronado National Forest “Sky Island” landscape with some of the most diverse wildlife and plant life in Arizona. The District is located in the southeastern corner of Arizona and southwest New Mexico. The district borders the United States/Mexico international border. Coordination efforts with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency are an integral part of the districts’ programs. As the heartland of the Chiricahua Apache, the Douglas District is the custodian of many unique historic and pre-historic cultural resource sites. Ecological types range from Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts to spruce-fir forests, as elevations rise from about 4500 feet to over 9700 feet. The Chiricahua Mountains alone sport 47 designated hiking trails both inside and outside of the 87,700 acre Chiricahua Wilderness. The Nogales Ranger District comprises the southwestern portion of the Coronado National Forest. This scenic District of southeastern Arizona offers a multitude of recreational opportunities including the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, the popular Old Baldy and Agua Caliente hiking trails, the Elephant Head Mountain Biking area and camping and boating along Pena Blanca Lake. The Santa Rita Mountains and Mt. Wrightson Wilderness both lie within the bounds of this mountainous district. Within the Nogales Ranger District there lie opportunities for fishing, swimming, boating, mountain biking, trail riding, hiking, camping and backcountry travel in the Mt. Wrightson Wilderness. The district borders the United States/Mexico international border. Coordination efforts with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency are an integral part of the districts’ programs. The Sierra Vista Ranger District covers approximately 350,000 acres. The Sierra Vista Ranger District includes the Huachuca, Patagonia, and Whetstones Mountain ranges, which are all, part of the “Sky Island” forests surrounded by the Upper Sonoran Desert. The District office is located in Hereford which is just south of Sierra Vista at the edge of the Huachuca Mountains approximately 9 miles north west of United States/Mexico international border. The vegetation ranges from low elevation Upper Sonoran desert type, grass and oak woodland type to mixed Conifer and ponderosa pine in the higher elevations. The District hosts a wide variety of uses including developed and dispersed recreation sites, the Miller Peak Wilderness Area, numerous grazing allotments, world-class birding areas, large mineral deposits, a large cave management program and coordination efforts with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection organization. District personnel are scheduled to move into a new Ranger District complex on October 1, 2012. The Safford Ranger District includes four of the Coronado National Forest's "sky islands": the Winchester, Galiuro, Santa Teresa and Pinaleno mountain ranges. The Galiuro mountains contain the Galiuro Wilderness, one of the most remote and rugged areas in southeast Arizona. The Pinaleno Mountains are a popular recreation destination, where you can find campgrounds, miles of hiking trails, and trout fishing (in Riggs Flat Lake). The Santa Catalina Ranger District comprises 260,000 acres immediately adjacent to Tucson, Arizona. Two renowned wilderness areas, Pusch Ridge and Rincon, total 96,000 acres and create a very exciting and challenging wildland urban interface. Sabino Canyon is a 4 mile long riparian watercourse that is visited by well over a million people each year. Mt Lemmon is the topographic highpoint on the district at nearly 10,000 foot elevation and is reached by a historic, scenic and ecological tour along the nationally designated “Sky Island Scenic Byway". The community of Summerhaven is a rapidly growing community of several hundred people residing on private land near the summit. The District has unbelievable support from dozens of volunteer organizations that provide tens of thousands of donated hours each year. The Sabino Canyon Volunteer naturalists teach over 10,000 children each year about the environment. Redington Pass is a historic place located between the Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains where the Arizona Trail provides exploring opportunities and the Redington Pass Back-country touring area is heavily visited by OHV enthusiasts. The District supports two substantial Recreation Enhancement Act areas that generate one million dollars in annual revenue. Revenue goes to support operation, maintenance and renovation of 7 campgrounds, 10 picnic areas, 8 vista points and numerous trailheads in Sabino and on Mt. Lemmon. Mt. Lemmon is home to 360 recreation residents, 100 electronic sites, and a small ski area. The District has many diverse ecosystems that support Sonoran Desert Bighorn sheep, Mexican Spotted owls, Northern goshawks, and Peregrine falcons and the lowlands support numerous endangered aquatic species. COMMUNITY LINKS: Douglas, AZ http://www.douglasaz.org/ Nogales, AZ http://www.nogalesaz.gov/ Sierra Vista, AZ http://sierravistachamber.org/the-community/ Safford, AZ http://www.graham-chamber.com/community.php Tucson, AZ http://www.tucsonchamber.org/ OUTREACH RESPONSE : Interested applicants should fill out the attached outreach form and return to Connie Lane by October 19, 2012. OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation), GS-101/401-11 NAME: EMAIL: MAILING ADDRESS: TELEPHONE NO.: AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: ___Permanent ___Temporary ___Other CURRENT REGION/FOREST/DISTRICT: CURRENT POSITIONTITLE/SERIES/GRADE: IF NOT A CURRENT PERMANENT CAREER OR CAREER-CONDITIONAL EMPLOYEE, ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO BE HIRED UNDER ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL AUTHORITIES: ___Persons With Disabilities ___Veteran’s Reemployment Act ___Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability ___Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 ___Former Peace Corps Volunteer ___Other Return form to: Coronado National Forest ATTN: Connie Lane 300 W. Congress St. Tucson, AZ 85701 Email: corneliadlane@fs.fed.us Fax: 520-388-8305 THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.