WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST
Title, Series, and Grade: Forestry Technician (Recreation) – GS-0462-4; Full
Time Temporary, not to exceed 6 Months
Location: Wayne National Forest, Athens Ranger District
Housing: Government Housing is not available.
Duties: The incumbent provides recreation support on the Athens Ranger District,
performing a variety of tasks in support of the District’s recreation program. The
recreation program includes recreation areas in southeastern Ohio with campgrounds, day
use sites (both developed and dispersed), trails, and trailheads. This position requires the
operation of chainsaws, power tools, table saws and other equipment. Incumbent may
operate heavy equipment (such as mini-excavator, backhoe and skidsteer) up to
certification level. Trailer towing, ATV, and class B saw certification will be required
after employment (training for these certifications will be provided by the Forest
Service). The incumbent is responsible for reporting problems, violations, and use
numbers to the Developed Sites Manager as well as assisting visitors with questions and
concerns. Additionally, the incumbent is required to assist with year-end reports,
recreation site condition surveys, data input into various recreation databases, operation
plans, recommendations for improvements, maintenance logs, and other reports. Work
will be done in all weather conditions. Hiking and walking on uneven terrain, lifting up to
100 pounds, occasional long hours and state issued driver’s license will be required.
Depending on project, the incumbent may supervise other seasonal employees and also
assist with trail maintenance; perform wildfire suppression support as directed within
training and physical capabilities and other duties as assigned.
Interested individuals may apply for the Forestry Technician (Recreation) – GS-0462-4
position located on the Wayne National Forest, Athens Ranger District at the following
The vacancy announcement for this position may be found on the USAJobs website
at www.usajobs.opm.gov, under announcement number OCRT-462-4-REC-DT.
Applications MUST be submitted on-line through AVUE . All applications must be
submitted by April 4, 2012.The position will be filled at the GS-04 level only. Select
Nelsonville, OH as the duty station.
For more information and to indicate your interest, please contact:
Dawn McCarthy, Athens Assistant District Ranger
Phone: (740) 753-0527