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« on: December 08, 2008, 03:39:17 pm »
Forest Service to Advertise Hydrologist Position

The White Mountain will soon be advertising for a GS 1315 Hydrologist 9/11.

This will be a term position for initially 1 year with the option to extend the term up to 4 years total.

This hydrologist position will have as its primary duties evaluation of projects for environmental effects and will serve on numerous IDT teams.  Projects likely to occur during the initial period include integrated vegetation management projects, aquatic passage projects, and renovation of recreation sites in riparian zones.

The hydrologist will work under the supervision of the Forest Hydrologist or other related specialists on the forest Ecosystem Team and will be assigned to the Supervisor's Office (SO).  The actual duty station is flexible between any one of the three ranger districts or the SO and will be negotiated at the time of hiring based on the preponderance of project work and supervision needs.

Please contact me if you have any questions or know of potentially qualified candidates.

Roger

K. Rogers Simmons, Jr.
Administrative Officer
Supervisor's Office
White Mountain National Forest
(work) 603 528-8779
(fax) 603 528-8783
cell) 603 387-9807
email krsimmons@fs.fed.us

 
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Re: USDA-Forest Service
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 12:21:17 pm »
A good work area if you like the Lake States and the Eastern UP. I'm well familiaar with the area. Started my career in the U.S. Forest Service at Raco on the Soo District of the Hiawatha NF in June 1961.

FOREST TECHNICIAN POSITION VACANT ON THE EASTERN HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST
OUTREACH NOTICE/VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST
REGION 9 - EASTERN
Raco, Michigan
 
Job Title: Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep)   
Series/Grade:  GS-0462-5/6/7
Outreach Open Date: June 4, 2009
Close Date:  July 5, 2009
 
The Hiawatha National Forest, Eastside Zone (Sault Ste Marie Ranger District) is planning to fill a Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep) position.  This position is a permanent full time (PFT), position with a duty station of RACO-CHIPPEWA-MI.  This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity. 
 
The vacancy announcement is posted and may be accessed through www.avuecentral.com or www.usajobs.opm.gov.  This vacancy is being advertised under the Open Continuous Roster (OCR) # ADS07-R5-SALEPREP-567G for current government employees (MERIT) and ADS07-SALEPREP-567DP for external applicants (DEMO).  Government housing is not available.   When applying under the OCR please, be sure to choose RACO-CHIPPEWA-MI as the preferred duty station.  Applications must be submitted no later than July 5, 2009 to be considered for this position.
 
Please Note:  The promotion potential for this position is the GS-7 level.  The position may be filled at the GS-5 or 6 or 7 levels.
 
Position Description:  This position involves working individually or with a crew to conduct timber sale preparation activities.  The incumbent may also serve as a crew leader when needed. Responsibilities include:  applying silvicultural prescriptions and marking guidelines to designate timber sale units and trees for harvest, conducting timber cruises to estimate quality and quantity of timber to be sold, traversing sale units using GPS to determine acreage, general maintenance of field equipment and other duties as assigned.
 
The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion including walking on rough terrain, climbing steep slopes and walking in heavy logging slash and tangled brush. The work is performed in all weather conditions including extreme temperatures, rain, snow, wind and dust. May be exposed to irritant chemicals. Boots, hardhat, gloves, etc. are required to be worn.
 
Evaluation Process:  Candidates will be evaluated based on their work experience, training and education.
 
INTERESTED?
 
Interested applicants for this position should contact Martha Sjogren, Timber Management Assistant Ranger at (906) 643-7900 x 117, msjogren@fs.fed.us or Jim Ozenberger, Deputy District Ranger at (906) 643-7900 x 157, jozenberger@fs.fed.us.  The web page address for the Hiawatha National Forest is:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/hiawatha/.
 
The Forest

Renowned for its spectacular beauty in the Summer, Fall and Winter, the Upper Peninsula is home to a diverse array of northern hardwoods, pines, pine barrens, dunes and swales, as well as numerous inland lakes, marshes, rivers and streams.  The Hiawatha is uniquely surrounded by three Great Lakes (Michigan, Superior, Huron).  Northern Michigan is known for outstanding recreation opportunities.  It affords abundant fishing, biking, hiking, camping, boating, sailing, kayaking, birding, Fall color tours, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling and a host of other winter and summer sports.
 
Among all this natural beauty and scenic landscapes are full service communities that afford abundant opportunities for families and singles alike.  These communities are Escanaba (pop. 14,000), Marquette (pop. 19,500), Sault Ste. Marie (pop. 16,000).  The Ranger District communities of St. Ignace, Sault Ste. Marie, Rapid River, Munising and Manistique provide a full variety of services, schools and amenities.  The Forest Headquarters is located in Escanaba.  These communities, in addition to affording safe, family oriented environments where a sense of community is maintained, also provide a variety of stores, banks, churches, high quality schools, sports both through school and intramurals, quality medical professionals and outstanding tourism businesses and features.  Tribal reservations in the area include the Michigan Potawatomi, Bay Mills Indian Community, and the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
 
Located about 6 hours north of Detroit, Michigan, the north wood’s weather is characterized by pleasant summers of warm days and cool nights, great for enjoying the Great Lakes shorelines and many other recreational opportunities.  Falls are generally cool with several days of mild, balmy weather and dominated by spectacular leaf colors of scarlet, orange, yellow, and green against a backdrop of deep blue and green waters.  Winters offer plenty of snowfall, heavier towards Lake Superior, and cold temperatures that are moderated by the presence of the Great Lakes.  Great opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing exist in abundance throughout the Forest.
 
