U.S. Forest Service Region 5

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Feb 01, 2024
Full time
$82,830 - $107,680 yearly
U.S. Forest Service Region 5 CA, USA
Duties Serve as an alter-ego to the District Ranger sharing responsibility for providing technical and administrative direction to all activities of a designated area on a National Forest/Grassland. Serve as a steward for a designated Forest Service area and embodies the agencys core values in service to the Forest Service mission and complete duties in a way that is trustworthy, caring, respectful, responsive, curious, and inclusive. Clearly communicate decisions and take care to explain actions in the larger context of our Forest Service mission and purpose. Work in collaboration with communities and partners. Build community, welcome diverse and new perspectives, remain invested and stay informed of current social, political, and economic issues and concerns within assigned geographical area. Oversee the inventory, planning, evaluation, and management of each forest/grassland resource including timber, soil, land, water, wildlife and fish habitat,...
Feb 01, 2024
Full time
$82,830 - $128,043 yearly
U.S. Forest Service Region 5 CA, USA
Duties Responsibilities listed are at the full performance level (GS-13). Serve as a steward for a designated Forest Service area and embodies the agency?s core values in service to the Forest Service mission and completes duties in a way that is trustworthy, caring, respectful, responsive, curious, and inclusive. Clearly communicate decisions and take care to explain actions in the larger context of our Forest Service mission and purpose. Directly responsible for the science-based stewardship of diverse natural and cultural resources. Understand the interdependence of all Forest mission areas, implement agency policy, and navigate dynamic tensions and complex political, human and social factors. Address the appropriate public use of forests/grasslands and associated lands of the District. Work in collaboration with communities and partners. Demonstrate a commitment to learning and evolving management approaches based on knowledge gained both from best...
Feb 01, 2024
Full time
$31,512 - $45,982 yearly
U.S. Forest Service Region 5 CA, USA
Duties Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-05 level. Serves as an experienced firefighter on a hand crew or other related fire suppression crews performing fire suppression and/or fuels management duties under the most adverse conditions of climate, fuels, and terrain. Performs the duties of a fully qualified chain saw operator and chainsaw repair technician. Performs all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, and mop up. Collects fire weather data, fuel and/or soil moisture samples, maps projects, and maintains records. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt. Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background...
Feb 01, 2024
Full time
$71,091 - $134,022 yearly
U.S. Forest Service Region 5 CA, USA
Duties Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-12 level. Pilots a variety of models at low altitudes and varying speeds over unfavorable terrain such as mountains, forests, or deserts, during both day and night conditions, to transport passengers and cargo among a variety of destinations. Serves as pilot-in-command on single engine land, light and/or multi-engine aircraft over unfavorable terrain such as mountains, forests, or deserts, during both day and night conditions. Serve as a technical advisor to the Regional Aviation Operations Manager/ Supervisory Pilot for single and/or multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft activities (WCF and contract) used by the agency for project and fire management work. Performs basic systems inspection on light single and/or twin-engine aircraft and/or heavy multi-engine aircraft to confirm that aircraft is ready for flight operations according to prescribed preflight checks. As the Aviation Contracting Officers Technical...