Arduino Laser Rangefinding in Recreation Ecology: Lightware AL_01 Kit

AL_01 laser head assembly, rear view
AL_01 laser head assembly, rear view.  Note the Sparkfun visible laser mounted to the ranging head block for aiming.

My research group is furiously hammering away at some custom field instrumentation. I thought I’d put down a few thoughts on how it’s going. Currently we’re focused on a data-logging laser rangefinder instrument custom built around the Lightware Arduino kit, AL_01. We received two units freighted from South Africa a few weeks ago.

Dr. Park’s Enthusiasm Rating: 9.8/10

Unboxing the units revealed a laser emitter and sensor mounted into a solid block of milled aluminum(?). The construction seems solid–important because these aren’t intended for laboratory use. Fieldwork is what recreation ecology is all about. The emitter and sensor are ribbon-cabled to a laser control shield sized for the Arduino Uno board. Right away we switched to an Arduino Mega board; the Uno’s program memory space is quickly filled by the libraries you need to drive the laser and log its data.

As it turns out, the AL_01 is a pretty capable “pro-sumer” laser rangefinder.  It occupies that space between the el-cheapo $20 parallax (the method, not the brand) rangefinder kits and the $1000+ pro grade gear that, frankly, are harder to wire up and get going.  The 40m advertised ranging worked fine in direct sun.  That was a real worry for us, since our fieldwork happens in all sorts of awful outdoor conditions.  It’s the reason why we decided against hacking a Microsoft Kinect for its ranging + color imagery sensors.

The AL_01 is difficult to aim by hand outdoors, so we stuck a Sparkfun red laser card on the rangefinder’s head unit.  No more problems with that, although the red laser is a higher class laser (IIIA vs. the AL_01’s IM), so we won’t use that in field applications where bystanders could (somehow) possibly get injured.

Since the unit is factory-calibrated, we had to set the EEPROM configuration by hand, just as described in the instructions.  On the UNO, this had us up and running with the laser rangefinder very quickly–with one gotcha.  In the EEPROM settings menu (transmit “e” over serial/teminal connection to open the config menu), the settings addresses are presented as two digits (e.g., “10”) but are indexed as four digits long each. So, you have to type “0010” when you mean “10”.  Similarly with the EEPROM values assigned to each setting, though in this case the values are 15 total digits.  So, you have to enter “000000000000130” if you intend to save “130” as the EEPROM value.  This caused some confusion, but once we figured it out, we were good to go.

Dealing with Tracy Portman at Lightware via email has been wonderful.  The responses are fast, within 24 hours, and detailed without getting in too deep.  Initially when we placed the order, I had

The instructions issued with the AL_01 kit

reservations; they transact through Paypal and we got a friendly and polite note saying the order had been received, but that delivery would be delayed some time due to a strike among transit workers (used to ship packages).  My first thought was, ‘ah, crud, I’ve been scammed.  I’ll never see that thousand dollars again.’  (Paypal is notorious about tying up funds when in dispute.)  However, the units arrived soon enough in good order, carefully packed in bubble wrap, instructions included with a hand-noted calibration chart (nice!!).  No complaints at all.

Anyway, we ran out of program space on the Uno (32K ain’t what it used to be), so we switched it to the Mega board and… nothing.  Looks like we need to reconfigure the SPI settings for the laser controller and the SD card to play nicely with each other and with the Mega.  We’ll keep you posted.  😉

Northwest Indiana Restoration Ecologist Position

https://careers.nature.org/psp/P91HTNC_APP/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

Job Description
Northwest Indiana Restoration Ecologist
Job ID: 40514
Location: Indiana
Full-Time
Regular

OFFICE LOCATION
Morocco, Indiana (IN)

ABOUT US
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization
working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30
countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951,
the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and
waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to
learn more.

TNC

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Northwest Indiana Restoration Ecologist participates in preserve
operations including the maintenance, management and development and
coordination of conservation programs. While stationed at the
Kankakee Sands Site, this position provides assistance to implement
priority conservation management activities throughout Northwest
Indiana. This may include one or more of the following functions:

Leads work teams
Implements preserve management plans
Maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public
Removes invasive species and/or monitors & researches species
Participates in prescribed fires
Maintains tools and equipment
Operates heavy machinery
Assists other stewards in Northwest Indiana implement priority management

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
BA/BS degree in science-related field and 3 years related experience
in ecological land management or equivalent combination of education
and experience.
Experience with natural systems.
Experience in ecological land management principles.
Experience supervising work teams.
Experience performing physical work.
Experience with prescribed fire, Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) qualified.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Ability to
recognize plant and animal species as required to complete preserve
management activities.
Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land
management and natural resource preservation.
Completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering
quality results.
Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel,
Web browsers).
Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in
English and other relevant languages.
Experienced with the safe use of maintenance tools; including lawn
mowers, power tools and construction tools.
Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) qualified.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY

This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with
the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive
Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles
on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.”
Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document
available at www.nature.org/careers.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a
Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective
employee’s motor vehicle record.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT

The Northwest Indiana Restoration Ecologist may work in variable
weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous
terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. These
conditions:

require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
present frequent possibility of injury
require long hours in isolated settings

BENEFITS
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k matching
for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and
a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional
development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you
will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation
achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and
beyond.

TO APPLY
To apply to position number 40514, submit resume and cover letter as
one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior
to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 4, 2012.

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application being disqualified from consideration.

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applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

EOE STATEMENT

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The successful applicant must meet the requirements of
The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.


Sara G. Baer
Associate Professor
Department of Plant Biology
Center for Ecology
Southern Illinois University
Mailcode 6509
Carbondale, IL 62901

sgbaer@siu.edu
618-453-3228
http://www.plantbiology.siu.edu/Faculty/Baer/index.html

Forestry Technician (Recreation) GS-0462-5/6/7

*******OUTREACH NOTICE*******
ATHENS RANGER DISTRICT
WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST
________________________________________

POSITION

Title, Series, and Grade: Forestry Technician (Recreation) – GS-0462-5/6/7

Tour of Duty: Full- time, Permanent (40 hours a week)

Location: Wayne National Forest, Athens Ranger District, Nelsonville, OH

The Athens Ranger District on the Wayne National Forest, USDA Forest
Service Region 9, will be filling one Recreation Technician position.
The position is located at the Athens Ranger District office in
Nelsonville, Ohio.

The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform the pool of the
potential applicants about this employment opportunity. If you are
interested, we encourage you to complete the attached Outreach
Response Form and return by November 16, 2012.

For more information, please call Dawn McCarthy, Assistant District
Ranger for Operations, at 740-753-0527 (email dmccarthy02@fs.fed.us)
or Gala Goldsmith, Athens District Ranger at
740-753-0101(ggoldsmith@fs.fed.us).
POSITION SUMMARY
Recreation workload consists of maintaining or improving trails and/or
OHV road system, recreation facilities and amenities. In the
performance of maintenance or improvement activities, the incumbent
cleans both roadside and backcountry dispersed sites and trails;
maintains District recreation facilities such as toilet buildings,
water systems, picnic tables, trailheads and trail clearing limits and
signs; maintains and utilizes equipment such as brush mowers,
chainsaws and a variety of power or hand tools, skid steer, small
tractor, snowplow truck, ATV, and other equipment as qualified for
heavy equipment operations. Incumbent must maintain qualifications as
an ATV Safety Instructor, Forest Protection Officer, Collection
Officer, Chainsaw Operator and as a Contracting Officer
Representative.
MAJOR DUTIES