The Community

The Raco Work Station is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, within six miles of Lake Superior.  Sault Ste Marie, Michigan is the “twin” to Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada, just across the St. Mary’s River.  The District Ranger and Deputy District Ranger have responsibility for the merged St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie Districts.  The Raco Work Station is located in Chippewa County, about 50 miles north of the St. Ignace district office. 
 
Houses for sale fluctuate based on the local market ($75,000 - $200,000) in Chippewa County.  Others are available in the commuting area and there are several contractors in the area available for home construction.  Generally, there are few houses for rent and apartments in the commuting area range from $300 per month on up. 
 
Sault Ste Marie is a full-service community with schools, War Memorial Hospital, shopping opportunities and many other businesses.  Higher education opportunities are provided through Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste. Marie) and Bay Mills Community College (Brimley), which offer community and web-based classes in addition to campus classes.  Many civic organizations thrive in the area and contribute to the quality of life by hosting concerts, plays, and artwork.
 
The life-style of the north woods is casual and peaceful and is enhanced by the outstanding natural beauty and rich cultural history of the area.  We encourage you to consider this opportunity. 
 
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY:

TWO sets of instructions are provided:
 1 - for Temporary employees and the General Public AND
 2 - for Permanent Federal employees and those with status
 
Vacancy Announcement # ADS07-R5-SALEPREP-567DP (Demo) is open to temporary government employees and the General Public.
 
Apply under the DEMO (for temporary employees and the General Public) as follows:
Go to: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov
 
1 - Click on SEARCH JOBS.
2 - At the top of the next screen, click Advanced Search.
3 - In Keyword Search window, enter this vacancy announcement number:
ADS07-R5-SALEPREP-567DP (for temporary Gov’t employees and the general public).
You do not need to fill in any other sections; now just go to the bottom of the page and click SEARCH FOR JOBS.
4 - Next screen, click on job title: FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (Timber Sale Preparation)
5 - Next screen, in the paragraph titled JOB SUMMARY, click on the sentence To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY...  This will redirect you to AVUE Digital Services (this is the application database for applying to Forest Service jobs) where you will enter your user name and password, and you may begin the application process. If you have never been in AVUE, you will be required to create a User Name and Password.
6 - Next screen, click: APPLY NOW located on the left side bar.
7 - Next screen, you must complete all sections listed in red text located on the left side bar before submitting your application.
Permanent Federal Employees/Merit Promotion or Status Candidates: Please use the following applications instructions:
 
Vacancy Announcement # ADS07-R5-SALEPREP-567G (Merit Promotion) is open to current and former Federal Employees and candidates under special hiring authorities.
Apply for the Merit Promotion announcement as follows:
 
Go to: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov
 
1 - Click on SEARCH JOBS.
2 - At the top of the next screen, click Advanced Search.
3 - In the Keyword Search window, enter this vacancy announcement number:
ADS07-R5-SALEPREP-567G (for permanent Government employees).
4 - Go to the bottom of the screen and click YES for Applicant Eligibility.  You do not need to fill in any other sections; now just go to the bottom of the page and click SEARCH FOR JOBS.
5 - Next screen, click on job title: FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (Timber Sale Preparation)
6 - Next screen, in the paragraph titled JOB SUMMARY, click on the sentence:
 "To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY...." This will redirect you to AVUE Digital Services (this is the application database for applying to Forest Service jobs) where you will enter your user name and password, or create a user profile by creating a user name and password so that you can begin the application process.
7 - Next screen, click: APPLY NOW located on the left side bar.
8 - Next, you must complete all sections listed in red text located on the left side bar before submitting your application.
It is recommended that you save you application information periodically while completing the process.
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Note for ALL applicants: If you are interested in an opportunity at RACO-CHIPPEWA-MI you must specify RACO as the duty location when applying for this Forestry Technician job in AVUE. You will be able to choose several different duty locations.  However, keep in mind that you might only get one job offer.  There may not be a second offer.  So only choose the duty location(s) that you would definitely accept.
 
To be considered for the Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation), GS-0462-05/06/07, submit applications no later than July 5, 2009.
 
USDA Forest Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.



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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 07:39:55 pm »
HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST SILVICULTURIST  VACANCY

Outreach Response Form due 29 July 2011.  See below. 

Supervisors Office Outreach
Hiawatha National Forest
29 June 2011

Outreach
Hiawatha National Forest will be filling a GS-0460-12 Forest Silviculturist position at the Supervisors Office.  The current duty station for this position is Escanaba, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Bay de Noc.
 
