Ochoco National Forest Timber/Rec Position

OUTREACH NOTICE Recreation & Timber Sale Preparation – Temporary 1039 Positions. Ochoco National Forest -Duty Station- Lookout Mountain Ranger District. Prineville, Oregon Applications will be requested February 13th, 2013. The Ochoco National Forest will soon be filling TEMPORARY SEASONAL (1039hrs) positions for Recreation and Timber Sale Preparation. Openings will be available at the GS-03, GS-04 and GS-05 levels which may or may not be filled dependent on staffing needs. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform candidates interested in applying for these positions to submit the appropriate application. Applicants are encouraged to update their profiles and resumes every 60 days to ensure their application remains active within USAJOBS. Vacancies will be filled on the Ochoco National Forest starting in February. Link to USA JOBS: USAJOBS - The Federal Government’s Official Jobs Site These positions may be filled under the following open and continuous announcements (OCR): Recreation; Job: Forestry Aid (General) Series: GS-0462-03 Announcement #: TEMPOCR-0462-03-GEN-DT Job: Forestry Technician (Rec) Series: GS-0462-04 Announcement #: TEMPOCR-0462-04-REC-DT Job: Forestry Technician (Rec) Series: GS-0462-05 Announcement #: TEMPOCR-0462-5-REC-DT Timber Sale Preparation; Job: Forestry Aid (General) Series: GS-0462-03 Announcement #: TEMPOCR-0462-03-GEN-DT Job: Forestry Technician (Presale) Series: GS-0462-04 Announcement #: TEMPOCR-0462-04-TSP-DT Job: Forestry Technician (Presale) Series: GS-0462-05 Announcement #: TEMPOCR-0462-5-TSP-DT Be sure to indicate the city of the Ranger District where openings will be filled when applying in USA JOBS. Location Position SUPERVISOR PHONE Prineville, Oregon Timber Shelby Williams 541-416-6460 Prineville, Oregon Recreation Kat Smith 541-416-6405 ABOUT THE PRINEVILLE AREA The City of Prineville is located 35 miles northeast of Bend and 30 miles southeast of Madras. The major highway through town is US Highway 26. The population is around 11,000 in the city with approximately 23,000 living in the surrounding area. There are numerous parks in and adjacent to town; a public library; full service medical and dental facilities; a shopping center; a country club, two golf courses and numerous denominations of churches. HEALTH CARE: Prineville has one major hospital and two clinics. HOUSING: Limited government Housing is available approximately 20 miles from town. Rental apartments and houses are available in Prineville. The approximate range for the monthly cost of rentals is $500-$600 for a two bedroom, one bath unit and around $650-$750 for a three bedroom unit in either duplexes or apartments. The cost for a three bedroom single-family house runs $750 and up. CENTRAL OREGON TRAVEL: The Redmond Municipal Airport is currently served by four air carriers: Delta Connection, Horizon Air, United Express and Allegiant Air with daily direct flights to and from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. WEATHER: Central Oregon is ‘High Desert’ which means the climate is semi-arid and has four distinct seasons. Summer brings warm, sunny days with temperatures in the high 80’s to 90’s. There can be a few days in August where the temperature will reach the low 100’s. Fall is pleasant and mild with average high temperatures of 75 degrees, and nighttime lows sometimes dipping into the 20’s. Winter is relatively mild with the snowfall in the neighborhood of 8-10 inches, but it usually melts quickly. Temperatures are normally in the low to mid 20’s and 30’s. January can bring a week or two of sub-zero temperatures. Spring is usually sunny, but cool. The growing season is relatively short as the elevation of Redmond is 3,077, Bend is 3,623 and Prineville is 3,033 feet. Madras, with an elevation of 2,242 feet, enjoys a longer growing season. The average yearly precipitation in Central Oregon ranges from 8.64 to 12 inches. More detailed information about Central Oregon may be obtained from the following websites: http://www.ohwy.com/or/p/prinevil.htm. www.redmondcofc.com, www.bendchamber.org, http://www.madraschamber.com/about.cfm http://www.edforco.org 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.

Forestry Technician Opening, Kaibab National Forest

Outreach GS-0462-04/05, Forestry Technician WILLIAMS RANGER DISTRICT, KAIBAB NATIONAL FOREST Williams, AZ The Williams Ranger District is actively recruiting to fill multiple seasonal positions for 2013. All positions will be located at the Williams Ranger District. We are hiring three to four temporary seasonal timber markers for the upcoming 2013 field season dependent on work scheduling and funding. Employment will take place generally in mid-May and go through mid-August or may be earlier and extend later which will be dependent on work load, weather, and funding. APPLICATION PROCESS: All applications are being processed through an on-line system at https://www.usajobs.gov/ Search USAJobs using the announcement numbers listed below. These are open continuous rosters so you must be specific in location to apply to our positions: state Region 3; Kaibab NF; Williams RD as you preferred place of employment. OCR NUMBER: TEMPOCR-0462-04-TSP-DT OCR NUMBER: TEMPOCR-0462-5-TSP-DT As an applicant, you will create an account in USAJOBS. You will be able to create multiple resumes, download supporting documents and apply for any qualified positions in the system. When completing your resume it is important to include information in all blocks presented. Failure to provide this information may negatively affect your qualifications determination. Your answers to application questions will be verified from your resume and supporting documentation by the Human Resources Office prior to final selection. If selected you will be hired either as a GS 5 ($15.00/hour) or as a GS 4 ($13.41/hour) based on education, experiences and other relevant criteria. On or about February 15th we will pull a referral list and start the selection/hiring process. Duties: This is a short synopsis of what you as a member of the timber marking crew can expect to do if hired. This is a very general list and specific job duties change frequently. Duties are only limited by projects, budget and time. · Timber stand and cutting unit layout-starting with a map, GPS, and general ideals of what the units are to be. With guidance from crew leaders, crew member may be responsible for locating units on the ground and completing layout work to standard. · Marking of the cutting unit boundaries which entails proper tree selection, maintaining standards set by local and national guidelines, and common sense. · Marking timber stands and cutting units to meet a variety of silvicultural prescriptions including irregular thinning, group selection, various restoration treatments and non-commercial thinning. · Cruise the timber stands to obtain tree diameter, tree height, tree defect to determine sale volume. · Working with the suppression crew on wildfires. · Working with the fuels crew on planned/prescribed fires. · Working with the timber silviculturalists to lay out thinning units and various other projects. Here is a little of what you can expect from this summer! The timber crew works 10 hour days- 0600-1630 four days a week walking 6-8 miles per day sometimes carrying packs of up to 30 pounds over arduous ground. The pace is fast and extensive working in all types of weather, rain, shine, snow, etc. When asked to assist other departments (fire/range/etc.) that work is generally done on our days off. If asked to assist with fire suppression you can expect to work very long hours, generally at the end of your normal work day. Any additional hours over your base 80 would be overtime hours. This year it is likely that we will assist fire suppression crews here on the district. We will want all interested people to be fire qualified by attending some classes offered over spring break. These classes are given over two weekends for a total of five days. For the most part the USFS pays the tuition for you to attend the class for which you can receive college credits for these classes. A win win situation for you. The last part of becoming qualified is taking the Work Capacity Test. The test consists of carrying a 45 pound pack while walking 3 miles in less than 45 minutes. This is not to be taken lightly and we recommend that you begin preparing for the test well in advance of the summer, meaning actually getting out and hiking with some weight on your back. We would like to see all of our crew pass this exam and be ready and wiling to assist fire suppression efforts. So please consider this greatly. We can talk about this at length if you wish. Government Housing: Limited government housing is available at approximately $6.00/day. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Thomas Dauenhauer, Supervisory Forestry Technician, 928-635-5615. Outreach Response Seasonal Marking Crew (Forestry Technician) GS-0462-4/5 Candidate Profile Resumes or Employee Biographical Sketches gladly accepted with this form Applicant Name: ______________________________________________________________ Contact Information: Email ______________________Phone_________________________ Are you currently employed? (please provide details below): Company/Organization:________________________________________________ Position/Title:________________________________________________________ Major Duties:________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Do you have current and/or previous forestry field work experience (please provide details): Company/Organization:_______________________________________________ Dates:_____________________________________ Briefly describe jobs/tasks performed:____________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Are you currently attending school? (please provided details below): School/University:____________________________________________________ Degree/Program:_____________________________________________________ Expected Completion Please return form by February 10, 2013 to Tom Dauenhauer: Email: tdauenhauer@fs.fed.us Mail: Kaibab National Forest (Attn: Tom Dauenhauer) Williams Ranger District 742 South Clover Rd, Williams, AZ 86046

Forestry and Recreation Technician Positions on the Coconino National Forest

COCONINO NATIONAL FOREST FLAGSTAFF RANGER DISTRICT “Caring for the Land and Serving People” OUTREACH NOTICE The Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff Ranger District will soon be filling the following temporary seasonal positions: Position Announcement Number 1-2 Plant Technicians (Invasive Species) GS-0404-04 TEMPOCR-0404-4-PLANTS-DT 1-2 Plant Technicians (Invasive Species) GS-0404-05 or GS-0404-06 TEMPOCR-0404-5-PLANTS-DT TEMPOCR-0404-6-PLANTS-DT Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation) GS-0462-04 or GS-0462-05 TEMPOCR-0462-04-TSP-DT TEMPOCR-0462-5-TSP-DT Up to 5 Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) GS-0404-04 or GS-0404-05 TEMPOCR-0404-4-WLDLF-DT TEMPOCR-0404-5-WLDLF-DT 2 Forestry Technician (Recreation) GS-0462-4/5 TEMPOCR-0462-04-REC-DT TEMPOCR-0462-05-REC-DT 1 NPS/FS Park Ranger (Interpretive Services) GS-0025-05 TEMPOCR-0025-05-PARK-DT

Multiple Forestry Technician Openings on the Coconino National Forest

The Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest will soon be filling the following temporary seasonal positions listed below. For further information on these positions refer to the attached outreach document for a position contact . Please forward to any interested individuals. Position Announcement Number 1-2 Plant Technicians (Invasive Species) GS-0404-04 TEMPOCR-0404-4-PLANTS-DT 1-2 Plant Technicians (Invasive Species) GS-0404-05 or GS-0404-06 TEMPOCR-0404-5-PLANTS-DT TEMPOCR-0404-6-PLANTS-DT Up to 8 Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation) GS-0462-04 or GS-0462-05 TEMPOCR-0462-04-TSP-DT TEMPOCR-0462-5-TSP-DT Up to 5 Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) GS-0404-04 or GS-0404-05 TEMPOCR-0404-4-WLDLF-DT TEMPOCR-0404-5-WLDLF-DT 2 Forestry Technician (Recreation) GS-0462-4/5 TBA 1 NPS/FS Park Ranger (Interpretive Services) GS-0025-05 TEMPOCR-0025-05-PARK-DT Amber Dorsch Presale Forester Flagstaff Ranger District Coconino National Forest Office:(928) 214-2455 Fax: (928) 214-2460 adorsch@fs.fed.us

Permanent Seasonal Position: Forestry Technician in Alaska

OUTREACH NOTICE GS-0462-05/06/07 Forestry Technician (Recreation) Tongass National Forest Petersburg Ranger District The Tongass National Forest is outreaching for a permanent seasonal Forestry Technician GS-0462-5/6/7 to be located in Petersburg, Alaska at the Petersburg Ranger District Office. This position is in support of the recreation cabins program on the Petersburg Ranger District. If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please complete the outreach response form located below and send it to Paul Olson, Natural Resource Specialist, at polson01@fs.fed.us by close of business 11 February 2013. For additional information on this position or location please contact Paul Olson at 907-772-5947. Position Title: Forestry Technician (Recreation) GS-0462-05/06/07 Tours of Duty: Permanent Seasonal (13/13) Duty Station: Petersburg, Alaska Description of Duties: This position is located on a Forest Service unit. Incumbent carries out a variety of project plans in support of the unit recreation cabins program. The GS- 5 and 6 positions are trainee level with the duties for the GS-7 level as follows: Participates with other resource personnel to develop long-range plans for managing recreation resources within developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit. Identifies potential problems arising from changing use patterns and new activities and recommends strategies to resolve 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-specific 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, compiles, 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. The supervisor of the position is Paul Olson, who may be reached at (907)772-5947 or polson01@fs.fed.us. Qualification Requirements: Those who are interested must meet the qualification requirements for the GS-0462. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook is available for review at any federal personnel office OR on the Internet at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.htm. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level in the federal service is required. Specialized experience is experience, which is directly related to the position to be filled, and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For information on the position: Contact Person(s): Paul Olson Phone Number: (907) 772-5947 Email address: polson01@fs.fed.us If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the attached form and send it to polson01@fs.fed.us by close of business 11 February 2013. Thank you for your interest in this position! OUTREACH NOTICE FORM Tongass National Forest Petersburg Ranger District Respond by: 11 February 2013 Position Title/Series/Grade: Forestry Technician GS 0462-5/6/7 Duty Station: Petersburg Ranger District Petersburg, Alaska I am interested in this position and will check www.usajobs.gov for the announcement. Please submit your application at www.usajobs.gov to be considered. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Name: Date: Address: Phone: E-Mail: Current title/series/grade/location: Duty Station Preference: Type of appointment you are currently under: (e.g., Career, Career-Conditional, Excepted-ANILCA, Excepted VRA, etc) Are you currently a Federal employee: YES NO Briefly describe why you will be a quality candidate for this position: Tongass National Forest Information: The Tongass National Forest was established in 1902 and covers nearly 17 million acres in Southeast Alaska. It is the nation’s largest and most untouched National Forest. The Tongass stretches nearly 500 miles from its boundary with the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in the north, to the Canadian boundary in the south. It includes most of the islands of the Alexander Archipelago, and the mainland between these islands. The unique forest landscapes of the Tongass vary dramatically in topographic relief and include a mosaic of forest, peat lands, steep rocky areas, glaciated mountains and other non-forested lands. Alaska’s magnificent scenery, vast forests, and abundant natural resources match the size of the forest. The Tongass makes up ninety percent of Southeast Alaska and is a land of glaciers, mountains, waterways and thousands of islands separated by straits and channels. The islands and mainland create 11,000 miles of shoreline where regal mountains rise from the tidewater to overlook a mostly undeveloped and isolated landscape. The geography of the Alexander Archipelago presents a transportation challenge and most of the Tongass is isolated from the continental road system. You will find yourself boating or flying in a floatplane to most field locations. Visitors arrive by cruise ship, ferry or commercial airplane. The Forest has 175 public recreation cabins and shelters, nearly 600 miles of trails, approximately 11,000 miles of saltwater shoreline, 45,000 miles of stream, 20,000 lakes and ponds, and more than 1,000 islands. It includes Prince of Wales Island, the third largest island in United States. It also has two national monuments—Admiralty Island and Misty Fiords. TNF website: http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/ For more information on the Recreation cabins on the Petersburg Ranger District click on: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tongass/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=78619&actid=101 And look under Cabin Rentals. Specific District and Community Information: Petersburg Location and Climate Petersburg is a town of 3,815 (2010 census) located on the northwest end of Mitkof Island, in Southeast Alaska. It lies in the heart of the Tongass National Forest about 700 miles north of Seattle, where the picturesque Wrangell Narrows of “Inside Passage” fame meets the waters of Frederick Sound. Petersburg's climate is characterized by mild winters and cool summers. Average summer temperatures range from 40 to 56 °F; while winters average from 27 to 43 °F. Annual rainfall is about 106 inches, with as much as 97 inches of snow. Like most of Southeast Alaska, Mitkof Island is mountainous and heavily forested. The temperate rainforest vegetation consists largely of Sitka spruce, western hemlock and Alaska yellow-cedar, interspersed by muskeg--a spongy, mossy bog that is sparsely covered by small lodgepole pines. Across Frederick Sound, the high, rugged mountains of the Alaska Coast Range provide a backdrop to the community. Devil's Thumb is a prominent landmark that rises above the icefield spanning the border between Alaska and Canada. History Culture and Demographics Though the Tlingit Indians used the north end of Mitkof Island as a summer fish camp, Petersburg was not historically a native settlement. The town was named after Peter Buschmann, a Norwegian immigrant who pioneered the local cannery business by exploiting the availability of glacier ice in the area. The cannery has operated continuously since that time. Over the years, Petersburg has developed into one of Alaska's major fishing communities. The community of Petersburg is proud of its Tlingit and Scandinavian history. The town known as "Little Norway" celebrates its heritage with the annual Little Norway Festival during May. A federally-recognized tribe-- the Petersburg Indian Association—is also located in Petersburg. The population of the community consists of 12% Alaska Native or part Native. Across the Narrows is the community of Kupreanof, once busy with fur farms, a boat repair yard, and sawmill. Residents of Kupreanof travel by boat back and forth to Mitkof Island for city services, work and recreation. The last census reported that 66% of all houses were owner-occupied, and 33% were renter-occupied. The vacancy rate for housing was less than 10%, and the average price of a home was $175,000. Rents average between $750 and $1000 per month. The median family income in 2000 was $54,934, with less than 5 % of the population falling below poverty level. Facilities, Utilities, Schools and Health Care Water is supplied by Cabin Creek Dam, and is distributed via pipes to 90% of households. Outlying homes use individual wells or water delivery. Electricity is provided by Petersburg Municipal Power & Light, which operates primarily on hydropower. Most homes are connected to the municipal sewer or have approved on-site treatment. Residential garbage pickup is provided by the City. Three schools in the community provide education to about 500 students. The school district enjoys strong local support of programs and activities, including academics, sports, music performances and a foreign exchange program. As part of the high school and middle school complex, a community gym, pool and Community School provide recreation and education opportunities for area residents. There are 2 grocery stores, 2 hardware stores, a convenience store, 2 banks and a movie theater (located in the High School Auditorium). There are no stoplights in Petersburg. Local hospitals or health clinics include Petersburg Medical Center and Petersburg Public Health Center. The hospital is a qualified Acute Care and Long Term Care facility. Emergency services are provided by the City and volunteer Fire Department and EMS. Economy and Transportation Petersburg's economy is based on commercial fishing, tourism and government. Several fish processors operate cold storage, canneries, and custom packing services. The Crystal Lake Hatchery produces chinook and coho smolts, which contribute to the local salmon resource. Though independent sportsmen and tourists utilize the local charter boats and lodges, there is no deep water dock suitable for large cruise ships. Petersburg is accessed by air and water, and is served by the mainline state ferry route. The James A. Johnson Airport and local seaplane base allow for scheduled jet and float plane services, as well. Harbor facilities include three boat harbors with moorage for 700 boats, a boat launch, and a boat haul-out. Freight arrives by barge, ferry, or cargo plane. Recreation and Amenities Outdoor sports activities like fishing, hunting, kayaking, boating, berry picking and wildlife viewing are an integral part of life in Petersburg. Canada geese, wolves, black bear, moose, deer, goat, and trumpeter swans are among the many animals common to the island. Over 240 species of birds, including bald eagles, have been recorded on the island. Sea lions and seals are often seen in the harbor and the waters surrounding Petersburg. During the summer, hundreds of humpback whales live and feed in the waters nearby, and orcas occasionally navigate the waters of Wrangell Narrows. All species of wild Alaska salmon can be caught in the waters around Petersburg. Crab, halibut and rockfish are also plentiful just a short boat ride from town. Many clubs and organizations have evolved over the years, including a large number of non-profit groups. Petersburg is also home to 13 churches and religious groups. Petersburg is also known for its wide range of public art. Many local businesses and residences highlight Norwegian-style toll painting, or rosemaling. Sculptures, murals, totems and even designs in the sidewalk concrete show the influence of local artists and crafts throughout the town. More community information, photographs and contacts can be found on the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce website at www.petersburg.org