Participates with other resource personnel to develop long-range plans
for managing recreation resources within management developed and
dispersed recreation sites on the unit. Identifies potential problems
arising from changing use patterns and new activities and recommends
strategies to deal with them. Participates in the development of plans
for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and
construction projects in accordance with program management objectives
and policies. Develops annual work plans for management unit. Prepares
detailed project work plans and schedules, including required
personnel, equipment, and supplies. Recommends settings for a variety
of proposed recreation facilities and provides information about the
characteristics of each area. Assist
in the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans
for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Monitors the scope of
the approved operating plans. Gathers, complies, and recommends
improvements for developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit.
Is the point of contact with community organizations and interest
groups to generate interest in and utilization of forest recreation
facilities. Involves the community in program and activities,
determines, and recommends possible public involvement. Coordinates
group visits with operational personnel and communicates schedules and
requirements for logistical support. Recruits and trains volunteers.
Serves as COR determining when contracting is the best means to
complete a project. Works with contracting personnel to describe the
job and develop specifications and a bid package. Serves as inspector
and contracting officer’s representative on service contracts insuring
work is completed properly. Inspects recreation areas, areas of
concentrated public use, and special use permits for compliance with
the permit and management plans, public health regulations, and safety
plans. As Collection Officer for recreation sites, collects fees,
counts, reconciles money collected, and ensures deposits are made
appropriately. Performs all aspects of Special Use Permit
administration for activities within undeveloped and developed areas
of the unit. Accepts applications, determines potential impact on land
and other visitors, works with applicant to identify alternative
locations, dates, or activities and other ways to mitigate impacts,
and prepares all documents associated with the permit. Assists with
performing compliance checks and inspections on existing permits under
Special-Use authorization. Assists with the enforcement of
Off-Road-Vehicle (ORV) restrictions, including maintenance and posting
of regulatory signs and enforcement of restrictions. Patrols district
roads, trails, and/or waterways and ensure that use is in accordance
with recreation plans and regulations. Ensures District closure gates
are opened and closed in accordance with the plan. Protects the scene
of any incidents and relinquishes control to police or other law
enforcement officials. Patrols management unit to collect use data,
identify or correct unsafe conditions, answer visitor inquiries,
prevent vandalism and other anti-social behavior, gather current
information recreation opportunities, and prevent theft of Forest
resources and their destruction resulting from carelessness with fire.
Takes appropriate action to enforce Federal Regulations and to protect
life and property. Coordinates enforcement activities with local FS
law enforcement personnel. Inspect recreation residences documenting
findings and making written and/or contact with permitees to make sure
permitees are complying with the terms of the permit. Maintains
developed sites e.g., roadside and/or backcountry dispersed sites.
Makes repairs, removes or replaces facilities, or closes areas of
facilities when hazards cannot be promptly eliminated. Maintains
District recreation facilities such as toilets, road closure gates,
hand pumps, water systems, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers,
dumpsters and other miscellaneous structures. Where applicable,
maintains and assists in the renovation of Recreation Rental Cabins.
Prepare annual updates of work needed and cost to bring site
conditions and operation up to full standard. Naturalizes sites where
necessary in order to control use and prevent resource damage.
Determines informational and regulatory signing needs for the unit
including arranging for installation, and monitors for effectiveness.
Helps to keep sign inventory current.

LOCATION
Athens Ranger District: The Athens Ranger District includes two
units, the Athens and Marietta units.
Athens Ranger District contains approximately 224 miles of recreation
trails and waterways where visitors enjoy biking, camping, canoeing,
fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding , hunting and
picnicking.

Areas: The Athens Ranger District comprises about 135,000 acres of the
Wayne National Forest’s 241,000 acres located in the Appalachian
Foothills of southeastern Ohio near the cities of Athens and Marietta,
OH. The Athens District Office is closest to Athens.

The city of Athens is located in Athens County, which has a population
of 63,000, and sits along the Hocking River. Athens has a population
of a little over 23,500 year-round residents and is a full-service
community with numerous medical professionals, two (2) fully staffed
hospitals, churches of various denominations, and small shopping
plazas. University Mall is only a 10-minute drive from downtown
Athens.

Athens is the home of Ohio University with an enrollment of 16,845 and
has undergraduate and graduate programs in numerous disciplines.
Athens offers a wide variety of educational, sporting, and cultural
events and opportunities for all ages. Hocking College is located in
nearby Nelsonville, which boasts an enrollment of 5,800 students.

Housing in the Athens area range from about from $70,000 to $125,000,
although less expensive housing can be found. Rentals are also
available. Columbus, Ohio is a 1-1/2 hour drive from Athens.
Cincinnati is a 2-1/2 hour drive. Southeast Ohio is known for its
beautiful fall colors and its abundance of state parks and forests.

The city of Marietta, population 14, 080, offers a rich heritage
marked with historical museums and centuries-old landmarks. Marietta
is located in Washington County near the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers and
across the state line of West Virginia. Parkersburg, WV is located
just across the Ohio River.

Housing in the Marietta is also comparable to the prices in the Athens
areas with available rentals. There are several colleges in the area
including Marietta College, Washington County Career Center-Adult
Technical Training Center, Washington State Community College.

To learn more about the Athens area, visit the following websites:
www.ci.athens.oh.us (City of Athens); www.athensohio.com (Athens
County Visitors Bureau)
www.ohiou.edu (Ohio University); www.hocking.edu (Hocking College);
www.mariettaohio.org (Marietta-Washington County Visitors Bureau);
www.mariettaoh.net (City of Marietta); www.marietta.edu (Marietta
College); www.wscc.edu (Washington State Community College)

For more information, please call Dawn McCarthy, Assistant District
Ranger for Operations, at 740-753-0527 (email dmccarthy02@fs.fed.us)
or Gala Goldsmith, Athens District Ranger at 740-753-0101
(ggoldsmith@fs.fed.us).

This position will be advertised in USAJOBS.OPM.GOV. If you have any
questions about the position, please contact Dawn McCarthy, Assistant
District Ranger of Operation at (740) 753-0527 (dmccarthy02@fs.fed.us
). For more information, contact Gala Goldsmith, Athens District
Ranger at (740) 753-0101 (ggoldsmith@fs.fed.us).

USDA Forest Service
Athens Ranger District Office
13700 U.S. Highway 33
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764

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 USDA, Director, Office of
civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

ATHENS RANGER DISTRICT
WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST
OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM

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REPLY BY NOVEMBER 16, 2012

POSITION IDENTIFICATION:
Position Title: Forestry Technician (Recreation)
Series/Grade: GS-0462-5/6/7
Location: Athens Ranger District-Nelsonville, OH

APPLICANT INFORMATION:
Name:
E-Mail Address:
Address:
Phone:
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Current Organization/Location:
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If you are NOT a current permanent (career or career conditional)
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authorities:
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recruitment from the general public)
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POSITION INTEREST:
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0
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0
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0
Target grade level currently identified.
0
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identified below:
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I wish to be considered for this position(s) as:
0 Permanent Assignment
(lateral/promotion/change to lower grade)
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Applicants May Use This Space to Identify Special Qualifications,
Interests, Needs or Provide Other Information:

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DATE OF EXPRESSED INTEREST: __________________________________

Please send this completed form to Gala Goldsmith or Dawn McCarthy OR
fax 740-753-0119 OR mail hard copy to:

Wayne National Forest, Athens Ranger District
ATTN: Forestry Technician (Recreation) Position
13700 US Highway 33
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Thanks for your interest in this position!

*OUTREACH NOTICE* GS-408-7/9 Ecologist, Sierra National Forest, Bass

Please share as appropriate…..Thank you!!

*** OUTREACH NOTICE ***

The Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake
Ranger District is actively recruiting for a diverse applicant pool to
fill the following position:

Ecologist

GS-408-7/9

Salary: $38,790 – $61,678 per annum

North Fork, CA

Job Duties: This position will be a primary district resource for
implementing the ecological programs to maintain a viable and dynamic
forest system on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National
Forest. The incumbent will monitor and evaluate the effects of
management decision on forest land and surrounding communities and
also analyze and determine the impact of unit programs on compliance
with Federal, state and local laws, policies and regulations. You
will be coordinating research projects, provide input for planning for
budgetary requirements, and develop mitigating solutions to actions
resulting from adverse effect on forest system lands. The position
will supervise a seasonal workforce that will assist in natural
resources data collection. Additional duties for this position will
include maintenance of natural resources data and records using
Geographic Information System technology and NRIS (Natural Resource
Inventory System).

Contact Information: For more information about this position please contact:

Anaé Otto

District Terrestrial Wildlife Biologist

Sierra National Forest

Bass Lake Ranger District

(559) 877-2218 ext. 3152

aotto@fs.fed.us

Pamela Pellegrini

Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team

34849 Maxon Rd., Sanger, CA 93657

Phone: 559.855.8321 Ex. 3439

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American Conservation Experience: BLM Utah Wilderness GIS andamp;
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Salt Lake City, UT

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Wildlife Biologist III / Colorado River Aquatic Project Leader

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT

State of Utah, Dept. of Natural Resources
MOAB, UT

Lands Program Manager-ID andamp; NV

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Boise, ID

Teacher/Naturalist

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Echo Hill Outdoor School
Worton, MD

Director of Lands

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Missoula, MT

Conservation Campaign Director

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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Southern Alberta Chapter
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A Dozen+ Forestry Job Openings across the US

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–> LandVest – Forest Analyst (posted October 12, 2012; location: OR)

–> F & W Forestry Services – Forest Inventory Analyst (posted October
–> 11, 2012; location: GA)

–> Rayonier – Business Development Manager- Timber (posted October 9,
–> 2012; location: FL)

–> Rayonier – Seed Orchard Specialist (posted October 9, 2012;
–> location: GA)

–> Virginia Department of Forestry – Natural Resources Specialist IV
–> – Forest Conservation Specialist (posted October 9, 2012; location:
–> VA)

–> Washington State Department of Natural Resources – Northwest
–> Region Manager (posted October 3, 2012; location: WA)

–> Confidential – Plantation Manager (posted October 2, 2012;
–> location: GA)

–> Stimson Lumber Company – Timberland Acquisition Forester (posted
–> September 28, 2012; location: ID)

–> Black Hills Forest Resource Association – Forest Programs Manager
–> (posted September 25, 2012; location: SD)

–> Southwest Forest Products – Vice President of Forestry (posted
–> September 25, 2012; location: AZ)

–> TimberWest – Resource Specialist (posted September 24, 2012;
–> location: British Columbia, CANADA)

–> Jefferson Resource Company – Forester / Assistant Forester (posted
–> September 24, 2012; location: CA)

–> Mason, Bruce & Girard – Forest Analyst 4 (posted September 17,
–> 2012; location: OR)

–> Mason, Bruce & Girard – Forest Analyst 2 (posted September 17,
–> 2012; location: OR)

–> South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts – Marking
–> Crewperson – Temporary (multiple Positions) (posted September 14,
–> 2012; location: SD)

–> Frontier Environmental Services – Various Positions (posted
–> September 10, 2012; location: PA, WV, OH, NY, MD)

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Customer Service position, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Lakewood/Laona Ranger District
Duty station: Lakewood, WI

The Position and Major Duties:

This position is located on a Forest Service District with the primary
purpose of the position to provide administrative and clerical support
for a variety of functions on the District. Duties include greeting
visitors, answering telephones, file and records management, mail,
purchasing, cash collections, processing requests for special forest
products permits, maintaining office supplies and equipment.
Incumbent plans and coordinates a variety of office support work such
as procurement, property, stocking of supplies, personnel support and
maintaining office equipment.