About The Position
This position serves as Forest Silviculturist with responsibility for the silviculture program on the Hiawatha National Forest.  Directly responsible for reforestation, timber stand improvement, and stand exam program areas.  The incumbent must be certified as a silviculturist, or able to obtain certification at the earliest opportunity.
 
Major Duties
Program Duties:  Principal duties include negotiating and coordinating silviculture program targets and budget with the RO; on-Forest program and budget management; and providing silvicultural advice and information to the Forest Supervisor and staff. 
Supervisory Duties:  This is a non-supervisory position.
 
Duty Station
The Supervisor’s Office  The Hiawatha National Forest Supervisor’s Office is currently located in Escanaba, Michigan.  However, we anticipate moving to a new location in Gladstone, Michigan in the coming months.
 
The Forest  The Hiawatha National Forest lies in the central and eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Approximately 1 million acres fall within the Forest boundary.
 
Hiawatha National Forest’s uniqueness stems largely from its proximity to three Great Lakes.  The Great Lakes affect its weather, recreation opportunities, scenery, historic sites, hydrology and ecosystem diversity.  The Forest’s recreation niche, “Your Great Lakes National Forest” captures some of this uniqueness by focusing on the Forest’s “Great Lakeshores” (Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron), “Great Lighthouses” (Point Iroquois, North Light, East Channel Light, Christmas Range Light, Peninsula Point and Round Island Lighthouse); “Great Islands” (Grand Island, Round Island, and St. Vitals Island); and “Great Snow” (referring to the hundreds of inches of snow that fall each winter
 
Hiawatha National Forest is divided geographically into two units.  Munising Ranger District and Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District comprise the Forest’s West Unit.  The West Unit includes shoreline on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.  The Forest’s East Unit includes the St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie Ranger Districts, including a work station located in Raco.  The East Unit includes shoreline on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
 
Other highlights of the Forest include:
·         The Forest’s ASQ is 109mmbf, as determined in its 2006 LMP.  In recent years our cut has been about 45 mmbf.
·         Our reforestation target in FY 2011 is 5700 acres; our timber stand improvement target is 1500 acres.
·         Six lighthouses located on NF land, including Point Iroquois Lightstation, which is open to visitors.
·         Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway
·         Joint operation of the USFS/National Park, Service Visitor Center in Munising.  The facility sees over 60,000 visitors each year, with most visitation concentrated in July and August.
 
Community Information
Escanaba  Escanaba is a small city of about 13,150 year-round residents.  Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the county seat of Delta County (37,200 residents), Escanaba’s economy is focused around service and timber industry business.  Primary employers include federal/state/local government, a New Page Paper Company operation, Munising Memorial Hospital, local schools, and two state correctional facilities.
 
Delta County Airport serves the city with daily flights to larger airports.  Major transportation routes in Escanaba include US Highway 2, US Highway 41, and M-35.  Delta Area Transit Authority operates a bus system throughout Delta County.
 
Eight public school districts and two private schools operate in Delta County.  For more information on K-12 schools, click here.  Post-secondary educational institutions include Bay de Noc Community College, located in Escanaba, and Northern Michigan University, located about 65 miles away in Marquette, MI. 
 
Cultural opportunities in Escanaba include the William Bonifas Fine Art Center, the Waterfront Art Festival, Escanaba City Band, Players de Noc, and Bay de Noc Choral Society, and many smaller arts organizations, art galleries, and musical performing groups.
 
Top industries in Escanaba by number of employees include timber industries, health care/hospitals, limited and full-service restaurants, and nursing care facilities.
Other facts about Escanaba
·      Population: 18,414 (2000 Census)
·      Median income per household:  $32,998
·      Mode rent is between $400 and $500/month
·      For more statistical data about the city click here
 
Delta County  Delta County is located in the central Upper Peninsula and lies on the shore of Lake Michigan.  The county prides itself in having more fresh water shoreline than any other county in the nation.  The county includes of a mix of private and public lands including Escanaba State Forest and Hiawatha National Forest.
 
If you’re looking for outdoor recreation opportunities, Delta County has much to offer.  Residents enjoy a wide range of outdoor pursuits including sea kayaking, canoeing, camping, mountain biking, hiking, trail running, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing and more.  The City of Escanaba Recreation Department offers a variety of recreational activities and leagues, and the Delta YMCA offers a variety of recreational activities and classes promoting family wellness. 
 
Surrounding Area Gladstone (population 5,000) is located on Bay de Noc, adjacent to Escanaba.  Commuters and shoppers travel between the two communities.  Gladstone offers schools, parks, trails, recreation, a summer concert series, a harbor, and other amenities.
 
Marquette (population 19,700) is the Upper Peninsula’s largest city.  Located on Lake Superior about 65 miles north of Escanaba, it is a handy location in which to find additional options including medical services, shopping, art, culture, entertainment, restaurants and more.  Marquette is home to Northern Michigan University and Marquette General Hospital, numerous clinics, several malls and large chain stores, a food coop, theaters, and a YMCA.
 
