ForestryUSA Employment Opportunities Bulletin

Employment Opportunities: http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.html _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ --> 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) _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ This week, the Employment Opportunities Bulletin is being sent to: 3031 subscribers _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ 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

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 Other Type of appointment: Permanent _____ Temporary _____ Term _____ VRA _____ PWD ______ Other ________ Current Region/Forest/District: Current Series and Grade: Current Position/Title: If not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following special authorities: ____ Persons with Disabilities ____ Veteran Readjustments ____ Disabled Veteran w/30% Compensable Disability ____ Veteran Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 ____ Former Peace Corp Volunteer ____ Student Career Experience Program ____ 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 _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ --> 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) _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ This week, the Employment Opportunities Bulletin is being sent to: 3030 subscribers _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ 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 This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.

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 To complete form, use tab key to move between fields (gray blocks), or left click on any field. Entries in check box fields are made by a double click to select or unselect. Provide information and type entries in fields below. 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 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: 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.

Employment Opportunities Bulletin

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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: __________________________________________________________ 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. 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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 I would like to be considered for this position in the series identified. 0 Series currently identified and classified 0 Other appropriate series for which I am qualified I would like to be considered for this position at the grade level identified. 0 Target grade level currently identified. 0 Other grade level for which I am qualified (below target grade) I would like to be considered for this position at the location identified 0 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