The area of consideration is Government-wide and Demo

Applicants who apply to the Merit Promotion vacancy will no longer be
required to provide narratives for KSAs. It is imperative that one
does a thorough job on work history for specialized experience.

One position will be advertised.

In addition to the duty station city, work may be performed at the
non-duty station as we are a combined District.

The work schedule is Maxiflex.

Travel is required occassionally and/or overnight.

Transfer of station benefits for existing federal employees are
allowed per FSH 6509.33.

The announcement will be posted on the USAJOBS website
www.usajobs.gov. The announcement number will be circulated when
available.

If you are interested or have any further questions, please respond
by: 10/26/12 to:

Dale Harrison, Lakewood/Laona Ranger District, Asst. Ranger (Adm).
Phone: 715-276-6333. Email: dharrison@fs.fed.us

Lakewood District Office
15085 State Rd. 32
Lakewood, WI 54138
715-276-6333

The town of Lakewood in Oconto County is a popular tourist destination
town, located near the metropolitan areas of Green Bay and Appleton.
It’s a quick weekend get-away for folks living in and around the Fox
River Valley. The nearby Wolf River is a popular rafting destination
and many of the rafters stay at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National
Forest campgrounds, including the Forest’s largest campground, Boulder
Lake. This campground was recently upgraded to include modern shower
buildings and some sites with electrical hookups. It also has a
cultural site with interpretive signs giving visitors a glimpse into
the past.

Other natural areas in the Lakewood area include Quartz Hill and
Knowles Creek Wildlife Area. Visitors can also climb to the top of
the historic Mountain Fire Tower for a birds-eye view of the area, or
walk back in time through the Cathedral of the Pines. This stand of
virgin timber was never logged. It’s a great place to hike, explore,
or just imagine what the early forest looked like.

Laona District Office
4978 Hwy. 8 West
Laona, WI 54541
715-674-4481

The 1,400 hundred people that live in the Laona area are heirs to the
shared heritage of the timber industry. The turn-of-the-century marked
the founding of Laona – just 20 years prior to logging’s heyday.
Around 1876, the pine loggers came into the area and cleared off the
pine stands. Generations of loggers have been working the Forest ever
since.

Laona began to thrive as railroads steamed their way into northern
Wisconsin. Laona’s economy became largely dependent upon the timber
industry. One of the area’s best known tourist attractions is the
Lumberjack Special steam train. The Lumberjack Special is a vintage
1916 Vulcan steam engine that was actually used by the Connor Lumber
and Land Company in its logging operation and is now used to pull a
passenger train to the Camp 5 Farm Museum.

The Camp 5 Farm, Lumberjack Special, The Community Soup and Nicolet
Public Golf Course, along with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
make the Laona area attractive to tourists.

OUTREACH NOTICE
APPLICANT REPLY FORM

If you are interested in this position, please complete and submit
this form to the person identified above as contact. 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: Customer Service Representative

Name:

Email Address:

Mailing Address:

Telephone Number: Work: Home:

Agency Employed with: USFS 0 Other (Please list):

Type of appointment currently under (please check one):

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

TSI forestry technician position, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Lakewood/Laona Ranger District
Duty station: Lakewood or Laona, WI

The Position and Major Duties: This position is located on a Forest
Service district with the primary purpose of performing technical
duties related to reforestation, timber stand improvement, and tree
improvement.

This position develops the schedule and work plans for monitoring and
inspecting TSI and reforestation actitivities. Performs surveys to
determine degree and kind of animal and insect damage existing in
assigned area. Performs timber stand improvement surveys to determine
stand conditions and the need for TSI treatments, such as
precommercial thinning, mistletoe treatment, pruning, and
fertilization. Traverses project areas, determines acreage, and
drafts maps of those areas. Collects technical data needed to
prescribe stand treatment; measurements include radial growth, basal
area, site index, stand density, stand condition, etc.. Based on
field analysis, assists in preparation of the technical specifications
for TSI, tree planting, brush release, or animal damage control
contracts. Serves as COR or inspector on specific contracts as
assigned and/or supervises force account projects. Ensures all
provisions are enforced and proper measures are taken to protect or
enhance values in accordance with contract objectives. Prepares and
submits related inspection reports, checks for compliance on needed
corrective actions, and recommends final acceptance of the contract
upon completion. Assists in preparation of recurring reports
associated with the unit TSI and reforestation program. Serves as
unit fleet manager.

The area of consideration is Government-wide and Demo

Applicants who apply to the Merit Promotion vacancy will no longer be
required to provide narratives for KSAs. It is imperative that one
does a thorough job on work history for specialized experience.

One position will be advertised.

In addition to the duty station city, work may be performed at the
non-duty station as we are a combined District.

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.

The announcement will be posted on the USAJOBS website
www.usajobs.gov. The announcement number will be circulated when
available.

If you are interested or have any further questions, please respond
by: 10/26/12 to:
John Lampereur, Lakewood/Laona Ranger District, District Silviculturist
Phone: 715-276-6333. Email: jlampereur@fs.fed.us

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Lakewood District Office
15085 State Rd. 32
Lakewood, WI 54138
715-276-6333

The town of Lakewood in Oconto County is a popular tourist destination
town, located near the metropolitan areas of Green Bay and Appleton.
It’s a quick weekend get-away for folks living in and around the Fox
River Valley. The nearby Wolf River is a popular rafting destination
and many of the rafters stay at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National
Forest campgrounds, including the Forest’s largest campground, Boulder
Lake. This campground was recently upgraded to include modern shower
buildings and some sites with electrical hookups. It also has a
cultural site with interpretive signs giving visitors a glimpse into
the past.

Other natural areas in the Lakewood area include Quartz Hill and
Knowles Creek Wildlife Area. Visitors can also climb to the top of
the historic Mountain Fire Tower for a birds-eye view of the area, or
walk back in time through the Cathedral of the Pines. This stand of
virgin timber was never logged. It’s a great place to hike, explore,
or just imagine what the early forest looked like.

Laona District Office
4978 Hwy. 8 West
Laona, WI 54541
715-674-4481

The 1,400 hundred people that live in the Laona area are heirs to the
shared heritage of the timber industry. The turn-of-the-century marked
the founding of Laona – just 20 years prior to logging’s heyday.
Around 1876, the pine loggers came into the area and cleared off the
pine stands. Generations of loggers have been working the Forest ever
since.

Laona began to thrive as railroads steamed their way into northern
Wisconsin. Laona’s economy became largely dependent upon the timber
industry. One of the area’s best known tourist attractions is the
Lumberjack Special steam train. The Lumberjack Special is a vintage
1916 Vulcan steam engine that was actually used by the Connor Lumber
and Land Company in its logging operation and is now used to pull a
passenger train to the Camp 5 Farm Museum.

The Camp 5 Farm, Lumberjack Special, The Community Soup and Nicolet
Public Golf Course, along with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
make the Laona area attractive to tourists.

OUTREACH NOTICE
APPLICANT REPLY FORM

If you are interested in this position, please complete and submit
this form to the person identified above as contact. 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 (TSI)

Name:

Email Address:

Mailing Address:

Telephone Number: Work: Home:

Agency Employed with: USFS 0 Other (Please list):

Type of appointment currently under (please check one):

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:

Persons with Disabilities
Veterans Recruitment Appointment
Disabled Veteran w/30% Compensable Disability
Veteran Employment Opportunities Act of 1998
Former Peace Corp Volunteer
Student Career Experience Program
Other (explain):

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR VACANCY

National Wild Turkey Federation Regional Biologist Job Opening

Job Title:
Regional Biologist
Company: National Wild Turkey Federation
Location: Iowa or, IL
Website: http://www.NWTF.org
Salary: Depends on experience and qualifications
Apply to: bhouck@nwtf.net
Job Type: Paid Job
Description:
The National Wild Turkey Federation has an immediate opening for a
regional wildlife biologist. This position will be responsible for all
facets of the NWTF’s habitat conservation and wild turkey and upland
wildlife management programs in Illinois and Iowa.

