Salmon Challis NF
Forestry Technician (Fuels), GS 462-08/09 PFT
Announcement Number - OCRP-462-DFUEL-8/9DP
Fire Management Specialist (Fuels), GS-401-09 PFT
Announcement Number - OCR13-401-FFUEL(M)-9DP
One Position - Reply Due: February 28, 2013
The Fuels Program on the South Zone of the Salmon-Challis National Forest is looking for a Forestry Technician or a Fire Management Specialist. The South Zone Fuels Program is responsible for Forest Service related fuels management activities on the southern portion of the Salmon-Challis National Forest. This area covers approximately 2.7 million acres and includes the Challis-Yankee Fork, Lost River, and Middle Fork Ranger Districts. The duty station is Challis, Idaho.
Major Duties: The major duties of this position are:
* Supervising permanent and seasonal employees
* Being a team leader on smaller NEPA fuels projects
* The position is a secondary fire position and minimum NWCG qualifications for either series are: RXB2 currency required and ENGB or CRWB or HMGB currency required
* Collecting fuel loadings (Brown’s transects), stand exam data, and habitat typing landscapes, utilizing forestry/fuels equipment and tools, as well as mapping, and marking fuels treatment units.
* Being qualified or being able to qualify within one year, as a contracting officer representative on fuels treatment contracts
* Working directly with other Forest programs such as timber and fire and supporting other Forest programs such as range, recreation, hydrology, fish, wildlife, and minerals
* Processing data and preparing reports
* Building strong working relationships with internal and external partners
Salmon-Challis National Forest
The Salmon-Challis National Forest covers over 4.3 million acres in east-central Idaho. The Forest is bordered by the Bitterroot Range on the border with Montana on the east, and to the west includes over 1.3 million acres of the Frank Church--River of No Return Wilderness. There are currently six administrative units on the Forest: Salmon-Cobalt, Challis/Yankee Fork, Lost River, Middle Fork, North Fork and Leadore Ranger Districts.
Rugged and remote, this country offers adventure, solitude and breathtaking scenery. The Forest also contains Mt. Borah - Idaho's tallest peak, the Wild & Scenic Salmon River and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. 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 Supervisors Office is located in Salmon, Idaho.
Challis/Yankee Fork Ranger District
Middle Fork Ranger District
Lost River Ranger District
Challis sits along the Salmon River at an elevation of 5,072 feet and has a population of 1,081. The climate of Challis is relatively cool and dry. The average low in the winter is about 10°F and the average high in the summer is about 90°F. The average annual precipitation is 7.4 inches and average annual snowfall is about 15 inches. Challis is near the Salmon River and is also the gateway to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, so outdoor experiences are some key highlights of life in Challis. The community has amenities similar to Mackay, plus being the county seat, also has the court house. Event occur almost year round and include fishing derbies, festivals, Braun Brothers Concert Weekend, rodeos, golf tournaments and more. Most services not available in Challis are available in Idaho Falls, which is about 150 miles away; Boise, which is about 160 miles away; or Missoula, Montana, which is about 180 miles away.
Questions? Call or email John Fowler, Fuels Specialist (208)879-4168 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTREACH NOTICE FORM
Reply Due: February 28, 2013 Please identify the series interested in.
John Fowler, Fuels Specialist, 208-879-4168, email@example.com
Forestry Technician (Fuels)
GS-462, 8/9 PFT
Or Fire Management Specialist (Fuels)
AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH: USFS BLM OTHER
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: PERMANENT ___TEMPORARY TERM
VRA PWD OTHER
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