Fire Engine Operator Opening, Deschutes NF

Ochoco & Deschutes National Forests and Prineville BLM Central Oregon Fire Management Service Outreach/Vacancy Notice Recruit and Fill – PSE 18/8 Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator) GS-0462-07 Vacancy Announcement: OCRP-462-FEO(H)-7DP OCRP-462-FEO(H)-7G Apply online: www.usajobs.gov Central Oregon Fire Management Service is outreaching and filling 2 Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator) positions for a Type 3 and a Type 6 Engine for the Newberry Division, (Bend/Ft. Rock R.D.) and portions of the (LaPine Basin BLM lands) starting February 25th, 2013. The duty station is Bend, Oregon. Applicants must meet currency, fitness, and time in grade requirements for the GS-0462-07 level. If interested, please respond by completing the Outreach Response Form, and submit all documents to: Melvin Durrant at mdurrant@fs.fed.us or Kevin Stock at kstock@fs.fed.us by February 25th, 2013. The Interagency Fire Program Management selective placement factors for this position are: Primary NWCG Core Requirements: Engine Boss (ENGB) & Secondary NWCG Core Requirement: Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5) and successful completion of NWCG Course S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use. & Must be able to obtain a Class B-CDL with tank and air brake endorsement within 90 days of hire (For the Type 3 Engine). Contact Melvin Durrant (541-383-5668) or Kevin Stock (541-383-5670) if you are interested or would like to talk more about these positions. Thank you for your interest. THE POSITION DUTIES: This position is established on a Forest Service unit to serve as the supervisor of a Wildland Fire Engine Module in areas with the added complexities of wildland-urban interface, including proximity of high-value improvements, and regular and reoccurring all-hazard incidents and frequent interagency jurisdictional issues and coordination requirements. The incumbent has primary responsibility for driving and operation of the engine in responding to wildland fires and other all hazard activities or other fuels related or Ecosystem restoration projects. For Both positions: Operates an Engine used to pump and distribute water necessary to the suppression and extinguishing of wildland fires and serves as an Engine Captain of a High Complexity Wildland Engine. Assists with fire dispatch through operation of radios, telephones, and other necessary equipment to exchange information for fire weather and other forest suppression activities. Drives the fire engine to wildland fire locations and positions it accordingly. Participates in fire management program operations, such as technical or analytical work involving wildland fire suppression and prescribed burning operations. Performs tasks dealing with fire management projects such as hazard fuel reduction projects, wildlife habitat improvement or enhancement, watershed management, pre-commercial thinning, timber sales, stand conversions, and range improvement. The engine operator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the fire engine module, prepares schedules and work plans, and sets work priorities. The Engine Captain serves as initial attack Incident Commander on wildland fires, and wildland urban interface/intermix situations occurring on the unit. Identifies and analyzes tactics and strategies employed on these incidents, and revises and/or develops approaches in view of specific incident conditions. For the Type 3 Engine Position This position requires the selectee to possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and therefore, is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Department of Transportation (DOT)/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Program. Applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use unless they currently occupy a TDP under the DOT/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substances Testing Program. Final appointment is conditional on a negative drug test. This announcement constitutes 30 days advance notice. ABOUT Central Oregon Fire Management Service: The Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS) area includes the Deschutes National Forest, the Ochoco National Forest, and the Prineville District BLM. These three units are managed cooperatively under combined leadership, with an Interagency Fire Management Officer, two Deputy Fire Management Officers, and other sub-staff functions working for a Board of Directors including Forest Service District Rangers and BLM Field Managers from both agencies. These units work to manage fire, fuels and aviation programs on the public lands throughout Central Oregon. Public lands in Central Oregon are widely scattered. The Prineville BLM district boundary encompasses approximately 12.7 million acres between the Columbia River to the north, south of the town of Crescent in Klamath County to the south, the Cascade crest on the west, and near the town of John Day at the eastern boundary. Within that broad area, the two forests and BLM holdings total over 4 million acres. COFMS is divided into five divisions, each managed by a Fire Management Officer. Dispatching is managed by the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center, which also includes functions for the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Prineville Unit. COFMS fire resources include engine crews, hand crews, water tenders, prevention units, lookouts, and an interagency Rappel program. CENTRAL OREGON More detailed information about Central Oregon may be obtained from the following websites: www.redmondcofc.com, www.bendchamber.org, http://www.ohwy.com/or/p/prinevil.htm. http://www.oregon.com/towns/madras http://www.edforco.org OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM GS-0462-07 Engine Captain If you are interested in this position, please complete this form and attach a resume then email to: Melvin Durrant - Phone: 541-383-5668, mdurrant@fs.fed.us OR Kevin Stock – Phone: 541-383-5670, kstock@fs.fed.us NAME: EMAIL ADDRESS: MAILING ADDRESS: TELEPHONE NUMBERS: GOVERNMENT AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: USFS BLM OTHER TYPE OF CURRENT APPOINTMENT: PERMANENT TEMPORARY TERM OTHER CURRENT AGENCY/REGION/FOREST/DISTRICT CURRENT SERIES/GRADE & POSITION TITLE: BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION: 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 READJUST-MENT DISABLED VETERAN W/ 30% COMPENSABLE DISABILITY VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998 FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER PATHWAYS PROGRAM OTHER 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.

Temp Trail Technician Positions at San Juan National Forest

USDA FOREST SERVICE / REGION 2 San Juan National Forest Dolores Ranger District January 25, 2013 The Dolores Ranger District will be filling various trail related temporary (seasonal) positions. Interested applicants should submit an application under the appropriate Open Continuous Recruitment (OCR) job announcement number posted on http://www.usajobs.gov Please note some OCRs may not be posted as of the date of this outreach. To search for all Forest Service OCR announcements, go to advanced search and in the keyword search box enter: “tempocr”. This will display all Forest Service OCR job announcements. Applicants should have their resumes/applications submitted no later than February 15th. District Trail Crew Positions Available 1. Various positions will be filled at the GS 3, 4, and 5 levels, depending on qualifications. OCRs#: TEMPOCR-0462-03-GEN-DT TEMPOCR-0462-04(05)-TRAIL-DT Note: This OCR has not been posted to date. 2. One position will be filled at the WG-8 Equipment Operator; and one position at the WG-5 Equipment Operator Helper. OCRs#: TEMPOCR-5716-05-OPT HLPR-DT TEMPOCR-5716-08-OPTR-DT These positions serve on the district trail crew and will be responsible for maintenance and reconstruction of the districts multiple-use trail system. Each position is physically strenuous – working in high elevation mountainous terrain for up to 10 hours/day. Expect to work and hike up to 8 miles/day; must be able to carry trail tools, various equipment, plus one’s own personal pack. Expect to work in all types of weather conditions. Applicants should have skills and abilities in backpacking, using primitive and motorized tool use/maintenance, trail construction techniques, stock use, spending extended periods of time in remote settings, knowledge or skills using OHVs, and experience working with a diverse crew. For further information about these trail crew positions contact: Chris Bouton Dolores Ranger District / San Juan National Forest (970) 882-6831 cbouton@fs.fed.us For further information about the San Juan National Forest please visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan/

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Northeast View more jobs in this region: Connecticut | Delaware | Maryland | Maine | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Vermont | Washington, DC CT EE Intern: Audubon DC Project Leader-Native Plant Corps: Student Conservation Association Part-Time Educator: Living Classrooms MA Outdoor Education Guru: South Shore YMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward Field Managers and Crew Supervisors: Boston Natural Areas Network Urban Agriculture Crew Supervisor: Boston Natural Areas Network NY Children's Education Summer Instructors: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Teen Wilderness Counselor: Teatown Lake Reservation PA Environmental Educator/Trip Leader: Schuylkill Center Adventure Guide: Schuylkill Center VA Summer Staff: Global Youth Village top Southeast View more jobs in this region: Alabama | Arkansas| Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee | West Virginia | Virginia KY EE Volunteers and Interns: Red River Gorge NC Paid Internship: Bald Head Island Conservancy Education Internships: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Special Activities Internships: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Special Activities Instructors: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island VA Summer Resident Coordinator: Marine Science Consortium Internship: Marine Science Consortium Internship 2: Marine Science Consortium Family and Adult Summer Program Assistant: Marine Science Consortium top Midwest View more jobs in this region: Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | Nebraska | Ohio | South Dakota |Wisconsin IL Director, Museum and Education Department: Champaign County Forest Preserve IN Project Leader-Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Student Conservation Association MN Outdoor Adventures Summer Internship: River Bend Nature Center Summer Naturalist: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center MO Outdoor Education and Team Works: YMCA Camp Lakewood SD Seasonal Interpretive Naturalist: North Dakota Parks & Recreation WI KEEP / School Energy Education Specialist: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point top Southwest View more jobs in this region: Arizona | New Mexico | Oklahoma | Texas NM Senior Program Manager: Earth Care top Western View more jobs in this region: Alaska | California | Colorado | Hawaii | Idaho | Montana | Nevada | Oregon | Utah | Washington |Wyoming CA Project Leader-Veteran Fire Corp: Student Conservation Association Executive Director: LEAF Academy Environmental Educator: Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Citizen Science Program Coordinator: Natural History Museum School Program Coordinator: Natural History Museum CO Program Apprentice: Keystone Science School Graduate Fellowship: Walking Mountains Science Center MT Wildlife Field Ecology Intern: Ecology Project International

Outdoor Rec Grad Assistant Position

University of Alabama Outdoor Recreation Graduate Assistant Position Description Purpose: The purpose of the University of Alabama Outdoor Recreation (UAOR) Program Graduate Assistant (GA) is to assist the coordinator with the administration of the Outdoor Recreation Program. Responsibilities The general responsibilities of the GA will include but are not limited to: · Assist with the development and management of the Outdoor Recreation Program, specifically the Trip Program, Climbing Wall, Bike Shop, Rental Center, and Bama Bike Program. · Hire, train, and supervise student employees for the Outdoor Program areas. · Evaluate student employees through verbal and written reports. · Assist Coordinator in the design and implementation of staff training. · Assist in the development of the semester trip schedule including trip destinations/activities, budget design, staffing, assessment and risk management. · Plan and lead Trips during the semester and some holiday breaks as needed. · Promote and market outdoor adventure opportunities to the UA community. · Manage monthly inventory numbers and trip participation · Manage equipment inventory and make purchasing recommendations. · Perform basic repairs on rental equipment as necessary. · Maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester in graduate level classes. · Assist with other University Recreation special events and other duties as assigned. · Serve as a contributing member to University Recreation through attending and contributing at various staff meetings within the department. · Work with other departments within UA to promote collaboration across campus · Provide customer service while working the rental desk and/or climbing wall. · As part of the Division of Student Affairs, the GA agrees to adhere to fostering an environment supporting learning, healthy lifestyles, leadership and career development, personal growth, and inclusiveness. Student Affairs is committed to building a sense of community on campus through partnerships with academic departments, local residents, alumni, and business leaders. In addition, Student Affairs personnel are devoted professionals who strive to develop a meaningful and lasting camaraderie among students. Qualifications: Required: · Bachelors Degree. · Acceptance to a graduate program within the University of Alabama Graduate School · Demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills, and a strong work ethic. · Experience with an outdoor recreation program leading diverse participants in backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking, canoeing, sea kayaking, mountain biking, sailing, or caving. · Ability to teach others various skills, theories, and techniques pertaining to outdoor activity. · Knowledge of use and maintenance of various types of outdoor equipment. · Knowledge and experience in employee supervision and training. · CPR, First Aid, and AED certification or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. · Possess excellent written and verbal skills · Computer proficient with various software including MS Office, Adobe, Outlook · Valid Driver’s License and ability to meet University’s vehicle policies and procedures · Position subject to criminal background check Preferred: · Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid · Experience in leading and teaching multiple outdoor recreation activities · ACA or AMGA certifications · Experience with FUSION software Duration/Compensation The assistantship with Outdoor Recreation is a 9 month appointment (possible summer employment optional). The GA position requires 20 hours per week on an established schedule that fits with the student’s course demands, which may include weekdays, weeknights, and some holidays. This position will receive a monthly stipend of $1,376. Application Process A letter of application, resume, and three references should be submitted to: Stephen Middleton Program Coordinator, Outdoor Recreation srmiddleton1@sa.ua.edu For more information please contact Stephen Middleton at (205) 348-4701 or go to: http://urec.sa.ua.edu/ornews.cfm

Enviro. Sci. Education Coordinator Position

TITLE: Youth and Adult Education Coordinator REPORTS TO: Education Director HOURS: 40/week, including some nights and weekends LOCATION: SALARY: 300 Gulf Stream Way Dania Beach, Florida $30,000 + benefits Mission Statement The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping. Essential Functions / Areas of Responsibilities • Instruct hands-on educational programs to provide opportunities for children and adults ensuring that IGFA mission, policies and procedures are incorporated • Coordinate and develop adult education sport fishing programs working with outside temporary help • Coordinate, create, and edit Education web-based content • Assist in the development of educational curricula • Experience working with foundations and other entities to secure funding through donations and the writing of grant proposals • Have the ability and enjoy working with children and young anglers Minimum Qualifications: For consideration, applicants should meet the following basic selection factors: • A Bachelor’s degree is required (M.S. or working towards M.S. preferred) in the environmental sciences or other related field • Experience working in an informal education setting • Must be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Access, and Adobe Photoshop • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment • Ability to occasionally travel and work some weekends • Must be able to speak, read and write in English • Excellent interpersonal skills • Experience interacting with the public in a proficient and positive manner • Understanding the environmental sciences as well as the ability to comfortably speak about them • Strong interest in IGFA mission and experience fishing for freshwater and saltwater species A background check will be conducted. How to Apply: The International Game Fish Association is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Send resume, references and related work experience to: International Game Fish Association Jeff Mackin Education Director 300 Gulf Stream Way Dania Beach, FL 33004 or jmackin@igfa.org

General Forestry Aid Position, Hoosier National Forest

January 28th, 2013 Job Vacancy: The Hoosier National Forest will be filling a temporary position. The selected applicant will serve as a GS-0462-3 Forestry Aid (General) on the Brownstown Ranger District in Bedford, Indiana. The work schedule is full-time for the summer and the salary is $12.06/hour. The selected applicant will earn four hours of sick leave and four hours of annual leave per pay period. The start and end dates are negotiable. The start date will likely fall between April 1st and May 15th. The end date will likely fall between August 15th and October 1st, 2013. Actual dates will be agreed upon when a candidate is selected. No government housing is available; however there are rental opportunities in the cities of Bedford and Bloomington. The Position: Duties will include trail and recreation maintenance. The candidate will work closely with Forest recreation and wilderness staff. This position will require working outdoors in various terrain and weather conditions. The selected candidate will report to the Forest Supervisor’s Office located in Bedford. Interested applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. To Apply: This position is being filled through an open, continuous, on-line application process. While there is no deadline for applying, however, interested individuals need to have their application in no later than February 22nd, 2013. Applicants can go to www.usajobs.gov and under “search jobs” enter the announcement number TEMPOCR-0462-03-GEN-DT. Click on the position title link and an “apply online” button will become available for creating a profile and applying for the position. Bedford, Indiana MUST be selected as the duty station. If you would like more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Stacy Duke, District Recreation Manager for the Brownstown Ranger District at (812) 276-4726 or sduke@fs.fed.us . More information on the Hoosier National Forest can be found on the Forest’s website http://www.fs.usda.gov/hoosier . Caring for the Land and Serving People OUTREACH NOTICE Hoosier National Forest Brownstown Ranger District Bedford, Indiana

Recreation Trails Crew Technician, Hoosier National Forest

January 28th, 2013 Job Vacancy: The Hoosier National Forest will be filling a temporary position. The selected applicant will serve as a GS-0462-5 Forestry Technician (Recreation) on the Brownstown Ranger District in Bedford, Indiana. The work schedule is full-time for the summer and the salary is $15.15/hour. The selected applicant will earn four hours of sick leave and four hours of annual leave per pay period. The start and end dates are negotiable. The start date will likely fall between April 1st and May 15th. The end date will likely fall between August 15th and October 1st, 2013. Actual dates will be agreed upon when a candidate is selected. No government housing is available; however there are rental opportunities in the cities of Bedford and Bloomington. The Position: Duties will include serving as a leader/supervisor for a summer crew with up to five high school students, completing trail and recreation maintenance. The candidate will also work closely with Forest recreation and wilderness staff. This position will require working outdoors in various terrain and weather conditions. Work day hours are 7:00am-3:30pm and the selected candidate will report to the Forest Supervisor’s Office located in Bedford. Interested applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. To Apply: This position is being filled through an open, continuous, on-line application process. While there is no deadline for applying, however, interested individuals need to have their application in no later than February 22nd, 2013. Applicants can go to www.usajobs.gov and under “search jobs” enter the announcement number TEMPOCR-462-5-REC-DT. Click on the position title link and an “apply online” button will become available for creating a profile and applying for the position. Bedford, Indiana MUST be selected as the duty station. If you would like more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Stacy Duke, District Recreation Manager for the Brownstown Ranger District at (812) 276-4726 or sduke@fs.fed.us . More information on the Hoosier National Forest can be found on the Forest’s website http://www.fs.usda.gov/hoosier . Caring for the Land and Serving People OUTREACH NOTICE Hoosier National Forest Brownstown Ranger District Bedford, Indiana

OHV Technician, USFS

Outreach Announcement Recreation Assistant/OHV GS-0462-06/07 Summit Ranger District – Stanislaus National Forest Recreation Assistant/OHV (GS-0462-06/07) PFT 26/0: This position is responsible for overseeing OHV operations and restoration, management of 5 Forest managed campgrounds (REA) and dispersed recreation uses on the district, and assists with the OSV program during winter months. The incumbent will also serve as a Forest Protection Officer to enforce laws and regulations associated with occupancy on the National Forest. The incumbent should have good communication and organization skills; the ability to work independently as well as with a team. The Summit Ranger District experiences moderate to high levels of OHV use with some permitted events. There are 4 OHV clubs who work with the Forest Service on trail maintenance and visitor education projects. About the District The Summit Ranger District Office is located in Pinecrest about 30 miles east of Sonora on Highway 108 at the intersection with Pinecrest Lake Road, at 5800’ elevation. The nearest full service community to the Summit Ranger District is the city of Sonora, 30 miles west of Pinecrest on Highway 108. It serves as the county seat for Tuolumne County (http://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/). The Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce website (http://www.tcchamber.com/index.php) is quite informative. It contains a full compliment of goods and services (Wal-Mart, Orchard Supply, Blockbuster, Pac n Save, etc.), one hospital, a junior college, an airport, public transportation, county fairgrounds, four theaters, a cinema, many restaurants and much more. A good source of community information can be found on the website maintained by the local newspaper (www.uniondemocrat.com or www.mymotherlode.com). The Pinecrest area includes the communities of Pinecrest and Strawberry along with the subdivisions of Peter Pam, Cold Springs, Dymond’s Strawberry Ridge and Leland Meadows. The year-round population of the area is approximately 450. It swells to around 7500 during the summer months with the influx of recreation users and forest visitors. On some peak holidays, over 10,000 visitors can be within the Pinecrest Basin alone. The community has three restaurants, one café, two small grocery stores, two post offices, a small branch library and a mini-mart/gas station. Although there are no churches in the Pinecrest area, during the summer months an all denominational service is held every Sunday at the Pinecrest Amphitheater. Housing Housing opportunities in the Pinecrest area are limited although are more abundant west of Pinecrest in the neighboring communities of MiWok Village, Twain Harte, Soulsbyville, and Sonora. Best information on availability and cost can be obtained from local real estate and property management firms in the area. For more information, call Tuolumne County Realtors at (209) 532-3432 (http://tcrealtors.org). Local community The local elementary school (K-8) is located three miles west of Pinecrest. There are two public high schools serving this area, one in Sonora and one in Tuolumne. Bus service is provided for all the schools as well as some private schools in the area. http://www.greatschools.net/schools.page?city=Pinecrest&state=CA http://www.greatschools.net/city/Sonora/CA http://www.greatschools.net/city/Tuolumne/CA Sonora is a full service community with one hospital, shopping, recreational activities, theatres, dining. More information on the community may be found at: http://www.tcchamber.com Contact If you are interested in either of these positions, please specify which position and submit the associated outreach reply form to: cdbrooks@fs.fed.us by February, 15th 2013. Or for additional information, please contact: Charlie Brooks at 209-965-3434 x5125.