Duties:

oWork cooperatively with state and federal agencies and private
landowners on habitat initiatives

o Administer NWTF’s regional habitat initiatives, and work closely
with the Illinois and Iowa State Chapters to administer the Hunting
Heritage Super Fund Program and accomplish the goals and objectives of
the North American Wild Turkey Plan

oProvide oversight and coordination for conservation activities
addressing forest health issues affecting important habitat for the
wild turkey and other upland wildlife on both public and private lands

oGarner funding for conservation work by securing grants, contracts
and additional agency and non-governmental organization partnerships
to further NWTF’s mission

oDevelop written wildlife management plans that meet Farm Bill program
requirements

oDevelop and provide oversight of agency agreements and contracts

o Develop and implement stewardship habitat proposals and projects
with US Forest Service staff that enhance wildlife habitat via active
forest management

oPromote habitat and outreach accomplishments via NWTF and agency
public relations media

Qualifications:

oA Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field and demonstrated
knowledge of wildlife management, forestry and ecology; a Master’s
degree with four years related experience is preferred

oExcellent interpersonal and public speaking skills

oExperience working with state and federal agencies and private
landowners; grant writing and administration; Farm Bill programs;
development of management plans; and Midwest ecosystems and management
techniques preferred

oMust be proficient with Microsoft applications including
spreadsheets, internet and computer applications. GIS skills and
experience preferred.

oIndividual will be required to reside in one of two states: Illinois
or Iowa. While location is negotiable, a centralized location is
preferred

Position will require significant overnight travel. Excellent health
and retirement benefits package along with a vehicle plan. Salary is
commensurate with experience.

To apply, visit www.nwtf.org and go to the job link.

Please indicate in your cover letter that you are responding
to the posting on Conservation Job Board

Mammoth Cave Job Opening

Mammoth Cave National Park will open a vacancy announcement Monday,
10/15/12, for a Natural Resources Management Specialist, GS-401-12.
The position will be a TERM Appointment NTE 13 months. However,
appointment is based on available funding from year to year and could
possibly be extended up to four years. The position is located with
the Division of Science and Resource Management at Mammoth Cave
National Park. All applications/resumes must be submitted on-line no
later than 10/29/12. For additional information, contact the HR
Office at Mammoth Cave National Park
(270) 758-2172 or (270) 758-2173. Thank you!

Jackie G. Johnson
Human Resources Specialist
Western-ASU, Mammoth Cave National Park
P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky 42259
(270) 758-2172
(270) 758-2591 (fax)

Missouri Department of Conservation Job Posting

The Missouri Department of Conservation is hiring a forest health
specialist in the Missouri Forest Health Program to support the forest
pathologist and forest entomologist. Specific duties and responsibilities
will be dependent on the skills of the successful applicant but would
include insect and disease diagnostics, coordinating gypsy moth and other
forest health survey activities, GIS mapping, and assisting with outreach
efforts. We encourage candidates with a background in plant pathology,
entomology, plant biology, forestry, or closely related natural resource
degree and GIS work experience to apply. Training and experience gained in
the position would prepare the selected candidate to continue in this
position or move to advanced forest health positions. Closing date for
applications is October 31, 2012.

For more information see: Resource Forester Assistant, Columbia (Job Number
2012-070) at: https://mdc5.mdc.mo.gov/recruitment/Recruitment.aspx?strRoute

Forestry recreation technician opening on the Shawnee National Forest

Shawnee National Forest

“Caring for the Land and Serving People”

OUTREACH NOTICE

Forestry Technician
(Recreation Technician)

GS-0462-5

The Shawnee National Forest will soon be advertising a GS-0462-5
Recreation Technician position. The position is a permanent full-time
appointment, and will be located in Vienna, IL. The purpose of this
Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this
opportunity.

For additional details on the position, you may call Monica Neal at
(618) 253-1001.

This position will be posted on the U.S. Government’s official website
for employment opportunities at www.usajobs.gov.

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 November 7, 2012
Recreation Technician Position:
The position provides recreation support and serves as a Recreation
Technician, working predominately in developed & dispersed recreation
management. The primary duties include the operations and maintenance
of developed recreation areas, such as campground, picnic areas, and
trailheads; in addition, dispersed campsites in wilderness and
non-wilderness areas. The position will serve as a Collection Officer,
Chainsaw Operator (minimum qualification Class A), and a Forest
Protection Officer with responsibility in enforcement of laws and
regulations associated with forest and recreation use. The position
serves as an inspector for recreation permits, which may include
concession operations, outfitter/guide permits, and recreation events.

During the off-season, the incumbent may continue working
independently, or with other employees, on resource
protection/inventory/survey and data entry projects. The incumbent
has responsibility for maintaining district recreation equipment and
facilities, and has some administrative duties such as timekeeping,
travel, seasonal employee work scheduling, and developing employee
training plans and orientation.

The incumbent will perform safety hazard analyses of public recreation
use areas, and takes, or recommends, corrective action.

In wilderness areas, the incumbent will ensure areas are operated,
used, and maintained in accordance with the Forest Service Wilderness
Policy.

The incumbent will provide detailed information about recreation
opportunities to Forest visitors, and explains Forest Service rules
and regulations, including information on resource management
practices and current conditions.

The incumbent may be assigned to other resource management duties,
including fire management, as skill level, conditions and funding
warrant. The incumbent may be assigned duties in trail maintenance
and construction projects. During the height of the recreation
season, April – October, the incumbent will work on weekends,
including holidays, on a rotating schedule with other recreation
staff.

The selected individual will be subjected to a background
investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security.

Description of the Forest:

The Shawnee National Forest includes about 280,000 acres of National
Forest System land and is the single largest publicly owned body of
land in the State of Illinois. Within those lands, one can find the
following:
• Seven Congressionally-designated Wilderness Areas (about 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
• Two National Scenic Byways (NSB)
o Great River Road NSB, extending along the Mississippi River
o Ohio River NSB, along the Ohio, where it begins in Pennsylvania,
traveling to Cairo, Illinois, where the Ohio meets the mighty
Mississippi
• 80 designated Natural Areas considered important for botanical,
ecological, geological or zoological reasons (about 5% of the Forest).
Ten of these natural areas are designated by the Forest Service as
Research Natural Areas (9 ecological areas and 1 botanical area) to
focus research on these high value ecological sites.
o 56 ecological areas
o 14 botanical areas
o 3 geological areas
o 14 zoological areas

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 and 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.

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 Forest may be found at the
Shawnee National Forest website.

Climate:

One can experience all four seasons in the southern Illinois region
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. 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
communities across the region.

Economy:

Real estate in the area is moderately priced. The median price for
purchasing a home is approximately $120,000, and house rentals begin
at approximately $450 per month. Utilities are also priced
moderately. Tourism is a developing economic force in the area. In
recent years, several wineries have opened, offering two outstanding
wine trails.

With a mix of communities and towns, varying in population, 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:

Harrisburg, IL – Companies and Businesses

Marion, IL – Companies and Businesses

Healthcare:

Healthcare 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:

Whether you’re a barbecue fan, blues lover, outdoor recreational
enthusiast, lover of small town life or big city adventurer, southern
Illinois truly provides something for everyone in terms of social
engagement opportunities and overall choice of recreational and
cultural type activities.

With the perfect mix of small to mid-sized towns across the region
coupled with easy access to bigger cities, including St. Louis, MO
(located about 2 hours from Harrisburg, IL), Nashville, TN (located
about 2.5 hours from Harrisburg, IL) and Chicago, IL (located about 6
hours from Harrisburg, IL), residents will find the ability to immerse
themselves in the rich cultural and natural heritage encompassed in
the area while also being able to easily travel and explore larger
metropolitan areas nearby.

Festivals, fairs, artisan type craft events and more abound annually,
and from more traditional American fare to Cuban, Thai, Japanese and
more, a variety of restaurants representing global cuisine choices can
be found across the region. Other opportunities, including concerts,
theater engagements, etc, can also be discovered at a variety of
events and locations, offering easy access to diverse recreational and
cultural activities while also offering a beautiful, predominantly
agricultural based area to call home.

To learn more about the area, please visit the following:

Marion, IL Chamber of Commerce

Saline County, IL Chamber of Commerce

Saline County, IL Tourism

Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau

Williamson County, IL Tourism Bureau

Non-Discrimination Statement

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 November 7, 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
(618) 253-1001

For additional details on the position, you may call Monica at (618)
253-1001 or Brian Bourne at (618) 658-2111.