Websites  For more Information about Escanaba and the surrounding area, visit the following the websites:
City of Escanaba
City of Gladstone
Delta County
Delta County Chamber of Commerce
Bays de Noc Convention & Visitors Bureau
 
Contacts
For more information about this opportunity, feel free to contact us! 
 
Forest Supervisor: 
Jo Reyer, 906-789-3339
 
Fire, Fuels, Planning and Ecosystems Team Leader:
Dave Maercklein, 906-789-3301
 
Administrative Officer: 
Piper Desy, 906-789-3331
 
Forest Silviculturist (through September 2):
Jean Perkins, 906-789-3354
 
RESPONSE OF INTEREST
Please respond with your interest on the form below.
Response by Friday 29 July 2011.
 
HIAWATHA N.F. FOREST SILVICULTURIST
OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM
If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete this outreach form and send via e-mail to pdesy@fs.fed.us, or mail to Piper Desy at 2727 N. Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI  49829, or fax to Piper Desy at 906-789-3311.  Responses must be received by close of business on Friday, July 29, 2011.
 
I am interested in this position on the Hiawatha National Forest.


PERSONAL INFORMATION
 
Name:                                                                                                 Date:              _____


Address:                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
 
Phone:                                                           Email address:                                             
 


Are you currently a National Forest employee?        Yes                 No                   
 
If YES, CURRENT LOCATION:                                                                         
 
CURRENT SERIES AND GRADE:                                                                                               
 
CURRENT POSITION TITLE:                                                                                                     
 
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:        ______ PERMANENT    _____ TEMPORARY      ______ TERM
______ VRA                  _____ PWD                   ______ OTHER
 
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 _________________________________________________
 
Thank you for your interest!
 
 
 




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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 10:49:39 am »
The USDA Forest Service will conduct on-the-spot hiring at this year’s Society of American (SAF) Convention (Nov. 6 in Honolulu, HI). It is a streamlined approach to hiring that uses existing noncompetitive employment authorities such as the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). Applicants are evaluated and may have a tentative offer in the same day or a couple of days following an interview at the Convention. Students interested in interviews at the convention should visit the website.
 
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 11:30:42 am »
So if one looking for a FS job, only need to get the cash together to make it to the convention in HI.  ::)
This sounds like an excuse for FS employees to get their trip paid to HI to interview candidates.  ::)

I can't put my finger on it, buy why does this sound just a bit suspect (to me) as a way the FS should be conducting their hiring business?

Now, if such practice was in place for more local area SAF section meetings where the likelihood that graduates could make it to the meeting, then I can see more merit to the idea.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 11:23:10 pm »
SILVICULTURIST ON THE CHEQUAMEGON-NICOLET

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin is announcing an upcoming vacancy for a Forest Silviculturist.  This is a permanent, full time position, GS-12 level.  Relocation to Rhinelander expected.  "Outreach Notice Form" must be submitted by 10 February. 

For more information contact:

Harv Skjerven
715 362-1342
jskjerven@fs.fed.us

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 07:19:06 pm »
HIAWATHA NATIONAL  FOREST

Silvicultural Technician (Timber Stand Improvement), GS462-4/5, Raco, Michgian

Contact Marjorie Allmaras for an "Outreach Response Form". 
 
Marjorie Allmaras, Acting East Zone Silviculturist, mallmaras@fs.fed.us

I started my USFS career as a forester at Raco, Michigan in 1961, 51 years ago.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 05:40:11 pm »
HIAWATHA NATIONAL  FOREST

Forester (Timber Sale Preparation), GS460-4/5/9, St. Ignace, Michigan
http://wodata01/fsfiles/unit/wo/hrm/outreach.nsf

Contact:  Martha Sjogren, Eastside Timber Program Manager/CO msjogren@fs.fed.us or 906-643-7900 ext.117

Martha can provide an "Outreach" document and "Outreach Response Form". 




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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 05:42:25 pm »
HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST

Fire Management Officer GS 462-10/11, Rapid River, Michigan
Permanent, full-time.

Contact:  Dave Silvieus, District Ranger
dsilvieus@fs.fed.us, 906-474-6442 x123, Cell 906-280-4123, Fax 906-474-9122
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 10:51:56 pm »
HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST VACANCIES

Seems a "rash" of Hiawatha forestry positions have been advertised lately ("outreached" in federal lingo, I think).  Below is the newest, the fourth, recent outreach.  The previous three distributed to this email recipient list are re-listed below that.  By contacting the respective person, you will be emailed an "Outreach" document and "Outreach Response Form".  There are deadlines. 

