USDA Forest Service
Salmon-Challis National Forest
North Zone Fire Orgnization
Forestry AID Maintence Worker
Reply Due: March 1, 2013
The North Zone Fire organization of the Salmon-Challis National Forest will shortly be
seeking a highly self-motivating person Grounds Maintenance Workers. The purpose of
this Notice is to inform interested individuals prior to filling the position to determine if
there are any interested and qualified individuals.
About the Position
Series/Grade: Forestry Aid -General GS-0462-2 or General GS-0462-3
Title: Forestry Technician –Grounds/Maintenance worker
Locations: North Fork
Tour of Duty: Approximately April 1 – September 30th
Duties: Serves as grounds/Maintenance worker. Consisting of assisting with repairing
or replacing electrical systems, Plumbing, Mowing/Weed whacking & watering lawns,
sanding/scrapping and glazing windows, painting, carpentry, brush removal, heavy
lifting (25-50lbs) and have a current state driver’s license. This individual will have to be
self-motivated, work with minimal supervision and be able to communicate verbally and
About The Forest
The Salmon-Challis National Forest covers over 4.3 million acres in east-central Idaho.
The Forest is bordered by the Bitterroot Range of the North Central Rockies on the east,
and to the west includes over 1.3 million acres of the Frank Church--River of No Return
Wilderness. Rugged and remote, this country offers adventure, solitude and
breathtaking scenery. The Forest also contains Mt. Borah, Idaho's tallest peak and the
Wild & Scenic Salmon River and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The area is a
highly desired destination for hunting, fishing, white-water rafting and the many other
popular recreational pursuits. The Forest features diverse, rough topography, geologic
conditions, and miles of streams with anadromous fish spawning habitat creating a
highly complex land management situation. The Forest Office is located in Salmon,
Idaho. There are currently seven administrative units on the Forest: Salmon-Cobalt,
Challis, Yankee Fork, Lost River, Middle Fork, North Fork and Leadore Ranger Districts.
For more information on the Forest or Districts, visit the website -
About Salmon, Idaho (www.salmonidaho.com)
The City: Salmon is the heart of the Salmon River Valley, surrounded by three mountain
ranges, situated at the junction of Idaho State Highway 28 and U.S. Highway 93, and at
the forks of the Lemhi and Salmon Rivers. The city has a population of approximately
3,100 and is the seat of Lemhi County which has a population of 8,000. The main
industries are ranching, mining, timber and recreation. Salmon is known as the "White
Water Capital of the World" serving as the hub of personal and outfitter, jet boat and
rafting river activities. At 4,000 feet elevation, the surrounding terrain varies greatly
from rolling, arid hills to steep, forested slopes. For more information about the city and
area, visit the website - www.salmonidaho.com
Climate: Salmon enjoys a dry, warm climate during the summer and fall months with
daily highs averaging between 75 to 95 degrees, and nightly lows from 45 to 60 degrees.
The climate in winter is ideal for snow sports, the lowest temperatures averaging from 14
to 25 degrees with occasional sub-zero readings.
Shopping and Services: Salmon is a self-contained community with a full variety of
shopping, business, medical, and professional services. In addition to basic services,
there are a variety of specialty shops and art galleries. Salmon also has nursing and
residential care facilities, hospice, Child Development Center and a spectrum of social
services. Most service clubs and associations are represented. The public library offers
computer and other services, and there are two internet access providers.
Salmon has a Mayor, City Council, City Administrator form of government, with elected
County Commissioners, and is under the protection of the City Police, County Sheriff's
Department and local Fire Station.
Utilities that serve the city are the Idaho Power and Light Company and the Century
Telephone of Idaho Inc.
Media include an AM/FM radio station, satellite and cable TV and the weekly Recorder-
Medical: The City of Salmon has a local 30-bed community hospital affiliated with the
major hospital of Missoula, Montana, and provides Life-Flight helicopter, EMT, Search
and Rescue units, physicians, dentists, optometrists, and also specialist affiliations with
the Western Montana Medical Clinic.