Zone Forester opening (entry level)

OUTREACH NOTICE West Zone Forester GS-0460-05/07/09 Carson National Forest El Rito Ranger District or Tres Piedras Ranger District The Carson National Forest will soon be advertising to fill one Forester position at the GS-0460-05/07/09 level. This is a permanent full time position that will serve the West Zone of the Carson NF, which is made up of the Canjilon, El Rito, and Tres Piedras Ranger Districts totaling over 800,000 acres. The duty station will be either El Rito or Tres Piedras, NM. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity. The vacancy announcement for this position will be posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities at www.usajobs.gov. Those who express interest in the position will be notified when the announcement opens. Applicants who are found to be qualified and in the quality group will be referred for consideration. Information received will assist in determining the type of announcement (merit/demo) to be used. If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, complete the outreach response form below and send to Tres Piedras District Ranger Chris Furr cfurr@fs.fed.us by close of business February 25, 2013. For additional information on this position, please contact District Ranger Chris Furr, at (575)-758-8678, District Ranger Diana Trujillo or West Zone Program Lead Gabe Romero at (575)-581-4554, or Forestry Program Manager Tim Fruits at (575)-758-6200. About the Position: Qualifications for the 0460 series can be found here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0400/0460.htm The incumbent plans and carries out a variety of sale preparation duties, including timber marking, timber cruising, and timber sale layout. This position designs timber sale and service contract cruises; determines type and intensity of cruise needed; interprets complex silvicultural prescriptions and marking guidelines to designate timber on the ground; lays out timber sale boundaries on the ground in accordance with environmental assessments and other guidelines, considering factors such as transportation system, topography, fuels management, silvicultural objectives, wildlife needs, stream protection and other related resource considerations; Responsible for the preparation of service, stewardship and timber sale contracts and bid packets, which include timber appraisals, contracts and associated documents, and developing contract maps using ARCGIS. Incumbent will update and maintain records in FACTS and TIM for all KV, BD, and SSF funds, as well as vegetation management accomplishments. The position will assist with NEPA, K-V, and BD support by creating and editing tables, write-ups, plans, etc. Incumbent may also assist in the inspection and administration of vegetation management service, stewardship, and timber sale contracts. The West Zone operates with a team approach. Although fire line duties are not a requirement of the position, this position will be expected to assist the fire program to the extent their physical fitness and training will allow. Climate/Elevation/Landscape Type: El Rito is located in Northern New Mexico in high desert, piñon/juniper country. Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, spruce and aspen vegetative types are present 5 miles north of town. The growing season is generally late May to early September. Summer daytime temperatures range from the 70’s to the 90’s. Winter daytime temperatures range from the 30’s to the 60’s. Elevation ranges from 6,000 feet to 10,000 feet. Tres Piedras is located in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains, where the open sagebrush and piñon-juniper country meet the ponderosa pine foothills. Open sagebrush and piñon-juniper dominate in the lower elevations. Ponderosa pine, fir, and spruce dominate the landscape west of town. Aspen is common at elevations above 8000 feet. Summers daytime temperatures range from the 70's and 80's, with nighttime lows in the 40's and 50's. Winter temperatures can reach as high as 50 and 60 degrees with sunshine, and nighttime lows can be in the single digits or below. The elevation ranges from 7,000 feet to 11,000 feet. Community/Population/Diversity/General Characteristics: El Rito’s population is approximately 1,300. It is mostly a ranching community with numerous artists. Tres Piedras is a rural community with approximately 30 families in the outlying community. Being located in northern New Mexico, Hispanic culture is very predominant in both communities. Ranching is one of the larger occupations in the area, and this has a strong influence on the program of work in both districts. Community Economy/Local Job Market: The economy in both communities consists mainly of ranching, harvesting forest products, raising livestock, and arts & crafts. El Rito’s largest employers are Northern New Mexico College, Mesa Vista Consolidated Schools, Las Clinicas del Norte, and the U.S. Forest Service. The job market is fairly scarce in the local area, but jobs are available in a 30-60 mile radius in the communities of Española, Santa Fe, Taos, and Los Alamos. Housing is limited and rentals are scarce, with property ranging from $20,000 to $300,000. The job and housing markets are limited in Tres Piedras, although opportunities are more abundant in Taos, with some residents commuting there for employment. Access/Nearest Airport/Nearest Big City: The nearest airports are in Taos, approximately 60 miles northeast of El Rito and 30 miles southeast of Tres Piedras, and Santa Fe, which is approximately 60 miles south of El Rito and 80 miles south of Tres Piedras. The Albuquerque International Airport is approximately 130 miles south of El Rito and 142 miles south of Tres Piedras. Española is the nearest city to El Rito, approximately 30 miles south. Population estimates for each of the cities above are as follows: Taos 5,713, Espanola 10,313, Santa Fe 68,642, and Albuquerque 552,804. Facilities/Hospitals/Schools/Shopping: El Rito has a volunteer fire department. Las Clinicas del Norte medical and dental facilities are located next to the El Rito Elementary School. The nearest full service community and hospital is in Española. There are no general stores in town, the closest being in Ojo Caliente and in Abiquiu, which is approximately 15 miles south. There is one restaurant and a cafeteria located on the campus of Northern New Mexico College. Mesa Vista high school is approximately 12 miles south of El Rito near Ojo Caliente. There is also a post office. Tres Piedras has limited amenities. Aside from the Ranger District Office, there is a small post office and one convenience store. Students commute via school bus service the Mesa Vista High School. The nearest full service community and hospital is in Taos. In addition to other schools and amenities, Taos also has a branch of the University of New Mexico. Recreational/Entertainment Opportunities: For those that like the outdoors, Tres Piedras, El Rito, and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer in the way of hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, rafting, skiing, and snowmobiling. The Cruces Basin Wilderness is located on the Tres Piedras Ranger District, and three more wildernesses are located on the Carson National Forest. Several rafting companies provide rafting trips on the Rio Grande River. Three ski resorts are within a one hour drive of Tres Piedras, and slightly farther from El Rito; Red River, Taos Ski Valley, and Angel Fire. Pajarito Mountain ski area above Los Alamos is approximately 1 hour from El Rito. Of the all of these, Taos Ski Valley is the largest and most challenging. Winter months bring a lot of tourism to the Taos area from skiers all over the country, and Taos Ski Valley, offering some of the best downhill skiing, was recently rated Number 8 in the nation. Four large lakes are within 1-2 hours driving from El Rito and Tres Piedras, the Abiquiu Reservoir, El Vado Lake, Heron Lake, and Eagle Nest Lake. Boating and fishing opportunities are plentiful at all the lakes. The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is located on the northern border of the Tres Piedras District, offering beautiful mountain scenery while riding on a narrow gauge steam train. Additional Community Information: USDA Forest Service, Carson National Forest: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/carson/ Taos.org: http://taos.org Taos News: http://www.taosnews.com/ Taos Chamber of Commerce: http://www.taoschamber.com/ Santa Fe: http://santafe.org/ Espanola: http://cityofespanola.org/ Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: http://www.cumbrestoltec.com/ OUTREACH NOTICE FORM GS-0460-05/07/09 Forester Carson National Forest Name: E-Mail Address: Mailing Address: Telephone Numbers: If current Federal employee, type of appointment: q Permanent q Temporary q Term q Other Current Position Title, Series, Grade: If not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following special employment authorities? q PERSON WITH DISABILITIES q VETERANS READJUSTMENT q DISABLED VETERANS W/30% COMPENSABLE DISABILITY q VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998 q FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER q STUDENT CAREER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM CONVERSION q OTHER (please identify) _______________________________ Thank you for your interest in this opportunity!!! Email this form to Chris Furr: cfurr@fs.fed.us

Jobs for Student Veterans

Greetings! I am a fellow with The Mission Continues serving as the Outreach Coordinator at Veterans Green Jobs, a national nonprofit based in Denver that is partnered with the Student Veterans of America. Our mission is to engage, transition, and connect military veterans with jobs in the green industry. This email includes information about paid wildland firefighting training and outdoor conservation opportunities for student veterans during their summer breaks. As a veteran who utilized the Post-9/11 GI Bill, I know how hard it can be to take classes year-round or find part-time employment during the summer. As such, we have worked with conservation corps in eight western states to provide meaningful summer employment opportunities for student veterans. Because you are a university member-institution of the NAUFRP, we feel the veterans enrolled in your programs will greatly benefit from these opportunities. We hope that you will share this email with the veterans on your campus by forwarding it to them or posting it in your office. Respectfully, Joe Cafferty Marine Corps Veteran Outreach Coordinator Veterans Green Jobs www.veteransgreenjobs.org CALLING ALL STUDENT VETERANS Help make a difference this summer PAID SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUMMER Veterans Green Jobs is seeking student veterans to be placed in paid positions with our conservation corps partners in eight western states this summer. These positions, which focus on wildland firefighting training and outdoor conservation, provide you with meaningful summer employment that will challenge and develop you. Whether you're interested in a career path with state or federal resource and land management agencies or just looking for a summer job, these positions will connect you with fellow veterans in the outdoors, provide you with a renewed sense of purpose, and allow you to give back to your communities and environment. Some benefits may include: S212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw certification Basic Wildland Firefighting "Red Card" certification First Aid/CPR training Living stipend and AmeriCorps education award Networking with state and federal land management employers Regain a sense of camaraderie through shared experiences with fellow veterans Crew dates, locations, and specific details to be published in early February. Contact vgc@veteransgreenjobs.org or fill out our interest form for more information or to be added to our mailing list. Outdoor Conservation With programs in several western U.S. states, we engage veterans in public land conservation and stewardship projects by providing hands-on experience in fire hazard reduction, trail maintenance, revegetation and preservation, watershed restoration and other projects. Learn More about what it means to be a member of an outdoor conservation crew. Wildland Firefighting Training With programs in several western U.S. states, we engage veterans in wildland firefighting projects by providing hands-on training in wildland firefighting activities such as fuels mitigation and chainsaw operation. Veterans earn certifications and experience that could lead to future employment in wildland firefighting and related fields. Learn More about what it means to be a member of a wildland firefighting crew. Fill out our interest form Additional Opportunities for Student Veterans The Mission Continues The Mission Continues is a non-profit organization that awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans, empowering them to transform their own lives by serving others and directly impacting their communities. A Mission Continues Fellowship involves 20 hours of service per week for 26 weeks at a local nonprofit organization. Fellows are encouraged to choose a nonprofit organization to serve based on their own personal passions. Current and Alumni Fellows have worked at organizations addressing issues ranging from disaster preparedness to education for low-income youth to training service dogs for wounded veterans. These host organizations include Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Each Fellow works to achieve one of three outcomes at the conclusion of the fellowship: full-time employment, pursuit of higher education or a permanent role of service. Click here to learn more about becoming a fellow. Team Rubicon Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Since its creation in January 2010, TR has impacted thousands of lives - in Haiti, Chile, Burma, Pakistan, Sudan, and here at home, in Vermont, Maryland, Missouri, and Alabama. TR reaches victims outside the scope of where traditional aid organizations venture; victims on the fringe. Hundreds of US military veterans, many returning home after fighting ten years of war, find a renewed sense of purpose for their skills and experiences through TR. Click here to learn more about volunteering with TR. Team Red, White and Blue Team RWB's mission is to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. In keeping with their mission to connect veterans to their community, most of their programs are developed and delivered at the local level. Chapters are led by great Americans that dedicate their time, talent, and effort to enriching the lives of our nation's veterans. Their current chapters are always looking for great volunteers to be a part of the Team. They are also building new chapters across the country. Click here if you're interested in volunteering, serving in a leadership role, or establishing a chapter in your area. Outward Bound for Veterans Outward Bound for Veterans helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world. During Outward Bound's free veteran courses, participants gain fundamental skills in wilderness travel, Leave No Trace practices, campcraft and self-care that will help them focus on living in the moment. Click here to see a list of their featured courses. Sierra Club Military Families and Veterans Initiative The Sierra Club has been connecting people to the outdoors for over 100 years. Getting outdoors is what their volunteer outing leaders love to do, so is sharing the outdoors with others. · Click here to learn more about getting outside with the Sierra Club in your state · Enjoy these deeply discounted or free multi-day adventures and expeditions for military and veteran communities! See a list of outings · They also offer a 10% discount on their national outings · Click here to learn more about how to become a leader Veterans Green Jobs Veterans Green Jobs is a national nonprofit organization, and our mission is to engage, transition and connect military veterans with meaningful employment opportunities that serve our communities and environment. We are working to reverse the high unemployment trend among military veterans by linking them with training and employment opportunities in the green sector.

FW: Mt. Hood Customer Service Outreach

Customer Service Representative GS-0303-04/5 Permanent Intermittent (No Guaranteed Tour) The Barlow Ranger District is looking for an individual to fill our Customer Service Representative position. This is a permanent intermittent position. The official duty station for the position is located on the Barlow District in Dufur, Oregon. Primary duties: This position is located on the Barlow Ranger District on the Mt. Hood National Forest to provide customer service to all visitors and callers. This position is required to perform a variety of duties associated with public information, permit issuance and interpretation. This position assists visitors and callers with questions and problems, providing information on the areas regulations and recreational opportunities. This position is responsible for handling cash receipts, fee collections, answering phones, radios and written correspondence. This position uses a variety of computer software programs to process information and requests. This is a permanent intermittent position. This is a call when needed position which may work 1 day a week on some occasions but other times 2 weeks at a time, with possibly only having a 24 hr. notice. There may be occasional work on weekends. Depending on the workload and priorities, the incumbent may be required to occasionally work on the Westside of the forest. Some overnight travel may be required if this occurs. There is no housing available. THE DUTY STATION: This position will be stationed in Dufur, Oregon. Applicants must apply to this location if they wish to be considered. The Barlow Ranger District is part of the Mt. Hood National Forest. The land base encompasses approximately 170,000 acres and provides a diversity of geographic, climatic, and biotic areas. Elevations range from 100 feet at the Columbia River to 11,235 feet at the summit of Mt. Hood. The land base is located east of the Cascade Crest and annual precipitation ranges from 25 inches in the Dufur area to 45 inches in the Hood River area. Spring and fall are wet with temperatures dropping into the 30s and 40s. Summers are usually dry with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Additional information about the Barlow Ranger District and the Mt. Hood National Forest can be found at http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood. ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION This position is part of the Administration organization. We pride ourselves on providing superior customer service to our external and internal customers. We function in a team environment by supporting and advocating each other’s specialized skills. This may involve doing duties and tasks outside your primary duties from time-to-time. Communication and contributing positively to the working environment is essential. Teamwork is an important component to the success of our program. ABOUT LIFE AFTER WORK Dufur is a small community located 14 miles south of The Dalles, Oregon. Dufur, located in the rolling wheat fields east Mt. Hood, has excellent fishing on both the Deschutes and Columbia Rivers, and borders the Badger Creek Wilderness. The town has a grocery store, post office, K through 12 public school, several churches, Pastime Café and Tavern, We3 Deli, historic Balch Hotel, and is home to the Dufur Threshing Bee and Region 6 Forest Service annual softball tournament held at the local city park. Housing is limited. The Dalles is a large full service community with a population of 12,000. Local services include several churches, public library, hospital, motels/hotels, banks, local shops, grocery stores, pharmacy/department stores, brewpubs, restaurants, fresh fruit stands, movie theaters, sports/health clubs, swimming pool, tennis courts, parks, gardening outlets and a small municipal airport across the river in Dallesport, WA. Ample medical care facilities as well as dental and optical services are available. The Dalles offers many recreational opportunities and is home of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Museum. Fort Dalles Museum, Oregon Trail markers and Mary Hill Museum of Art and Stonehenge are just a few of the many attractions. Additional information: www.thedalleschamber.com/ www.ci.the-dalles.or.us/ www.cityofdufur.org www.dufur.org www.gorge.net Vacancy Announcement: All interested applicants will be notified of the vacancy announcement number and closing date when it becomes available. Outreach Response Interested applicants or those desiring further information should contact Char Rouse at (541) 467-5125 or email at crouse@fs.fed.us or Kitty Filbin at (541) 308-1707 or email at kfilbin@fs.fed.us . Attached is the outreach form to use to indicate interest in the position. INTEREST SHEET Customer Service Representative GS-0303-04/5 Permanent Intermittent Mt. Hood N.F. Barlow Ranger District NAME: ________________________________________________________ EMAIL ADDRESS: _______________________________________________ MAILING ADDRESS: _____________________________________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER: ________________________________ GOVERNMENT AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: USFS____ BLM____ NPS ____ OTHER____ TYPE OF CURRENT APPOINTMENT: PERMANENT______ TEMP_______ TERM______ OTHER_____ CURRENT AGENCY/REGION/FOREST/DISTRICT: _____________________ CURRENT SERIES AND GRADE: ____________________________________ CURRENT POSITION TITLE: _______________________________________ If not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following special authorities? ___PERSON WITH DISABILITIES ___VETERANS READJUSTMENT ___DISABLED VETERAN W/ 30% COMPENSABLE DISABILITY ___VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998 ___FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER ___PATHWAYS PROGRAM ___OTHER_________________________________ Please send this completed form to Char Rouse/ Admin. Support Asst. at crouse@fs.fed.us or mail to: Barlow Ranger District 780 N.E. Court Street , Dufur, OR 97021 Thank you for your interest in our vacancy. USDA/USFS Mt. Hood N.F. Barlow R.D. is an equal opportunity employer.

