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WILDERNESS/CLIMBING RANGER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

The Gifford Pinchot National Forests Mt. Adams Ranger District is currently recruiting applicants 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 in support of the Mt. Adams Wilderness program. The incumbent maintains and rehabilitates adversely impacted wilderness trails and campsites, collects visitor use data to comply with Forest Plan and Limits of Acceptable Change requirements, enforces wilderness regulations, collects and packs out litter, patrols a high use climbing route on Mt. Adams and much more. Crew members will be expected to wear uniforms to conduct backcountry patrols and to make visitor contacts to check permit compliance and inform users of wilderness regulations, Leave No Trace camping techniques and wilderness ethics. Incumbent will assist in search and rescue operations as needed and use fire suppression techniques on natural and human caused fires in the wilderness if needed. Overnight, weekend and Holiday work required. Please visit the wilderness ranger toolbox 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 the following skills and experience: significant backcountry camping and backpacking skills; mountaineering experience; ability to work and communicate with diverse public user groups; willingness and ability to live and work in remote, primitive environments in all weather conditions; ability to carry a 50lb backpack and hike 6 to 12 miles per day in rough 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 First Responder, 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 a must! Whats provided: The District will provide uniforms, camping and safety equipment, training in wilderness ethics, philosophy and management, trail maintenance, data collection, public contact, first aid and safety. I will be hiring off of the Open Continuous Rosters (OCRT) for my positions or using the Student Temporary Employment Position hiring authority. If you are NOT a student, Please submit your completed applications through AVUE using the following announcements: OCRT-462-4-WLDN-DT, title-Forestry Technician -Wilderness, series/grade-GS-0462-4 OCRT-462-5-WLDN-DT, title-Forestry Technician -Wilderness, series/grade-GS-0462-5

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Do this FIRST: Contact Gabrielle Snider (gsnider@fs.fed.us: 509-395-3390) to discuss your interest in the position no later than March 1. Please send a resume, professional references, and provide the following information. Contact Information 1. Full name: 2. Phone # which we can contact you: 3. Email address: Personal Information 1. Date of birth & age: 2. Country of citizenship: 3. If not a US citizen, can you legally work in the US? (yes or no) 4. Gender (male or female optional to provide): 5. Ethnicity (optional to provide): 6. Are you a military veteran? (yes or no) Do you qualify for Student hiring? To qualify for a STEP job, you must meet all of these eligibility requirements: 1. Must be at least 18 years old 2. Must be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) at least half-time at an accredited high school, technical/vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university. 3. Must be in good academic standing (as defined by your school). 4. Must be a US citizen or eligible to work in the US. How do you qualify for different grade levels? The General Schedule (GS) pay grade you qualify at depends on the amount of work experience & education you have. For student jobs, you qualify based on how much education youve completed: GS-grade 4 - Technicians must have at least 6 months of full-time general work experience and 6 months of specialized work experience related to job or 2 years of education above high school. GS-grade 5 - Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in forestry, range management, agriculture, or a subject-matter field directly related to the position

Learn more about the Student Temporary Employment Program http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/step.html