ForestryUSA Employment Opportunities Bulletin

Employment Opportunities: http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.html

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–> University of Maine, School of Forest Resources – Assistant
–> Professor in Forest Ecosystem Science (posted November 19, 2012;
–> location: ME )

–> Texas A&M Forest Service – Forest Economist I (posted November
–> 16, 2012; location: TX)

–> Washington State Department of Natural Resources – Landowner
–> Assistance Forester (posted November 15, 2012; location: WA )

–> F & W Forestry Services – Entry Level Forester/Technician (posted
–> November 15, 2012; location: AR )

–> Plum Creek – Forestry Internship – Summer 2013 (posted November
–> 13, 2012; location: various locations)

–> Steigerwaldt Land Services – Forester (posted November 12, 2012;
–> location: WI)

–> Texas A&M Forest Service – Staff Forester I – Forest Inventory &
–> Analysis (posted November 12, 2012; location: TX)

–> Potlatch Corporation – Log Procurement Fiber Manager (posted
–> November 12, 2012; location: ID)

–> LandVest Timberland – Operations Forester (posted November 8,
–> 2012; location: NH)

–> Koncor Forest Products – Forester (posted October 29, 2012;
–> location: AK)

–> Frontier Environmental Services – Various Positions (posted
–> October 25, 2012; location: PA, WV, OH, NY, MD)

–> International Paper – Manager Fiber Supply (posted October 24,
–> 2012; location: MS)

–> LandVest Timberland – Forest Technician (posted October 23, 2012;
–> location: ME)

–> LandVest Timberland – District Forester (posted October 23, 2012;
–> location: ME)

–> ForesTech International – Forest Analyst (posted October 18,
–> 2012; location: GA)

–> F & W Forestry Services – Forest Inventory Manager (posted
–> October 17, 2012; location: GA)

–> Domtar – Procurement Forester (posted October 16, 2012; location:
–> PA)

–> Rayonier – Resource Land Manager (posted October 15, 2012;
–> location: WA)

–> 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)

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Rec Coordinator, University of Alabama

Coordinator, Outdoor Recreation
The University of Alabama
University Recreation

The University of Alabama is searching for a Program Coordinator,
University Recreation (Coordinator of Outdoor Recreation). Application
period closes November 13, 2012. Visit Employment Opportunities at
http://jobs.ua.edu for more information and to apply. EEO/AA
The Program Coordinator assists in providing professional management
and programmatic supervision of the University of Alabama’s
comprehensive Outdoor Recreation program. The Coordinator leads and/or
supervises the educational and recreational opportunities offered to
the University community through the outdoor recreation component of
University Recreation. Duties include recruitment and supervision of
staff and/or student workers, planning and implementing a calendar of
events, promoting programs and services, establishing short and long
term goals and policies for programs, patron services and relations,
managing equipment, and administrative tasks such as budgeting and
accounting
The Program Coordinator specifically assisting in providing
supervision, leadership and administrative oversight for the UAOR
rental center, bike repair shop, outdoor trips and excursions, and
indoor climbing facility.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher. At least
two (2) years of related outdoor recreation experience. Knowledge of
personal computers and standard software applications (i.e. word
processing, spreadsheets, database management, etc.). Effective verbal
and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Graduate
assistantship and/or intern experience in outdoor recreation
programing accepted as work experience. Broad base of skills as a
participant, trip leader, and/or instructor in outdoor activities such
as white water raft guiding, skiing, rock climbing, cycling, canoeing
or kayaking. Knowledge of outdoor adventure ethics and best practices.
Wilderness first responder or EMT required or ability to attain within
1 year. Advanced first aid and current CPR certification.

Master’s degree in Recreation Management or similar field of study

Valid U.S. driver’s license. Must be at least 21 years of age and have
an acceptable motor vehicle record as determined by the insurance
carrier.
AORE member preferred. Bicycle shop experience is preferred.
Experience driving a passenger van preferred
All applicants must submit a formal application including; cover
letter, resume, list of references and trip log through The University
of Alabama Human Resources website at http://jobs.ua.edu (requisition
#007268 ). Application materials emailed directly to University
Recreation will not be considered. Anticipated salary $29,000-
$34,000.
All final candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background
investigation.
The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity educational
institution/employer.

Claremont College Outdoor Education Center Job Opening

The Outdoor Education Center at the Claremont Colleges is hiring! We
are looking for a current student or recent graduate in the recreation
field or with similar interests in student programming. This
job/internship is full-time during the summer and part-time during the
fall and spring semesters. Come play in sunny Southern California or
direct someone you know our way! Attached is the job description.

Interested candidates can schedule a quick interview at the AORE
conference next week. Reply to this email if interested.

Please visit our websites and Facebook page for more information about
the program:
http://www.pomona.edu/administration/outdoor-education/index.aspx
http://www.pomona.edu/students/orientation-adventure/index.aspx
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Outdoor-Education-Center-of-Pomona-College-OEC/193503427357974

Rec Sports Position, UGA

The Graduate Assistant position for the UGA Outdoor Recreation program
is officially open. Please forward to any interested students you may
have.

Rec Sports GA info:
http://www.recsports.uga.edu/rec_template_1.php?page_ID=1140714252

Outdoor Rec GA description: http://www.recsports.uga.edu/pdfs/GAs/orga.pdf

Rec Sports GA application: http://www.recsports.uga.edu/pdfs/ga-app.pdf

Fire Engine Operator, Shawnee National Forest

SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST

OUTREACH NOTICE

Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator)
GS-0462-4/5

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
Murphysboro, Illinois

The Shawnee National Forest intends to fill a currently vacant
GS-0462-4/5 Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator) . The position
is a permanent full-time appointment, and will be located in
Murphysboro, Illinois. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to
inform prospective applicants of this opportunity and to provide
information on how to apply.

Anyone interested is encouraged to submit the attached outreach reply
notice, a resume and other supporting documentation.

Please submit the outreach reply notice materials by Wednesday,
November 28, 2012

THE POSITION

At the full performance GS-5 level, the incumbent will serve as senior
wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine and perform engine
operation duties in the suppression of wildland fires and prescribe
fire. Duties included:
• Ensuring safety is a part of all operations
• Driving an engine to fire locations
• Performs and may direct others in all aspects of pump operations,
laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in
effective use of water and additives.
• Accomplish emergency repairs as necessary to permit continued use of
equipment.
• Has specialized duties such as: water handling specialist and fully
qualified chain saw operator.

The incumbent will serve as an Incident Commander on initial attack,
gathering information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and
fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents.

The incumbent will participate in wildland fire and safety training in
the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression.

The incumbent may serve on a hand crew or other related fire
suppression crews performing fire suppression and/or fuels management
duties under the most adverse conditions of climate, fuels, and
terrain.

Additional Duties include participation in hazardous fuel reduction
projects, road and trail maintenance, habitat manipulation,
miscellaneous equipment, facilities maintenance, and other resources.

The incumbent must hold, or have the ability to obtain a valid state
driver’s license. The selected individual will be subjected to a
background investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland
Security.

APPLICATION PROCESS

This position will be posted on www.usajobs.gov and applications will
be processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has
been specifically configured for the USDA Forest Service.

Job Title: Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator)
Department: Department Of Agriculture Agency: Forest Service
Sub Agency: Shawnee National Forest, Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District

Job Announcement Number: TBA

SALARY RANGE: $31,315-$40,706 /year
OPEN PERIOD: Early December 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0462-4/5
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time Permanent – No time limit
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
5
DUTY LOCATION: Murphysboro, IL
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to current or former Federal Employees and;
Open to U.S. Citizens and veterans eligible for consideration under
the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), disabled veterans
with a 30% or more disability; Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
eligibles through GS-11; certain military spouses; Persons with
Disabilities; and former Peace Corps and Vista volunteers under
special hiring authorities. Applicants must furnish required proof
documents if selected.

JOB SUMMARY: Applicants must have a profile in USAjobs to apply.

DESCRIPTION OF THE FOREST:

While not large, at 280,000 acres, the Shawnee National Forest in
southern Illinois is the largest unit of public land in the state.
The Supervisor’s Office is located in Harrisburg, with a Ranger
Station in Vienna and a Work Center in Jonesboro. The Forest sits at
the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The area is rich
in history, reflecting the pioneer movement of Americans into the
west. The Forest is predominantly oak-hickory, although pine was
planted in many areas in the past. Swamps contain tupelo and cypress
communities. Razorback ridges associated with the Ozark upthrust are
found on the west side of the Forest; the broader ridges associated
with the Shawnee hills are found on the east side of the Forest. The
Wisconsin glacier stopped north of the Shawnee, so the Grand Prairie
(and its corn fields) most associated with the state of Illinois
starts 40 miles north of the Forest.

Within the boundaries of the Shawnee National Forest System Land include:
• Seven Congressionally-designated Wilderness Areas (over 10% of the Forest)
• Six candidate Wild and Scenic Rivers
• Four National Natural Landmarks
• Four heritage resource sites on the National Register of Historic Places.
• 10 Research Natural Areas
• 58 ecological areas
• Two geological areas
• 14 botanical areas

The Forest is within a day’s drive (350 miles) of more than 45 million
people, or 17% of the U.S. population. (U.S. Census Bureau, 7-1-97
estimate)
Additional information about the Shawnee National Forest may be found
at www.fs.fed.us/r9/shawnee.

CLIMATE

We experience all four seasons, with an average of 3” of snow per year
and temperatures rarely below 0 degrees. Summer days are sunny and
humid with highs in the 80’s – 90’s, occasionally topping 100. Spring
weather can occur in March and fall weather can extend into November.
During the spring and fall seasons, the climate and beauty of the area
is especially compelling. Spring brings an abundance of blooming
dogwoods, redbuds and wildflowers. The fall is saturated with color,
as the leaves turn brilliant reds, gold and yellows. Garden of the
Gods, the most visited site on the Forest, is a must-see during the
fall color season. The unusual rock formations, coupled with the
surrounding Garden of the Gods Wilderness, portray the beauty of
southern Illinois at its finest.

EDUCATION

Pre-schools through high schools can be found in most communities and
rank high in the state. There are several community colleges in the
area offering quite reasonable in-district tuition. The Southern
Illinois University, located in Carbondale, IL, offers a full range of
baccalaureate through doctoral programs. Day care facilities also are
available in most communities.