By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in
the following position:

• Forestry Technician (Recreation Technician) GS-0462-5

Location:
• Region 9, Shawnee National Forest, Hidden Springs/Mississippi
Bluffs Ranger Districts, Vienna, 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:

Immediate Job Opening, Outdoor Environmental Educator, Houston TX

Students–

I just got off the phone with a former student, Kevin Gregory, who
asked me to pass along the following immediate job opening:

Houston, TX Independent School District

Outdoor education 5th grade science teacher/camp counselor

No teaching certificate required

Housing provided onsite, meals provided during the week

Stipend provided, overtime available, expect to make around $30K
including these perks

4 months off for the summer

http://www.hisdoec.com/employment.html

Sounds like a great way to be outside, teaching kids, and saving on
living expenses!

Dr. Park

Hawaiian Environmental Educator job posting

Hey everyone, we’re looking for an ARE specialist for the island of
Kauai. It’s listed at two levels for differing degrees of experience,
but it would be best for an applicant to apply for both levels, then
let the HR folks make the determination about which one to assign.
There is no closing date yet, but that can change anytime, so it would
be best for “interested parties” to apply as soon as possible.

Application is done online through this site:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/hawaii/default.cfm

Easiest way to find the listings is to scroll down to “Select
Locations”, select only Kauai, click on “Go”, scroll down the new page
to “Education Specialist III / IV (Aquatic Resources).

I’ll be at the Phoenix conference if anyone wants to talk to me about it.

cheers
Randy

Long list of forestry job openings

ATK Posts Openings
ATK Security and Sporting is a leading technology developer and
supplier of ammunition for law enforcement, military and sporting
applications; a manufacturer of optics, reloading gear and sport
shooting accessories; and a leading producer of tactical accessories.
The company serves sport shooting enthusiasts, law enforcement
professionals, military and tactical markets worldwide. It’s
headquartered in Anoka, MN and employs approximately 4,300 people in
16 locations.

Our Anoka, MN location is seeking a Senior Manager International
Sales, Asia Pacific and Middle East Ammunition to add to our team.
This location has a rich history in the community and has been
operating since 1922. The Senior Manager International Sales oversees
sales activities of ATK international distributors, representatives,
and agents to ensure overall strategy consistent with company growth
objectives with the utmost ethical and legal integrity. Develops and
manages implementation of all sales programs, pricing, distributor
agreements and proposals for international sales opportunities.
Responsible for increased sales activities in alignment with annual
sales plan.

Responsibilities:
• Meet established objectives relative to increased sales volume for
assigned sales territory.
• Guide and direct the sales activity of the distribution network and
make distribution recommendations to the Regional Director of
International Sales.
• Plan and forecast sales activities to include attendance at trade
shows, new product introductions, in country product demonstrations,
etc.
• Expand market knowledge and market position of ATK products.
• Coordinate with the Marketing and International Sales departments to
develop key marketing strategies for specific international markets.
• Work with Legal and Contracts departments to ensure contracts and
proposals are presented and compliant with all company legal and
contractual objectives and requirements.
• Work with sales team to prospect and quantify possible new accounts
and/or participate in business development activities to drive sales
growth to meet required objectives.
• Maintain a well-informed knowledge of competitors’ activities
through information provided by industry sources and convey this
information to leadership to allow for strategic focus and future
competitiveness.
• Attend and actively contribute to sales meetings, training programs,
trade shows, ballistic/tactical demonstrations, wholesaler shows and
other activities as assigned.
• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records relating to sales
performance, planning, account information, business expenditures,
etc., or as otherwise requested. Operate within expense budget
• Prepare strategic business case proposals in accordance with company
guidelines for deviations and delegations.
• Provide timely and accurate reports on a weekly basis relating to
the activities of international distribution

Education and Experience Requirements:
• B.S. degree in Business or related field required Engineering degree
prefered, MBA preferred
• 8+ years of sales and/or business development experience in the
hunting/shooting sports, law enforcement or defense related industries
• Knowledge of international business cultures and factors affecting
trends and decision motivators throughout the world
• Excellent communication and customer service skills
• Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision
• Ability and willingness to travel domestically and abroad
• Strong Analytical Skills
• Customer focus with proven results

Apply Now:
Start building your future today! Please go to www.atk.com/careers and
search requisition ID JN20122809-25975. Please build a profile and
apply online to the position.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits
including, medical and dental, 401k, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and
much more. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a
diverse workforce.

Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/V/D

Lewiston, ID/Technical Service Coordinator – ATK Commercial Products

ATK Commercial Products is a leader in the design, manufacture, and
distribution of ammunition and hunting, shooting and tactical
accessories. Our brands include Federal Premium, Outers, RCBS, Weaver,
CCI Ammunition, Speer, and Champion Target. We proudly service
government, law enforcement and commercial customers.

Our Lewiston, ID location is seeking a Technical Service Coordinator
position to add to our team. This location has a rich history, listed
in hunting magazines as one of the top places to live for the outdoor
family and the companies have been producing shooting/hunting products
for over 60 years.

Responsibilities:
• Provide technical support to customers concerning reloading,
shooting sports, product use and problem solving for the
shooter/hunter/reloader.
• Provides the initial point of contact for product performance and
quality concerns, advises on product usage and adaptability of
component products to specific uses.
• Provides information to Law Enforcement, BATFE and other government
agencies covering a number of topics, to include product
identification, location produced, Lot number information.
• Focal point for customer
problems/complaints/resolution/satisfaction, able to analyze and
evaluate sufficiency of the problem. Expected to champion the customer
internally and externally.
• Collects feedback on product performance, gathers customer input on
new products and relays information gathered to product development
leadership.
• Enter data into databases/ search databases and assists department
leadership in monitoring this information. Frontline contact on
escapements, non-conforming product or product performance and tracks
product trends. Reads Production prints for products, ascertains
in-spec product from that not meeting spec. Uses measuring equipment,
daily. Understands Industry pressures, specifications, and tolerances.
• Basic knowledge of shipping requirements for ammunition and related products.
• Conducts research on product performance both current requirements
as well as historical. Understands common Industry terminology.
• Answers email on questions posed by our world-wide customer base on
four websites. Research/author communication for all standard means of
contact. Industry contacts are a plus.

Education and Experience Requirements:
• High School Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• 3+ years of Shooting Industry customer service
• Expert level knowledge and use of sporting firearms of sporting
firearms and ammunition for both hunting and shooting Please list all
current applicable certifications, hunting, shooting and league
experience on resume
• Effective communication and organizational skills
• Microsoft Office Suite experience
• Ability to make logical decisions in a dynamic, and at times,
ambiguous work environment

Preferred Qualifications
• Reloading/ammunition manufacturing experience
• Big game, small game, waterfowl and upland experience desired

Apply Now:
Start building your future today! Please go to www.atk.com/careers and
search requisition ID JN2120608-25553 Please build a profile and apply
online to the position.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits
including, medical and dental, 401k, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and
much more. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a
diverse workforce.

Equal Opportunity Employer

M/F/V/D

Build your future in the shooting sports industry: Manhattan,
MT/Technical Customer Service Representative-ATK Sporting

ATK Sporting is a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution
of ammunition and hunting, shooting and tactical accessories. Our
brands include Blackhawk, Federal Premium, Outers, RCBS, Weaver, CCI
Ammunition, Speer, and Champion Target. We proudly service government,
law enforcement, and commercial customers.

Our Manhattan, MT location is seeking a Technical Customer Service
Representative I to add to our team. This location has a rich history
in the community and has been operating since 1922.

Responsibilities:
• Interface with customers regarding routine complaints of
non-conforming product and/or problem situations
• Provide technical support to customers (often L/E) within the scope
of knowledge required for this position
• Collect feedback on and informs product development of customer
desired products
• Consumer support at requested trade shows
• Enter data into database and assist the department manager in
monitoring this information for non-conforming product trends

Education and Experience Requirements:
• High School Diploma/GED
• 3+ years of customer service
• Use and knowledge of holsters, hand guns, sporting accessories,
knives, optics, firearm scopes and lights, binoculars, range finders,
electric clay target throwers, harnesses, leggings, rifle stocks

Please list all current applicable hunting, shooting and league
experience on resume
• Effective communication and organizational skills
• Microsoft Office Suite, databases, order management systems experience
• Ability to make logical decisions in a dynamic, and at times,
ambiguous work environment

Preferred Requirements:
• Retail experience, industry related

Battenfield Technologies Seeks Marketing Manager
Battenfeld Technologies Inc. is an industry leading manufacturer of
shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning supplies located in
Columbia Missouri.

Battenfeld is currently seeking a full time Marketing Manager. The
primary responsibility of this position is to assist in the
development and execution of all marketing and public relations
efforts. The position requires the individual to work from the
Columbia MO office. Industry experience and a Bachelor’s Degree are
preferred.