Zone Silviculturist, GS-460-9/11, St. Ignace, Michigan.
Contact:  Tim Baker at tbaker@fs.fed.us

Fire Management Officer GS 462-10/11, Rapid River, Michigan.  Permanent, full-time.
Contact:  Dave Silvieus, District Ranger
dsilvieus@fs.fed.us, 906-474-6442 x123, Cell 906-280-4123, Fax 906-474-9122

Forester (Timber Sale Preparation), GS460-4/5/9, St. Ignace, Michigan
Contact:  Martha Sjogren, Eastside Timber Program Manager/CO msjogren@fs.fed.us or 906-643-7900 ext.117

Silvicultural Technician (Timber Stand Improvement), GS462-4/5, Raco, Michgian
Contact:  Marjorie Allmaras, Acting East Zone Silviculturist, mallmaras@fs.fed.us


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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2012, 08:36:25 pm »
Hey Ron, I hope folks are able to navigate the new AVUE system for applying for Federal positions - it has been "reborn" and is more problematic than ever before.  I'm still working as an "acting" Forest Sup until the job is permanently filled here on the A-S.  Lots of fire recovery and timber salvage going on; White Mountain Stewardship still churning along too...... 8).  First quarter PITSAR had us (A-S)with 94% of the Region's target.
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Re: USDA-Forest Service
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2012, 06:26:11 pm »
US FOREST SERVICE 'OUTREACH' POSTINGS

Hiawatha National Forest

Forestry Aid (Timber Sale Preparation) GS-462-03
Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation) GS-462-04/05
Raco Work Center
Contact Martha Sjogren
msjogren@fs.fed.us
(906) 643-7900 x117

West Zone Fire Management Officer
GS 462-10/11
Rapid River District
Contacts
Rapid River District Ranger:  Dave Silvieus – 906-474-6442, ext. 123
Munising District Ranger:  Charlie Marsh – 906-387-2512, ext. 14
Forest Fire Management Officer:  Steve Nurse – 906-428-5822





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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2012, 01:59:03 pm »
US Forest Service and partners provide employment opportunities nationwide: Summer positions for thousands anticipated

US Forest Service News Release, March 29th
Thousands of temporary seasonal jobs with the Forest Service and its partners are available this summer and officials say now is the time to begin the application process. "Due to the nature of much of our work, such as wildfire fighting and seasonal recreation programs, we anticipate hiring many temporary workers," said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. "These jobs will provide economic relief for many unemployed Americans and help stimulate local rural communities." Annually, the Forest Service and its conservation partners hire over 15,000 people for summer positions. Of that total there are around 12,000 openings during the peak fire season months for those seeking temporary work in the fire and aviation management field. To read more of this article link to: http://www.fs.fed.us/news/2012/releases/03/employment.shtml

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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2012, 02:52:22 pm »
SUMMER FORESTRY JOBS

2012 Summer Season
Temporary Employment Opportunities
US Forest Service, Eastern Region

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Locations available: Park Falls, Eagle River, Glidden, Lakewood, and Washburn, Wisconsin
 
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is seeking qualified applicants to fill a variety of temporary full-time positions for the 2012 summer season.  The deadline to apply to these positions is April 15, 2012.
 
Positions will be advertised and filled using multiple hiring authorities, including temporary 1039 positions.  See below for information on how to apply.
 
Temporary 1039 Positions:
 
Temporary 1039 positions (approximately 6 months) are listed on an Open Continuous Vacancy Announcement with no closing date.  These announcement numbers are listed below.  Those that wish to be considered for available positions must apply to the corresponding announcement number by close of business on April 15, 2012.  All applicants who have applied to announcements on or before the listed date and are found to be qualified will be referred for consideration.  The vacancy announcements for these positions are posted on the USAJobs website found at www.usajobs.gov.  Applicants must submit their application through www.avuedigitalservices.com.
   
POSITION
ANNOUNCEMENT #’S
DUTY LOCATIONS

Developed Recreation Technician
OCRT-462-4-REC-DT
OCRT-462-5-REC-DT
Lakewood, Eagle River, Washburn, Glidden
Forestry Tech/Timber Stand Improvement (TSI)
OCRT-462-5-TSI-DT
Washburn
Forestry Tech/Timber Sale Preparation (TSP)
OCRT-462-5-TSP-DT
Washburn
Bio Science Tech/Plants
OCRT-404-6-PLANT-DT
Glidden
Fisheries/General
OCRT-404-5-FISH-DT
Laona
Information Receptionist
OCRT-304-3-INFO-DT
OCRT-304-4-INFO-DT
Park Falls
 
DESCRIPTIONS OF WORK TO BE ACCOMPLISHED
 
Information Receptionist (one position)
Duties include customer service and information receptionist duties.  Respond to visitor questions regarding recreation opportunities, local area, and general Forest information.  May provide some office services support.
 
Recreation Technician (up to 5 positions)
Duties include support of the Forest recreation program; working primarily in the areas of developed recreation, dispersed recreation, and motorized/non-motorized trails management.  Duties will include facility and grounds maintenance of developed recreation sites, fee collections, trails maintenance, and dispersed recreation campsite maintenance. Visitor contacts are common.  Weekend and holiday work is required.
 