CHURCHES

Churches representing all major denominations can be found in most communities.

ECONOMY

Real estate here is moderately priced. The median price for
purchasing a home is approximately $85,000 and house rentals begins at
approximately $350 per month. Utilities are priced moderately.
Tourism is a developing economic force in the area. In recent years
several wineries have opened, offering two outstanding wine trails.
Southern Illinois offers a rural environment with easy access to all
possible amenities. Both shopping and entertainment opportunities are
abundant within the area. Marion and Carbondale, IL along with
Paducah, KY offer shopping malls, movie theaters and several locally
owned and operated restaurants, along with major chain and fast-food
restaurants. Additional information on local employment opportunities
can be found at the following links:

http://www.manta.com/mb?search=Harrisburg+il

http://www.manta.com/mb?search=Marion+il

HEALTH CARE

Health care facilities serving the area include full facility
Carbondale Doctor’s Memorial Hospital and Marion Memorial Hospital.
Services at these hospitals include cardiac units, oncology and
neonatal units. Other hospitals providing care are Lourdes and
Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY and Massac Memorial Hospital
in Metropolis, IL. All the hospitals provide 24-hour emergency room
physician coverage and specialists.

RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Every June, the annual Southern Illinois Music Festival features
dozens of performances in venues from Mt. Vernon to Cairo and
Murphysboro to Marion and of course Southern Illinois University in
Carbondale, Illinois, the heart of the Festival. Musicians from
throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia perform orchestral
and chamber music, opera, ballet, jazz, and new music, in an informal
and inviting atmosphere. Visit http://www.sifest.com/ for more
information.

The Superman Celebration in downtown Metropolis, IL features the Home
of Superman. This event held during the second weekend in June each
year celebrates the ‘Man of Steel’. A Superman Drama kicks off the
weekend of contests, food and fun. Comic book & artist show, fan
films, street vendors, a carnival and a Super Car Show. Visit
http://www.supermancelebration.net/ for more information.
The Big Muddy Film Festival, the longest-running, student-organized
film festival in the United States happens annually in Carbondale at
Southern Illinois University.

For an urban atmosphere, events such as the annual Mary Meachum
Freedom Crossing Celebration and the Big Muddy Blues Festival in St.
Louis, MO and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Latin
Dance Festival, Nashville, TN provide glimpse of the cultural
diversity within a two hour commute from Southern Illinois.

There are wide varieties of diverse cultural and educational events in
the area. One is the Tokyo String Quartet founded some four decades
ago. It has been captivating audiences ever since and gaining high
regard as a chamber ensemble in its own right. In collaboration with
a wide variety of artists and composers it is creating a significant
collection of acclaimed recordings. For families in the Muslim
community, there are events and activities available including an
Islamic summer school for children of all ages.

There are a number of festivals located in the area. The annual
Festival Latino at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers the
chance to experience Latino culture with free food, entertainment and
fun activities. The Southern Illinois Saluki Pow-Wow hosted by SIUC
provides people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy traditional
Native American arts, crafts, foods, cultural demonstrations,
exhibitions and dances. The Southern Illinois Irish Festival provides
Irish-themed activities, food, events, entertainment and live music.
The Herrinfesta Italiana takes place each spring in Herrin, IL
celebrating the town’s Italian heritage. For more information about
festivals in the area, please visit:
http://www.oneregion.com/travelguide/stories/text_12.html.

OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM

If you are interested in this position, be sure to submit your
application through USAJobs when it is advertised. In addition, you
are encouraged to complete this form and reply to Monica Neal by
October 28, 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 Kameron Sam at (618) 658-2111.

By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in
the following position:
• Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator), GS-0462-4/5, Permanent
Full-Time position

Location:
• Region 9, Shawnee National Forest, Murphysboro, Illinois

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name Date
Address
City State
Zip E-Mail
Phone number(s)
Are you currently a federal employee
If Yes, current agency and location
current title/series/grade
Type of Appointment Permanent Term Temporary
Type of Schedule Full-time Part-time Intermittent
If you are not a current permanent (career or career conditional)
employee, are you eligible for appointment under any of the following
special authorities (check the appropriate box):
Person with Disabilities
Veteran Readjustment
Former Peace Corps Volunteer
Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability
Student Career Experience Program
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act 0f 1998
Other, please describe:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in
all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national
origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status,
familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation,
genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or
part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance
program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons
with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of
program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should
contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (voice and TDD). To
file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of
Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC
20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Environmental Education Specialist, Bell County Kentucky

KDFWR is advertising the following permanent full time Information and
Education Division position in Bell County and encourages all
interested KDFWR employees to apply and contact John Coffey (see
below).

Be advised that any interested employee will need to visit
http://personnel.ky.gov/default.htm to complete or update an online
application and to apply for this position. This includes employees
considering a lateral transfer or voluntary demotion.

Supervisors: Please post or distribute to all field personnel.

Auto req ID
25218BR
Job Title :
21000102 CONSERVATION EDUCATOR I
Title Code :
71830A
Minimum Requirement – Primary Education :
Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a
biological science, education, recreation, or related field.
Minimum Requirement – Primary Experience :
None
Education Substitution :
None
Experience Substitution :
None
Special Requirements :
Must be 21 years old, possess a valid Kentucky driver’s license.
Pre-Employment Requirements:
None
Post Employment Requirements :
Must maintain a valid Kentucky driver’s license for the length of
employment in this job. Must obtain either a hunting or fishing
license issued by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife
Resources, a Hunter Education Card, and a certification in first aid
and CPR during the first six months of employment. Must maintain
certification for length of employment in this job.
Agency :
50 – Tourism, Arts, & Heritage Cabinet
Department/Division/Branch/Address :
Ky Dept of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Information and Education Division
1 Sportsman’s Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601
Location :
Bell County
Agency Contact :
John Coffey (859) 358-5175 or john.coffey@ky.gov
# of Vacancies :
1
Position Type :
Full-time Merit (18A)
Work Schedule :
1st Shift
Vacancy Type :
Competitive – Open To All Candidates
Work Week :
37.5 hr/wk
Pay Grade :
12
Salary Range:
Pay Grade 12 (MIN-MID) $29,129.28 – $38,588.64 yearly at 37.5 hour work week
Special Entrance Rate :
NO
Description of Job Duties
See Characteristics of the Class. Preferred candidates will have
experience in classroom teaching, working with youth, wildlife and/or
nature interpretation or hunting/fishing programs. Prefer candidates
with at least one certification in hunter education, first aid/CPR
and/or lifeguarding.

Please note: the successful candidate for this position will be
required to live and work at one or more residential summer camps for
eleven weeks during the summer.
Selection Method :
Qualifying: All candidates who apply and meet the minimum requirements
are eligible for placement on the register for hiring consideration.
Group :
AGRICULTURAL AND WILDLIFE SCIENCES
Characteristics of the Class :
Performs beginning level work in the presentation of conservation
education programs or outdoor skills programs; learns to teach and
conduct conservation education programs or outdoor skills programs
including hunter education courses, boating education courses, aquatic
education courses, archery or other shooting skills courses;
represents KDFWR at community events; and performs other duties as
required.
Typical Working Conditions and Unique Physical Requirements :
Work is performed in an outdoor classroom setting and on outdoor
firing ranges. Must be able to use firearms and archery equipment
safely and proficiently, lift heavy objects, carry 25 pounds of
equipment several hundred yards, and operate outdoors during inclement
weather. May work in residential camp setting with 200 campers per
week. Must be able to run, stoop, bend, push, pull, and lift heavy
object or child from an unsafe place and traverse rugged terrain.
Additional Requirements :
Applicants and employees in this job may be required to submit to a
drug screening test and background check.
Post Date :
11/14/2012
Post Ending Date :
11/23/2012

Recreation Technician job opening

attached are the links to the USAjobs Merit and Demo vacancy
announcements for the Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation),
GS-0401-09/11 positions. The Merit announcement opens on 11/13/2012
and closes on 11/26/2012. The Demo announcement opens on 11/13/2012
and closes on 11/19/2012. Please distribute according to your outreach
plan. If you have any questions, let me know.

Merit Announcement 13-09130003-0207G-SD –
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331123100

Demo Announcement 13-09130003-0207DP-SD –
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331123700

Chippewa National Forest job opening

Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-9/11

The Chippewa National Forest (CNF) is seeking a candidate to fill the
Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-9/11 with the duty station in Cass
Lake, Minnesota.

The CNF seeks current or former Federal Employees who are eligible for
GS-1035-9/11 (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications) or individuals
eligible for the Pathways, Recent Graduate Program. The Recent
Graduate Program targets recent graduates within two year of
graduation and veterans within six years of graduation. The Recent
Graduate Program is considered a developmental program with training
and career development.

This position is part of the Chippewa National Forest Public Services
Team which includes public affairs, recreation, lands, heritage and
engineering programs. The Public Affairs Specialist reports to the
Public Services Team leader, who is a member of the Forest Leadership
Team (FLT). This Public Affairs Specialist position leads the Public
Affairs program and supervises the front desk information specialist,
conservation education specialist and web manager.

The position is responsible for public affairs program planning and
evaluation. The Public Affairs Specialist manages and implements
existing directives on internal and external communications procedures
and responds to legislative or agency inquiries on an array of
subjects. Additional duties include:

o Manages and implements Forest communications in coordination with
Regional Office (RO) as needed.

o Coordinates agency information. Tells the CNF story to the RO,
media, general public, Forest staff and legislators using news
releases, success stories, RO updates, annual reports, Washington
office issue papers, stakeholder reports and social media.

o Develops proactive communication plans.

o Represents the agency during media interviews.

o Writes information materials designed to reach many diverse audiences.

o Conducts pro-active issue management and communication plans in
support of the FLT, congressional contacts and the Resource Advisory
Committee (RAC). Provides agency and legislative support and
problem-solves a wide range of communication issues.

The Public Affairs Specialist position assists with Tribal Relations
efforts and also serves as the point of contact for Urban Connections
and the Resource Advisory Committee.

For more information about this outreach notice or position, contact
Nancy Larson at (218) 335-8688 or e-mail: nlarson@fs.fed.us.

If you are interested in being considered, please complete and submit
the attached “Outreach Notice Form” by December 21 to: Chippewa
National Forest, Attn: Nancy Larson, 200 Ash Avenue NW, Cass Lake, MN
56633. Or you can email to: nlarson@fs.fed.us.

