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Wilderness Recruitment 2012

Wilderness Recruitment 2012

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WILDERNESS/CLIMBING RANGER EMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITY:
The
Gifford Pinchot National Forest’s Mt. Adams Ranger District
is currently recruitingapplicants for seasonal Wilderness/Climbing Ranger positions.Information Contact:
Gabrielle Snider, Wilderness/Trails Manager (509) 395-3390
 E-Mail:
gsnider@fs.fed.us
 Position Title:
Forestry Technician - Wilderness GS-4 (starting $13.41 per hour) GS-5(starting $15.00 per hour)
 
Employment Dates:
Mid June to Mid September
Duties:
The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of technical work insupport of the Mt. Adams Wilderness program. The incumbent maintains andrehabilitates adversely impacted wilderness trails and campsites, collects visitor use datato comply with Forest Plan and Limits of Acceptable Change requirements, enforceswilderness regulations, collects and packs out litter, patrols a high use climbing route onMt. Adams and much more. Crew members will be expected to wear uniforms to conductbackcountry patrols and to make visitor contacts to check permit compliance and informusers of wilderness regulations, Leave No Trace camping techniques and wildernessethics. Incumbent will assist in search and rescue operations as needed and use firesuppression techniques on natural and human caused fires in the wilderness if needed.
Overnight, weekend and Holiday work required.
Please visit the wilderness rangertoolbox on wilderness.net to get a full picture of the duties of this position. In addition,you can watch Keeping It Wild: a wilderness ranger training video on YouTube to learn more about this position from wilderness managers and wilderness rangers in the field.
Qualifications:
The incumbent must be self motivated, a problem solver and possess thefollowing skills and experience: significant backcountry camping and backpacking skills;mountaineering experience; ability to work and communicate with diverse public usergroups; willingness and ability to live and work in remote, primitive environments in allweather conditions; ability to carry a 50lb backpack and hike 6 to 12 miles per day inrough mountainous terrain; be self-motivated and willing to work as a member of a crew,with a partner, or alone with little direct supervision; be certified as a Wilderness FirstResponder, in Wilderness First Aid or as an EMT. Interest in a career in natural resource
 
 
management, recreation or related field a plus. Passion about Wilderness stewardship amust!
What’s provided:
The District will provide uniforms, camping and safety equipment,training in wilderness ethics, philosophy and management, trail maintenance, datacollection, public contact, first aid and safety.I will be hiring off of the Open Continuous Rosters (OCRT) for my positions or using theStudent Temporary Employment Position hiring authority. If you are NOT a student,Please submit your completed applications through AVUE using the followingannouncements:OCRT-462-4-WLDN-DT, title-Forestry Technician -Wilderness, series/grade-GS-0462-4OCRT-462-5-WLDN-DT, title-Forestry Technician -Wilderness, series/grade-GS-0462-5

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