Primary job duties include:
• Communicate and maintain relationships with Battenfeld sponsored
entities (TV show producers, hosts, magazine editors…)

• Communicate and maintain relationships with key non-sponsored
writers, editors and publishers of magazines

• Manage a database of writers, celebrities and publications

• Assist in creation, editing and distribution of promotional product
videos, commercials and other materials

• Deploy all viable tactics to obtain maximum exposure for Battenfeld
brands and products in all possible venues

• Assist in the maintenance, enhancement and analytics of the Battenfeld website

• Attend and assist in marketing efforts associated with trade shows
and other industry events

• Assist in analysis of advertising and sponsorship opportunities

• Manage BTI email campaign

• Create and distribute press releases

Please submit resumes to jobs@btibrands.com with Marketing Manager in
the subject line.

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Biological Science Tech position, pacific northwest

Job Announcement: Biological Science Technician

GS-0404-7

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) is
advertising for

Biological Technician – Wildlife.

One position is available at a field-based duty station. The
appointment is a TERM position expected to begin in mid-November 2012
and continue for 13 months. Dependent on performance and funding the
position could be extended for another year.

The primary duty is to supervise a bird and bat fatality monitoring
program near Rosamond, California. Field duties include plot layout,
assigning crew schedules, conducting bias-assessment trials, and
summarizing results. The incumbent will also supervise and conduct
data entry and have responsibility for a variety of administrative
tasks. The successful applicant will have excellent communication
skills and a proven record of successful independent work. Previous
supervisory experience is desirable. Applicants must be able to work
alone and with others in remote terrain. Field work will be done in
all weather conditions. A good driving record is required in order to
obtain a federal driver’s license. Approximately 80% of the work will
occur in the field.

Specific qualities desired for successful applicants include: 1)
ability to work in remote terrain, alone and with others, 2)
experience supervising field data collection and management; 3)
attention to detail and protocol; 4) timeliness and sense of
responsibility; 5) experience working in hot, cold, wet, and,
especially windy conditions; 6) excellent communication skills.

Previous experience conducting fatality surveys is desirable but not
required. Previous experience in identifying bat and bird specimens
to species is desirable but not required. Experience conducting
echolocation monitoring for bats is also desirable but not required.

Outreach Response:

If you are interested in the position, please contact Ted Weller at
tweller@fs.fed.us. Ted will notify you when the position is open for
application. You can lay the groundwork for applying to this position
by establishing an account on USAJOBS (https://www.usajobs.gov/) and
uploading information such as your resume.

Rec Tech position openings, Wisconsin

Lakewood/Laona Ranger District
Duty station: Lakewood or Laona, WI

Great Divide Ranger District
Duty station: Hayward or Glidden, WI

Eagle River/Florence Ranger District
Duty Station:Eagle River, WI

Check out the web link below for more info

Natural Resouce Specialist, Recreation (GS-401-9/11)
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest –
The Forest intends to fill three (3) positions – one on the
Lakewood/Laona District (contact jseefeldt@fs.fed.us) one on the Great
Divide Ranger District (contact ccummins@fs.fed.us) and one on the
Eagle River/Florence District (contact cpinegar@fs.fed.us) Please
note duty station information above.

The Position and Major Duties: This position is located on a Forest
Service district with the primary purpose of the position to serve as
primary assistant in the planning, programming, and execution of all
recreation program activities.

This position coordinates activities between units and among other
specialists (engineers, wildlife biologists, etc.) to ensure
consistency in program emphasis, development, and use between unit.
Provides expertise and advice in assessing current recreation use,
type, and standards, and in long-range planning, maintenance, and
operation of recreation facilities.
The incumbent makes field reconnaissance, and provides expertise and
advice as requested on various types of recreation programs, which may
include wilderness recreation, winter sports, national recreation
areas, motorized and non-motorized trails, special uses, construction
and maintenance, development of new sites, operation and management of
existing developed sites, and interpretive services.
Serves as the point of contact on the long-range and annual work plans
for the natural resource programs/projects. Develops and monitors
the budget for the long-range and annual work plan.
Reviews and synthesizes complex permit applications, and background
data to prepare and issue draft/final/modified permits, fact sheets,
and public notices.
Program leadership involves seeking and establishing mutual working
relationships with outside entities, such as Federal, State, Tribal,
local agencies and recreation groups who partner with the Forest
Service.
The incumbent supervises 1-3 permanent full time employees and plans
work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term
priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work.

The area of consideration is Government-wide and Demo
Three positions will be advertised.

In addition to the duty station city, work will be performed at the
non-duty station as these are combined district.

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.

The announcement will be posted on the USAJOBS website
www.usajobs.gov. The announcement number will be circulated when
available.

If you are interested or have any further questions, please respond
by: 10/15/12 to:
Constance Cummins, Great Divide District Ranger. Phone: 715-634-4821
Ext 328. Email: ccummins@fs.fed.us
Jeff Seefeldt, Lakewood/Laona District Ranger– Phone: 715-276-6333.
Email: jseefeldt@fs.fed.us
Catherine Pinegar, Eagle River/Florence District Ranger – Phone:
715-362-1373. Email: mailto:cpinegar@fs.fed.us

Glidden Office
N22223 Hwy. 13
Glidden, WI 54527
715-264-2511

The unincorporated town of Glidden, in southern Ashland County, calls
itself the Black Bear Capital of the World and offers a reward for
anyone bringing in a bigger bear than the 665-pound bruin that was
shot near town in 1963. That bear is now stuffed and displayed in a
glass-enclosed case near one of the downtown gas stations.

Glidden has many picturesque recreational areas, like Marian Park, a
historical treasure with its wonderfully old eight-sided pavilion
constructed of virgin hemlock, pine and hundreds of windows. It’s
listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Glidden’s hunting and fishing, along with its snowmobile and ATV
trails, are among the best in northern Wisconsin. The Natural Scenic
Byway, which runs from Glidden to Clam Lake through the Forest, offers
splendid scenery. A good time to visit is in the fall, when the
surrounding forest is its showiest. You might even catch a glimpse of
Wisconsin’s elk herd.

Hayward Office
10650 Nyman Ave.
Hayward, WI 54843
715-634-4821

The tourist destination city of Hayward in Sawyer County has a
population of 2,129. Hayward is a community rich in history, culture,
recreation and commerce. With crystal clear lakes for water sports
and fishing, and miles of trails for riding, this area is buzzing with
activity year-round.

Hayward is rich in fishing history and home to the Freshwater Fishing
Hall of Fame. Other well known annual events include North America’s
largest Honor the Earth Pow Wow, Musky Festival, Chequamegon Fat Tire
Festival, world renowned American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race,
and the annual Lumberjack World Championships. It has many
restaurants and tourist shops.

Lakewood District Office
15085 State Rd. 32
Lakewood, WI 54138
715-276-6333

The town of Lakewood in Oconto County is a popular tourist destination
town, located near the metropolitan areas of Green Bay and Appleton.
It’s a quick weekend get-away for folks living in and around the Fox
River Valley. The nearby Wolf River is a popular rafting destination
and many of the rafters stay at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National
Forest campgrounds, including the Forest’s largest campground, Boulder
Lake. This campground was recently upgraded to include modern shower
buildings and some sites with electrical hookups. It also has a
cultural site with interpretive signs giving visitors a glimpse into
the past.

Other natural areas in the Lakewood area include Quartz Hill and
Knowles Creek Wildlife Area. Visitors can also climb to the top of
the historic Mountain Fire Tower for a birds-eye view of the area, or
walk back in time through the Cathedral of the Pines. This stand of
virgin timber was never logged. It’s a great place to hike, explore,
or just imagine what the early forest looked like.

Laona District Office
4978 Hwy. 8 West
Laona, WI 54541
715-674-4481

The 1,400 hundred people that live in the Laona area are heirs to the
shared heritage of the timber industry. The turn-of-the-century marked
the founding of Laona – just 20 years prior to logging’s heyday.
Around 1876, the pine loggers came into the area and cleared off the
pine stands. Generations of loggers have been working the Forest ever
since.

Laona began to thrive as railroads steamed their way into northern
Wisconsin. Laona’s economy became largely dependent upon the timber
industry. One of the area’s best known tourist attractions is the
Lumberjack Special steam train. The Lumberjack Special is a vintage
1916 Vulcan steam engine that was actually used by the Connor Lumber
and Land Company in its logging operation and is now used to pull a
passenger train to the Camp 5 Farm Museum.

The Camp 5 Farm, Lumberjack Special, The Community Soup and Nicolet
Public Golf Course, along with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
make the Laona area attractive to tourists.

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.

OUTREACH NOTICE
APPLICANT REPLY FORM

If you are interested in this position, please complete and submit
this form to the person identified above as contact. 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:

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR VACANCY

Land Conservation Specialist positions (3) with National Great Rivers

The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) is
seeking three Land Conservation Specialists. Specialists will be hired to
actively target and implement relevant conservation programs on private
lands-focused on IDNR’s state CREP program-to reduce sediment and nutrient
loading and improve wildlife habitat in the Kaskaskia River basin. Under
supervision of the Agricultural Conservation Programs Field Manager, staff
will also work with county SWCDs, NRCS, FSA, USFWS, and IDNR to actively
target conservation practices on private lands, using sound science.