“The USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity provider and employer”

Chippewa National Forest

Welcome to the Chippewa National Forest. The Chippewa National Forest
is located in North Central Minnesota, approximately 200 miles north
of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The Chippewa was the first National Forest
established east of the Mississippi River in 1908. Originally known
as the Minnesota National Forest, the name was changed in 1928 to
honor the original inhabitants. The Forest has a rich history,
ranging from prehistoric times to the early logging era and CCC days.
The Forest boundary encompasses 1.6 million acres, of which over
666,541 acres are managed by the USDA Forest Service. The Leech Lake
Indian Reservation lies within the Forest boundary.

Aspen, birch, pines, balsam fir and maples blanket the rolling uplands
of the forest. Water is abundant, with over 1300 lakes, 923 miles of
rivers and streams, and 400,000 acres of wetlands. The forest
landscape is a reminder of the glaciers that blanketed northern
Minnesota some 10,000 years ago.

The Chippewa is one of the largest breeding population areas of bald
eagles in the lower 48 states. Eagles are often viewed soaring over
the larger lakes of the area. White-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, and
numerous waterfowl provide good wildlife viewing and hunting
opportunities. Sensitive species such as osprey, loon, and great grey
owl also make the Forest their home.

Water orientated recreation such as fishing, canoeing, camping,
water-skiing and swimming are popular on the Chippewa. Trails for
hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling
and scenic drives weave their way through the Forest. Autumn on the
Chippewa creates a landscape of remarkable colors and beauty and under
a blanket of snow the Forest becomes a land of unexplored adventures.

For more information about the Chippewa National Forest, visit our web
site at: fs.usda.gov/chippewa.

ABOUT THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES:

Cass Lake, Minnesota: population 973

Cass Lake is located within the Leech Lake Reservation and the
Chippewa National Forest. Cass Lake area residents enjoy its natural
beauty, friendly community, good schools and various civic, cultural
and historic activities and facilities, ranging form local pow wows to
museums and historical sites.

The community of Cass Lake is the major population, education,
economic and government center on the Leech Lake Reservation. The
city has a population of 923 residents, the Greater Cass Lake area
2,341 people and the Leech Lake Reservation 11,801 people. Major
employers in the area the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Council,
Independent School District #115, the US Forest Service, the
consolidated Minnesota Chippewa Tribes, Teal’s Super Value, Cass
Forest Products, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Health care – Cass Lake Merit Care clinic and Cass Lake Indian Hospital.

Bemidji, Minnesota: population 12,074 | Distance from Cass Lake: 12 miles

Bemidji is situated on Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving, sister lakes fed
by the Mississippi River, and is the first city on the Mississippi
River. Bemidji is a vigorous, friendly city of quaint charm in a
setting of real natural beauty. In 2009 Outdoor Life magazine ranked
Bemidji one of the best places to live for an outdoors person looking
for opportunity and affordability. In 2009 Bemidji HighSchool was
named among the best high schools in the country by U.S. News and
World Report. You can even enjoy an evening at the Bemidji Symphony
Orchestra

Primarily a retail sale community, forestry, education and travel
industries contribute to its economy. Major employers in the area are
the Independent School District #31, North Country Health Services,
Bemidji State University, and County Government Offices. Bemidji has
seven elementary schools, three parochial schools, one private school,
a middle school and a new high school. Nationally renowned Bemidji
State University lines the shores of Lake Bemidji. The
Bemidji-Beltrami County Airport offers daily commercial service.

Health care facilities available include North Country Regional
Hospital, Bemidji Merit Care Clinic and Northern Medical Clinic.

Walker, Minnesota: population 950 | Distance from Cass Lake: 17 miles

Walker is located on Leech Lake, the third largest lake in Minnesota.
This family community is a popular four-season vacationland for many
visitors. Downtown Walker bustles with activity in the summer as
vacationers, summer residents, and visitors enjoy the lakeside and
downtown shopping. There’s always something going on in Walker,
whether it’s the February International Eelpout Festival or the
Yikes!Bikes! Bike Tour in July. Major employers are Northern Lights
Casino, Ah Gwah Ching Center, Cass County and the Walker School
District. Combined communities offer educational opportunities for
K-12.

Health care facilities in the Walker area include Dakota Clinic and
the Walker Merit Care Clinic.

For further information about the communities go to:
http://www.walkermn.com or
http://www.casslake.com or
http://www.bemidji.org

Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-9/11
Respond by: December 21, 2012

Name:

E-mail Address:

Mailing Address:

Telephone Number: Work
Home:

Agency Employed with: USFS BLM
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Type of appointment: Permanent _____ Temporary _____ Term
_____ VRA _____

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Current Region/Forest/District:

Current Series and Grade:

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

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____ Disabled Veteran w/30% Compensable Disability

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____ Other please explain: _________________________________________________

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR VACANCY

“The USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity provider and employer”

ForestryUSA Website – Employment Opportunities Bul

Employment Opportunities: http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.html

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–> Steigerwaldt Land Services – Forester (posted November 12, 2012;
–> location: WI)

–> Texas A&M Forest Service – Staff Forester I – Forest Inventory &
–> Analysis (posted November 12, 2012; location: TX)

–> Potlatch Corporation – Log Procurement Fiber Manager (posted
–> November 12, 2012; location: ID)

–> LandVest Timberland – Operations Forester (posted November 8,
–> 2012; location: NH)

–> Koncor Forest Products – Forester (posted October 29, 2012;
–> location: AK)

–> Frontier Environmental Services – Various Positions (posted
–> October 25, 2012; location: PA, WV, OH, NY, MD)

–> International Paper – Manager Fiber Supply (posted October 24,
–> 2012; location: MS)

–> LandVest Timberland – Forest Technician (posted October 23, 2012;
–> location: ME)

–> LandVest Timberland – District Forester (posted October 23, 2012;
–> location: ME)

–> ForesTech International – Forest Analyst (posted October 18,
–> 2012; location: GA)

–> F & W Forestry Services – Forest Inventory Manager (posted
–> October 17, 2012; location: GA)

–> Domtar – Procurement Forester (posted October 16, 2012; location:
–> PA)

–> Rayonier – Resource Land Manager (posted October 15, 2012;
–> location: WA)

–> 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)

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

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

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This week, the Employment Opportunities Bulletin is being sent to:
3030 subscribers

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For more information on these and other employment opportunities,
visit our website at: http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.html

For career and employment opportunities in Canada, visit Canadian
Forests Website at: http://www.canadian-forests.com/job.html

Forest Service Outreach Position

Outreach Notice
The Hiawatha National Forest will soon be advertising to fill the West
Zone Forest Service Representative fulltime position. This will be a
GS-0462-9/10 position. The duty station for this position is located
at the Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District Office in Rapid River,
Michigan. The annual salary range is $45,771 to $59,505.

Contact Information
Interested candidates are encouraged to reply to this outreach by
November 30, 2012. If you are interested in being considered, please
complete the Outreach Notice Reply form at the end of this document
and send to Tracy Anderson at tlanderson@fs.fed.us or at 8181 US Hwy
2, Rapid River, MI 49878. Also, please contact Tracy if more
information is needed at 906-474-6442 x131.

About The Position
Plans, coordinates and executes the full range of delegated
responsibilities as specified in the Timber Sale Administration
Handbook, and RO and WO issuances and serves as the FSR as designated
by the Contracting Officer on assigned timber sales. Some of the
duties include:
Deals directly with representatives of the timber industry, district
rangers and district staffs on resource issues and current status of
timber sales.
Plans, organizes, inspects, and reviews work sequences for active
timber sales on the basis of approved management plans, Environmental
Assessment Reports, and sale contracts.
Takes appropriate action on timber sale contracts commensurate with
delegated authority.
Prepares modifications, extensions, transfers, CTA calculations and
recommendations to proceed with closing timber sale contracts for
approval of the Contracting Officer.
Prepares reappraisals and rate determinations on sales when
termination date is reached or at times when such actions are
required.
Assists Contracting Officer in processing appeals and requests for
administrative reviews, which originates out of timber sale contracts.
Serves as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on service
contracts and inspects work for compliance with contract
specifications and provisions. Uses approved procedures and techniques
in preparing service contracts that include delineating areas and
preparing the sample contract. Ensures that all contractual
obligations are met before making final inspection and recommending
sale closure.
Assists Forest with timber sale audits and reviews.
Provides training and mentoring for Sale Administrator candidates.

In addition to FSR duties, this position will also perform the
following duties related to Sale Prep:
Reviews and analyzes the project sale folder information, including
the environmental analysis. Verifies the operability and special
design features of the sale, maps, appraisal and timber sale contract
information; and determines and documents estimates necessary to
complete the appraisal, timber sale contract and unit information
sheet.
Summarizes, in the indexed sale preparation folder, all records
acceptable for final appraisal and sale contract preparation and
subsequent timber management activities; provides data for and
prepares or directs preparation of work and sale area maps; estimates
all pertinent appraisal allowances associated with harvest and removal
of forest products;
Determines standard contract language provisions and/or special
provisions to achieve the planned objectives and uses this information
to assemble the timber sale contract packages; and provides the
necessary information for preparation of the prospectus, advertisement
and bid forms.
Reviews original timber sale KV plan, coordinates getting revised KV
plans with resource specialist, prepares the original Salvage Sale
Fund plans, and updated the SSF plan when revisions are needed.
Prepares detailed timber sale appraisal that reflects the appraised
market value of the products and by-products being offered for sale.

About The FOREST
The Hiawatha National Forest lies in the central and eastern Upper
Peninsula of Michigan. Approximately 1 million acres fall within the
Forest boundary.

There are approximately 775 miles of rivers and streams and more than
400 lakes on the forest. More than seventy-seven miles of National
Forest shoreline lie along Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. Nearly
46 percent of the Hiawatha is wetlands of various types. Varying
landforms, combined with the influence of the Great Lakes, create many
different weather zones. Summer temperatures are typically in the 70
degree range near the Great Lakes shorelines, while inland away from
the lakes’ moderating influence they reach 10 to 15 degrees higher.