Ashley National Forest Seasonal Positions

2013 Seasonal Positions USDA Forest Service, R-4 (Intermountain Region) Ashley National Forest, UT The Ashley National Forest will be advertising and filling several Seasonal positions for the Vernal, Duchesne, Dutch John, and Manila, UT offices. The Ashley National Forest is currently advertising temporary (three to six month) employment opportunities for the 2013 field season for a variety of positions. It is recommended that you apply as soon as possible, as hiring will begin as early as March 1, 2013. The following positions are being advertised under the Nationwide Open Continuous Recruitment (OCR) announcements that can be found at www.usajobs.com. In order to be considered for the following jobs you MUST select the Duty Station of the position you are interested in to be considered. Archeological Technician (GS-0102-05/07); (anticipate three positions, two GS-5’s and one GS-7) OCR #‘s: TEMPOCR-102-05-ARCH TECH-DT; TEMPOCR-0102-7-ARCH TECH-DT Primary duties include archaeological survey, site documentation, and site monitoring. Candidates must be able to conduct fieldwork for long hours in rugged terrain in often remote areas during inclement weather and be able to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 30 lbs. Equipment use will include topographic maps, GPS units, cameras, compass, and may be asked to drive UTV’s, 4X4 trucks. Position may require overnights in the field. Duty Location: Vernal, UT. Contact: Jeff Rust; 435-781-5156; jarust@fs.fed.us Closing Date: March 1st, 2013 Biological Science Aid/Technician (GS-0404-03/04/05) Fisheries, (anticipate two positions) OCR #’s: TEMPOCR-0404-03-GEN-DT, TEMPOCR-0404-04-FISH-DT, TEMPOCR-0404-5-FISH-DT Fisheries Technician in Duchesne (two positions): The anticipated start date is early June 2013 with an expected end of season date of late September 2013. These positions will entail conducting aquatic species and habitat surveys. This will include surveys for amphibians, fish, and aquatic macroinvertebrates beginning in early June and continuing through August. Many survey locations will be accessed by hiking mountain trails to access high elevation basins within the High Uintas Wilderness. Surveys will require wading in streams and wetland areas to sample aquatic species and collect field data. Field work will typically be conducted with a crew of two technicians and/or the District Fisheries Biologist. Limited time working alone may be required. Access to survey locations will be by four-wheel drive truck and backpacking. Several trips of 4 – 5 days into the High Uintas Wilderness to access high elevation basins for surveys will require backpacking. Must possess a valid state driver’s license and be able to hike up to 12 miles per day in rugged terrain carrying a 30 – 40 lb. backpack. Duty Location: Duchesne, UT. Contact: Ron Brunson; 435-781-5202; rbrunson@fs.fed.us Closing Date: March 1st, 2013 Biological Science Technician (GS-0404-04/05) Wildlife, (anticipate four positions) OCR #’s: TEMPOCR-0404-4-WLDLF-DT; TEMPOCR-0404-5-WLDLF-DT Three wildlife technicians for the 2013 summer field season for the Northern Goshawk Monitoring and Inventory Surveys. The northern goshawk is a management indicator species for the Ashley NF and is monitored yearly to assess the effects of forest management activities. Field work for this study will encompass monitoring northern goshawk territories in forest stands using an established monitoring protocol. This position involves performing nest checks, chick counts, and fledgling counts to known goshawk nests; goshawk inventory surveys using broadcast calling techniques; and conducting three-toed woodpecker and flammulated owl surveys to determine presence/absence of the species. Other activities involve nest searches, orienteering, raptor and songbird identification, and plant identification. GPS units and maps are used in the field for navigation to nest sites and calling stations. The duty station for this position will be located in Vernal, Utah but work locations will vary daily and will cover the entire forest. A vehicle will be provided for transportation from the duty station to field sites. Jean Ann Dalton is the point of contact for these positions. Wildlife Technician in Duchesne (one position): The anticipated start date is late May 2013 with an expected end of season date of September 2013. This position will entail conducting wildlife species and habitat surveys. Surveys will require hiking/working outdoors independently and/or accompanied by the District Wildlife Biologist. Access to survey locations will be by four-wheel drive truck and backpacking. Several trips of 4-5 days into the High Uintas Wilderness to access high elevation basins for surveys will require backpacking. Must possess a valid state driver’s license and be able to backpack up to 12 miles per day carrying a 30-40 lb. backpack. Bob Christensen is the point of contact for this position. Duty Location: Vernal, UT and Duchesne, UT. Contacts: Wildlife (Vernal) – northern goshawk project, Jean Ann Dalton 435-790-7020 or 208-879-4118; jdalton@fs.fed.us, Wildlife (Duchesne) – multi-species, Bob Christensen 435-781-5232 or 435-790-7010; rchristensen@fs.fed.us Closing Date: March 1st, 2013 Hydrologic Technician (GS-1316-04); (anticipate one position) Note: The announcement/OCR number for this position is not yet available. Please contact Melissa Hendrickson at 435-781-5137 for updated information This position serves as member of the watershed survey crew and will perform duties in support of the watershed program under the direction of the district hydrologist. Survey work will be conducted primarily over the Vernal Ranger District, but some work may occur on other districts. Tasks will include channel type and condition surveys, inventory of spring and groundwater dependent ecosystems, karst stream insurgence and resurgence characterization, water quality monitoring, watershed improvement need inventories related to system and non-system roads on the forest, wetland delineation, and stream and wetland restoration work. Other duties may be assigned as they occur. This position will work four days a week, 10 hours a day. Days will be spent in the field with some field locations requiring several miles of arduous cross-country hiking with heavy equipment. Position may require overnights in the field. Duty Location: Vernal, UT. Contact: Melissa Hendrickson; 435-781-5137; mrhendrickson@fs.fed.us Closing Date: March 1st, 2013 Forestry Aid/Technician (GS-0462-03/04) Recreation; (anticipate 8 positions) OCR #‘s: TEMPOCR-0462-03-GEN-DT; TEMPOCR-462-04-REC-DT Recreation positions are field positions responsible for cleaning and maintaining recreation sites and restrooms, collecting data, contacting visitors, and providing other support to the forest’s summer work. Positions will be located in Duchesne, Dutch John, Manila, and Vernal Utah. A river ranger will also be hired to assist in managing the high level of use on the Green River and maintain river camps along the nonmotorized section of the river. Knowledge and skill in water safety and rowing will be necessary. The position is stationed in Dutch John. Some duties of all positions will require hiking and travel across rough uneven terrain and navigating in unknown territory. Other specific skills are needed for each type of job; it is advisable to contact the recreation, trails, or wilderness staffs listed below to further clarify what will be expected for each position. A driver’s license is required. Duty Locations: Dutch John, Vernal, Duchesne, and Manila UT. Contacts: Molly Ryan, 435-781-5282, mollymryan@fs.fed.us for Manila; Nanette Gale, 435-781-5242, ngale@fs.fed.us for Dutch John; Rene Arce, 435-781-5177, rcarce@fs.fed.us for Vernal; Kim Bartel 435-781-5204, kbartel@fs.fed.us and Robert Jessen 435-454-3628, rjessen@fs.fed.us for Duchesne, Anita DeZort 435-781-5192, adezort@fs.fed.us Forest-wide. Closing Date: March 1st, 2013 Forestry Aid/Technician (GS-0462-03/04/05) Trails; (anticipate 4 positions) OCR #: TEMPOCR-0462-03-GEN-DT; TEMPOCR-0462-4-TRAILS-DT; TEMPOCR-0462-5-TRAILS-DT; Note: the announcement/OCR numbers for the GS-4 and GS-5 positions are not yet available. Please contact Ryan Buerkle at 435-781-781-5114. This position serves as member of the trail crew performing duties in support of the trails program. Tasks will include using various tools and equipment to maintain and construct trails, install water-bars, and/or build rock walls and to move or transport personnel and equipment to project areas. Individuals may perform independently or as a crew member in maintenance or reconstruction of trail improvement projects. Crew members will patrols trails to ensure they are operated, used, and maintained in accordance with forest standards. They will monitor and report on trail conditions. May be called upon to explain and enforce Forest rules and regulations. Other duties may be assigned as they occur. Uses tools such as chain saws, crosscut saws, adze, axes, and hand tools, and may operate ATV’s, UTV’s, 4X4 trucks and trailers. Position requires overnights in the field. Duty Location: Positions available in Vernal, UT and Duchesne, UT. Contact: Ryan Buerkle, 435-781-5114, rjbuerkle@fs.fed.us. Closing Date: March 1st, 2013 Forestry Technician (Wilderness) (GS-0462-04-05) Wilderness Rangers and Wilderness Trails (anticipate 3 trails and 2 rangers) TEMPOCR-462-04-WLDN-DT ; TEMPOCR-462-05-WLDN-DT These are SEASONAL Temporary Wilderness Trails or Wilderness Ranger positions. The anticipated start date is early June 2013 with an expected end of season date of September 2013. The selected individuals will serve as crewmembers on a four person wilderness trail crew or as one of four wilderness rangers. The crews work in the backcountry for eight consecutive days followed by 6 days off. Travel is usually on foot carrying a backpack that contains personal as well as work supplies and tools. Sixty to 70 pound loads would be considered average. Overnight stays involve camping in a tent. Some work will involve the use of stock (horses and mules) so familiarity with the use of riding and pack stock is preferred. Most of the work will be in the High Uintas Wilderness, but may occur in non-Wilderness backcountry settings. Trail crew members are expected to work as a close-knit team while wilderness rangers need the skills and confidence to work alone in a Wilderness environment on multi-day assignments. Rangers work in remote settings so a focus on personal as well a co-worker safety is essential. Individuals working on the wilderness trail crew or as wilderness rangers can expect to perform daily arduous manual labor in a variety of weather conditions ranging from intense heat and sun to extreme cold with rain and snow at elevations ranging from 9000 to 13000 ft. Some gear such as tents, stoves, and water filters will be provided but crew members must have their own high quality outdoor gear such as hiking boots, rain gear, etc. Duty Location: Duchesne, UT Contact: Sandy Kaminski, 435-781-5221, sbremundkaminski@fs.fed.us Closing Date: March 1st, 2013 Visitor Information Services Assistant GS-1001-04 (anticipate one position) OCR # TEMPOCR-1001-4-VIS-DT Position provides visitor information services for the Flaming Gorge Ranger District. Specifically, the position performs routine, repetitive daily activities for visitor center operations including locking and unlocking visitor center facility, turning on and off power to all electrical exhibits and other facility systems, arming the security system, gathering and posting daily road, weather, and other visitor information reports. The position assists in conducting sales for the visitor center gift shop outlet. The position greets visitors and replies to inquiries requesting general information about Forest Service activities, programs and policies. The position distributes publications as requested by telephone and mail inquiries. The position also assists in the quarterly announcement of publications and communicates verbally and in writing regarding the availability of publications. Participates in and supports the completion of specific publication projects with vendors by supporting duties such as maintaining an inventory of publications. Assists in ordering journal reprints for distribution, maintains files of reprint orders and receipts, and maintains file of print orders for Forest Service publications. The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts; or driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, or libraries. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Duty Location: Manila, UT Contact: Karen Kieborz 435-781-5265; kkieborz@fs.fed.us Closing Date: March 1st, 2013 Forestry Aid/Technician (GS-0462-03/04) Timber Sale Prep; (anticipate 4 positions) OCR #: TEMPOCR-0462-03-GEN-DT; TEMPOCR-0462-04-TSP-DT Takes and or records basic measurements such as compass readings, distance measurements, tree heights, tree diameters, tree growth, and determines common species. Receives training on marking trees for cutting using tools such as Spiegel Relaskop, clinometer, compass, chain, diameter tape, increment borer, electronic field data recorder, etc. Selects and marks individual trees for harvest using well defined marking guidelines, silvicultural prescriptions, and specific instruction. Estimates individual tree volume by established methods. Traverses harvest units, produces maps. Designates sale area and cutting unit boundaries on the ground. Duty location: Vernal, UT. Contact: Jim McRae, 435-781-5123, jmmcrae@fs.fed.us Bryan Clark, 435-781-5139, bryanclark@fs.fed.us Closing Date: March 1st, 2013 Road Crew Equipment Operator (WG-5716); (anticipate one position) OCR #: TEMPOCR-5716-08-OPTR-DT Operation of heavy construction equipment such as graders, backhoes, dump trucks, and track-hoes to maintain Forest roads in remote locations on the Ashley National Forest. A valid CDL is highly recommended Duty location: Vernal, UT. Contact: Valton Mortenson, 435-781-5147, vmortenson@fs.fed.us Closing Date: Feb. 1, 2013 Road Crew Laborer (WG-3502); (anticipate 3 positions) OCR #: TEMPOCR-3502-03-DT Perform annual maintenance on the Ashley National Forest road system and infrastructure. Ability to perform heavy labor and use heavy power equipment and common hand tools is required. The ability to work in small teams, safely and independently, in remote locations scattered across a large geographic area is required. Duty location: Vernal, UT. Contact: Valton Mortenson, 435-781-5147, vmortenson@fs.fed.us Closing Date: Feb. 1, 2013 Engineering Intern (GS-802) Civil; (anticipate one position) OCR #: TEMPOCR-0802-4-CIV-ENG-DT The position will inspect construction projects, work with the engineering staff on design, survey, and preparation of drawings using AutoCad, inventory and replace road signs, install and monitor traffic counters, inspect roads and facilities and perform other related tasks. Duty location: Vernal, UT. Contact: Lance Valentine, 435-781-5113, lvalentine@fs.fed.us Closing Date: Feb. 1, 2013 Range Technician (GS 0455-03-04-05) (anticipate one position) OCR # TEMPOCR-0455-03-RANGE-DT, TEMPOCR-0455-4-RANGE-DT, TEMPOCR-0455-5-RANGE-DT The anticipated start date is late May 2012 with an expected end of season date of September 2012. This position entails spraying noxious weeds in remote locations in the Uinta Mountains – access is by four-wheel drive truck, ATV, or horseback – involves proper training/safe use of pesticides. The position will work four days a week, 10 hours a day for a 40 hour week. Previous certification to spray weeds is a plus. Duty location: Duchesne, UT Contact: Amber Helmus, 435-781-5205, ahelmus@fs.fed.us Closing Date: March 1, 2013 Housing: Seasonal government housing facilities are available in Vernal, Manila, Dutch John, Altonah (Duchesne RD). Housing is limited at all these locations and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact hiring managers associated with the position you are interested in for further information on housing availability. About the Forest Ashley National Forest has its headquarters in Vernal, Utah; it comprises 1.3 million acres located in the northeastern portion of Utah and southwestern portion of Wyoming. National Forest System lands are located in three major areas: the northern and southern slopes of the Uinta Mountains, the Wyoming Basin, and the Tavaputs Plateau. The Ashley National Forest is bordered by the Uintah and Ouray Ute Indian Reservation, the Uinta and Wasatch-Cache National Forests, private property, and lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and State of Utah. Dinosaur National Monument is located approximately 10 miles east of the Forest. The Ashley National Forest was established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908. Its forest and range lands are protected and managed to ensure timber, grazing, minerals, water, and outdoor recreation for the American people. The vast Uinta Mountains watershed within the Forest boundary provides vital water supplies for power, industry, farm, and city use in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, and California. Sheep, cattle, and horses graze under permit on over a half million acres of the Forest each season. Timber is managed in harmony with other resources to insure a continuing supply and a quality environment. Over 2.5 million visitors come to the Forest each year to participate in outstanding outdoor recreation activities, such as boating, fishing, camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Forest landscape ranges from high desert country to high mountain areas. The elevation varies from a low of 6,000 feet to a high of 13,528 feet above sea level at the summit of Kings Peak. Topographical diversity and intensive land management has served to protect the visual quality on the Forest. The existing vegetation patterns and the geological formations further add to the aesthetic value. The Forest boundaries include places such as the Sheep Creek Geological Area, the High Uinta Wilderness area, the Green River, and the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. About Duchesne, Utah Duchesne is the gateway to the Uintah Basin. It is a fast growing community with a high quality of life. Duchesne is located about two and half hours East of Salt Lake City, Utah. Duchesne is shadowed by the beautiful Uintah Mountains. Starvation State Park/Reservoir is located just outside of the city limits. Duchesne is the county seat and there is a new Justice Center, which houses the Sheriff’s Department and Court personnel. Other county agencies operate out of Duchesne. The main street in Duchesne is U.S. Highway 40, which is one of the main routes between Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah. Main Street was recently renovated to include, brick sidewalks, unique gas lamp style lighting, park benches and shrubbery. About Vernal, Utah Vernal has a population of approximately 8,000 people and the surrounding Uinta Basin population is approximately 20,000 according to 2000 census bureau data. The Uinta Basin is greatly influenced by the oil and gas industry, which is in the middle of a job boom, so the population numbers have noticeably increased over the past 6 years. Vernal is situated in northeast Utah about 35 minutes from the Colorado border (and Dinosaur National Monument) and 1.5 hours south of the Wyoming border. Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area on the Ashley National Forest is a neighboring district that is a good reference point for locating the area since it is easily discernable on most maps. Vernal is approximately 2 hours from ski resorts such as Park City, UT and Steamboat Springs, CO; and approximately 2.5 to 3 hours from cities along the Wasatch front like Salt Lake City and Provo, UT. The Vernal area has year-round recreation throughout the Uinta Mountains and Uinta Basin including fishing, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, motorized and non-motorized boating, camping,hunting, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and more. Vernal city has recreation leagues for sports such as basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, and other activities like yoga and table tennis. For more information go to: http://www.vernalchamber.com/ About Manila, and Dutch John, Utah Daggett County has two towns, Manila and Dutch John, each with a year-round population of about 200. On busy summer holiday weekends the population can swell to 75,000. Manila is a popular summer home area and is becoming increasingly popular as a summer retirement destination. Essential services are available; such as, groceries, fuel, lodging dining, ambulance, preventive healthcare, and law enforcement. A wider variety of services are available within 50 miles. HOW TO APPLY These appointments are temporary seasonal positions. The vacancy announcements/OCR’s are posted on USAJOBS at www.usajobs.gov/. To apply for a job, there are four basic steps: 1. Create an account - Enter your profile information and create a resume. Please note that you do not need to create a “My Account” to search for jobs, but you must create an account to apply for jobs online. You will need to request a user ID and password. Allow yourself at least two days before the application deadline to complete this process to ensure you have time to get your application submitted. 2. Search jobs - Use basic search to enter in job and location keyword information from the USAJOBS home page or the advanced search function. Review the job opportunity announcements and note those of interest. Carefully review the "Qualification and Evaluation" section to determine whether you will qualify for the position. You must identify Vernal, Manila, Duchesne, or Dutch John, UT as locations specific to the above listed positions. 3. Apply for jobs - Carefully follow the instructions in the "How to Apply" section for each announcement. Submit any additional documentation to verify your qualifications such as transcripts, SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, and/or Veterans’ Form DD-214. You may store up to five uploaded or “resume builder” created resumes. 4. Manage Your Career - Log into your account to obtain application status for positions for which you have applied. Contact the agency for specific follow-up questions or those related to the particular job. The agency contact information is listed on the right hand side of the announcement.

ConservationJobBoard.com postings

New Job Listings from the Conservation Job Board Restoration Ecologist Fellow Plant Biologist / Plant Ecologist Entry Level IES Internship Opportunities Carrizo Plain National Monument Resource Assistant Internship Executive Director Climate Program Manager Restoration Ecologist Posted: 23 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST H. T. Harvey & Associates Los Gatos, CA Fellow Posted: 22 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Urban Adamah Berkeley, CA Plant Biologist / Plant Ecologist Entry Level Posted: 23 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST H. T. Harvey & Associates Los Gatos, CA IES Internship Opportunities Posted: 23 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Institute for Environmental Solutions Denver, CO Carrizo Plain National Monument Resource Assistant Internship Posted: 18 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST American Conservation Experience Bakersfield, CA Executive Director Posted: 22 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Glen Canyon Institute Salt Lake City, UT Climate Program Manager Posted: 21 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST WildAId San Francisco, CA

Nebraska postings (a bunch of them)

The Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands will soon be filling Numerous Positions, with duty locations of Chadron NE, Halsey NE, Fort Pierre, SD, Hot Springs SD, and Wall SD. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective and interested applicants of potential upcoming opportunities. Please see the following information listed below for seasonal positions on the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands. If you have specific questions or would like more information on an individual position please contact the individual listed for that position. You must apply through www.usajobs.gov to be considered for any of these positions. Administrative Positions: Position Series/Grade Duty Location Announcement Deadline Announcement # Contact Person Phone E-mail Address Visitor Services Information Assistant (2 positions) GS-1001/04 Wall, SD 02/25/2013 TEMPOCR-1001-04-VIS-DT Nadia Eisenbraun 605-279-2125 x 214 nmeisenbraun@fs.fed.us Biological Aid Position: Position Series/Grade Duty Location Announcement Deadline Announcement # Contact Person Phone E-mail Address Biological Aid GS-0404/03 Chadron, NE 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0404-03-GEN-DT Phil Dobesh 308-432-0300 pdobesh@fs.fed.us Forestry Positions: Position Series/Grade Duty Location Announcement Deadline Announcement # Contact Person Phone E-mail Address Forestry Technician – Forestry Aid - (4 positions) GS-0462/03 Chadron, NE 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0462-03-GEN-DT Mike Watts 308-432-0300 mjwatts@fs.fed.us Fire Positions: Position Series/Grade Duty Location Announcement Deadline Announcement # Contact Person Phone E-mail Address Forestry Technician – Engine Crewmember - (3 positions) GS-0462/03 Halsey, NE 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0462-03-FIRE-DT Tedd Teahon 308-533-2257 tteahon@fs.fed.us Forestry Technician – General Fire (3 positions) GS-0462/03 Chadron, NE 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0462-03-FIRE-DT Gary Peterson 308-432-0300 gpeterson01@fs.fed.us Forestry Technician – Engine Crewmember (1 position) GS-0462/03/04 Ft. Pierre, SD 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0462-03-FIRE-DT and TEMPOCR-0462-4-ENGINE-DT Ryan Cumbow 605-224-5517 rcumbow@fs.fed.us Forestry Aid GS-3 – Fire and Forestry Technician GS-4 Engine crewmember (1 to 3 positions) GS-0462/03/04 Wall, SD 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0462-03-FIRE-DT and TEMPOCR-0462-4-ENGINE-DT Cory Richardson 605-279-2125 x 212 coryrichardson@fs.fed.us Forestry Technician – Engine Crewmember GS-0462/04 Halsey, NE 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0462-4-FIRE-DT Tedd Teahon 308-533-2257 tteahon@fs.fed.us Forestry Technician – Engine Crewmember (1 to 3 positions) GS-0462/03/04/05 Hot Springs, SD 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0462-03-FIRE-DT and TEMPOCR-0462-4-ENGINE-DT and TEMPOCR-0462-05-ENGINE-DT Matt Tschacher 605-745-8206 mtschacher@fs.fed.us Park Ranger Positions: Position Series/Grade Duty Location Announcement Deadline Announcement # Contact Person Phone E-mail Address Park Ranger – Visitor Information - (1 to 3 positions) GS-0025/04 Chadron, NE 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0025-04-PARK-DT Dennis Kuhnel 308-432-0300 dkuhnel@fs.fed.us Park Ranger – Visitor Information GS-0025/05 Chadron, NE 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0025-05-PARK-DT Dennis Kuhnel 308-432-0300 dkuhnel@fs.fed.us Range Positions: Position Series/Grade Duty Location Announcement Deadline Announcement # Contact Person Phone E-mail Address Range Aid – (3 Positions) GS-0455/03 Chadron, NE 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0455-03-RANGE-DT Leslie Stewart-Phelps 308-432-0300 lstewartphelps@fs.fed.us Range Aid GS-0455/03 Halsey, NE 02/11/2013 TEMPOCR-0455-03-RANGE-DT Michael Croxen 308-533-2310 mecroxen@fs.fed.us Range Technician – (2 positions) GS-0455/04/05 Chadron, NE 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0455-4-RANGE-DT and TEMPOCR-0455-5-RANGE-DT Leslie Stewart-Phelps 308-432-0300 lstewartphelps@fs.fed.us Range Technician GS-0455/04 Ft. Pierre, SD 03/15/2013 TEMPOCR-0455-4-RANGE-DT Darrin Jons 605 224-5517 djons@fs.fed.us Range Technician GS-0455/04 Wall, SD 03/31/2013 TEMPOCR-0455-4-RANGE-DT Terri Harris 605 279-2125 x 205 tharris@fs.fed.us Range Technician GS-0455/04 Wall, SD 03/15/2013 TEMPOCR-0455-4-RANGE-DT Terri Harris 605 279-2125 x 205 tharris@fs.fed.us Range Technician GS-0455/04 Hot Springs, SD 02/22/2013 TEMPOCR-0455-4-RANGE-DT Robert Hodorff 605-745-4107 rhodorff@fs.fed.us Recreation Position: Position Series/Grade Duty Location Announcement Deadline Announcement # Contact Person Phone E-mail Address Forestry Technician – Recreation Technician GS-0462/03 Halsey, NE 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-0462-3-GEN-DT Don Frodsham 308-533-2257 dfrodsham@fs.fed.us Forestry Technician – Collection/Compliance GS-0462/04 Halsey, NE 02/01/2013 TEMPOCR-462-4-REC-DT Don Frodsham 308-533-2257 dfrodsham@fs.fed.us

Texas Parks and Wildlife openings

Texas Parks and Wildlife Hiring Welcome to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's online job opportunities website. We are pleased to offer you the ability to apply online for job opportunities. You can apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Create Application" button. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Each applicant must have their own email address to create an application. If you do not have an email account, you can set one up free with services such as Yahoo Mail , Google Mail, or HOTMAIL. Please consider the following when applying for a position with Texas Parks and Wildlife: • Online applications are only accepted for current available positions. • Incomplete applications will not be considered. • It is important that your application include all relevant education and experience. • Work History should reflect knowledge, skills and abilities specific to each position held. Including "See attached" or "See resume" in lieu of detailed descriptions will not be considered. • Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the application; however a resume may be attached as a supplement. • Depending on the position for which you are applying, additional documents (college transcripts, writing samples, etc.) may be required during the application process. • Once you have submitted your application online, there is no need to submit an application by mail, email or fax. • If you require assistance in applying online, please contact Human Resources at 512-389-4545. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. For further information, please review the NEOGOV FAQ page. For technical support call NEOGOV at (877) 204-4442. Applicants interested in a career as a Game Warden should Click Here. General Employment Information: The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact TPWD Human Resources department at 512-389-4545. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department does not discriminate in hiring practices based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.

Interpretive Coordinator Position Opening

Minnesota Project WET Update K-12 Educator Update from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Project WET Coordinator Position Posted The Project WET Coordinator Position was posted today, January 22, 2013 by the MN Department of Natural Resources. Interested applicants can visit the State of Minnesota's Career site to find out more about the position and apply. Search for posting number 13DNR000045. The position posting closes on Thursday, January 31, 2013.

Disney Student Internships

Recruitment Dates Disney College Program The online application will be available in early February on disneycollegeprogram.com. Disney College Program Character Performer auditions will take place in March (specific dates, times, and locations are to be determined). Disney Professional Internships Summer-only Professional Internships are posted now on disneyinterns.com. Postings for Management Internships will appear late January. Fall Professional Internships, including internships only available to Disney College Program Alumni, will be posted in early February. Disney Culinary Program Culinary and Baking/Pastry students may now apply for this program ondisneyculinaryprogram.com. Disney International Programs Please visit disneyinternationalprograms.com and contact the in-country agency to inquire about available opportunities. * Receipt of this message does not imply application eligibility. New Facebook Page Are you interested in a Professional Internship with Disney? Check out our newest recruitment page! more>> Winter-Wonderful Housing Events Are you arriving in January or February? The Florida Housing Events Team has several events lined up to welcome you into the Disney family! more>> Disney College Program Participant Spotlights Ever wonder what it is like to be a Cast Member on the Disney College Program? Check out these videos and articles! more>> Interview Tips Nervous about the Disney College Program telephone interview? Don't be! Take a look at these articles for some helpful advice! more>>

Support Services Specialist job opening, Manti-La Sal National Forest

USDA FOREST SERVICE INTERMOUNTAIN REGION, R4 MANTI-LA SAL NATIONAL FOREST Sanpete Ranger District Support Services Specialist (SSS) GS-0342-6/7 Please Respond by Feb 16, 2013 Duty Station Ephraim, UT The Manti-La Sal National Forest, Sanpete Ranger District will soon be advertising to fill a GS-0342-6/7 Support Services Specialist with a duty location of Ephraim, Utah. About the Position: Series/Grade: GS-0342-6/7 Title: Support Services Specialist Duty Station: Ephraim, Utah Tour of Duty: Permanent Full Time Housing: Government quarters are not available Anyone interested is encouraged to complete the attached Outreach Response Form. You will still need to apply for the job separately. Duties: This Support Services Specialist (SSS) position provides administrative, clerical, and business support for a functioning district. District office management includes maintaining district financial and administrative records, including databases, payroll, travel (GovTrip), seasonal and permanent staffing actions, quarters billing, public information services (including greeting the public, partners and permittees), purchasing office supplies and other materials for the District, sales and collection officer duties, such as selling passes, permits and published material, auditing, budgeting, facility administration tracking real and personal accountable government property, records and processing, editing management correspondence, and acting as the District volunteer coordinator. The Support Services Specialist (SSS) serves as the District’s central point of contact when organizing training opportunities, reconciling budget data, and preparing files either for preservation or disposition. The SSS proposes changes to planning and guiding a variety of essential clerical operations, while currently supervising two full time employees (Resource Clerk and Information Specialist), and sharing the visitor information duties. The position duties also include performing administrative and human resource functions for the workforce supervised, and ascertain guidelines and performance outlooks for staff members. Front office duties include visitor’s information and multi-line phones, mail and file room duties, copier or duplicating operations, and word processing. Other duties may include general office and staff organization, supporting District safety, equal opportunity and diversity objectives, supporting District meetings and other District public events and programs and other duties as assigned. For additional Forest and District information, check out the MLS website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/mlsnf/ Vacancy Announcement The vacancy announcement for this position, when opened, will be posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities, www.usajobs.gov Outreach Response Interested applicants, or those desiring further information, can contact Steve Flinders or Adam Solt, Acting District Ranger, at 435-636-3302 or via email at asolt@fs.fed.us . *Please attach a Resume or Biographical Sketch in addition to the Outreach Response Form. About the Manti La Sal National Forest and South Eastern Utah Whatever your location on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, you are at a starting point for adventure. Within a few minutes drive you can be in the forest or traveling picturesque sandstone deserts. Lake on the Manti La Sal NF Dark Canyon Wilderness The Manti-La Sal National Forest’s 1.4 million acres are scattered through some of the most wide-open spaces in Utah and parts of Colorado (about 17,000 square miles). It features high forested areas, with glacial bowls and alpine peaks, and lower desert elevations strewn with remnants of ancient cultures. The Forest includes the Dark Canyon Wilderness Area and is bordered by Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and the San Rafael Swell. It is not far from the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Lake Powell. Rock climbers come from throughout the world to test their skills on the conglomerate rock walls of Maple Canyon in the Sanpitch Mountains of central Utah. Snowkiters have discovered the unique pairing of wind currents and large snowbowls on the Wasatch Plateau. Not far away, Joes Valley is loved by bouldering enthusiasts and kayakers. To the southeast, cyclists take to the trails of the beautiful La Sal Mountains, which provide an island of cool green towering above the red rock deserts of Moab. American Indians revere many sacred sites in the Abajo Mountains found in the far reaches of southeastern Utah. Rock Climbing in Maple Canyon Skyline Snowkiting This area of Utah is rich in ancient artifacts. The area is littered with pieces of pottery, stone, fiber and bone that tell the story of people who lived a thousand years ago. Rock cliffs hide granaries and ancient dwellings. Rock faces are often galleries for pictographs and petroglyphs. Archeological surveys indicate there are more prehistoric artifacts on the Manti-La Sal National Forest than any other national forest. Grainary near Blanding, Utah Puebloan Pots The Forest is also renowned for coal production. Most of the coal mined in Utah comes from the Wasatch Plateau coal field, where the Forest is located. This amounted to 14,241,000 tons in 2007. The coal is primarily used to produce electricity in three local power plants which generate 2,621 megawatts of power. Traditionally the Forest has provided forage for cattle and sheep grazing. Utah ranks seventh in the nation for sheep production and the Forest contributes significantly to the necessary forage. In addition, about 20,000 cattle graze on Forest lands. The Manti-La Sal is the principal water source for surrounding communities. Because of the desert climate, the Forest watershed is vital to life and livelihoods in central and southeastern Utah. Riparian areas and wetlands are precious ecosystems in an otherwise arid landscape. A large diversity of wildlife species are found on the Forest. Rocky Mountain elk and mule deer are found on all districts, and the Forest is known for quality big game hunting opportunities. The high peaks of the Abajo and La Sal Mountains and Wasatch Plateau contain habitat for species such as the American pika. The Forest contains important habitat for species such as the greater sage grouse, northern goshawk, flammulated owl, golden eagle, Abert’s squirrel and black bear. The Mexican spotted owl, a federally listed species, can be found in several of the narrow canyons on the Monticello Ranger District. Many of the streams, lakes and reservoirs contain fishable populations of various trout species. Ephraim, Utah The Sanpete District Office is in Ephraim, Utah, a beautiful pastoral community located in central Utah, at the foot of the Wasatch Plateau. Historic stone homes and buildings give it a rich sense of pioneer heritage with a strong Scandinavian influence. Agriculture is the basis of the economy and families are the basis of the culture. Ephraim has a population of 4,962. There is an elementary, middle school, and the high school is 12 miles south in Manti. Snow College is a focal point for the city. The average housing price is $120,000. A variety of medical services are available. To learn more, see www.sanpetecounty.org, http://www.ssanpete.k12.ut.us/, http://www.ephraimcity.org/, www.snow.edu Price, Utah The Supervisor’s Office is located in Price Utah, at the foot of the Book Cliffs and southeast of Salt Lake City. Although founded by Mormon pioneers, the railroad and coal mining boom in the late 1800s brought an influx of immigrants, which gives Price a unique flavor among Utah towns. Their descendants create a vibrant community and diverse culture. Historically, coal was king in Price. Now, Price has become a destination community, providing government services, a regional hospital, health services, and shopping opportunities. Price has a population of about 8,500, three elementary schools, two junior high, two high schools, and a community college. The average home sales price is $143,825. For more information see: http://www.priceutah.net/, www.carbon.k12.ut.us, http://www.carbon.utah.gov, http://www.ceu.edu/ Ferron, Utah Ferron is a quiet town set amid the foothills of the Wasatch Plateau, at the mouth of Ferron Canyon. One of the most attractive communities in the area, Ferron is surrounded by alfalfa fields and farms. It was settled by Mormon pioneers in the mid-1800s and the influence is felt in the community. Historically, fruit orchards and dairies were vital to its economy. Now most residents are employed in coal mining, trucking or energy production. Ferron has a population of 1,576. There is an elementary school, a regional junior high school, and students are bused 15 minutes away to Emery High in Castle Dale, Utah. The average home sales price is $100,000. The city is located in Emery County, where many services are shared or consolidated among communities. Learn more at http://www.ferroncity.org, www.emerycounty.com, or www.emery.k12.ut.us. Moab, Utah If you’re an outdoor adventurer, you know Moab, Utah. Whether you mountain bike, hike, raft, or photograph spectacular scenery, you’ll love this town. Set in a stunning red rock valley at the foot of the towering La Sal Mountains, there are few places so scenic in the West. Moab is the gateway to Arches National Park and only minutes from Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. Uranium mining was the primary driver of the economy during the 1950s, but tourist dollars fuel the economy today. The population of Moab is 4,845. There are three schools: Grand High School, Grand Middle School and Red Rock Elementary. Also, Utah State University has an Extension campus in Moab. The average home sales price is $251,000. Allen Memorial Hospital and various health care providers are available locally. To learn more see http://www.grandschools.org/, http://www.grandcountyutah.net/, http://www.moab-utah.com/, http://distance.usu.edu/?campuses Monticello, Utah Cowboys and Indians were the real thing in Monticello. Its early history is colored with conflict between cowboys, settlers and American Indians. Now it’s a peaceful little community at the foot of the Abajo Mountains and at the crossroads of southeastern Utah. It is the southern gateway to Canyonlands National Park and is 60 minutes south of Arches National Park. Lake Powell is to the south. It is the highest of the communities where the Manti-La Sal has offices, with an elevation of 7,069 feet. Agriculture is important to the economy and culture, but most jobs are found in government, followed by the tourism industry. Monticello has a population of 1,958. Home sales prices range between $87,000 and $275,000. There is an elementary school and a high school, (grades 7-12). Medical services are provided by San Juan Hospital, a pharmacy and health professionals. For more information see: http://www.monticelloutah.org/services.html, http://www.sanjuanschools.org/default.aspx http://www.southeastutah.org/ http://www.cityofcortez.com OUTREACH NOTICE FORM Manti-La Sal National Forest – Sanpete Ranger District Ephraim, Utah GS-0342-06/07 Support Services Specialist Email completed Outreach Notice Form and Resume to: Adam Solt, Acting District Ranger, at asolt@fs.fed.us Please reply by February 16, 2013. Note: Responding to the outreach is not required to apply for the Vacancy. NAME: EMAIL 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: CURRENT POSITION TITLE: PLEASE BRIEFLY DESCRIBE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS/INTEREST FOR THIS POSITION and Please attach a Resume to this 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 ______ VETERANS READJUSTMENT ______ DISABLED VETERANS W/30% COMPENSABLE DISABILITY ______ VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998 ______ FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER ______ PATHWAYS PROGRAM ______ OTHER

Summer Internships at Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, North Carolina

Summer Internships In Environmental Sciences USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Otto, NC Summer Intern positions in Biological Sciences are available at USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, located in Otto, NC. To qualify, students must: (1) be in good academic standing, (2) be currently enrolled in a college or university, and (3) plan on returning to college or university in fall 2013. Interns work with Coweeta scientists and staff on a wide variety of projects. Current research projects include, but are not limited to: land use effects on water quality using GIS; southern Appalachian forest carbon, nutrient, and water budgets and cycling; and effects of cation depletion on forest stream water quality. Projects typically have both a field and laboratory component, and may include some data analysis. Students may utilize some portion of data collected and/or analyzed to fulfill university intern requirements. The rate of pay ranges from a GS-03 (approximately $11.95/hr) to GS-04 (approximately $13.41/hr), depending on education and experience. A limited amount of housing is available on site for approximately $125/month. Interested students should send (1) a letter of interest, (2) resume, and (3) college transcripts by March 1, 2013 to: Chelcy Ford Miniat Research Project Leader USDA Forest Service Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory 3160 Coweeta Lab Rd Otto, NC 29763 cfminiat@fs.fed.us Positions are highly competitive -- early applications are encouraged. U.S. citizenship and a valid driver’s license with minimal moving violations are conditions for employment. The USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer. The Forest Service provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or outreach process, please notify Cheryl Jefferson at 828-259-0562.