Land Conservation Specialists will be employed in county SWCD offices
within the Kaskaskia basin. Specialists will split time among 1) CREP
outreach, enrollment, and monitoring; 2) Enhancement of new and existing
CREP tracts through landowner consultation, forest and wildlife management
planning, Farm Bill consultation, and USDA-NRCS Technical Service Provider
coordination and consultation; and 3) Other private lands outreach and
consultation to improve water quality and wildlife habitat in the
Kaskaskia River basin.

NGRREC plans on interviewing prospective employees by the beginning of
next week; therefore, please submit your application no later than next
Monday (October 8, 2012).

Full Job Announcement: https://jobs.lc.edu/postings/361

Vegetation Manager position, Colville National Forest

OUTREACH NOTICE

Natural Resources Vegetation Management Program Manager
GS-0460-12
Colville National Forest
Colville, WA

The Colville National Forest will soon be advertising for a permanent
full-time GS-0460-12 or GS-0401-12 position to assist with the Forest
vegetation management program in beautiful Colville, Washington. The
purpose of this outreach is to inform prospective applicants of this
upcoming opportunity and to assess the level of interest in the
position. Please let us know if you would like to see this position
advertise as a GS 11/12 so that you could be eligible to compete.

The Forest has a diverse and dynamic program in resource management
and is known for being at the cutting edge of innovation in its
community partnerships and collaboration. Here on the Colville
National Forest, we place a high value on our relationships with each
other, sister agencies, tribes, and local communities. Our talented
and dedicated employees are among the best you’ll find anywhere. We
are looking for an individual skilled in, committed to, and passionate
about collaboration, shared leadership, and new ways of doing
business. If you’re the kind of leader who enjoys innovation and
teamwork, this may be the place for you!

This Vegetation Program Manager is supervised by the Natural Resource
Staff Officer. The incumbent serves as the primary program manager
for vegetation and timber management. The majority of the duties
involve managing frequent change in a complex vegetation management
program and helping to respond to new initiatives such as Vision 2020
(our version of CFLRP) and statewide forest health emergencies. As a
program manager you will be coordinating and/or preparing work plans,
tracking budgets and insuring accomplishments are properly recorded at
year end. We’re looking for someone with the interest, creativity,
and aptitude to help lead the forest in its natural resource mission.
If you have a deep commitment to land stewardship, lots of energy, and
extraordinary leadership skills and want to work in a setting where
you can truly make a difference, this may be the job for you!

The position is a permanent full-time position with a duty station of
Colville, Washington. This position will soon be advertised via
http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. For more information please contact:

Elizabeth Brann, Natural Resource Staff Officer
(509) 684-7106
ebrann@fs.fed.us

About the Colville National Forest

Tucked into the northeastern corner of Washington State and nestled at
the foot of the northern Rockies, the Colville National Forest is an
exquisite landscape of forested mountains, clear mountain streams and
fertile valleys. The 1.1 million acre forest was shaped over 10,000
years ago by Ice Age glaciers that carved three major valleys: the
Columbia, Sanpoil-Curlew, and Pend Oreille River valleys. The
mountains and valleys that comprise the lush northeast corner of
Washington roll like waves on the high seas. Three waves of mountains
run from north to south, separated by troughs of beautiful valleys.
These ranges, the Okanogan, Kettle River and Selkirk are considered
the eastern edge of the Okanagan highlands and the foothills of the
Rocky Mountains.

The Forest has three Ranger Districts: Three Rivers Ranger District,
Newport/Sullivan Lake Ranger District and the Republic Ranger
District. Each unit tends to have distinctly different zones, each
with its unique climate, topography, and vegetation. Each district
office is located in one of the major river drainages: the
Sanpoil-Curlew River Valleys, the Kettle-Colville-Columbia River
Valleys, and the Pend Oreille River Valley. Topography is varied,
ranging from rounded mountain slopes at low elevations to high peaks
and basins above 7,300 feet in elevation.

The ecology of the Colville is highly diverse with forests ranging
from ponderosa pine and Douglas fir on drier sites to western red
cedar, western hemlock, western white pine and a variety of deciduous
species on wetter sites. The Forest also has a significant expanse of
lodgepole pine and the famously beautiful western larch.
Approximately 25% of the Forest was burned in the infamous wildfires
of 1910. The Colville is home to a tremendous variety of wildlife
including whitetail and mule deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain
goats, and black bear. Rare sightings are also possible of the
threatened grizzly, Canada lynx, and endangered woodland caribou.
Another amazing site is the large number of bald eagles that winter
along the major rivers and nest in the vicinity.

Colville and Surrounding Area

The community of Colville is the county seat of Stevens County,
located in the northeastern corner of Washington, 40 miles south of
the Canadian border and approximately 65 miles north of Spokane.
Colville is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Its treasures include
an abundance of recreational opportunities minutes from your front
door. Lakes, rivers, streams, and miles of trails can be found in all
directions. Within a short drive, you’ll find a national scenic
highway, numerous golf courses, boating on Lake Roosevelt NRA,
wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, hiking and paddling. If winter
sports are your passion, the area has abundant downhill and cross
country skiing, snowmobiling, and backcountry opportunities. Even
more adventures await in the nearby landscapes of north Idaho and
southern British Columbia.

The Colville Chamber of Commerce’s slogan is “Discover Our Good
Nature.” The community boasts a number of active civic groups, a
performing arts theater in nearby Kettle Falls, an ”eat local” food
movement, community supported agriculture, a community garden, and
farmers markets that routinely achieve ‘Best in State’ status. The
community is also known for its excellent library and parks and
recreation programs, including summer reading programs, swimming
programs, and a full slate of summer youth programs.

Shopping and services are abundant in this rustic, yet eclectic and
vibrant downtown. When shopping is the topic in Colville, the saying
“Colville has everything you need and most of what you want” typically
applies. Colville has three grocery stores, including a Walmart
Super Center, a movie theater, drive-in movie theater, many regionally
known restaurants, two full-service auto dealerships, and numerous
other small businesses. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in
Colville, Spokane (65 miles) and Coeur d’ Alene, ID (97 miles) offer
extensive shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Spokane is also a
major medical center servicing the inland northwest and offers access
to a wide range of specialists and several top ranking hospitals.
Spokane’s international airport is serviced by seven carriers with
connections to a number of major hub airports. An airport shuttle
operates between Colville and Spokane twice a day.

The population of Colville is approximately 5,000, with a larger trade
area of an additional 30,000 people living in smaller communities.
The major employers include Boise Cascade, Stimson Lumber, Vaagen
Brothers Lumber, Hearth & Home Technologies, Colmac Coil, Hewescraft
Boats, Walmart, Colville School District, U.S. Forest Service, Stevens
County, Mt. Carmel Hospital, Washington State Department of Natural
Resources, City of Colville, and NE Washington Rural Resources.

Colville offers five public schools, K-12, including an award winning
high school and three private schools. Colville School District is
also part of an innovative program to assist home schoolers with their
education through a combination of activities, online work, and
classroom time. Colville houses a branch of Spokane Community College
which offers both credit and non-credit classes.

Community health facilities include a new $34 million dollar hospital
with a complete staff of physicians, surgeons and a variety of
specialists. The area also has numerous dentists, two assisted care
facilities, and two nursing homes.

Colville sits at 1,635 feet in elevation and while located at a high
latitude (48°32”), the area enjoys four distinct, beautiful seasons
with temperature ranges (in Fahrenheit) from a median low of 24.5° to
a median high of 75.7°. Temperatures in the summer often rise into
the 90s in the daytime, but cool to the 60s after dark for pleasant
sleeping. The average precipitation is approximately 17″ of rain and
48″ of snow with some precipitation occurring nearly every month. The
average length of the growing season in and around Colville is 140
days, ranging from May to October. The sun shines at least 55% of the
time and winds are gentle, averaging about six miles per hour.

There is no question about it; Colville is a wonderful place to live,
work and play! For more information, contact the Colville Chamber of
Commerce at (509) 684-5973 or check the website at
http://www.colville.com.

OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM
If you are interested in applying for this position and want to
receive updates of the position’s status, please complete the attached
outreach form and send electronically (ebrann@fs.fed.us) or mail to
the Colville National Forest, 765 S Main St, Colville, WA 99114, Attn:
Elizabeth Brann, or fax to 509-684-7280. Please respond by October
26, 2012.

