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

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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.