The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a principle assistant implementing both annual and long-term work plans for developed recreation sites (campgrounds, day use sites, recreation residences, etc.) and dispersed sites, in support of a unit recreation program.
- Deposit fees according to instructions to ensure they are protected and correctly accounted for.
- Collect fees at recreation sites.
- Carry out and monitor implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed or dispersed recreation sites.
- Identify safety hazards and then repair, remove, or replace portions of facilities using equipment and tools.
- Patrol district roads, trails, or waterways to determine whether visitor use is in accordance with recreation plans and regulations and report any issues to supervisor.
- Report instances of non-compliance with provisions of special-use permits.
- Prepare project work plans for the use, improvement, and maintenance for a developed recreation area.
- Inspect recreation area use to enforce compliance with the management plan by issuing or requesting issuance of citations.
- Count and/or reconcile collection fees at recreation sites.
- Repair dispersed recreation sites such as roadside or backcountry sites using various equipment and tools.
- Draft suggested contract specifications such as a description of the work, following the instructions and direction of contracting personnel.
- Recommend changes to improve contracts to meet long-term needs for management of recreation resources.
- Monitor work done under contracts with standard provisions and interpret provisions for contractors.
- Report information about interests of visitors to be used in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, and construction projects.
- Repair items such as toilets, road closure gates, hand pumps, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, and trash receptacles in developed recreational areas.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
- Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
- Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
- This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW (does not apply to West Virginia locations).
- Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.
Qualification & Experience:
- For the GS-07: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as meeting one or more of the following: Served as the point of contact with community organizations and interest groups to generate utilization of forest recreation facilities; Assisted in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies; Served as an inspector and/or contracting officer’s representative on service contracts ensuring work is completed properly; Managed all aspects of Special Use Permit administration for activities within undeveloped and developed areas of the unit. OR one full year (18semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture) from an accredited college or university. OR a combination of experience and education as described above which together meets the qualification requirements of this position.
- For the GS-06: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as meeting one or more of the following: Inspected special use permits such as outfitter guide operations, issued notices of non-compliance issues and report to supervisor; Inspected and maintained recreation facilities and areas; Lead and coordinated crew to maintain recreation sites; Monitored forest areas to identify violations of federal regulations such as enforcement of off-road vehicle restrictions. OR one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as forestry, range management, agriculture) from an accredited college or university. OR a combination of experience and education as described above which together meets the qualification requirements of this position.
Company: U.S. Department Of Agriculture
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Harrisburg, IL, US
Application Deadline: N/A