Corrected: RE: Outreach – GS-0462-5 Recreation Technician – Shawnee NF (Vienna, IL)





The Shawnee National Forest will soon be advertising a GS-0462-5 Recreation Technician position. The position is a permanent full-time appointment, with the duty station in Vienna, 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 respond to the outreach by November 26, 2014.

The Position:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application Process:

This position will be posted on USAJobs and applications will be processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for the USDA Forest Service. Applicants must have a profile in USAjobs to apply.

Amanda Kunzmann
Deputy District Ranger
Forest Service

Shawnee National Forest, Hidden Springs/Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District

p: 618-658-1328
c: 618-521-4528
f: 618-658-1300
602 North First Street
Vienna, IL 62995

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