The Hiawatha National Forest’s uniqueness stems largely from its
proximity to three Great Lakes. The Great Lakes affect its weather,
recreation opportunities, scenery, historic sites, hydrology and
ecosystem diversity. The Forest’s recreation niche, “Your Great Lakes
National Forest” captures some of this uniqueness by focusing on the
Forest’s “Great Lakeshores” (Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron),
“Great Lighthouses” (Point Iroquois, North Light, East Channel Light,
Christmas Range Light, Peninsula Point and Round Island Lighthouse);
“Great Islands” (Grand Island, Round Island, and St. Vitals Island);
and “Great Snow” (referring to the hundreds of inches of snow that
fall each winter.

Hiawatha National Forest is divided geographically into two units.
Munising Ranger District and Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District
comprise the Forest’s West Unit. The West Unit includes shoreline on
Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The Forest’s East Unit includes the
St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie Ranger Districts, including a work
station located in Raco. The East Unit includes shoreline on Lakes
Superior, Michigan and Huron.

The weather in this area, due to the close proximity to Lake Michigan,
has consistently high humidity and experiences four distinct seasons.
Summers are warm and humid, with average high temperatures in the mid
80’s and average lows in the mid 60’s. Winters are cold, snowy and
windy with temperatures often below freezing. Spring and fall are
mild with low humidity.

Community Information
Rapid River is a small unincorporated town located at the northern end
of Little Bay de Noc. The town has a few convenience stores,
restaurants, bank, etc.

Gladstone (population 5,000) is located 5 miles north of Escanaba
(population 13,000). Commuters and shoppers travel between the two
communities. Gladstone offers schools, parks, trails, recreation, a
summer concert series, a harbor, and other amenities.

Escanaba has a population of around 13,140 (2000 census). Escanaba is
the third-largest city in the Upper Peninsula after Marquette and
Sault Ste. Marie and is the county seat of Delta County. There are
many restaurants, shopping amenities, churches, etc. located in and
around Escanaba. Escanaba is also home to Bay de Noc Community
College. There is a modern airport that provides both corporate and
general aviation services.

Houses for sale fluctuate based on the local market. A number of
houses in the Delta County area are available from $80,000 on up.
Generally, there are few houses for rent and apartments in the
commuting area range from $325 per month and up.

Delta County Airport serves the city with daily flights to larger
airports. Major transportation routes in Escanaba include US Highway
2, US Highway 41, and M-35. Delta Area Transit Authority operates a
bus system throughout Delta County.

Eight public school districts and two private schools operate in Delta
County. For more information on K-12 schools, click here.
Post-secondary educational institutions include Bay de Noc Community
College, located in Escanaba, and Northern Michigan University,
located about 65 miles away in Marquette, MI.

Cultural opportunities in Escanaba include the William Bonifas Fine
Art Center, the Waterfront Art Festival, Escanaba City Band, Players
de Noc, and Bay de Noc Choral Society, and many smaller arts
organizations, art galleries, and musical performing groups.

Delta County: Delta County is located in the central Upper Peninsula
and lies on the shore of Lake Michigan. The county prides itself in
having more fresh water shoreline than any other county in the nation.
The county includes of a mix of private and public lands including
Escanaba State Forest and Hiawatha National Forest.

If you’re looking for outdoor recreation opportunities, Delta County
has much to offer. Residents enjoy a wide range of outdoor pursuits
including sea kayaking, canoeing, camping, mountain biking, hiking,
trail running, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing and
more. Recreation oriented groups include the Bays de Noc Great Lakes
The City of Escanaba Recreation Department offers a variety of
recreational activities and leagues, and the Delta YMCA offers a
variety of recreational activities and classes promoting family
wellness.

Surrounding Area
Marquette (population 19,700) is the Upper Peninsula’s largest city.
Located on Lake Superior about 6o miles north of Gladstone, it is a
handy location in which to find additional options including medical
services, shopping, art, culture, entertainment, restaurants and more.
Marquette is home to Northern Michigan University and Marquette
General Hospital, numerous clinics, several malls and large chain
stores, a food coop, theaters, and a YMCA.

Websites For more Information about Rapid River and the surrounding
area, visit the following the websites:
City of Escanaba
City of Gladstone
Delta County
Delta County Chamber of Commerce
Bays de Noc Convention & Visitors Bureau

OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM
PLEASE RESPOND TO OUTREACH BY NOVEMBER 30, 2012.

I am interested in the position on the West Zone of the Hiawatha
National Forest.

Position Title and Series: Forestry Technician (Forest Service
Representative) 0462

Grade: GS 9/10

Location: Rapid River, Michigan
PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: Date:
Address:
Phone: Email address:

Are you currently a Federal employee? Yes No

If YES, CURRENT REGION/FOREST/DISTRICT:

CURRENT SERIES, GRADE AND TOUR:

CURRENT POSITION TITLE:

AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: USFS BLM OTHER:

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: PERMANENT TEMPORARY ______ TERM
VRA PWD______ OTHER

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

______ PERSON WITH DISABILITIES
______ VETERANS READJUSTMENT
______ DISABLED VETERANS W/30% COMPENSABLE DISABILITY
______ VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998
______ FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER
______ STUDENT CAREER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
______ OTHER
______________________________________________________________

Thank you for your interest!

If you are interested in applying for this position or would like
further information, please submit this form via email to
tlanderson@fs.fed.us, or send to address below by November 30, 2012.

Hiawatha National Forest
Attn: Tracy Anderson
8181 US2 W
Rapid River, MI 49878

Re: FW: Seasonal Forestry Technicians (Sale Prep)

*******OUTREACH NOTICE*******
WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST
SEASONAL FORESTRY TECHNICIANS
________________________________________

SEASONAL POSITIONS

Title, Series, and Grade: FS2466 Forestry Technician – GS-0462-4
(Timber Sales Prep)

AND/OR
FS2467 Forestry Technician – GS-0462-5 (Timber Sales Prep)

Positions: 2 to 5 (pending additional funding request)
Tour of Duty: Full- time, Seasonal (40 hours a week)
Location: Wayne National Forest, Ironton Ranger District, Pedro, OH

This outreach is to determine the potential applicant pool for our
seasonal (1039) positions and to establish the appropriate recruitment
method and area of consideration for the vacancy announcement.
Responses received from this outreach notice will be relied upon to
make these determinations. If you are interested, we encourage you to
complete the attached Outreach Response Form and return it to Chad
Fitton by November 27, 2012.

For more information, please call Chad Fitton, Assistant District
Ranger, at 740-534-6536 (email cfitton@fs.fed.us). This position will
be advertised in USAJOBS.OPM.GOV

Major Duties:
Primary duties include marking timber to meet silvicultural guidelines
for oak-hickory restoration. Knowledge of forestry skills, including
measuring and evaluating standing hardwood trees is necessary. The
Forest is striving to improve wildlife habitat to meet the desired
future condition described in each area of the Wayne Forest Management
Plan. Duties also include leading crews for timber stand improvement
and invasive species control using herbicides, manual and/or
mechanical control methods throughout the Ironton Ranger District.
Forest Service chainsaw and state herbicide licensure qualifications
are desired. Applicant’s

possessing basic wildland fire-fighting skills and having current pack
test qualifications are preferred to participate on prescribe burning
and/or wildland fire assignments.

Knowledge and identification of tree species native to southern Ohio
is necessary. Experience with Arc GIS and GPS, as well as, basic
computer skills are desired. Applicants must be willing and able to
work alone in remote forest locations or with others in a team
setting. Successful applicants must be highly motivated, attentive to
detail, and enthusiastic about working outside, in hilly areas and in
various weather conditions (cold, rainy, hot/humid, etc.) for 8-10
hours per day. Depending on applicant experience, this position may
also supervise a state in-mate crew and USFS project crews.

Depending on applicant qualifications and agency funding levels, the
position may be filled at a GS-4 ($13.41/hour) or GS-5 ($15.00/hour)
Forest Technician level. Housing is available for rent. We
anticipate the positions to start in mid-January and end in July, 2013
or upon completion of 1039 seasonal and training hours.

Ironton Ranger District:

Vegetation Management: Our vegetation management program produces
approximately 2.5 million board feet (MMBF) annually. Mechanical and
herbicide techniques are the primary means of reforestation and timber
stand improvement. We are actively restoring oak hickory ecosystems.
We maintain a mixed pine/hardwood ecosystem dominated by oak and
hickory forest type with large blocks of land designated for a variety
of timber, plant, animal and recreational objectives.
.
Endangered Species: The Indiana Bat and Running Buffalo Clover are
two of our key, resident threatened and endangered species.

Fire: Fire is considered an ecosystem component rather than a
periodic treatment. The District program uses prescribed fire on
approximately 1,500 acres annually to maintain pyrotypic communities
and treat hazardous fuels. The district also has an active wildfire
suppression program.

Recreation: The District has an innovative and expanding recreation
program. Two separate all-terrain vehicle trails are growing
together with a 30-mile addition in progress. An active trail patrol
helps maintain the existing 46 mile of ATV trails plus 24 miles of
horse trail. The lake Vesuvius Recreation area not includes an archery
trail, hiking and backpacking trails, 2 campgrounds, a boat launch and
a beach. There are over 129-miles of trails on the Ironton District,
The District offers a mountain bike trail, horse trails, and some of
the best hunting in the area. Campgrounds, wildlife, hunting, and
trails make the Ironton District a popular destination point for
travel and tourism.

Special events held on the Ironton District each year include the
Wheelin’ Sportsmen Fishing event, which promotes and encourages
persons with disabilities to explore recreation opportunities. Other
special events include the Kids Fishing Derby and ATV rallies and
numerous activities hosted by Ohio University Southern at the OUS
Nature Center.

Cultural Resources: Vesuvius Furnace is one of several iron furnace
stacks remaining on the Forest. A large Civilian Conservation Corps
camp near the Iron furnace provided the labor to construct the
Vesuvius Lake dam and Recreation Area.

LOCATION

The Ironton Ranger District is located in the southern part of the
state at Pedro, Ohio. It retains an air of nostalgia with covered
bridges, rock shelters, springs and rugged hills covered with hardwood
and pine trees. The district covers approximately 104,257-acres in
Lawrence, Gallia, Scioto and Jackson counties. Pedro is within a few
hours drive of metropolitan areas such as Columbus, Cincinnati,
Cleveland, Ohio – Lexington, Kentucky – Huntington and Charleston,
West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bordering states Kentucky and West Virginia make up the Tri-State area
offering several state of the art medical centers, churches of various
denominations, public and private schools, shopping plaza/malls and a
wide variety of educational, sporting, cultural events and
opportunities for all ages.