Schools: A good variety of pre-schools and day-care centers are available in addition to
the elementary, junior and senior high schools. The schools offer numerous extracurricular
activities and sports, and strive for quality education with creative, athletic, and
Transportation: Cart Bus Transportation is provided for seniors and other citizens, in-
city as well as to larger, distant communities. Taxi service is available. The Salmon
Valley Airport provides scheduled commuter flights and charter services, is equipped
with an instrument landing system and can accommodate executive jets and other small
aircraft. Major commercial airports are located within 160 miles.
Housing: There are five motels in Salmon and various bed and breakfast
accommodations in the surrounding vicinity. Housing prices range from approximately
$50,000 to over $150,000. Monthly rental for a typical three-bedroom home runs around
$700. Several real estate offices are available, some with national affiliations. There are
also mobile home parks and two in-city campgrounds.
Churches: Salmon has an active church community, a Christian book and gift store,
school, and fourteen churches representing a large variety of denominations.
Entertainment and Activities: A wide assortment of entertainment is provided by
various organizations throughout the year. The Salmon Arts Council provides high-
quality artistic events for the community presenting a wide range of performers in music,
theater, and dance, visual art shows and sales, artist workshops, artist-in education
residences and other programs for the local schools. Other celebrations include Fourth of
July Salmon River Days, Lil' Britches Rodeo, Lemhi County Fair and Idaho Cowboy
Poetry Gathering. Salmon also has numerous restaurants, Movie Theater, and a fitness
center. Recreation facilities include a nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, bowling alley,
baseball diamonds and an outdoor community swimming pool.
Recreation for Salmon and Challis Areas: The Salmon River and the Middle Fork of
the Salmon River are renowned for white-water rafting, kayaking, floating and jet
boating. Outfitter and guide services are offered and both Salmon and Challis serve as
gateways to the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, encompassing 2.4 million
acres. The primitive mountain area provides spectacular hunting (white-tailed and mule
deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bear, moose, and cougar). Many species of
game birds and also waterfowl can be found. Fishing (trout and steelhead) is open
virtually all year. Miles of groomed trails and routes are prepared for cross-country
skiing and snowmobiling while down-hill skiing, ice fishing and other winter fun can be
enjoyed nearby. Salmon and Challis offer hiking and wilderness walks, camping and
picnicking, rock hounding, prospecting, bird watching, photography, hot springs, back-
country air tours, guest ranches, mining ghost towns and museums, all adding to the
immense opportunity for pleasure and adventure to be had by avid sportsmen and casual
outdoor enthusiasts alike.
If you are interested, the vacancy announcement for this position is posted on the U.S.
Government official website for employment opportunities at www.usajobs.gov vacancy
. Forestry Aid – General GS-2, TEMPOCRT-462-2-GENERAL-DT
. Forestry Aid -General GS-3, TEMPOCRT-462-2-GENERAL-DT
Applicants will apply through USAJOBS digital services www.USAJOBS.com. This in an
Open Continuous vacancy announcement. For consideration for this position applicants
must have applications submitted in USAJOB on or before March 1, 2013
To Select Location:
Applicants will need to select North Fork Idaho as duty location to be considered. On the
left margin when applying select Applicant Information. Then under Preferred Location
select Idaho then the next pull down select North Fork.
Any Questions please contact:
Jim Edgren NZ AFMO 208-865-02713
If you are interested in this position, please return the enclosed form to:
PO Box 180
North Fork ID 83466
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax: (208) 865-2713
OUTREACH NOTICE FORM
Reply to Jim Edgren by April 1, 2013
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SALMON-CHALLIS NATIONAL FOREST
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AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: USFS BLM OTHER
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: PERMANENT TEMPORARY TERM
VRA PWD OTHER
CURRENT SERIES AND GRADE:
CURRENT POSITION TITLE:
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YOU ELIGIBLE TO BE HIRED UNDER ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL AUTHORITIES:
______ PERSON WITH DISABILITIES
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______ DISABLED VETERANS W/30% COMPENSABLE DISABILITY
______ VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998
______ FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER
______ STUDENT CAREER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
Thank you for your interest in our Vacancy!