A bunch of wildland firefighter openings: Pike/San Isabel National

Outreach Notice USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region (R-2) Pike and San Isabel National Forest and Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands The Pike and San Isabel National Forest and Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) will soon be advertising and filling multiple temporary positions in both fire and fuels management across the PSICC. The PSICC Fire Organization is seeking motivated candidates to fill multiple positions in our fire and fuels management organization. These positions provide an important part of a complex fire and fuels management program. Positions may be filled at multiple duty stations in Colorado including Buffalo Creek (BK), Woodland Park (WP), Lake George (LG), Monument, Salida (Sal), Canon City (CC), Springfield (Spr), Pueblo and Elkhart, KS (Elk). The positions will be filled utilizing an Open-Continuous announcement. The vacancy announcement numbers for these positions are: Title Announcement Number Tour Target Grade Level Contacts Location Forestry Technician (Engine) TEMPOCR-0462-4-ENGINE-DT Temp GS-0462-4/4 See Contacts Table below BK, WP, LG, Sal, CC, Spr, Elk Forestry Technician (Engine) TEMPOCR-0462-054-ENGINE-DT Temp GS-0462-5/5 See Contacts Table below BK, WP, LG, Sal, CC, Spr, Elk Forestry Technician (Helitack) TEMPOCR-0462-HLTK-5/5DP Temp GS-0642-5/5 See Contacts Table below Monument, Co. Helitack Forestry Tech (Fuels) TEMPOCR-0462-4-FUELS-DT Temp GS-0462-4 See Contacts Table below BK, WP, LG, Sal, CC, Spr, Elk Forestry Tech (Handcrew) TEMPOCR-0462-5-HANDCREW-DT Temp GS-0642-5/5 See Contacts Table below BK, WP, LG, Sal, CC, Spr, Elk Forestry Tech (Handcrew) TEMPOCR-0462-4-HANDCREW-DT Temp GS-0462-4/4 See Contacts Table below BK, WP, LG, Sal, CC, Spr, Elk Forestry AID (Fire) TEMPOCR-0462-03-FIRE-DT Temp GS-0462-3/3 See Contacts Table below BK, WP, LG, Sal, CC, Spr, Elk Forestry Tech (Hotshot/Handcrew) TEMPOCR-0462-IHC/HCREW-4/5DP Temp GS-0462-4/5 See Contacts Table below Monument, Co. Hotshot Crew Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatcher) TEMPOCRP-462-5-FIRE-DISP-DT Temp GS-0462-5/5 See Contacts Table below Pueblo, Co Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatcher) TEMPOCRP-xxx-4-FIRE-DISP-DT Temp GS-0462-4/5 See Contacts Table below Pueblo, Co Go to http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and enter the announcement number into the search window. The “How to Apply” tab will provide additional information. Please submit your application in USAJOBS in order to be considered for these positions. Please ensure you select all duty stations you are interested in. Contacts: NAME LOCATION PHONE NUMBER E-MAIL Postions Dave Mobley Buffalo Creek 303-838-5633 dmobley@fs.fed.us Engine Christopher Jones Buffalo Creek 303-838-5633 chrisjones@fs.fed.us Engine Jerry Thompson Lake George 719-748-8505 jerrythompson@fs.fed.us Engine Tom Barter Woodland Park 719-687-9414 ext 104 tbarter@fs.fed.us Engine Marcus Swan Salida 719-530-2154 mswan@fs.fed.us Engine Flavio Jaramillo Canon City 719-269-8509 fajaramillo@fs.fed.us Engine Damon Kurtz Canon City 719-269-8748 dkurtz@fs.fed.us Engine Tom Eikenberry Springfield / Elkhart 719-523-1703 teikenberry@fs.fed.us Engine Cindy French Pueblo 719-553-1615 clfrench@fs.fed.us Dispatcher Kevin Neiman Monument 719-488-1242 kneiman@fs.fed.us Hotshot Paul Guivens Monument Helitack 719-487-8107 pguivens@fs.fed.us Helitack Dennis Page Canon City 719-269-8584 dwpage@fs.fed.us Fuels/HC John Ingram Salida 719-530-2151 jbingram@fs.fed.us Fuels/HC Bob Ayotte Woodland Park 719-447-4216 rayotte@fs.fed.us Fuels/HC Ryan Harlow Lake George 719-748-8505 rharlow@fs.fed.us Fuels/HC Doug Bromberger Buffalo Creek 303-838-5633 dbromberger@fs.fed.us Fuels/HC About Fire and Aviation Management Program: The fire and aviation management program is interagency, under an interagency agreement between the PSICC and RGFO. The Field Office for the RGFO is located in Canon City and co-located with the San Carlos Ranger District of the PSICC. Lands administered by the RGFO are adjoining and/or intermingled within the PSICC, private, and other lands throughout the Southern Front Range Fire Management Unit. Within the Southern Front Range Fire Management Unit, the total land area of the PSICC is 3,117,588 acres, and the RGFO is 1,027,200, all 4.1 million acres intermixed with 19 million acres of private land within the boundaries. The location, setting and intermingled nature of federal and private lands within the managed area cause the unit to have a very complex program with a significant wildland urban interface (WUI) setting. The Unit has approximately 1.3 million acres of WUI, containing approximately 80,000 structures, all within the defined WUI boundary. This contributes to a very large interagency cooperation program consisting of 19 County Annual Operating Plans, serving 200 local fire departments that border the Unit boundary. Historically the unit has a fire season from roughly the beginning of April through October, averaging 174 fires a year, with 122 large fires in the records, the largest being the Hayman fire in 2002, and 137,000 acres. Nearly 50 percent of all fires are human caused. The unit has the following resources: 11 engines, an Interagency Hotshot Crew, a Helicopter Module, three Single Engine Air Tanker Bases, a Heavy Air Tanker Base, 5 Fuels Crews, 2 Patrol units, and an Interagency Dispatch Center. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Successfully complete the WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters. These positions participate in wildland firefighting activities. • Forestry Technician and Forestry Aid: TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the ARDUOUS level is a “condition of employment.” The Arduous fitness (Pack) Test consists of a three (3) mile hike, within forty-five (45) minutes, while carrying a forty-five (45) pound pack. • Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatcher): Does not need to meet these conditions for employment. These positions have been identified under the Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) and are subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the FS-FPM Standard and Guide. The applicant will be required to possess these qualifications by the date identified for each position. For additional information on FS-FPM: http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/management/ifpm/crosswalk.pdf The Pike and San Isabel National Forest and Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands Organizational Unit of the PSICC: Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Supervisor’s Office in Pueblo, Colorado. The Supervisor's Office oversees management of 8 ranger districts that are widely distributed across central and southeastern Colorado and southwestern Kansas. The Mountain Ranger Districts are the Leadville RD in Leadville, the Salida RD in Salida, the San Carlos RD in Canon City, the South Park RD in Fairplay, the South Platte RD in Morrison, and the Pikes Peak RD in Colorado Springs. The Grasslands Ranger Districts are the Comanche RD in La Junta and Springfield, and the Cimarron RD in Elkhart, Kansas. Organizational Unit of the RGFO: The Royal Gorge Field Office is in Canon City, Colorado, co-located with the San Carlos Ranger District of the PSICC. Oversight management for the RGFO is provided by the Front Range District Office of the BLM, also co-located in the same office in Canon City. Total land area is 4,144,788 acres within the following units: PSICC: Pike National Forest – 1,288,379 acres San Isabel National Forest – 1,245,517 acres Cimarron National Grassland – 116,319 acres Comanche National Grassland – 467,373 acres RGFO: Field Office Lands within the Southern Front Range Fire Management Unit – 1,027,200 Elevations: Lowest - 3,500 feet above sea level, Highest - 14,443 feet above sea level PSICC Wilderness Areas (9): Buffalo Peaks, Holy Cross, Mount Massive, Collegiate Peaks, Lost Creek, Sangre de Cristo, Greenhorn Mountain, Mount Evans, and the Spanish Peaks PSICC National Scenic or Historic Trails: Continental Divide National Scenic Trail and the Santa Fe Trail. Scenic Byways: Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway, Santa Fe Trail, Top of the Rockies, Guanella Pass Road, and the Highway of Legends. The Pike-San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron-Comanche National Grasslands is host to the headwaters of the South Platte, Arkansas, and Purgatoire Rivers. The Pike-San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron-Comanche National Grasslands are considered an urban national forest because of its proximity to millions of recreationists along Colorado’s Front Range. In fact, aside from skier visits, the forest is the third most visited forest in the nation. From 2001 to 2006, the forest experienced a 50 percent increase in visitors.

Summer trails/chainsaw opening, among others

New Job Listings from the Conservation Job Board Water Resources / River Restoration Engineer Office Manager 2013 Summer Chainsaw/Trail/Restoration Team Member Wildlife Manager Juvenile Salmon Ecology internships BLM Natural Resource Youth Coordinator Internship NPS California Lava Beds National Monument Outreach/Education Internship - AmeriCorps Water Resources / River Restoration Engineer Posted: 14 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Henderson Lake Oswego, OR Office Manager Posted: 14 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Wind River Bear Institite Florence, MT 2013 Summer Chainsaw/Trail/Restoration Team Member Posted: 14 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Great Basin Institute Reno, Las Vegas, Ely, NV Wildlife Manager Posted: 14 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Larimer Humane Society Fort Collins , CO Juvenile Salmon Ecology internships Posted: 14 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Wild Fish Conservancy Westport, WA BLM Natural Resource Youth Coordinator Internship Posted: 13 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST American Conservation Experience Phoenix, AZ NPS California Lava Beds National Monument Outreach/Education Internship - AmeriCorps Posted: 13 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST American Conservation Experience Tulelake, CA

A Gazillion Temp Positions on the Inyo National Forest, Including

Outreach Notice Inyo National Forest Temporary NTE 1039hrs Numerous Positions (Inyo National Forest) The Inyo National Forest will soon be filling Numerous Temporary Positions for our 2013 Summer Workforce (listed below), with duty locations of Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, and Lone Pine, California. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective and interested applicants of this upcoming opportunity. Please see the following information on the positions and the Inyo National Forest. To apply for any of these positions: 1) Go to USAJOBS (must set up and have a USAJOBS profile) https://www.usajobs.gov/; a. Search/locate the “Open and Continuous” announcement number; b. Select position(s) and location(s) you are interested in and begin the application process. 2) Complete and submit your application prior to January 31, 2013 For Timber Sale Prep Positions: GS 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0462-5-TSP-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/335107500 GS 6 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-462-6-LDTSP-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-6 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/335108500 For Visitor Services Information Assistant Positions: GS 4 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-1001-04-VIS-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-4 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/334703900 GS 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-1001-5-VIS-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/334705200 For Biological Science Technician (Plants) Positions: GS 7 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0404-7-PLANTS-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-7 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/333699800 For Biological Science Technician (Fisheries) Positions: GS 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0404-5-FISH-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/333698100 For Forestry Technician (Wilderness) Positions: GS 4 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-462-04-WLDN-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-4 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331045200 GS 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-462-05-WLDN-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331046700 GS 6 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-462-6-WLDN-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-6 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331170400 For Forestry Technician (Recreation) Positions: GS 4 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-462-4-REC-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-4 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/329379900 GS 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-462-5-REC-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331295600 For Archeological Positions: GS 4 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-102-04-ARCH TECH-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-4 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332534300 GS 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-102-05-ARCH TECH-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332538100 GS 6 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0102-6-ARCH TECH-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-6 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331486800 GS 7 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0102-7-ARCH TECH-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-6 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331489000 For Maintenance Worker Positions: WG 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-4749-05-MTNC-DT (Forest-wide) Link to WG-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/329434700 For Fire Positions: GS 3 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0462-03-FIRE-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-3 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/329350400 GS 4 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0462-4-ENGINE-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-4 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331772400 GS 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0462-05-ENGINE-DT (Forest-wide) Link to GS-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332102500 GS 4 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0462-4-FUELS-DT Link to GS-4 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/333203400 GS 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0462-05-FUELS-DT Link to GS-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/334965900 GS 4 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-462-4-HANDCREW-DT (Mammoth Lakes) Link to GS-4 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331936900 GS 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0462-5-HANDCREW-DT (Mammoth Lakes) Link to GS-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331922200 GS 4 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0462-04-HLTK-DT (Independence, Lone Pine) Link to GS-4 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332947700 GS 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0462-5-HLTK-DT (Independence, Lone Pine) Link to GS-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/333203400 GS 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-462-5-FIRE DISP-DT (Bishop) Link to GS-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332658500 GS 4 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0462-04-HOTSHOT-DT (Bishop) Link to GS-4 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331940600 GS 5 Annoucment # TEMPOCR-0462-05-HOTSHOT-DT (Bishop) Link to GS-5 job annoucment- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331934200 These positions will be advertised under the Nationwide Open Continuous Recruitment (OCR) announcements which can be found at www.usajobs.gov 1. ONLY on-line applications are accepted through www.usajobs.gov 2. New applicants must create a new profile within USAJOBS. 3. If you have previously applied for this position under old OCR numbers, you will need to re-apply with the new OCR announcements numbers. 4. If you fail to re-apply under the new OCR announcement numbers, your application package for this position will not be considered. 5. Please complete the outreach form at the end of this document and reply by e-mail or fax. In the meantime, be sure to update your application within USAJOBS. 6. We intend to request a Certificate of Eligible’s January 31, 2013. The correct OCR announcement number must be indicated on your USAJOBS application prior to this date. For position information applicants can contact: Timber Sale Prep Positions: Forest Wide Scott Kusumoto 760-924-5522 skusumoto@fs.fed.us Visitor Services Information Assistant Positions: Lee Vining Jon Kazmierski 760-924-5503 jkazmierski@fs.fed.us Mammoth Lakes Lawson Reif 760-924-5516 lreif@fs.fed.us Bishop John Louth 760-873-2514 jlouth@fs.fed.us Lone Pine Bob Montgomery 760-876-6237 rkmontgomery@fs.fed.us Biological Science Technician (Plants) Positions: Forest Wide Kathleen Nelson 760-873-2498 kgnelson01@fs.fed.us Biological Science Technician (Fisheries) Positions: Forest Wide Lisa Sims 760-873-2447 lsims@fs.fed.us Forestry Technician (Wilderness) Positions: Lee Vining Rick Laborde 760-647-3014 rlaborde@fs.fed.us Mammoth Lakes Michael Morse 760-924-5511 mmorse02@fs.fed.us Bishop Keith Waterfall 760-873-2512 kwaterfall@fs.fed.us Lone Pine Jeff Novak 760-876-6231 jnovak@fs.fed.us Forestry Technician (Recreation) Positions: Lee Vining Lisa Walker 760-647-3031 lawalker@fs.fed.us Mammoth Lakes Jon Kazmierski 760-924-5503 jkazmierski@fs.fed.us Bishop and Lone Pine Hern Crane 760-873-2511 hcrane@fs.fed.us Archeological Positions: Forest Wide Sarah Johnston 760-873-2522 sejohnston@fs.fed.us Maintenance Worker Positions: Forest Wide Greg Smith 760-873-2436 gsmith02@fs.fed.us Fire Positions: Lee Vining Stuart Volkland 760-647-3028 cvolkland@fs.fed.us Mammoth Lakes Chris Stevens 760-924-5556 cmstevens@fs.fed.us Bishop Frank Bauer 760-873-2541 fbauer@fs.fed.us Lone Pine Rick Napoles 760-876-6205 rnapoles@fs.fed.us ABOUT THE FOREST: The Inyo National Forest is a large, complex forest, encompassing about two million acres in California and Nevada. It contains several natural features of national and international interest. There are seven wilderness areas and six research natural areas, as well as the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Diverse geologic features, combined with the elevational extremes and attendant wide range of climatic conditions, result in tremendous floristic diversity on the Forest, with vegetation communities ranging from desert scrub, sagebrush scrub, and Pinyon woodland, to Jeffrey pine, Lodgepole pine and alpine habitats. The 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 Inyo National Forest Voluntary response “This is not an application to any current vacancies”. If you wish to express interest in this position, please complete this voluntary Outreach Interest Form and email to any of the contacts listed above. Interested applicants still need to apply to the identified OCR for position of interest. 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 ______ VETERANS READJUSTMENT ______ DISABLED VETERANS W/30% COMPENSABLE DISABILITY ______ VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998 ______ FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER ______ STUDENT CAREER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM ______ OTHER ______________________________________________________________ Submission of this form is voluntary – Thanks for your interest!

Outdoor Recreation-focused resume reviews and mock interviews

Don't forget that the AORE Career Center is a year round Experience providing you with the Year Round Resume conducted by various Student Development Committee (SDC) professionals. The Career Center is open to all AORE students and young professionals. Were you unable to attend the AORE Conference at Snowbird and visit the Career Center in person? Were you too busy at all the great sessions to have your resume reviewed at the conference? Is your summer job or internship application due in a few weeks? The Year Round Resume Review will review resumes, cover letters, trips logs, thank you letters and other career related documents. To have your career materials reviewed simply send your materials to Career Center email address at aorecareercenter@gmail.com and you'll be paired with a professional. Coming soon to the year round Career Experience are mock phone and Skype interviews.....

GS-5 Customer Service Rep, Shawnee National Forest

Customer Service Representative (Not-To-Exceed – 13 month Term) GS-0303-5 The Shawnee National Forest will soon be advertising a GS-0303-5 Customer Service Representative (CSR) position. The position is a 13 month Term, Full-time Appointment. An extension, not-to-exceed (NTE) four years, may be authorized based on funding levels. The duty station is Jonesboro, IL. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity. Anyone interested is encouraged to complete the attached Outreach Response Form. You will still need to apply for the job separately. Please reply to this outreach by February 8, 2013. THE POSITION The position is located in Jonesboro, Illinois and will serve as the CSR for the office. The incumbent will be responsible in responding to routine inquiries from various customers and employees in support of the overall operations of the unit. They will assist in greeting visitors, answering telephones and providing information to both the public and other employees. The Customer Service Representative must be able to issue permits and process payments for maps, permits or other goods and services; maintain a government purchase card and will also have check-writing authority. Additionally, the CSR maintains displays in front desk areas and will be called upon to present basic interpretive programs at local venues. The incumbent will be responsible to perform assignments involving a variety of topics by obtaining the material and assembling the data into a report and presentation format. The CSR will also be expected to monitor the administrative facilities and performance on basic service contracts for office cleaning and grounds maintenance. The incumbent will be accountable to keep apprised of Agency-wide directives and procedures along with any new requirements affecting the work of the organization. He or she will prepare and process correspondence, reports and filing in various databases. Assignments may include regularly scheduled work on weekends. 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: Customer Service Representative Department: Department Of Agriculture Agency: Forest Service Sub Agency: Shawnee National Forest Job Announcement Number: TBA SALARY RANGE: $31,315-$40,706 /year OPEN PERIOD: Early October 2012 SERIES & GRADE: GS-303-5 POSITION INFORMATION: Term, Full Time–13 months with extension option up to (NTE) four years. PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 5 DUTY LOCATION: Jonesboro, IL WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to U.S. Citizens and; Open to current or former status Federal employees 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. Here is some additional information about Term Appointments from Forest Service Handbook 6109.12 Chapter 60: 1. Term positions are competitive appointments. 2. It is expected to last longer than 1 year, but not longer than 4 years. 4. The incumbent is eligible to transfer to another term position. 5. The incumbent is eligible for promotions in certain positions (except as provided in para. 3), details, and reassignments. 6. The incumbent is eligible for within grade increases. 7. The incumbent serves one-year trial period. 8. Must be U.S. citizen. 9. May be terminated earlier than NTE date under RIF procedures. 10. The incumbent earns leave. 11. The incumbent is eligible for health and life insurance. 12. The incument may not compete for competitive status under merit promotion announcements. 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. 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. OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM If you are interested in this position, be sure to submit your application through www.usajobs.gov when it is advertised. In addition, you are encouraged to complete this form and reply to Monica Neal by February 8, 2013 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 Ph. (618) 253-1001 For additional details on the position, you may call Daryl Kirtley at (618) 658-2111. By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in the following position: • Customer Service Representative, GS-0303-5, Full-Time – 13 month Term Position. Location: • Region 9, Shawnee National Forest, Jonesboro, 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:

Shawnee National Forest Automation Clerk Opening

“Caring for the Land and Serving People” SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST OUTREACH NOTICE GS-0326-3 Office Automation Clerk Temporary Not-To-Exceed 1039 hours (TEMPOCR-0326-3-CLERK-DT The Shawnee National Forest is seeking qualified applicants to fill a temporary not-to-exceed 1039 hours GS-0326-3 Office Automation Clerk position (TEMPOCR-0326-3-CLERK-DT). The position is currently advertised in USAJOBS automated application system at WWW.USAJOBS.GOV under the announcement number above. The duty station is Jonesboro, IL. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity. Anyone interested is encouraged to complete the attached Outreach Response Form. You will still need to apply for the job separately. Please reply to this outreach and complete your application by February 1, 2013. THE POSITION The position is located in Jonesboro, Illinois and will serve as the Office Automation Clerk for the office. The incumbent will type a variety of correspondence reports and office forms in final form. This can include such things as technical or tabular material and rough draft. The incumbent will also create, copy, edit and incorporate changes to documents with work processing software and will transmit, receive and acknowledge electronic mail and messages. The incumbent will be responsible for greeting visitors, answering telephones and providing information to both the public and other employees. The incumbent will file correspondence, reports, and similar material in manuals or electronic files. They will post and file manuals, handbooks changes and supplements. The incumbent will also serve as a Collection Officer to sell maps or other merchandise and to issue permits. APPLICATION PROCESS This position is currently 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: Office Automation Clerk Department: Department Of Agriculture Agency: Forest Service Sub Agency: Shawnee National Forest Job Announcement Number: TEMPOCR-0326-3-CLERK-DT SALARY RANGE: $24,933 /year OPEN PERIOD: OCR SERIES & GRADE: GS-326-3 POSITION INFORMATION: Temporary, Full Time–Not-To-Exceed 1039 hours PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 3 DUTY LOCATION: Jonesboro, IL APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2013 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. 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. OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM If you are interested in this position, be sure to submit your application through www.usajobs.gov when it is advertised. In addition, you are encouraged to complete this form and reply to Monica Neal by February 1, 2013 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 Ph. (618) 253-1001 For additional details on the position, you may call Daryl Kirtley at (618) 658-1307. By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in the following position: • Office Automation Clerk, GS-0326-3, Full-Time – Temporary, Not-To-Exceed 1039 hours. Location: • Region 9, Shawnee National Forest, Jonesboro, 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:

Emeral Ash Borer Summer Technician Opening

Hoosier National Forest OUTREACH Biological Science Technician Position: We are planning to fill one position. This position will work on the emer-ald ash borer project. Some of the duties are listed below: Working with landowners to establish insect trap locations Monitoring insect traps by identifying and tallying insects found Using a GPS to locate and monitor ash trees Enjoying long walks in the Deam Wilderness Title, Series, and Grade: Biological Science Techni-cian, GS-0404-4 Location: Bedford, Indiana Period of Employment: Employment will last from approximately mid to late May through at least Septem-ber 2013. Actual dates will be agreed upon when a can-didate is selected. Salary/Benefits: $13.41 per hour. The selected appli-cant will earn four hours of sick leave and four hours of annual leave every pay period. He/She will also be compensated for Federal holidays that fall during the scheduled period of employment. Housing: No government housing is available. There are rental oppor-tunities in the cities of Bedford and Bloomington. Additional Information: Interested applicants or those desiring further information should contact Chris Thornton at the Tell City Ranger Dis-trict (812) 547-9235 or via email at cdthornton@fs.fed.us. More infor-mation on the Hoosier National Forest can be found on the Forest’s web site http://www.fs.usda.gov/hoosier. How to apply: This position is being filled through an open, continu-ous, on-line application process. While there is no deadline for applying, interested individuals need to have their application in no later than February 15, 2013. The application process can take some time, so please plan accordingly to provide a complete application. Applicants can go to www.usajobs.gov and enter the announcement number TEMPOCR-0404-4-PLANTS-DT under search jobs then click search. Click on the position title link and an apply online button will become available for creating a profile and applying for the position. Be sure to specify Bedford, Indiana as the duty station.