The Ironton District of the Wayne National Forest is located in the
foothills of Appalachians and has a large diversity of plant and
animal communities, including many threatened and endangered species.
We are located near the Ohio River and only a few hours drive from The
Boone National Forest (KY), Monaghelia National Forest (WV), and the
New River Gorge(WV).

POPULATION

The city of Ironton’s population is approximately 11,320. The
population of Ashland, KY is 21,352. The population of Huntington, WV
is approximately 48,982. The estimated population for the tri-state
area, which includes 2 counties in Kentucky, 2 counties in West
Virginia, and Lawrence County in Ohio, is approximately 288,650.

CLIMATE:
The Ironton, OH climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend
to be in the upper 80’s and cold during winter when daytime
temperatures tend to be in the 30’s. The warmest month of the year is
July with an average maximum temperature of 88 degrees Fahrenheit,
while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum
temperature of 21 degrees

Fahrenheit. The annual average precipitation at Ironton is 42 Inches.
Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest
month of the year is July with an average rainfall of 4.8 Inches.
HOUSING:

Rental apartments are available in the city or county and in
surrounding areas. There are several small communities or towns, such
as Ironton, Coal Grove, South Point, and Hanging Rock in Ohio, to live
in with close proximity to Pedro. There are also numerous communities
across the river in Kentucky around the Ashland area. There are
abundant opportunities for the purchase of nice housing in the area
with prices ranging from $50,000 to $225,000 plus.

CHILD CARE:

The Forest Service building is not equipped to handle childcare;
however, there are several options available in the local area to
accommodate children, ranging from infant care through teens.

CHURCHES:

There are many churches in the area representing more than a dozen
religious denominations.

MEDICAL:

A great selection of health care is available, including doctors,
dentists, and specialists. Kings Daughter Medical Center is located
in Ashland, KY and is ranked as one of the top hospitals in the nation
for heart care. Kings Daughter is also rated as one of the top 100
companies to work for. There are several other hospitals in the area
within a short drive.

EDUCATION:

There are numerous senior/junior high schools, and elementary schools.
In the City of Ironton there are two city high/junior high schools
and five elementary schools. We have two private church school,
covering K-12th grade. Ohio University Southern Campus is also
located in Ironton. Marshall University is 45 minutes away in
Huntington, WV, and Ashland has several technical colleges.

SHOPPING:

Ironton has a moderate selection of shopping opportunities available,
including many small specialty shops within the area. Ashland has 2
malls and is located approximately 13 miles from Ironton.

ARTS / CULTURE:

Ironton has one of the longest running Memorial Day parades in the
nation. In addition to this great tradition Ironton host several other
festivals throughout the year. Within the surrounding areas of
Ashland, KY and Huntington, WV there are many theaters, art exhibits,
museums, and community events throughout the year.

RECREATION:

Excellent opportunities are available for hunting and fishing in the
local area, as well as the whole state. There are several
water-related areas, with 73 State Parks, 21 State Forests, and
amusement parks within a few hours drive. Ohio is proud to have many
cultural, historic and festive attractions.

There is a powerful tradition of sports in the area; including
baseball, football, soccer, tennis, golf, racquetball, and swimming.

TRAVEL:

Columbus, the state capitol, is 2-½ hours (120miles) from Ironton.
The state has several coliseums that host many exciting events, from
state fairs and rodeos, to live concerts. Huntington, WV has its own
airport, Tri State Airport is within 45 minutes, and Columbus and
Cincinnati International Airports are 127 miles and 149 miles,
respectively, from Ironton.

Visit the websites below to view the Ironton District area.

www.irontontribune.com www.herald-dispatch.com www.dailyindependent.com

www.lawrencecountyohio.com www.lawrencecountyohio.org

http://www.lawrencecountyohio.org/ledc/

Outreach Response Form

USDA Forest Service Eastern Region
Wayne National Forest
Ironton Ranger District
Pedro, Ohio

Please place an “X” by the positions you are interested in:

Forestry Technician, GS-0462-04
Forestry Technician, GS-0462-05

NAME:

E-MAIL ADDRESS: ______

MAILING ADDRESS:

TELEPHONE:

AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: USFS BLM OTHER

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT IF CURRENT GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE:
PERMANENT TEMPORARY TERM VRA
PWD OTHER

CURRENT REGION/FOREST/DISTRICT (IF APPLICABLE): ______

CURRENT POSITION TITLE:

How did you hear about this position? Organization Name
Agency Contact __________Other

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 READJUSTMENT
DISABLED VETERANS W/ 30% COMPENSABLE DISABILITY
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998
FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER
STUDENT CAREER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
OTHER

Re: FW: TIC & VCTU Coordinator Position

> Trout Unlimited is seeking a Trout in the Classroom (TIC) Coordinator
> position in Virginia. More info follows, so best of luck to all who apply!
> Gov. Bob McDonnell has authorized hiring for the TIC/VCTU coordinator
> position vacated by Rob Tucker. The position pays $50,000 per year but
> carries no insurance or other benefits. For 2/3rds of the time, the person
> holding the position will facilitate Trout in the Classroom and support the
> work of chapter-based TIC coordinators, generate funding to sustain the
> program, and increase the number of schools participating in TIC. The
> remaining 1/3rd of the time will be devoted to supporting the council by
> producing the newsletter, keeping the web up to date, making arrangements
> for council and related meetings, and supporting fundraising for the
> council. Interested persons should go to
> http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/jobs/. For more information, contact Graham
> Simmerman, council chair.
>
>
>
> Graham Simmerman, Chairman
>
> Virginia Council Trout Unlimited
>
> 8644 Rivers Edge Lane
>
> Weyers Cave VA 24486
>
> Phone; (h) 540-234-9743
>
> (o) 540-574-7865
>
> Email: marteafan3@verizon.net
>
> Website: www.vctu.org

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Notification of Vacancy
Hourly Position – No Benefits
November 5, 2012
Aquatic Conservation & Angling Strategy Coordinator Position No. 40104
(Natural Resource Specialist III)
Location: 4010 W. Broad Street
Expected Hiring Range: $20.00 – $25.00 Hourly
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
This position facilitates the development and implementation of a
successful aquatic conservation and angling strategy through
coordination and implementation of the joint Trout Unlimited/DGIF
Trout in the Classroom program and the Fishing Education in the
Schools program. Accomplish initiatives for a variety of programs and
events for constituents that have limited or no experience in angling
or conservation. Works cooperatively with other agencies and
organizations to develop, promote and implement angling skills and
aquatic conservation events. Develops and administers an annual
budget. Assists in the procurement of goods and services. Maintains an
inventory of instructional supplies and materials, and ensures
delivery of such materials as needed to support educational programs.
Facilitates the alignment of Trout in the Classroom curriculum with
Virginia SOLs.
This position will also be required to perform administrative tasks,
which include organizing and maintaining a calendar for meetings;
maintaining an accurate spreadsheet inventory of participants;
communicate effectively and diplomatically with public and state
representatives, both orally and in written form; securing grants to
support angling strategy initiatives; and coordinating production of
the newsletter and website material in accordance with state policy.
QUALIFICATION GUIDE:
Considerable knowledge of environmental and angling education
principles / practices and instructional methods used for teaching
youths and adults in and out of the classroom. Comprehensive skill in
word processing and in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software to
include; MS Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint. Demonstrated ability
to plan, develop, conduct, and evaluate educational programs; develop
educational materials and exhibits; communicate effectively both
orally and in writing; recommend solutions to difficult, complex or
unusual problems; develop effective working relationships with
teachers, educators, and other personnel, both inside and outside the
Agency; and demonstrated knowledge in platform and workshop
facilitation skills.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course
work in wildlife resource management, education, outdoor recreation,
environmental studies or a related field. Professional experience in
education, outdoor recreation, conservation, or a related field. An
equivalent combination of training and experience, with demonstration
of skills, knowledge and abilities may substitute for education and
experience. A valid Virginia driver’s license is required. Position
will require some overnight travel. A criminal history and background
check will be conducted. A cover letter is required with application.
Must Apply Online at http://jobs.virginia.gov by 5:00 p.m., November 30, 2012
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT, PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES

MACED Seeks Energy Programs Manager

Energy Program Manager position, located in Berea, KY, announcement to
send and share. More information can be found via the link below.
Please send on and share with others!

In case you know someone interested in this job.

http://www.maced.org/energy-mgr-ad.htm

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Job Announcement Lyon College

Lyon College is seeking a full time permanent position to work with the
Director of Outdoor Recreation and Education starting in the fall of 2013.

Job Title: Lyon Education & Adventure Program (LEAP) Coordinator

Lyon College is located in the eastern foothills of the Ozark Mountains and
on the beautiful White River in Batesville, Arkansas. The area offers the
best qualities of the Natural State while providing a safe, convenient and
supportive setting with abundant opportunities for outdoor activities.

Lyon College
Lyon Education & Adventure Program
Coordinator

Job Title: Lyon Education & Adventure Program (LEAP) Coordinator

Salary: $20,000 plus Lyon College housing and board
(Pending final budgetary approval)

Terms of Employment: Full time, permanent position with ten month
contract starting on August 1st, 2013 to May 31st, 2014. LEAP
Coordinator reports to the Director of the Outdoor Recreation and
Education.

Program Description:
The Lyon Education and Adventure Program (LEAP) is a program area of
Student Life. LEAP has an active adventure trip/activity program and
outdoor equipment loaner and maintenance/repair program. The Lyon
campus has a 24 hour access bouldering wall, an 18 hole disc golf
course, a 1.3 mile mountain biking/hiking trail and three high
challenge ropes course elements. Included in LEAP’s outdoor loaner
program are a fleet of mountain, road and cruiser bikes, kayaks, disc
golf disc and extensive camping necessities. We also have a sailboat
used for planned trips. The LEAP Leadership Development Program
prepares student staff to facilitate day, weekend, and extended
outdoor recreational trips and clinics as well as develop both hard
and soft skills for outdoor adventures. LEAP offers student leaders
the opportunity to participate in nationally recognized workshops and
certifications and to develop as leaders and mentors.