I am interested in the following position:

Position Title/Series/Grade: Natural Resources Vegetation Management
Program Manager, GS-401-12 or GS-460-12
Location: Region 6, Colville National Forest

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Date:
Name:
Address:
e-Mail Address:
Phone:
Are you currently a Federal employee? Yes No
If yes:
Current title/series/grade:
Current agency and location:
Type of Appointment:
Permanent Term Temporary

If you are not a current permanent (career or career conditional)
employee are you eligible for appointment under any of the following
special authorities:
Person with Disabilities: Veterans Readjustment:
Former Peace Corps Volunteer: Disabled veteran w/30% Compensable Disability:
Pathways Program: Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1988:
Other:

Please briefly share why you have an interest in this position:

Cook County wildlife technician opening

Safeguarding American Agriculture
APHIS is an agency of USDA’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs
An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
United States
Department of
Agriculture
Marketing &
Regulatory
Programs
Animal and
Plant Health
Inspection
Service
Wildlife Services
3430 Constitution
Drive, Suite 121
Springfield, IL
62711
To: All Interested Parties
Subject: Recruiting Wildlife Specialist for Wildlife Damage Management in
the Greater Chicago, Illinois Area.
Date: October 2, 2012
The Illinois Wildlife Services program is recruiting a Wildlife
Specialist (Biological Science
Technician) for assistance in managing conflicts on properties
throughout Cook County, IL. The
duties of this position will include conducting deer damage management
activities, assisting
cooperators with various wildlife research projects, and providing
technical assistance and outreach
to the public. The majority of the duties will be conducted in the
greater Chicago, Illinois area, but
travel throughout the state will occur on occasion. The position will
be a full-time, temporary
position through approximately December, 2013. The starting salary
will range between $30,672
(GS-404-4) to $38,252 (GS-404-6) per year depending on qualifications.
Fringe benefits will be
provided for this position. The starting date is negotiable, but we
would prefer the incumbent to start
in early December, 2012. Relocation costs will not be paid for this position.
The assignment involves working as part of a team of WS employees
conducting wildlife damage
management in Northeastern Illinois. The employee will also work
closely with cooperating entities
while conducting damage management activities. Work shifts change
seasonally and will include
working afternoons, evenings, and nights throughout the winter months.
Effective communication
skills with other WS employees, partnering agencies/entities, and the
public are required. The duty
station for this position will be located in the Orland Park, Illinois area.
To apply you:
• Must be a U.S. Citizen
• Must be 18 years old
• If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18
years of age, civil service
employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered
with the Selective
Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions (proof of
registration and/or exemption
required)
Website: https://sss.gov
If interested, please submit an application forms consisting of an
OF-612 (downloaded
from http://www.aphis.usda.gov/library/forms/#of ) or resume and
official transcripts and a DD-214
(Member 4 copy if applicable) and/or VA letter for applicable Veteran
preference (if applicable) to:
Glen Dunn
Assistant District Supervisor
USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services
3430 Constitution Dr., Suite 121
Springfield, Illinois 62711
Application materials must be received in our office by November 2,
2012. Interviews will be
scheduled shortly thereafter. Application materials may also be
emailed to the following
address: Glen.C.Dunn@aphis.usda.gov
Travis Guerrant
District Supervisor, USDA-Wildlife Services

SAF Convention and Forestry Positions

If you know of any students who are interested in applying for the US
Forest Service Pathways Internship and Recent Graduate Programs, jobs
will be posted tomorrow. Postings will be available on USAJOBS from
October 3rd to the 9th. Please let your students know that they will
need to create a USAJOBS account to apply for the positions. In
addition, this year letters of recommendation are highly encouraged
and should be attached to the application. Once students have
applied, they will be notified as to whether or not they have secured
an interview slot at the Society of American Foresters (SAF) National
Convention. Please remember that onsite applications at the SAF
Convention will not be accepted.

For more information regarding how to apply for the Forest Service’s
Pathways Internship and Recent Graduates Programs please see:

http://www.fs.fed.us/forestmanagement/recruitment_saf/index.shtml

Let me know if you have any questions. Please forward the information
to others who may be interested.

Cheers,

Leah

Leah Rathbun, Ph.D.

Forest Biometrician

2150 Centre Ave Suite 341a

Fort Collins, CO 80521

(970) 295-5747

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Rangeland Management Specialist opening, Kiowa and Rita Blanca

Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands

OUTREACH NOTICE
Clayton, New Mexico

Rangeland Management Specialist, GS-0454-05/07/09

The Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands, Cibola National Forest
will be filling a GS-
454-05/07/09, Rangeland Management Specialist. This position is a
permanent fulltime position
with a duty station in Clayton, NM. This notification is being
circulated to inform prospective
applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to determine interest in
the position. If interested, please
complete the Outreach Response Form and return it to Angela Safranek
(asafranek@fs.fed.us),
on or before November 2, 2012. A link to the vacancy announcement will
be distributed when the
application period has opened.

Position: The primary duties of this position are assisting with
management of the rangeland program
on the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands. The district
administers approximately 140 Term
Grazing Permits and authorizes grazing for approximately 5,000 cattle
each year. A wide variety of
livestock management programs are in place on these two National
Grasslands. Livestock operations
are generally small to medium with both family owned cow/calf
operations and larger seasonal
yearling cattle operations. The position requires full coordination
and interaction with other resources
on the district, three state agencies, and other federal agencies.
Responsibilities include permit
administration, rangeland monitoring and analysis, management
planning, management of the district
INFRA program, and design/implementation of range and watershed
improvement projects.

Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands: The Kiowa and Rita Blanca
National Grasslands are
located within the shortgrass prairie of the Southern Great Plains and
within the pinyon and juniper
woodland of the Canadian River Canyon. These grasslands encompass
approximately 239,000 acres in
six counties within New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma.

The Canadian River Canyon is a rugged 900 foot deep canyon which
provides habitat for mule deer,
bear, lion, Barbary sheep, waterfowl and provides for warm water
fishing. The plains of the Kiowa
and Rita Blanca National Grasslands provide habitat for quail,
pronghorn, black-tailed prairie dogs,
fox, bobcat, and a variety of raptors.

Community Population/Diversity/General Characteristics: This position
is duty stationed in the
Kiowa and Rita Blanca District office at 714 Main Street, Clayton, New
Mexico (Kiowa and Rita
Blanca RD http://fsweb.cibola.r3.fs.fed.us/districts/d7/). The
community of Clayton is geographically
within a short driving distance of Texas and Oklahoma and moderate
driving distance of Kansas and
Colorado. Clayton is at the intersection of U.S. Highways 64, 56 and
87. It is located approximately
ten miles from the Texas or Oklahoma borders. Amarillo, TX is 128
miles to the southeast, Trinidad,
CO is 104 miles to the northwest and Boise City, OK is 43 miles to the
northeast.

The latest census shows 4,124 people in Union County with 2,484 of
those residing in the city of
Clayton. The population is a mix of Hispanic, Mexican, and Anglo
descents. Housing is available
(2-3 bedroom, 1-2 baths ranging from $80,000 to $140,000), including
apartments and rentals (rents
are starting to drop but are available from $500 to $1,000 per month).
Schools services include
elementary, junior high and high schools. A variety of medical
services (doctors, optometrists, and
some specialists) are available and the community is home to a
hospital. A variety of commercial
services are also available. For more information about Clayton-Union
County or Northeastern New
Mexico, contact the Chamber of Commerce, 1103 South First Street,
Clayton, New Mexico 88415,
visit the web site www.claytonnewmexico.net, or call 575-374-9253
(toll-free, 800-390-7858), or the
Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands at 575-374-9652.

For additional location information, visit the following web sites:

www.americantowns.com/nm/clayton
www.city-data.com/city/Clayton-New-Mexico.html
www.city-data.com/city/Dalhart-Texas.html

Outreach Response: If you are interested in the position please fill
out the response form included
in this outreach and email to Angela Safranek at: asafranek@fs.fed.us
no later than close of business
Friday, November 2, 2012.

Applications for this position are being processed through USAJobs.

If you would like further information, please contact Angela Safranek
at 575-374-9652 (office) or 575-
207-7785 (cell), asafranek@fs.fed.us, or Michael Atkinson, District
Ranger at the Kiowa Rita Blanca
National Grasslands (575)374-9652, matkinson@fs.fed.us.

November 2, 2012

KIOWA AND RITA BLANCA
NATIONAL GRASSLANDS
CIBOLA NATIONAL FOREST
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 double click to
select or unselect.
Type entries in other fields

Position Title:

Series/Grade:

Range Management Specialist

GS 454-5/7/9

Clayton, NM

Applicant Information

E-Mail
Address:

Current Title, Series, Grade

Current Organization/
Location:

Alternate
Phone:

Term

Current Appointment:

If you are NOT a current permanent (career or career conditional)
employee, are you
eligible to be hired under any of the following authorities:

Reinstatement

Disabled Veteran with 30%
Compensable Disability

Veteran’s Employment Opportunities
Act of 1998

Permanent
Current

Temporary

Person with Disabilities

Former Peace Corps Volunteer

Other

Position Interest

I would like to be considered for this position in the series identified.

Series currently identified and classified

Other appropriate series for which I am qualified

Target grade level currently identified

Other grade level for which I am qualified (below target grade)

How to apply: Applications for this position are being processed through
USAJobs. Instructions on “How to Apply” will be provided at the time the vacancy
announcement opens. Applicants who respond to this outreach will be
notified when it becomes available.

Thank you for your interest in our vacancy.