Plants Technician (one position)
This position involves a wide variety of work in the management of invasive plants using the full range of Integrated Weed Management techniques and tools available. This includes inventory of National Forest lands for new or suspected infestations, monitoring of known infestations, and treatment of infestations. Treatment may include hand pulling, cutting or mowing, or approved herbicide application using non-restricted herbicides. Ability to identify both non-native and native plants is a must. The incumbent will serve as the lead member of a three person crew, acting as the day-to-day crew leader under supervision by the District Ecologist. May also include working with and acting as the technical supervisor of other FS personnel when working with invasive plants, YCC or other youth programs, volunteers, and cooperators as the need arises.  Incumbent will hold necessary pesticide applicators certifications (training and testing provided by US Forest Service following hiring). Other certifications such as ATV operator, chain saw, wildland fire fighter, etc. are useful but not mandatory.  Incumbent should be proficient in GPS and GIS skills used in orienteering and data management. The incumbent serves as the primary accomplishment reporter using the FACTS and NRIS TESP-INV databases (training provided).  This position requires manual labor in all types of weather.
 
Fisheries Technician/Aid (up to 2 positions)
Primary duties would include construction and installation of fish habitat restoration structures on streams, rivers and lakes.  Work will involve driving 4X4 trucks, map reading skills, handling mechanical equipment such as hand tools, chainsaws, brush augers and performing these duties at times under arduous conditions.  Some computer work will be required for reports using word processing, spreadsheets and recording field data and accomplishments.
 
Forestry Technician (possibly one or two positions)
Primary duties would include timber stand improvement and/or serving as a member of a crew responsible for timber sale preparation. Experience with chainsaws and certification through the Forest Service is highly preferred.  Tree species identification needed.  Applicant may conduct vegetation surveys; work individually or as a member of a team. Experience with GIS and GPS, as well as basic computer skills and first aid familiarity are desired.
 
Please contact Lisa Klaus for additional information. 
 
Lisa Klaus, Public & Administrative Affairs
Ottawa National Forest:  906-932-1330, ext. 328
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest: 715-362-1336
E-Mail:  lklaus@fs.fed.us
 


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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2012, 01:39:52 pm »
THREE VACANCIES ON THE CHEQUAMEGON-NICOLET

The Washburn Ranger District (northern Wisconsin) of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is looking to hire a forestry technician (GS-462-06) for our timber sale preparation crew. This crew spends roughly 80% of their time in the field marking and cruising timber and laying out timber sale boundaries. The position requires a minimum of one year of specialized experience in the specific duties listed below, or a combination of work experience and education in
natural resources. 
 
Specialized Experience: Using tools such as relaskop, diameter tape, compass, prism, clinometer, and power equipment; Serving as a qualified timber cruiser, determining the quantity of timber in a given area by species, type, and quality; Applying silvicultural prescriptions, aerial photographs, maps, environmental analysis reports, and marking guides to designate harvest timber in a variety of stand conditions.
 
There is an "outreach document" that provides additional details and a response form, available from Jedd Ungrodt. This position will be officially advertised in early July soon, at which point I’ll be able to provide anyone interested in applying with instructions on how to apply.
 
Jedd Ungrodt
Timber Management Assistant
Washburn Ranger District
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forests
113 E. Bayfield St.
Washburn, WI 54891
Office (715) 373-2667 x228
E-Mail jdungrodt@fs.fed.us
 
Assistant Ranger – Silviculture (GS-0460 9/11 Forester) on the Medford-Park Falls District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, in Wisconsin.
 
The District Leadership Team is experiencing a nearly complete turnover.  This year the district filled the Assistant Ranger - Timber Management; Assistant Ranger – Recreation; and Assistant Ranger-Biology.  We just  filled the Support Services Specialist and a Natural Resource Specialist-NEPA.   We have a new front line staff and many new staff in timber and fire.   And now we are beginning the outreach for the final Assistant Ranger – Silviculture!
 
Why did this happen all at once?  Several district employees have recently received significant promotions and/or challenging new opportunities across the country, including the former district silviculturist who is now the Forest Silviculturist on a major western forest.   Consequently, a new "wave" of assistant rangers and other district employees are now experiencing a unique and rare opportunity to collectively shape the future organization and leadership model for the ranger district.     
 
The Position:
 
The District Silviculturist is responsible for the silviculture program on the Medford-Park Falls District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.  This forest typically ranks within the top five timber producing forests in the nation.  Consistent with this, the Chequamegon-Nicolet has a very large and active reforestation and TSI program.  The incumbent is directly responsible for reforestation, timber stand improvement, database management, NEPA planning, silvicultural prescriptions, and stand exam program areas for the district.  The incumbent must be certified as a silviculturist, or able to obtain certification at the earliest opportunity. This Assistant Ranger also serves as a direct assistant to the ranger, providing leadership in a broad range of programs, planning, and budget affecting the district and forest, both independently as well as a member of the district leadership team.   On a regular basis, this position serves as acting district ranger.
 
We are seeking candidates who demonstrate high performance and potential, offer strong communications and leadership skills, and enjoy and seek a field based program of work.
 