Job Description:
• Responsible for Challenge Ropes Course including scheduling open
course time and special events
• Collaborate with LEAP director in leading adventure trips (ranging
from one to ten days in length) and weekly activities such as
bouldering, kayaking, and cycling
• Recruit, hire, train and mentor student staff to be leaders in both
the outdoors and student life
• Develop and maintain staff cohesion, curricula and learning outcomes
for student staff and trip leaders
• Create, facilitate and conduct teambuilding activities, group
dynamic activities, and leadership development for various campus
groups
• Build and maintain collaborative relationships with the Batesville
Community and local partnerships
• Inspection, maintenance, and inventory assessment of all outdoor gear
• Responsible for outdoor loaner gear program
• Significant weekend and evening work required
• Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in recreational sports management, administration,
exercise science/physiology, health and human performance, psychology
or related field
• A minimum of one year experience working in collegiate outdoor
recreation programs
• Two years of backcountry leadership experience which must be
documented with trip log
• Understanding and experience in implementation of risk management
principles within the field of outdoor recreation
• Certifications; Wilderness First-Responder, CPR/first-aid
• Preferred experience in basic bike maintenance and sailing
• Preferred or willingness to obtain Current Level I Challenge Course
Practitioner in accordance with the standards as set by the
Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), or equivalent
• Applicant must possess solid oral and written communication and
leadership skills

Application:
Submit a résumé, cover letter, two letters of recommendation, trip log
and an official transcript to:

Director of Human Resources
E-mail: jobs@lyon.edu
Phone: (870) 307-7327
Fax: (870) 307-7523

Lyon College is an AA/EEO Employer. Selected applicant is subject to a
background check.

MaxBotics HRXL-MaxSonar-WR 7380 working code, mm-resolution ultrasonic ranging

My research group is pushing hard into custom digital sensing of trails and campsites. Below is a bit of code I developed to measure trail surfaces to millimeter-resolution, about 5 times per second.

The sensor we chose, the MaxBotics HRXL-MaxSonar-WR 7380, automagically corrects for temperature influences.  We can compare this against the laser ranging happening simultaneously and select the most accurate reading for a given trail surface (puddle vs. soil vs. gravel vs. organic matter, etc.).

/*  
    HRXL MaxSonar WR TTY serial communication example sketch
    Ultrasonic rangefinding

    Original bits by Logan Park, Ph.D., in honor of his astonishingly beautiful wife.

    Pretty much everything else is...
    based on: http://www.maxbotix.com/documents/HRXL-MaxSonar-WR_Datasheet.pdf
    and on the Arduino Mega 2560 ADK: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardADK
    and on this handy ASCII chart: http://www.csgnetwork.com/asciiset.html
    and a bunch of posts on the Arduino forums.

    1. Connect pin 5 (tty/serial) of the ranging unit to pin 19 (Serial1 RX) on the Mega 2560. 
    2. Connect pin 6 of the ranging unit to any 5V supply on the Mega 2560.
    3. Connect pin 7 of the ranging unit to any GND on the Mega 2560.
 */

int current_range_reading = -99;

void setup() 
{
  Serial.begin(115200); // Set your computer's serial terminal baud rate to this.
  Serial1.begin(9600); // This is what the MaxBotics TTY sonar output needs.
}

void loop() 
{
  if (Serial1.available() > 5)  // Then at least one complete range, 6 characters long, is stored in the RX buffer.
  {
    int inByte = Serial1.read(); // Examine the first stored character and decide what to do.

    if( inByte == 82 ) // "R" character 
    {
      int thousands = (Serial1.read() - '0') * 1000; // Take and convert each range digit to human-readable integer format.
      int hundreds = (Serial1.read() - '0') * 100;
      int tens = (Serial1.read() - '0') * 10;
      int units = (Serial1.read() - '0') * 1;
      int cr = Serial1.read(); // Don't do anything with this, just clear it out of the buffer with the rest.

      // Assemble the digits into the range integer.
      current_range_reading = thousands + hundreds + tens + units;
      if(current_range_reading == 300) //This is the minimum reading for the HRXL MaxSonar WR 7380, not the actual distance
      {
        Serial.println("too close!");
      }
      else if(current_range_reading == 5000) //This is the max reading for the HRXL MaxSonar WR 7380, not the actual distance
      {
        Serial.println("too far!");
      }
      else
      {
        Serial.print("Range (mm): "); 
        Serial.println(String(current_range_reading));
      } 
    }
    else if( inByte == 13 ) // Carriage Return  character, oops! 
    {
      //Serial.println();
    }
    else if( inByte == -1 ) // Just in case!  This shouldn't happen if Serial1.available() returns true.
    {
      Serial.println("RX buffer empty, wth?");
      return;
    }
  }
  else
  {
    //Serial.print("RX buffer not ready");  // This is very spammy, uncomment at your own risk.
  }
}

Wayne National Forest Recreation Technician

*******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:
Current Title, Series, Grade
Current Organization/Location:
Current Appointment: 0 Permanent 0 Temporary 0 Term 0 Not Current Employee
If you are NOT a current permanent (career or career conditional)
employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following
authorities:
0 Reinstatement
0 Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability
0 Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act of 1998
0 Pathways Intern/Other
0 Person With Disabilities
0 Former Peace Corps Volunteer
0 Demonstration Project (external
recruitment from the general public)
0 Veterans Recruitment Authority
(VRA)

POSITION INTEREST:
I would like to be considered for this position in the series identified.
0
Series currently identified and classified
0
Other appropriate series for which I am qualified

I would like to be considered for this position at the grade level identified.
0
Target grade level currently identified.
0
Other grade level for which I am qualified (below target grade)

I would like to be considered for this position at the office location
identified below:
0 Athens
0 Marietta

I wish to be considered for this position(s) as:
0 Permanent Assignment
(lateral/promotion/change to lower grade)
0 NTE 1-Year Detail or Promotional opportunity
0 Term Appointment

Applicants May Use This Space to Identify Special Qualifications,
Interests, Needs or Provide Other Information:

How did you hear about this position?

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 – Resource Assistant GS 1101-5/6 [Hiawatha National

Outreach Notice

The Hiawatha National Forest will soon be advertising to fill the West
Zone Resource Assistant fulltime position. This will be a GS-1101-5/6
position. The duty station for this position is located at the Rapid
River/Manistique Ranger District Office in Rapid River, Michigan. The
annual salary range is $30,577 to $39,748.

Contact Information

Interested candidates are encouraged to reply to this outreach by
November 23, 2012. If you are interested in being considered, please
complete the Outreach Notice Reply form at the end of this document
and send to Tracy Anderson at tlanderson@fs.fed.us or at 8181 US Hwy
2, Rapid River, MI 49878. Also, please contact Tracy if more
information is needed at 906-474-6442 x131.

About The Position

Provides administrative review of the timber sale packages and assists
in getting sales mailed out for advertisement. Participates in timber
sale bid openings for oral and sealed bid offerings. Monitors the
districts timber sales business management resource section to ensure
all financial management features of the timber sale contracts are
adhered to and that compliance is satisfactory throughout the life of
the sale. Ensures that the timber sale accounting system is applied
in a manner to ensure accuracy and proper procedures. Reviews timber
sale contract and audits timber sale statements of account to ensure
that documents comply with appraisal, current direction, procedures,
laws, and regulations. Ensures correct and current rates are used for
all species. Audits, detects, and makes corrections of errors through
the timber accounting system. Analyzes contracts and pertinent
records to verify that transfer is allowed when purchasers request
transfer of stewardship credits. Maintains the official timber sale
folders at the district office and sends copies of documentation to
the supervisor’s office for the Contracting Officer. Position will be
supervised by the Westside Timber Management Assistant.
About The FOREST

The Hiawatha National Forest lies in the central and eastern Upper
Peninsula of Michigan. Approximately 1 million acres fall within the
Forest boundary.

There are approximately 775 miles of rivers and streams and more than
400 lakes on the forest. More than seventy-seven miles of National
Forest shoreline lie along Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. Nearly
46 percent of the Hiawatha is wetlands of various types. Varying
landforms, combined with the influence of the Great Lakes, create many
different weather zones. Summer temperatures are typically in the 70
degree range near the Great Lakes shorelines, while inland away from
the lakes’ moderating influence they reach 10 to 15 degrees higher.

The Hiawatha National Forest’s uniqueness stems largely from its
proximity to three Great Lakes. The Great Lakes affect its weather,
recreation opportunities, scenery, historic sites, hydrology and
ecosystem diversity. The Forest’s recreation niche, “Your Great Lakes
National Forest” captures some of this uniqueness by focusing on the
Forest’s “Great Lakeshores” (Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron),
“Great Lighthouses” (Point Iroquois, North Light, East Channel Light,
Christmas Range Light, Peninsula Point and Round Island Lighthouse);
“Great Islands” (Grand Island, Round Island, and St. Vitals Island);
and “Great Snow” (referring to the hundreds of inches of snow that
fall each winter.

Hiawatha National Forest is divided geographically into two units.
Munising Ranger District and Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District
comprise the Forest’s West Unit. The West Unit includes shoreline on
Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The Forest’s East Unit includes the
St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie Ranger Districts, including a work
station located in Raco. The East Unit includes shoreline on Lakes
Superior, Michigan and Huron.

The weather in this area, due to the close proximity to Lake Michigan,
has consistently high humidity and experiences four distinct seasons.
Summers are warm and humid, with average high temperatures in the mid
80’s and average lows in the mid 60’s. Winters are cold, snowy and
windy with temperatures often below freezing. Spring and fall are
mild with low humidity.

Community Information

Rapid River is a small unincorporated town located at the northern end
of Little Bay de Noc. The town has a few convenience stores,
restaurants, bank, etc.

Gladstone (population 5,000) is located 5 miles north of Escanaba
(population 13,000). Commuters and shoppers travel between the two
communities. Gladstone offers schools, parks, trails, recreation, a
summer concert series, a harbor, and other amenities.

Escanaba has a population of around 13,140 (2000 census). Escanaba is
the third-largest city in the Upper Peninsula after Marquette and
Sault Ste. Marie and is the county seat of Delta County. There are
many restaurants, shopping amenities, churches, etc. located in and
around Escanaba. Escanaba is also home to Bay de Noc Community
College. There is a modern airport that provides both corporate and
general aviation services.

Houses for sale fluctuate based on the local market. A number of
houses in the Delta County area are available from $80,000 on up.
Generally, there are few houses for rent and apartments in the
commuting area range from $325 per month and up.