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Museum Director (interpretation) Opening

DIRECTOR, MUSEUM AND EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS The Champaign County (IL) Forest Preserve District is seeking a full-time Director of the Museum and Education Department. The Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the Museum and Education Department - its collections, facilities, staff, and volunteers. The scope of responsibility includes departmental administration, budget preparation, collection management and planning, educational programming oversight, community relations, and fundraising. Bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred) in museum studies, history, natural resources, education, business, or closely related field. Five years’ experience as a museum professional, preferably in an accredited museum setting. Application deadline: February 1, 2013. See http://www.ccfpd.org/About/employment.html for complete position description and employment application form. Questions may be addressed to Mary Beck, HR Assistant, at mbeck@ccfpd.org. EOE

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Forestry Technician Opening in Alaska

OUTREACH NOTICE Forestry Technician, GS-0462-05 Tongass National Forest Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District Living and working in beautiful Southeast Alaska is a unique experience. Travel between communities and to the lower 48 states means travel by sea or air, as there are no highways connecting the islands of the Alexander Archipelago. The people in this diverse region are friendly and island life creates a strong sense of community. The Tongass National Forest is outreaching to fill a permanent seasonal, 13/13 Forestry Technician (GS-0462-05) position located in Ketchikan, Alaska at the Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District office. If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, you are encouraged to complete the attached outreach response form and send it to Diane Daniels (ddaniels@fs.fed.us) by close of business February 15, 2013. For additional information on this position, or for location information, contact Robert Lewis at 907-228-4119. Position Title: Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation), GS-0462-05 Tour of Duty: Permanent seasonal (13/13). Duty Station: Ketchikan, Alaska Description of Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible for performing timber sale preparation duties, including: harvest unit boundary determination and layout, harvest unit boundary traversing, determination and layout of road locations, and timber cruising and marking according to established guidelines. The employee should be capable of taking and recording tree measurements and determining quality and defect, and will be expected to work toward certification as a qualified Region 10 timber cruiser. Additional duties will include participation in silvicultural aspects of timber resource management such as stand exams, stocking surveys, and tree planting. The successful candidate should have working knowledge of forest practices and techniques, including map reading, GPS and compass use, aerial photograph interpretation, tree species identification, and application of silvicultural prescriptions. • Work requires performing demanding fieldwork in mountainous terrain and inclement weather. The position also requires a valid state driver’s license. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Persons interested in this position must meet the qualification requirements for the GS-0462 series that are covered by the Forestry Technician position standards. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook is available for review at any federal personnel office or online at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.htm. Qualifications and time-in grade requirements must be met within 60 calendar days of the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the position: Contact Person: Robert Lewis, Timber Staff Officer, Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District Office: 907-228-4119 Email: rglewis@fs.fed.us Ketchikan Community Information: The community of Ketchikan is situated along the shores of Alaska's Inside Passage in the heart of America’s largest National Forest, the Tongass. Mountains rise from the sea, and verdant forests thrive due to abundant rainfall in this temperate rainforest environment. The community is comprised of three islands, Revillagigedo, Gravina, and Pennock. Transportation between them requires a trip by boat or float-plane across the Tongass Narrows. Ketchikan is 90 minutes by air from Seattle and 36 hours by sea. The second largest cruise port in the state, Ketchikan is a popular destination for independent-minded travelers, due to superb fishing, outdoor recreation, thriving Native culture, and amazing scenery. The town of Ketchikan itself is home to about 8,000 year-round residents, and is a vibrant, hard working community. One of "America's Top 100 small arts communities" Ketchikan’s impressive variety of shops and galleries feature work by many of the island’s resident artists, and an assortment of souvenir items and unique gifts. This close knit community offers an extraordinary array of activities and attractions that highlight the town's history, industry and culture. For additional information about the Forest and Community: • Tongass National Forest: http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/ • Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce: http://ketchikanchamber.com/ • Ketchikan Visitors Bureau: http://www.visit-ketchikan.com/ OUTREACH NOTICE FORM REGION 10 Respond to Diane Daniels by February 15, 2013, at: Email: ddaniels@fs.fed.us Address: Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, 3031 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, AK 99901 Position Title/Series/Grade: Forestry Technician, GS-0462-05 Duty Station: Ketchikan, Alaska PERSONAL INFORMATION Name: Date: Address: Phone No. E-mail address: WORK EXPERIENCE Current title/series/grade/location: Type of appointment you are currently under: (E.g., Career, Career-Conditional, Excepted-ANILCA, Excepted VRA, etc.) Are you currently a Federal employee? Yes_____ No_____ Briefly describe why you will be a quality candidate for this position (you may also attach a resume):

Array of openings on ConservationJobsBoard.com

NPS Great Smoky Mountains Environmental Education Internship - AmeriCorps Posted: 13 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST American Conservation Experience Gatlinburg, TN Natural Resource Technician Posted: 12 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District Carrollton, OH Herbert J. Esther M. Atkinson Conservation Fellowship and the Lovejoy Conservation Fellowship Posted: 12 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST New England Wild Flower Society Framingham, MA Urban Environmental Education Intern Posted: 11 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Presidio Trust San Francisco, CA Biological Internships (2) Posted: 11 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST The Crane Trust Wood River, NE Communications Associate Posted: 11 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Kinship Conservation Fellows Bellingham, WA Natural Resources Technician Sharp-tailed Grouse Posted: 11 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Grand Rapids/Aitkin/Cloquet, MN Outdoor Education Guru Posted: 11 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST South Shore YMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward Cape Cod, MA

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New Job Listings from the Conservation Job Board Summer Intern-Arboretum Restoration Summer Intern-Volunteer and Visitor Services California Islands Program Director Center Director, Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary Summer Intern Research, Stewardship and Facilities Interim Director Summer Intern-Arboretum Restoration Posted: 10 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Urban Ecology Center Milwaukee, WI Summer Intern-Volunteer and Visitor Services Posted: 10 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Urban Ecology Center Milwaukee, WI California Islands Program Director Posted: 10 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST The Nature Conservancy Ventura, CA Center Director, Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary Posted: 10 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Audubon Tiburon, CA Summer Intern Research, Stewardship and Facilities Posted: 10 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Urban Ecology Center Milwaukee, WI Interim Director Posted: 10 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Whiterock Conservancy Coon Rapids, IA

A bunch of jobs suitable for recent forestry grads on Conservation

New Job Listings from the Conservation Job Board Avian Field Technician Summer Intern-Education Conservation Research Paid Internship Botany Field Technicians Ecological Monitoring Field Tech Forestry Technician Urban Forestry Specialist Trail Construction, Maintenance, and Restoration Positions Appelson Outdoor Leadership Internship Park Superindent - Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary ACE - AZ AmeriCorps Professional Development Internship Environmental Steward Internship Avian Field Technician Posted: 09 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST South Dakota State University Brookings, SD Summer Intern-Education Posted: 09 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Urban Ecology Center Milwaukee, WI Conservation Research Paid Internship Posted: 09 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Institute for Applied Ecology Corvallis, OR Botany Field Technicians Posted: 09 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Institute for Applied Ecology Corvallis, OR Ecological Monitoring Field Tech Posted: 09 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST The Nature Conservancy Swanton, OH Forestry Technician Posted: 09 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST USDA Forest Service, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NF Evanston, WY Urban Forestry Specialist Posted: 08 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Prairie Rivers of Iowa Des Moines, IA Trail Construction, Maintenance, and Restoration Positions Posted: 08 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Colorado Fourteeners Initiative Golden, CO Appelson Outdoor Leadership Internship Posted: 08 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Colorado Fourteeners Initiative Golden, CO Park Superindent - Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Posted: 07 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks Dept., Maryland Lothian, MD ACE - AZ AmeriCorps Professional Development Internship Posted: 07 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST American Conservation Experience Flagstaff, AZ Environmental Steward Internship Posted: 07 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST The Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship Windsor, CA

Forestry Aid and Technician Positions

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest OUTREACH Forestry Aids and Technicians For a listing of all temporary positions on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, go to: www.fs.usda.gov/main/uwcnf/about-forest/jobs Forest recruitment video: http://youtu.be/cgfdgOPtAgs 2013 Timber Crew Positions: We are planning to fill five to eight positions for the purposes of a timber crew. Title, Series, and Grade: Forestry Aid, GS-462-3 Forestry Technician (Timber), GS-0462-4; GS-0462-5; or GS-0462-6 Location: Evanston/Mountain View Ranger District, Evanston, WY Heber/Kamas Ranger District, Heber City, UT Work Schedule/Period of Employment: Employment will last from approximately mid to late May through at least September 2013, although most seasons we work through the first part of November. Work schedules will be identified for each crew and will either be 5, 8-hour days or 4, 10-hour days per week. Primarily the 4, 10-hour day will be used. Salary/Benefits: GS-3 - $11.95 per hour GS-4 - $13.41 per hour GS-5 - $15.00 per hour GS-6 - $16.73 per hour The selected applicant will earn 4 hours of sick leave and 4 hours of annual leave every pay period. He/she will also be compensated for Federal holidays that fall during the scheduled period of employment. Housing: Government housing will be available at Bear River Ranger Station, located 32 miles south of Evanston, for positions out of Evanston. For positions in Heber housing is available at the Strawberry Reservoir bunkhouse or in Kamas, UT. Housing costs range from approximately $3.82 per day to $5.97 per day. Duties: The incumbent will serve as a crew member and is expected to be responsible for a variety of duties over the course of employment. Duties will range from timber sale preparation and inventory to helping assist in a large planting contract and being involved in numerous spraying contracts within Forest Service Intermountain Region UWC Wilderness Area Top of Elizabeth Pass, Evanston District the campgrounds. Specific timber sale prep duties will be stand inventory, unit boundary marking, area determination, individual tree marking and volume determination. Some individuals may also assist in timber sale contract harvest inspection. This work requires technical ability to use tree measurement equipment. Training will be provided. The work is often arduous due to rough terrain and adverse weather conditions. Incumbents will also be expected to assist with silvicultural activities, including: serving as an inspector on planting and tree spraying contracts, assisting with cone collection, and collecting stand exam data to be used for planning and stand certification purposes The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is a very large forest covering numerous mountain ranges and the crew will have duties located all over the forest. The crew should expect to frequently work out of travel trailers or guard stations at remote locations. If you want to find out more information about the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, you can check our website at www.fs.usda.gov/main/uwcnf/home. To view the Forest’s recruitment video, go to http://youtu.be/cgfdgOPtAgs. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Interested applicants or those desiring further information should contact Drew Stroberg at the Evanston/Mountain View Ranger District (307) 783-3969 or via email at dstroberg@fs.fed.us or Kyle Melton at the Heber/Kamas Ranger District (435) 654-7221 or via email at krmelton@fs.fed.us. HOW TO APPLY These positions are being filled through an open, continuous, on-line application process. There is no deadline for applying; however, interested individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible but NO LATER THAN JANUARY 23rd. The application process can take some time, so please plan accordingly to provide a complete application. Applicants can go to www.usajobs.gov and enter the announcement number (listed below) under Search Jobs then click Search. Click on the Position Title link and an Apply Online button will become available for creating a profile and applying to the job. Be sure to specify Evanston, Wyoming and Heber City, UT as the duty location. These positions are now posted. Announcement No. Position Title, Series, Grade TEMPOCR-0462-03-GEN-DT Forestry Aid (General), GS-0462-3 TEMPOCR-0462-04-TSP-DT Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep), GS-0462-4 TEMPOCR-0462-5-TSP-DT Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep), GS-0462-5 TEMPOCR-0462-6-LDTSP-DT Lead Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep), GS-0462-6 If you want to apply to more than one place or grade you will need to apply to each announcement and place listed. Top of Soapstone Pass, Kamas District View from top of Bald Mountain overlooking Mirror Lake Scenic Byway.

Rec Technician, Colville NF

OUTREACH NOTICE Forestry Technician (Recreation) GS-462-06/07 Newport and Sullivan Lake Ranger District The Newport and Sullivan Lake Ranger District on the Colville National Forest is seeking interest in filling a permanent seasonal GS-0462-06/07, Forestry Technician (Recreation) position. All potential applicants who respond to this outreach will be sent the link to the vacancy announcement when the position is advertised. For more information on this position, please contact: Kevin Walton, Recreation Staff Officer at 509-447-7313, kawalton@fs.fed.us or Gayne (guy-na) Sears, District Ranger at 509-447-7316, gsears@fs.fed.us Position Information The Colville National Forest is looking for a dynamic individual with great organizational skills to assist in managing a diverse and busy recreation program. This position will be responsible for implementing special recreation projects funded through cooperative partnership agreements. The work will be primarily focused in developed campgrounds and day use sites along the scenic Pend Oreille River. However, the selected candidate may also assist with planning and implementing Trails, Wilderness, and other recreation projects on the district. The selected candidate will assist with planning, obtaining environmental clearances, hiring seasonal crews, scheduling projects, ordering supplies, updating operating/safety plans, and preparing year-end reports for proposed projects. They will also serve as an inspector or Contracting Officer Representative (COR) on recreation contracts. This position may also assist with seeking new recreation grant opportunities on the Forest. The Forest works with numerous partners to providing a great diversity of recreation opportunities for the public. The Forest’s recreation program is growing with expected increases in visitation over the next several years due to the construction of the National Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT), continued development of the newly designated Pend Oreille River Water Trail, and other proposed future recreation development plans. This position is critical in managing and supporting the workload associated with the growing number of partnerships and projects. The ability to work in all weather conditions, operate a variety of power tools/equipment (including chainsaws), communicate effectively, organize workloads, be a team player, and provide excellent leadership are essential skills for this position. About the Colville National Forest Tucked into the northeastern corner of Washington State and nestled at the foot of the northern Rockies, the Colville National Forest is an exquisite landscape of forested mountains, clear mountain streams and fertile valleys. The 1.1 million acre forest was shaped over 10,000 years ago by Ice Age glaciers that carved three major valleys: the Columbia, Sanpoil-Curlew, and Pend Oreille River valleys. The mountains and valleys that comprise the lush northeast corner of Washington roll like waves on the high seas. Three waves of mountains run from north to south, separated by troughs of beautiful valleys. These ranges, the Okanogan, Kettle River and Selkirk are considered the eastern edge of the Okanagan highlands and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The Forest has four Ranger Districts and three District Rangers: Three Rivers Ranger District, Newport and Sullivan Lake Ranger Districts and the Republic Ranger District. Each unit tends to have distinctly different zones, each with its unique climate, topography, and vegetation. Each district office is located in one of the major river drainages: the Sanpoil-Curlew River Valleys, the Kettle-Colville-Columbia River Valleys, and the Pend Oreille River Valley. Topography is varied, ranging from rounded mountain slopes at low elevations to high peaks and basins above 7,300 feet in elevation. The ecology of the Colville is highly diverse with forests ranging from ponderosa pine and Douglas fir on drier sites to western red cedar, western hemlock, western white pine and a variety of deciduous species on wetter sites. The Forest also has a significant expanse of lodgepole pine and the famously beautiful western larch. Approximately 25% of the Forest was burned in the infamous wildfires of 1910. The Colville is home to a tremendous variety of wildlife including whitetail and mule deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and black bear. Rare sightings are also possible of the threatened grizzly, Canada lynx, and endangered woodland caribou. Another amazing site is the large number of bald eagles that winter along the major rivers and nest in the vicinity. About the Ranger District The Sullivan Lake Ranger District office is located south-east of Metaline Falls in the extreme northeast corner of Washington State. The Newport Ranger District office is located at the south end of the Pend Oreille County in the town of Newport, Washington. The district is bordered to the north by British Columbia, Canada, to the east by the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, and west by the Three Rivers Ranger District. The Sullivan Lake District office is located on the north shore of Sullivan Lake. The majority of the District lies within Pend Oreille (pon-da-ray) County with the remainder within Steven's County. The nearest communities to the Sullivan Lake Ranger Station are: Metaline Falls (pop. 260), nine miles; Metaline (Pop. 170), ten miles; and Ione (Pop. 500), 15 miles from the Ranger Station. The town of Newport has a population of about 2,000 people and is the county seat. The large metropolitan area of Spokane is located 45 miles south of Newport. The elevation of the districts ranges from 1,725 feet where the Pend Oreille River enters Canada, to 7,318 feet at Gypsy Peak (the highest in eastern Washington). Topography ranges from moderate to precipitous with characteristically narrow valleys rising to steep, high ridges. Vegetation is dominated by general forest zones, the wildfires of the 1920s and 30s left in various stages of succession. Low elevation south and west slopes support many areas of browse suitable for wildlife winter range. The Salmo-Priest Wilderness offers a spot where hikers can see all kinds of wildlife and few people. Located on the wet, west slopes of the Selkirk Mountains, this wilderness contains huge old red cedar, Douglas fir, and western hemlock. Living in the old growth and in the meadows and crags above are grizzly and black bear, cougar, caribou, elk, deer, lynx, pine marten, and wolverine. The 49 Degrees North Ski Area, near the town of Chewelah, operates privately on national forest land under a special use permit. Billed as a comfortable, family ski area, it offers several chairlifts and more than twenty ski runs. Cross-country ski and mountain bike trails near here provide alternatives to downhill skiing. Both areas offer four distinct seasons. Average annual precipitation in Pend Oreille County ranges from 24 to 28 inches in the valleys to 30 to 40 inches at higher elevations. Winter and spring are the wettest months of the year with convectional thunderstorms providing most of the summer precipitation. Summer temperatures typically exceed 100 degrees for 1 to 5 days and winter minimum temperature can fall below zero degrees Fahrenheit for 5 to 12 nights each year. Normal summertime temperatures range from the upper 80’s and low 90’s during the day down to the 50’s and 60’s at night. Elevations in the surrounding area range from around 2100 feet along the Pend Oreille River (Albeni Falls Dam) to over 7000 feet on the Selkirk ridge tops. The climate reflects the elevation. For more information on each community please go to the following link: http://www.pendoreilleco.org/cities/ OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM If you are interested in applying for this position and want to receive updates of the position’s status, please complete the attached outreach form and send electronically to kawalton@fs.fed.us or fax to 509-447-7301. Please respond by January 31, 2013. I am interested in the following position: Position Title/Series/Grade: Forestry Technician (Recreation), GS-462-06/07 Location: Newport, Washington or Metaline Falls, Washington PERSONAL INFORMATION: Date: Name: Address: e-Mail Address: Phone: Are you currently a Federal employee? Yes No If yes: Current title/series/grade: Current agency and location: Type of Appointment: Permanent Term Temporary If you are not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee are you eligible for appointment under any of the following special authorities: Person with Disabilities: Veterans Readjustment: Former Peace Corps Volunteer: Disabled veteran w/30% Compensable Disability: Pathways Program (formally Student Career Experience Program or SCEP): _______ Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1988: Other:

Conservation Educator Openings

I can attest that this would be an absolute wonderful opportunity as Salato is an amazing center with much to offer! And some truly outstanding individuals too! Best of luck to all who apply and have a great day, Amanda Amanda Patrick Public Affairs Officer Shawnee National Forest COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY CLASS SPECIFICATION CLASS TITLE: CONSERVATION EDUCATOR I TITLE CODE: 7183 GROUP: AGRICULTURAL AND WILDLIFE SCIENCES SELECTION METHOD: 100% QUAL REV. 04-05 NO. OF TEST QUESTIONS: SELECTION ID: EXAM NO. SALARY: (MIN-MID) $2427.44 - $3215.72 GRADE: 12 SPECIAL ENTRANCE RATE: No POSITIONS IN THIS CLASS GENERALLY REPORT TO: CONSERVATION EDUCATOR IV PRIMARY USER AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: CHARACTERISTICS OF A CLASS ARE GENERAL STATEMENTS INDICATING THE LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCRETION OF POSITIONS IN THAT JOB CLASSIFICATION. 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. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPREHENSIVE STATEMENTS OF THE MINIMUM BACKGROUND AS TO EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS WHICH WILL BE REQUIRED IN ALL CASES AS EVIDENCE OF AN APPOINTEE'S ABILITY TO PERFORM THE WORK PROPERLY. EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a natural or physical science, education, recreation, or related field. EXPERIENCE: None SUBSTITUTION CLAUSE: EDUCATION: None EXPERIENCE: None SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.) Must be at least 21 years old, possess a valid driver’s license. POST EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: EMPLOYEES IN THIS CLASS WILL BE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN CREDENTIALS OUTLINED BELOW WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, OR IF EMPLOYEES POSSESS SUCH CREDENTIALS AT THE TIME OF HIRE THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN THOSE CREDENTIALS SO LONG AS THEY ARE EMPLOYED IN THIS CAPACITY. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE EMPLOYING AGENCY TO VERIFY THE ATTAINMENT AND/OR MAINTENANCE OF THESE CREDENTIALS, TO REMOVE FROM THIS CLASS ANY EMPLOYEE WHO DOES NOT ATTAIN OR MAINTAIN THESE CREDENTIALS, AND TO ASSURE THAT ANY EMPLOYEE WHO PERFORMS THESE FUNCTIONS, WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CLASS THEY ARE IN, HAVE THE APPROPRIATE CREDENTIALS. Must maintain a valid 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 first six months of employment. Must maintain certification for length of employment in this job. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CLASSIFICATION: EXAMPLES OF DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS DESCRIBING WHAT THE DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF ANY POSITION SHALL BE AND ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LIMITING THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY'S ABILITY TO ADD TO, OR OTHERWISE ALTER THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A POSITION. THE USE OF AN INDIVIDUAL EXPRESSION OR ILLUSTRATION AS TO DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES SHALL NOT BE REGARDED AS EXCLUDING ASSIGNMENT OF OTHERS NOT MENTIONED WHICH ARE OF SIMILAR KIND OR QUALITY. Learns procedures for arranging schedule of classes. Learns to present lessons on conservation of natural resources, conservation education programs, and outdoor and shooting skills. Provides instruction at conservation camps, or to the public, in outdoor and conservation related activities. Learns to recruit, train and supervise interim employees, volunteers and camp counselors. Learns to prepare camp rosters and rosters of program students. May distribute and receive applications to attend conservation camp, collect and deposit checks and money orders from campers. Research literature pertinent to conservation programs, outdoor skills, and shooting skills in preparing lessons. Learns how to prepare various reports and correspondence such as activity reports, budget reports, supply orders, and requests for information. Learns to operate, maintain, and inventory large amounts of assigned equipment including firearms. Learns and follows departmental rules, regulations and policies. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS AND UNIQUE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: INCUMBENTS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION WILL TYPICALLY PERFORM THEIR PRIMARY JOB DUTIES UNDER THESE CONDITIONS, HOWEVER, THESE CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE ON OCCASION IN PERFORMING THE DUTIES OF AN INDIVIDUAL POSITION. Work is performed in an indoor 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 unsafe place and traverse rugged terrain. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. DATE CLASS ESTABLISHED: 11/16/2011 DATE OF LAST REVISION: 12/16/2012 THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, AGE, DISABILITY, OR VETERAN STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT OR OTHER PROVISION OF SERVICES. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS ARE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. From: Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 11:01 AM To: FW Headquarters Staff; FW Field Staff Subject: Currently Advertised Positions - Conservation Educator I (2 positions), Salato, ANOTHER CORRECTION!! The Special Requirements for qualification as a Conservation Educator I have been corrected. From: Special Requirements : Must be 21 years old, possess a valid Kentucky driver's license. To: Special Requirements : Must be 21 years old, possess a valid driver's license. Auto req ID 25916BR Job Title : 21000102A CONSERVATION EDUCATOR I Title Code : 71830V121216 Minimum Requirement - Primary Education : Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in a natural or physical 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 driver's license. Pre-Employment Requirements: NONE. Post Employment Requirements : Must maintain a valid 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 Salato Wildlife Education Center 1 Sportsman's Lane Frankfort, KY 40601 Location : Franklin County Agency Contact : Laurie Davison, (800) 858-1549, ext 4407 or laurie.davison@ky.gov # of Vacancies : 2 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. These vacancies are located at the Salato Wildlife Education Center. Occasional evening and regularly scheduled weekend hours are required. 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 : 01/08/2013 Post Ending Date : 01/17/2013

Assorted Job Openings

Western Outdoor News Seeks Ad Rep Western Outdoor News, the leading media company catering to California's active outdoorsman, has an immediate position available for an Advertising Sales Representative. To be considered, candidates must be high-energy self starters demonstrating strong organizational skills as well as basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Print advertising sales experience is highly preferred, along with a passion for both hunting and fishing. Interested parties please e-mail resumes to chuck@wonews.com Contact: Chuck Buhagiar Director of Sales & Marketing Western Outdoor News/WONews.com W 949-366-0030, ext 34 C 714-749-7319 F 949-366-0309 chuck@wonews.com Wisconsin Seeks Fisheries Technicians Fisheries Technician - Propagation Specialist Job Announcement Code(s): 12-04903 County(ies): *Statewide Classification Title: / JAC: Job Working Title: FISHERIES TECHNICIAN-ADV 12-04903 Fish Tech - (Progagation Specialist) Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week) Salary: Starting salary is $16.273 per hour plus excellent benefits. This position is assigned to Pay Schedule/Range 06-13. A twelve month probationary period is required. Contact: Dionne Boedeker, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-6831, E-mail: DionneL.Boedeker@Wisconsin.gov Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented Area of Competition: Open Deadline to Apply: 1/22/2013 Exam Information: 90870 - 008 FISHERIES TECHNICIAN-ADV 2012 Preview Exam The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is currently seeking candidates with interest and experience in fisheries propagation to support the operation of fish hatcheries throughout the state. These positions play an important role in keeping Wisconsin's fish populations healthy and productive. There are current vacancies are in St. Croix (Polk Co.), Bayfield (Bayfield Co.) and Adell (Sheboygan Co.). However, the "employment register" created by this recruitment effort will be used to fill future vacancies throughout the state in the next 6-12 months. If you are interested in these types of positions you should apply now. Job Duties: Direct propagation operations and operation of rearing units and outlying ponds; oversee fish health monitoring, implement bio-security practices, fish disease control, and environmental health assessments; prepare, plan and implement spawning operations; oversee egg picking, hatching, and fry transfer; keep accurate up-to-date records and prepare reports; compile all data necessary to generate hatchery production reports; audit and participate in operational planning to ensure fish production goals are met; direct and implement measures to prepare hatchery for production; sort and harvest fish for distribution; prepare and implement feeding schedules; plan and implement fish production from outlying ponds; provide information and education to the public; and schedule daily work activities and maintain associated buildings and grounds. Special Notes: A valid driver's license is required upon and throughout employment. A CDL - Type B license with Endorsement N and air brakes is required. A background check will be conducted prior to selection. Normal work shift will be 7 am - 3:30 pm. Based on seasonal workload, assignments may include: Evening 2nd Shift (3 pm - 11 pm or similar hours) or Evening 3rd Shift (11 pm - 7 am or similar hours). Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: This position requires a high level of knowledge in the area of fish culture, fish rearing and husbandry techniques, fish distribution, water quality and fish health and bio-security. The ability to analyze hatchery fish production records to detect possible fish health and growth related issues and to be able to specify the quality and quantity of fish food for orders. Knowledge of water quality measurements and impacts to fish growth, health and fish disease and related fish hatchery management techniques are important. Sample collection techniques for wastewater and fish health samples are essential. This position must have strong, effective written and verbal communication skills and be able to make decision delegated by the supervisor in their absence. This position requires strong, positive interpersonal skills and a focus on customer service for both external and internal customers. How To Apply: To apply for this position, you are required to complete an on-line exam. Your responses to the questions will be used to determine your eligibility for the position. To complete the exam, please follow the steps below: Step 1: If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account in Wisc.Jobs. Step 2: After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click 'Apply Now'. Step 3: Provide your personal information and job preferences. Once complete, click on "Update Employment Preferences". Step 4: At the "Application Detail" screen, click on "View Exam Option" and then click on "Take Exam" on the next screen. Step 5: When you have completed the exam, click on "Save and Finalize". At the next screen, click "Finalize". If you need assistance with the on-line application process, contact Dionne Boedeker at 608.266.6831 or DionneL.Boedeker@wisconsin.gov Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is January 22, 2013. Taurus® Seeks Marketing Manager (Miami, FL) - Taurus® Holdings, a worldwide leader in firearms manufacturing, seeks a dynamic high-energy Marketing Manager. The position would be located at the company headquarters in Miami, Florida and the primary responsibilities would include preparing a strategic marketing plan and annual department budget to track project costs and control expenses. The Marketing Manager will be expected to work cohesively with the sales force to develop creative solutions to drive sales. This position will entail the marketing of all brands and product lines of Taurus Holdings and will work closely with the creative and public relation agencies on record to establish advertising and oversee the development and production of promotional material. The Marketing Manager will be responsible for market research and recommendations of strategic adjustments to the marketing outline throughout the year to obtain the company goals and objectives. This position will authorize interviews and media opportunities regarding the organization and manufactured products, being sure there is adherence to the corporate image. Travel will be required for this position for corporate meetings, events, tradeshows and other functions. Company policies and procedures must be followed by the Marketing Manager and must also be applied in supervising other positions within the Marketing Department. The position requires a BS or MBA with a major in Marketing (preferred); or 4 to 6 years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the firearms and/or sporting goods industry. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, as well as a high level of interpersonal and social skills is vital. Must be self-motivated with excellent time management and organizational skills and must have the ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form, while presenting in small and/or large groups of people. (Language Skills: fluent in the English language. Spanish and/or Portuguese are a plus). Interested parties should send resume to: Lesley Hernandez at lesley@taurususa.com. Contact: KIM CAHALAN KIM@MEDIADIRECTCREATIVE.COM 309.944.5341

Bio Tech on the Hoosier NF opening

Hoosier National Forest OUTREACH Biological Science Technician Position: We are planning to fill one position. This position will work on the emer-ald ash borer project. Some of the duties are listed below: Working with landowners to establish insect trap locations Monitoring insect traps by identifying and tallying insects found Using a GPS to locate and monitor ash trees Enjoying long walks in the Deam Wilderness Title, Series, and Grade: Biological Science Techni-cian, GS-0404-4 Location: Bedford, Indiana Period of Employment: Employment will last from approximately mid to late May through at least Septem-ber 2013. Actual dates will be agreed upon when a can-didate is selected. Salary/Benefits: $13.41 per hour. The selected appli-cant will earn four hours of sick leave and four hours of annual leave every pay period. He/She will also be compensated for Federal holidays that fall during the scheduled period of employment. Housing: No government housing is available. There are rental oppor-tunities in the cities of Bedford and Bloomington. Additional Information: Interested applicants or those desiring further information should contact Chris Thornton at the Tell City Ranger Dis-trict (812) 547-9235 or via email at cdthornton@fs.fed.us. More infor-mation on the Hoosier National Forest can be found on the Forest’s web site http://www.fs.usda.gov/hoosier. How to apply: This position is being filled through an open, continu-ous, on-line application process. While there is no deadline for applying, interested individuals need to have their application in no later than February 15, 2013. The application process can take some time, so please plan accordingly to provide a complete application. Applicants can go to www.usajobs.gov and enter the announcement number TEMPOCR-0404-4-PLANTS-DT under search jobs then click search. Click on the position title link and an apply online button will become available for creating a profile and applying for the position. Be sure to specify Bedford, Indiana as the duty station.

Ag Survey Technician Opening

My name is Mark Schleusener and I work for the USDA. We are in the process of hiring staff to work on the Census of Agriculture as survey analysts. Applicants must be recent college graduates and agricultural experience is a plus, but not a requirement. Here is a link to a job announcement that will close on Tuesday, the 15th of January: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/335127900 Please share this job announcement with any recent graduates that you know. We’re looking for some good people and we think that you may know some good people.

WIldlife technician opening

Opportunity in Fish/Wildlife Biology The Fish and Wildlife Programs of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest seeks to fill four Biological Technician positions (GS-4 and/or GS-5) to work from May through August (dates to be determined). The program strives to protect, conserve, and restore native fish and wildlife resources. Candidates should have or be seeking a degree in biology, natural resources, or related field. Work will be performed in crews with this position being supervised by both the wildlife and fisheries biologists. The 2013 program will focus on performing Management Indicator Species (MIS) monitoring surveys for Bonneville and Colorado cutthroat trout, Snowshoe Hare, and Goshawk. This position requires strenuous field work during all types of weather conditions, often on steep or uneven terrain. Experience with electrofishing, wildlife identification, GIS, GPS, field computers, or other technology is considered a plus and should be highlighted in the application materials. One crew will have a duty station of Logan, Utah and the other crew will be stationed out of Evanston, Wyoming. Government housing may be available for the crew stationed in Evanston. Interested parties can contact either Kevin Labrum at kclabrum@fs.fed.us and (801)625-5112 for the Logan positions, or Ashly Herrera anherrera@fs.fed.us and (307)789-3194 for the Evanston positions. Applicants will need to apply through USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov). Positions are listed under Biological Science Technician (Fisheries) Announcement numbers TEMPOCR-0404-5-FISH-DT and/or TEMPOCR-0404-04-FISH-DT. Applicants will need to choose acceptable duty station(s). While applications will be accepted through January 30, 2013, applicants are encouraged to apply earlier. GS-04 Student Pay = $13.41 per hour and GS-05 Student Pay = $15.00. Must have a valid driver’s license. Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Paid Climate Change Internship

APPLICATION A link to the internship application can be found at www.nps.gov/sitk and on the park’s Facebook page. Applications are due January 21, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. PST. WHO CAN APPLY Undergraduate and beginning graduate students. BENEFITS Internship will last 12 weeks; intern will earn $12/hour. Housing is available. G e o r g e M e l e n d e z W r i g h t C l i m a t e C h a n g e Y o u t h I n i t i a t i v e I n t e r n s h i p Sitka National Historical Park is seeking applicants for a paid hands-on scientific internship focused on climate change.  Conduct long-term monitoring of natural resources directly influenced by climate change.  Lead water quality and streamflow monitoring in Indian River.  Report water quality data.  Maintain water quality instrumentation.  Improve science communication outreach via park’s website and social media.  Prepare scientific publications.  Assist with environmental education. Fore more information contact Becky Latanich 907-747-0132 becky_latanich@nps.gov Sitka National Historical Park National Park Service U.S. Department of Interior Summer Internship

Pacific Northwest Research Station Position

OUTREACH NOTICE Pacific Northwest Research Station Juneau Forestry Sciences Labratory 11175 Auke Lake Way, Juneau, AK 99801 Land and Watershed Management Program Manager GS-0110/0401/1301-14/15 PNW Research Station is seeking to hire a GS-0110/0401/1301-14/15 Land and Watershed Program Manager in the near future. This position serves as the Program Manager for the Land and Watershed Management scientists and professional and technical employees for the Pacific Northwest Research Station with direct responsibility to the Station Director. The specialist is a primary advisor/counselor to the line officer and is an integral member of the Station Management Team. The position will be located in the new Juneau Forestry Sciences Laboratory in Juneau, Alaska. The incumbent: • Participates as a member of the Station Leadership Team in the development of science resources policies and programs. This involves major issues such as manpower, budget, priorities of work, and internal and external problems and concerns. The position exercises the full range of managerial responsibilities over the science program. • Is responsible for program development, planning, budgeting and management information for identifying work force and organizational needs, target levels, full time equivalents (FTE), program, and Station priorities. • Determines which programs should be initiated, dropped or curtailed, and when such action should occur. • Is also responsible for ensuring program expenditures are legal, meet charged-as-worked and congressional intent, remain within budget limits, and work plans reflect actual budget received. • Selects and promulgates research priorities based upon the program and Station guidelines. Evaluates past research accomplishments and institutes changes as necessary. • Meets with representatives of research institutions and agencies, Regional and Forests Staff, concerned citizens, and industrial and public interest groups to gain input into the Station’s current and future research direction. • Determines most economical means of meeting the Program and Station objectives within fiscal and legal constraints and takes action to ensure these means are followed. Submits and justifies requests for major expenditures to higher levels of leadership • Other duties as assigned. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position and to establish the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the advertisement (e.g. Region-wide, Service-wide, DEMO). Responses received from this outreach notice will be relied upon to make this determination. Interested applicants must complete the attached form and return to Lesley Kelly at lakelly@fs.fed.us by January 21, 2013. Those desiring further information about the position may inquire via the email listed above. About the Pacific Northwest Research Station: PNW Research Station is one of seven research units in the USDA Forest Service. The USDA Forest Service conducts the most extensive and productive program of integrated forestry research in the world. The scientific information produced by the Station has application on public, private, and tribal lands in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Oregon and Washington) and elsewhere in the United States and other parts of the world. The Station’s programs reflect the changing character of the questions that science is being asked to help answer. PNW Research Station has approximately 400 permanent and temporary employees in professional, administrative, research, technical, and clerical positions. There are six Program Managers that oversee program organizations, and nine laboratories which provide research. The laboratories are located in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. The Station is also involved in international relations with foreign governmental agencies and universities in many research areas. The work activities of the Station attract considerable interest from Congress, special interest groups, and the public. The Station Director’s Office is located in downtown Portland. Community Information: About the Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab: The Lab is currently housed in the former NOAA Auke Bay Lab approximately 12 miles north of downtown Juneau. In Spring 2013, the Lab will move to a newly constructed lab facility adjacent to the University of Alaska Southeast campus overlooking Auke Lake. At this time he Lab houses 18 employees, including 6 PNW scientists, 5 professional and technical support personnel and 4 employees of State & Private Forestry. Summer field season sees an influx of temporary employees and volunteers. About Juneau, Alaska - Juneau is the State’s Capital and a full-service community, with good medical, education and social services. It has a population of 32,000, in Alaska's famous Inside Passage, also known as the “Panhandle" or "Southeast", and is the home of the University of Alaska Southeast. You'll find many of Alaska's top attractions include spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and fish, vibrant Native cultures, fascinating histories, and exceptional hospitality. Alaska has no state income tax and the state shares the profits from the oil revenues with residents on an annual basis. More detailed information about Juneau can be found at web site: www.juneau.com and more information about life in Southeast Alaska can be found at http://www.alaskainfo.org/ To be considered, applicants must be U.S. citizens. Thank you for your interest in this position 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). Outreach Interest PNW Land and Watershed Management Program Manager GS-0110/0401/1301-14/15 If you are interested in this position, complete this form and send to Lesley Kelly at lakelly@fs.fed.us by January 21, 2013. PERSONAL INFORMATION Name: Date: Address: City: State: E-Mail Address: Phone: EMPLOYMENT Are you currently a Federal Employee? Yes 0 No0 If Yes: Name of your Agency & Location: Current title/series/grade: Type of Appointment: Permanent 0 Term 0 Temporary 0 If No: Current Employer: Current Position Title & Salary: Type of Appointment: Permanent 0 Term 0 Temporary 0 Are you eligible for appointment under any of the following special authorities? 0 Former Peace Corps 0 Person with Disabilities 0 Student Employment Program 0 Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability 0 Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 0 Veteran’s Readjustment 0 Reinstatement Eligibility 0 Other Thank-you for your interest in the position!