Contact Bob Hennes for an "outreach notice".  If you have any questions about this opportunity with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, please contact Bob Hennes by July 12, 2012 at rhennes@fs.fed.us  or call at my Park Falls office listed below.   
 
Bob Hennes, District Ranger
Medford-Park Falls RD,   Chequamegon-Nicolet NF
715.762.5107  Park Falls     715.748.4875  Medford     
715.661.0166  Cell              715.762.5506   Home

Natural Resource Specialist Recreation, GS-401-11, Chequamegon-Nicolet, Eagle River/Florence Ranger District
Closing date 9 July 2012

This Assistant Ranger position serves as a direct assistant to the ranger, providing leadership in a broad range of programs and issues affecting the district and forest, both independently as well as a member of the district leadership team.   On a regular basis, this position serves as acting district ranger.  This position directly supervises 1 permanent full time employee and oversees the district recreation staff which includes 2 permanent full time employees, 4-5 seasonal employees, volunteers, and interns.  The Recreation Management program includes the planning, management, budgeting, and administration of a mixed program of developed campgrounds, dispersed camping sites, boat landings, trail heads, motorized, ski, horse, and other non motorized trail systems, National Historic Register structures, recreation and other special uses, and roads management.   Program leadership involves frequent partnerships and coordination with local governments, user groups, schools, chambers of commerce, and other agencies.   

For an "outreach document", contact:
Catherine Pinegar, Acting District Ranger
Eagle River-Florence Ranger District
715-479-2827 ext 14
cpinegar@fs.fed.us.
 
 


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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2012, 02:21:05 pm »
JOBS ON THE CHEQUAMEGON-NICOLET NATIONAL FOREST

Below are the merit and demo vacancies for the GS-401-11 Natural Resource Specialist (recreation) positions located on the Eagle River/Florence and Lakewood/Laona ranger districts on the Chequamegon-Nicolet NF.  Vacancies open July 2 and close Friday July ,13.
 
Government Announcement - http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320466700
 
Demo Announcement - http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320466900
 
Catherine Pinegar
Acting District Ranger, Eagle River/Florence RD
Chequamegon-Nicolet NF
715-479-2827
 

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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2012, 02:22:35 pm »
VACANCIES ON THE WESTERN UNIT OF THE HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST
 
The West Unit of the Hiawatha National Forest is currently advertising for a Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep/Timber Sale Administrator) GS-0462 8/9.  This announcement will be open from July 2, 2012 through July 11, 2012.  All interested applicants must apply by July 11th for this position via the USAJobs.gov website. 
 
Those wishing to apply to the merit promotion announcement can follow the link, http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320333300  or the announcement number is 12-09100002-2669G-DD.
 
Those wishing to apply to the DEMO announcement can follow the link, http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320333800 or the announcement number is 12-09100002-2669DP-DD.
 
Please help me is distributing this information as far and wide as possible. 
 
Thank you.
 
Charlie Marsh
District Ranger
Munising Ranger District
Hiawatha National Forest
400 East Munising Ave
Munising, MI  49862
906-387-2512


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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2012, 12:35:41 pm »
RESOURCE ASSISTANT" AT RAPID RIVER RANGER STATION

Outreach Notice
 
The Hiawatha National Forest will soon be advertising to fill the West Zone Resource Assistant fulltime position.  This will be a GS-1101-5/6 position.  The duty station for this position is located at the Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District Office in Rapid River, Michigan.  The annual salary range is $30,577 to $39,748.
 
Contact  Information
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to reply to this outreach by November 23, 2012.   If you are interested in being considered, please contact Tracy Anderson to obtain an Outreach Notice Reply form  [tlanderson@fs.fed.us or at 8181 US Hwy 2, Rapid River, MI  49878].  Also, please contact Tracy if more information is needed at 906-474-6442 x131.
 
About The Position
 
Provides administrative review of the timber sale packages and assists in getting sales mailed out for advertisement.  Participates in timber sale bid openings for oral and sealed bid offerings. Monitors the districts timber sales business management resource section to ensure all financial management features of the timber sale contracts are adhered to and that compliance is satisfactory throughout the life of the sale.  Ensures that the timber sale accounting system is applied in a manner to ensure accuracy and proper procedures. Reviews timber sale contract and audits timber sale statements of account to ensure that documents comply with appraisal, current direction, procedures, laws, and regulations.  Ensures correct and current rates are used for all species.  Audits, detects, and makes corrections of errors through the timber accounting system.  Analyzes contracts and pertinent records to verify that transfer is allowed when purchasers request transfer of stewardship credits.  Maintains the official timber sale folders at the district office and sends copies of documentation to the supervisor’s office for the Contracting Officer. Position will be supervised by the Westside Timber Management Assistant.