Delta County Airport serves the city with daily flights to larger
airports. Major transportation routes in Escanaba include US Highway
2, US Highway 41, and M-35. Delta Area Transit Authority operates a
bus system throughout Delta County.

Eight public school districts and two private schools operate in Delta
County. For more information on K-12 schools, click here.
Post-secondary educational institutions include Bay de Noc Community
College, located in Escanaba, and Northern Michigan University,
located about 65 miles away in Marquette, MI.

Cultural opportunities in Escanaba include the William Bonifas Fine
Art Center, the Waterfront Art Festival, Escanaba City Band, Players
de Noc, and Bay de Noc Choral Society, and many smaller arts
organizations, art galleries, and musical performing groups.

Delta County: Delta County is located in the central Upper Peninsula
and lies on the shore of Lake Michigan. The county prides itself in
having more fresh water shoreline than any other county in the nation.
The county includes of a mix of private and public lands including
Escanaba State Forest and Hiawatha National Forest.

If you’re looking for outdoor recreation opportunities, Delta County
has much to offer. Residents enjoy a wide range of outdoor pursuits
including sea kayaking, canoeing, camping, mountain biking, hiking,
trail running, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing and
more. Recreation oriented groups include the Bays de Noc Great Lakes
The City of Escanaba Recreation Department offers a variety of
recreational activities and leagues, and the Delta YMCA offers a
variety of recreational activities and classes promoting family
wellness.

Surrounding Area
Marquette (population 19,700) is the Upper Peninsula’s largest city.
Located on Lake Superior about 6o miles north of Gladstone, it is a
handy location in which to find additional options including medical
services, shopping, art, culture, entertainment, restaurants and more.
Marquette is home to Northern Michigan University and Marquette
General Hospital, numerous clinics, several malls and large chain
stores, a food coop, theaters, and a YMCA.

Websites For more Information about Rapid River and the surrounding
area, visit the following the websites:
City of Escanaba
City of Gladstone
Delta County
Delta County Chamber of Commerce
Bays de Noc Convention & Visitors Bureau

Reply by: HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST
November 23, 2012 OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM
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Position Identification
Position Title: Resource Assistant
Series/Grade: GS-1101-5/6
Location: 0 Hiawatha National Forest, Rapid River, MI 8181 US Hwy 2
rapid River, MI 49878

Applicant Information
Name: E-Mail Address:
Current Title, Series, Grade
Current Organization/Location:
Current Appointment: 0 Permanent 0 Temporary 0 Term 0 Not Current Employee
If you are NOT a current permanent (career or career conditional)
employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following
authorities:
0 Reinstatement
0 Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability
0 Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act of 1998
0 Other
0 Person With Disabilities
0 Former Peace Corps Volunteer
0 Demonstration Project (external
recruitment from the general public)

Position Interest
I would like to be considered for this position in the series identified.
0
Series currently identified and classified
0

Other appropriate series for which I am qualified
I would like to be considered for this position at the grade level identified.
0
Target grade level currently identified.
0

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

Applicants May Use This Space to Identify Special Qualifications,
Interests, Needs or Provide Other Information:

Please send this completed form to
Tracy Anderson (tlanderson@fs.fed.us) Timber Management Assistant at
(906) 474-6442 x131
Charlie Marsh (cmarsh@fs.fed.us) Munising District Ranger at (906) 387-2512 x14
or fax to 906-474-9122.

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–> location: AK)

–> Frontier Environmental Services – Various Positions (posted
–> October 25, 2012; location: PA, WV, OH, NY, MD)

–> International Paper – Manager Fiber Supply (posted October 24,
–> 2012; location: MS)

–> LandVest Timberland – Forest Technician (posted October 23, 2012;
–> location: ME)

–> LandVest Timberland – District Forester (posted October 23, 2012;
–> location: ME)

–> Indiana Department of Natural Resources – Forester 3 (posted
–> October 22, 2012; location: IN)

–> Virginia Department of Forestry – Natural Resources Specialist
–> III – Area Forester (posted October 19, 2012; location: VA)

–> ForesTech International – Forest Analyst (posted October 18,
–> 2012; location: GA)

–> F & W Forestry Services – Forest Inventory Manager (posted
–> October 17, 2012; location: GA)

–> Domtar – Procurement Forester (posted October 16, 2012; location:
–> PA)

–> Rayonier – Resource Land Manager (posted October 15, 2012;
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–> September 28, 2012; location: ID)

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–> September 25, 2012; location: AZ)

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

–> Mason, Bruce & Girard – Forest Analyst 2 (posted September 17,
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Outreach for Klamath NF Public Affairs Officer GS-1035-11/12

USDA Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Region
_______________________________
Outreach Notice
Klamath National Forest
Supervisor’s Office
___________________________________

PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, GS-1035-11/12

The Klamath National Forest is currently seeking a candidate for a
permanent full-time PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, GS-1035-11/2 position
located at the Supervisor’s Office in Yreka, California. The purpose
of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this
upcoming opportunity. To express interest in this position, please
complete the attached voluntary Outreach Interest Form and return to
Chris Frisbee at cfrisbee@fs.fed.us by close of business on November
13, 2012. We expect to advertise this position on
https://www.usajobs.gov/ November 14 through December 14, 2012.

DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION:

The incumbent serves as the Forest Public Affairs Officer with direct
responsibility to the Forest Supervisor and Deputy Forest Supervisor.
Primary duties include planning, directing and implementing a
comprehensive public affairs program. This includes coordinating
efforts inform the public and employees about Forest programs and
policies, developing communication plans, and coordinating agency
information programs. The incumbent coordinates the public
participation program, which establishes and maintains relationships
with the general public, the news and information media, key
officials, agency stakeholders, industry representatives, and/or
community groups in order to communicate and disseminate program
information in order to foster an understanding of the agency’s
mission and activities. The forest Public Affairs Officer
coordinates, implements, and evaluates the Forest’s internal
communication program. The incumbent maintains a good relationship and
information-exchange with the Region’s public affairs leaders. The
incumbent is a member of the Forest Leadership Team.

For more information on the position, please contact Deputy Forest
Supervisor Chris Frisbee at 530-841-4501 or email cfrisbee@fs.fed.us.

ABOUT THE FOREST:
The Klamath National Forest covers an area of 1,700,000 acres located
in Siskiyou County in northern California and Jackson County in
southern Oregon. The Forest is divided into two sections separated by
the Shasta Valley and the Interstate 5 highway corridor. In the
mountains to the west, the terrain is steep and rugged while the east
side has the relatively gentler, rolling terrain of volcanic origin.
With elevations ranging from 450 to 8,900 feet above sea level, the
Forest is one of America’s most biologically diverse regions, situated
in a transition region between the hotter and drier areas of the south
and the colder and wetter locale of the north.

This central position of the Klamath in relation to the Cascades,
Sierra Nevada, Coast Range and the Great Basin has fostered complex
climatic patterns and led to an unparalleled diversity of plant life
found nowhere else in California. More species of conifers live near
or in the Klamath’s Marble Mountain and Russian Wilderness Areas than
anywhere else on earth. An astounding 17 conifer species co-exist
within one square mile! The Forest is also home to one plant that
lives nowhere else on earth, the Siskiyou Mariposa Lily.

The program of work for the Forest is centered on the restoration of
fire adapted ecosystems. We have an active and strongly integrated
vegetation management and fuels program that works to protect
communities, infrastructure and critical wildlife and fisheries
habitat. We work with local communities, Fire Safe Councils, and
interested groups and individuals in developing projects using Healthy
Forest Restoration Act authorities. In 2010, the Forest was honored
to be recognized as having treated the greatest amount of hazardous
fuels reduction acres in the Pacific Southwest Region. The
appropriate management of naturally occurring wildfire across the
Forest is also an important program component. The Klamath is known
as a leader in using wildfire to benefit landscape conditions as well
as having a highly skilled and experienced fire suppression workforce.

The Forest includes all or part of five wilderness areas: Marble
Mountain, Russian, Trinity Alps, Red Buttes and Siskiyou. Trailheads
are numerous and hikes range from easy to arduous. There are 200 miles
of river system for rafting and 152 miles of wild and scenic rivers in
the Forest. The Forest has 28 campgrounds, and world-class hiking,
fishing and wildlife viewing. With the Klamath, Salmon, and Scott
Rivers meandering from one end of the Forest to the other,
recreationists have found a playground that offers virtually
everything (except crowds) to the outdoor enthusiast. The management
of area streams and rivers, and range, botanical, heritage, cultural
and mineral resources rounds out the active and interesting programs
included on the Klamath.

More information on the Klamath National Forest is on our website:
http://fs.usda.gov/klamath/ .

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:

YREKA, California (pronounced Y-Reeka) has been designated as 48th in
the top one-hundred small communities in the U.S. and is located
twenty-two miles south of the California/Oregon border along
Interstate 5. Yreka is a quiet little city located in an area rich in
history and generous in natural resources, nestled in the northern
most corner of the majestic Shasta Valley. Serving as the governmental
seat of Siskiyou County, geographically the fifth largest county in
the state, Yreka is the largest full service community between
Ashland, Oregon and Redding, California. The population base provides
support for professional services, medical facilities, all
governmental offices and a full range of retail businesses which make
Yreka the trade center for the county. Yreka is abundant in its
intrinsic beauty and enjoys the diversity of a four season climate.
Yreka is home to several retail shopping areas, many restaurants, auto
service stores and 14 motels. Several primary and secondary schools,
a high school, and a modern hospital are located in Yreka. A two-year
Community College maintains a satellite campus in Yreka and the main
campus in Weed is about 30 minutes away. Housing costs vary depending
on location, residence size, and property, averaging $180,000-$250,000
for a typical 3 bedroom home on a city parcel. Rental housing for a
typical 3 bedroom home starts at about $800/month. Medford, Oregon is
an easy 45 minute drive north on Interstate 5 and has a full array of
large retail and warehouse shopping centers and home improvement
centers. The airport in Medford is full service. Redding, CA is 90
minutes south on I-5.
Outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant and include fishing,
hunting, camping, boating, whitewater rafting, Nordic and Alpine
skiing, golf, and just about any other outdoor activity imaginable.
Two ski parks, Mt. Ashland and Mt. Shasta, are each about 1 hour away.
Several golf courses are within Siskiyou County and nearby counties.
The coast and beaches are about 3 hours away. Trout, salmon and
steelhead fishing are nearby. Duck and goose viewing and hunting occur
in the nearby Klamath Basin and Tulelake Wildlife Refuge. Two large
reservoirs, Shasta and Trinity Lakes, are about 1 hour away. Cultural
events include Siskiyou Performing Arts in Yreka, the nationally
acclaimed Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, and the Britt Festival in
Jacksonville, Oregon. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National
Monument and Lava Beds National Monument are about 1 1/2 hours away.