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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2013, 03:00:28 pm »
POSSIBLE FORESTER POSITION IN WYOMING

Timber Forestry Technician GS-0462
Bighorn National Forest Supervisor’s Office
Sheridan, WY

Timber Shared Services of the Bighorn National Forest will soon be advertising a permanent seasonal 18/8 timber forestry tech position.  The purpose of this outreach is to determine interest and an applicant pool.  Depending on the results, the position may be flown internally, demo, or both.  The timber shop is zoned across the Forest, and covers the Medicine Wheel/Paintrock, Powder River, and Tongue Ranger Districts.  The duty station is the Supervisor’s Office in Sheridan. 

Please obtain and return a completed form by January 30, 2013 to dlozinski@fs.fed.us or fax to (307) 674-2668 or mail to
Deb Lozinski
c/o Bighorn NF
2013 Eastside 2nd St.
Sheridan, WY, 82801

Respondents will receive an email when the position is advertised. 

The Position
18/8, grades 06/07
 
The position is an 18/8; 18 payperiods of active employment, 8 payperiods of inactive.  Promotion level is GS-07.  Benefits associated with permanent positions are available. 
 
Primary duties for the position include completing stand exams in proposed timber sale and fuels reduction locations; conducting regeneration surveys; unit layout; designating timber to be harvested according to marking guides; cruising to determine stand volume; inspecting for marking, cruising, planting, and TSI service contracts; and other duties as assigned.  Incumbent must be proficient with diameter tape, compass, prism or relaskop, GPS, clinometer, chainsaws, increment borers, and other forestry equipment.  GIS experience is very helpful.  This may be a supervisory position. 
 
This position provides a wide array of timber experience.  Incumbent will be cross-utilized between sale prep and silviculture, with some harvest inspection duties, as necessary.   Therefore, applicants should be self-motivated, able to work independently in rugged terrain in all weather types, contribute as a team member, and plan to work 40-hour weeks with the probability of overtime during busy summer months. 
 
There is a possibility for participation in fire detail and/or prescribed fire, but it is neither guaranteed nor a condition of the position. 

Contacts for Additional Information
 
Deb Lozinski
Silviculture Forester
dlozinski@fs.fed.us
(307) 674-2629

Tony Saba
Sale Prep Forester
tsaba@fs.fed.us 
(307) 674-2688




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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2013, 03:42:12 pm »
UMATILLA NATIONAL FOREST

Forestry Technician (Silviculture) GS-0462-6/7

The Umatilla National Forest will soon be advertising a two GS-462-6/7 Forestry Technician positions. These are permanent full time positions that serve as technicians in reforestation, timber stand improvement, invasive plants, database maintenance, and geospatial projects.  Duty stations are located in Walla Walla and Pomeroy, WA. No government housing is available.
 
Anyone interested in this position should complete and return the an outreach response form by January 25, 2013 to Carrie Spradlin, North Zone Silviculture Staff, at (509) 522-6059 (email: cspradlin@fs.fed.us).

PLEASE NOTE:  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. target grade or multi-grade and service-wide, region-wide, government-wide, or DEMO).  Responses received from this outreach notice will be relied upon to make this determination.

THE POSITION:
 
The incumbent serves as one of two forestry technicians in silviculture on the North Zone of the Umatilla National Forest.  One position is located in Walla Walla, WA while the other is located in Pomeroy, WA.

This position:
·         Develops the schedule and work plans for TSI and reforestation activities.
·         Performs reforestation stocking, TSI, and animal damage surveys.
·         Uses GPS and GIS technology to accomplish assigned tasks including map creation and database application.
·         Collects stand examination data and maintains vegetation databases.
·         Assists in silvicultural and invasive plant reporting and database maintenance. 
·         Serves as a COR or inspector on contracts.
·         Performs invasive plant inventory.  Chemical (pesticides) may be used in the treatment of invasive plants and the incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain a State Pesticide Applicator’s License.   
·         Prepares forestry data based on basic statistical computations, creating tables, cost estimates, or visual representations to be used in reports.
·         Completes geospatial projects such as creating maps, geospatial components of databases, or digitizing, editing, and appending geospatial features.
·         Assists other technicians in field reconnaissance for integrated vegetation projects. 

OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM

If you are interested in this position and want to receive a copy of the Vacancy Announcement, please complete this form by January 25, 2013 and send via e-mail to cspradlin@fs.fed.us.  If you are not a current Forest Service employee or do not have access to internet, please complete the form and mail or fax to:
 
Umatilla National Forest
Walla Walla RD
1415 West Rose
Walla Walla, WA 99362
 
I am interested and would like to receive a copy of the Vacancy Announcement for the following position (please indicate one or both grades):
 
Position Title/Series/Grade:   Forestry Technician, GS-0462-6/7                                                     
                                               
Please Indicate Duty Station(s)  you are interested in:

      Walla Walla Ranger District

      Pomeroy Ranger District

 
PERSONAL INFORMATION:
 
Name:                                                                       
 
Address:                                                                           
                                                                 
                                                                                       
 
E-Mail Address:                                                                         
 
Phone:                                                         
 
Current title/series/grade:                                                                                                 
 
Are you currently a Federal employee? ___   YES       NO     
   
 IF YES:     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         Student Career Experience Program       
  Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998         Other                                                           


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