Forest Service employees on the workforce reduction placement system
list will receive priority consideration and CTAP/ICTAP candidates
will receive the appropriate consideration.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination on
all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national
origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual
orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases
apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require
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, Room
326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington,
DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an
equal opportunity provider and employer.

OUTREACH INTEREST FORM

PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, GS-1035-11/12
Klamath National Forest
Supervisor’s Office

Please respond by November 13, 2012

If you are interested in this position and would like notification of
the job announcement when it is issued, please complete this Outreach
Interest Form and email to Chris Frisbee at cfrisbee@fs.fed.us. If you
do not have email, complete the form and mail to: Klamath National
Forest, (Attn: Chris Frisbee), 1711 S. Main Street, Yreka, CA 96097.

NAME: ______________________________________________________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________

MAILING ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

TELEPHONE NUMBER: _______________________________________________________

AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: ______USFS _____BLM ______OTHER_________

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: ______PERMANENT _____ TEMPORARY ______ TERM

______ VRA
_____ PWD ______ OTHER

CURRENT REGION/FOREST/DISTRICT: _______________________________________________

CURRENT SERIES AND GRADE IF APPLICABLE:
____________________________________________________________________________________

CURRENT POSITION TITLE:
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WHERE DID YOU HEAR ABOUT VACANCY/OUTREACH?
____________________________________________________________________________________

IF NOT A CURRENT PERMANENT (CAREER OR CAREER CONDITIONAL) EMPLOYEE
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO BE HIRED UNDER ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL
AUTHORITIES:
______ PERSON WITH DISABILITIES (SCHEDULE A APPOINTING AUTHORITY)
______ VETERANS RECRUITMENT APPOINTMENT (VRA)
______ 30% OR MORE DISABLED VETERAN
______ VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998, AS AMENDED (VEOA)
______ FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER
______ STUDENT CAREER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (SCEP)
______ OTHER
______________________________________________________________

Submission of this form is voluntary. Thanks for your interest!

OUTREACH: Contract Specialist; WO Detached Acquisition Management; GS-1102-11

________________________________________

Contract Specialist, GS-1102-11
WO AQM Job Corps Support Branch

The WO AQM Jobs Corps Support Branch will soon be advertising to fill
one GS-1102-11 Contract Specialist. This position will serve as a
warranted Contract Specialist for the WO AQM Job Corps Support Branch.
It is desired that interested individuals be qualified for a FS Level
II warrant and have FAC-C Level II certification.

Position to be Advertised
• WO AQM Job Corps Support Branch located in Region 2 will soon be
filling one permanent full-time GS-1102-11 Contract Specialist
position located in Golden, CO. This may be filled as a virtual
position.

About the Position
• The incumbent serves as a Contract Specialist responsible for all
aspects of an acquisition; cradle to grave contracting. Analyzes the
requirement, recommends revisions to the statement of work or
specifications and determines the method of contracting, milestones,
and procurement plan. Solicits proposals from prospective
contractors. Analyzes proposals for conformance with the
solicitation. Negotiates with potential contractors. Awards
contracts within delegated contracting officer authority, or
recommends award to contracting officer on contracts outside delegated
authority.

• Prepares and conducts pre-proposal conferences and pre-solicitation
site visits. Determines the responsiveness of bids or proposals, and
determines the responsibility of the successful offeror based on an
evaluation of financial and technical information obtained from
prospective contractors. Negotiates price, contract specifications,
delivery dates, incentives and other terms of conditions. Conducts
inspections and acceptance procedures where necessary and conducts
contract administration.

• Contracts include commercial items procurements for medical support
services, facilities maintenance services, temporary support staff
services, testing services, and construction projects predominately
using formally advertised procedures. Procures Commercial type
projects as well as BPA’s and IDIQ’s. Will manage assigned workload
including simplified acquisition and higher.

Duty Station
This position is located in Golden Co. at the Rocky Mountain Region
Headquarters building located at 740 Simms St. Golden CO 80401. This
may be filled as a virtual position.

Community
Golden, CO
The City of Golden is a home rule municipality that is the county seat
of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Golden lies along Clear
Creek at the edge of the foothills of the Front Range of the Rocky
Mountains. Founded during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush on 16 June 1859,
the mining camp was originally named Golden City in honor of Thomas L.
Golden. Golden City served as the capital of the provisional Territory
of Jefferson from 1860 to 1861, and capital of the official Territory
of Colorado from 1862 to 1867. In 1867, the territorial capital was
moved about 12 miles (19 km) east to Denver City. The United States
Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 17,366 in 2005.

The Colorado School of Mines, offering programs in engineering and
science, is located in Golden. Also there are the National Renewable
Energy Laboratory, the National Earthquake Information Center, the
Coors Brewing Company, CoorsTek, Spyderco, the American Mountaineering
Center, and the Colorado Railroad Museum. It is the birthplace of the
Jolly Rancher, a candy bought out by the Hershey Foods Corporation.
Famous western showman William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody is buried nearby
on Lookout Mountain

Golden lies just north of I-70 and west of Denver at the foot of the
Rocky Mountains and is situated between Lookout Mountain and the two
Table Mountains. Golden lies within a sheltered valley fed by Clear
Creek and Clear Creek flows through town from the northwest, out of
its canyon shared by US 6, and exits the valley it carved between
North Table Mountain and South Table Mountain and in which is located
the Coors Brewery.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,115, and the
median income for a family was $67,414.

Additional Information
Golden Chamber of Commerce http://www.goldencochamber.org/

Additional Contacts
If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Tracy McGrady
at (303) 275-5034 or email tlmcgrady@fs.fed.us. The vacancy
announcement will be posted on the Office of Personnel Management
employment website at www.usajobs.gov or according to Outreach Notice.
Accordingly, you MUST submit your application through eRecruit, which
can be reached through www.usajobs.gov, to be considered for this
position.

Please send all outreach response forms to tlmcgrady@fs.fed.us by
outreach closing date.

Responding Employee-
Name:
Current Agency/Region/Forest/District:
Current Position Title:
Current Series and Grade:
E-mail Address:
Telephone Number:
Brief statement of how you think your experience/education meets the
duties and basic qualifications of the outreach position:

Reply by: 11/15/2012 WO AQM Job Corps Support Branch

OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM

To complete form, use tab key to move between fields (gray blocks), or
left click on any field. Entries in check box fields are made by a
single click to select or unselect. Type entries in other fields.

Position Identification
Position Title: Contract Specialist
Series/Grade: GS-1102-11
Location: Job Corps Support Branch – Region 2 Rocky Mountain Region,
740 Simms, Golden, CO 80227

Applicant Information
Name: E-Mail Address:
Current Title, Series, Grade
Current Organization/Location:
Current Appointment: 0 Permanent 0 Temporary 0 Term 0 Not Current Employee
If you are NOT a current permanent (career or career conditional)
employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following
authorities:
0 Reinstatement
0 Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability
0 Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act of 1998
0 Other
0 Person With Disabilities
0 Former Peace Corps Volunteer
0 Demonstration Project (external
recruitment from the general public)

Position Interest
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Other appropriate series for which I am qualified
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I wish to be considered for this position(s) as:
0 Permanent Assignment (lateral/promotion/change to lower grade)
0 NTE 1 Year Detail or Promotion opportunity
0 Term Appointment

Applicants May Use This Space to Identify Special Qualifications,
Interests, and Needs or Provide Other Information. Please use the
ENTER key for additional lines within this text box.

For additional information about this outreach notice and the Job
Corps Support Branch, please contact:
Tracy McGrady, Deputy Branch Chief, Job Corps Support Branch, at
tlmcgrady@fs.fed.us or at (303) 275-5034.

Please send this completed form to tlmcgrady@fs.fed.us or fax to 303-275-5294.

Thank you for your interest in this career opportunity

Biological Technician immediate opening, Pacific Southwest

Detail 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 competitive 12 month detail available immediately.

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.

PACIFIC SOUTHWEST RESEARCH STATION
Conservation of Biodiversity
Lead Biological Science Technician GS-0404-07
Rosamond, California

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete this form
and send it by e-mail to Ted Weller at tweller@fs.fed.us

Please respond no later than December 1, 2012

INTERESTED APPLICANT INFORMATION:

NAME:

EMAIL ADDRESS:

MAILING ADDRESS:

TELEPHONE NUMBER:

TYPE OF CURRENT APPOINTMENT: (if applicable)

PERMANENT TERM

CURRENT STATION/LAB/REGION/FOREST/DISTRICT: (if applicable)

CURRENT PAY or SERIES AND GRADE: (if applicable)

CURRENT POSITION TITLE:

I AM ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL NON-COMPETITIVE HIRING AS:

VRA (Veterans Recruitment Authority) SCHEDULE A (Persons with
disabilities) Reinstatement (prior permanent career/career
conditional employees) OTHER

**Note: for candidates that do not understand what these authorities
mean, or the criteria that needs to be met in order to be eligible for
non-competitive hiring authorities, please see the information below.

• 30% or More Compensable Disabled Veterans: Temporary and
career opportunities can be provided to qualified disabled veterans
who were discharged because of a service-connected disability or
retired with a disability rating of 30% or more, and have been rated
by the VA since 1991 or later as having a compensable
service-connected disability of 30% or more.
http://www.opm.gov/Strategic_Management_of_Human_Capital/fhfrc/FLX02020.asp

• Veteran’s Recruitment Authority (VRA): Allows for temporary
and career opportunities for positions at grade levels through GS-11.
Qualified veterans must be disabled or, have served on active duty
during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge
has been authorized or, received an Armed Forces Service Medal or, was
recently (within the last 3 years) separated from active duty.
http://www.opm.gov/Strategic_Management_of_Human_Capital/fhfrc/FLX02020.asp