Forestry Technician (Recreation)

US Forest Service Franklin, North Carolina
Deadline Apr 22, 2019
Job Type Seasonal / temporary


Assures recreation sites and areas with one or two major uses are operated and maintained in accordance with operation and maintenance plans. Schedules daily activities, establishes maintenance schedules, and inspects cleanup operations based on recreation operation and maintenance plans. Reports on conditions and use of sites and areas.

Serves as inspector for recreation area cleanup and maintenance contracts. Maintains contact with and provides support to Campground Host(s). Serves as a fee collection officer.

Inspects recreation areas, trails, areas of concentrated public use, and special use activities authorized by permits for compliance with the permits, management plans, public health, and safety.

Performs safety hazard analyses of public recreation use areas and trails and takes or recommends corrective action.

Cleans both roadside and backcountry dispersed sites. Naturalizes sites where necessary in order to control use and prevent resource damage. Installs and maintains information boards, travel signs, regulatory signs, and other signs associated with recreation sites, trails, travel management, and safety. 

Provides detailed information about recreation opportunities to Forest visitors and explains the Forest Service rules and regulations. Provides information on resource management practices, regulations, and current conditions.

Collects, compiles, and summarizes information for recreation and trail data management systems. Provides input for programming and planning.

Plans and implements projects associated with trail maintenance and construction and reconstruction projects. Reports work completed. Monitors the condition and use of trails. May be required to obtain Forest Protection Officer certification and perform law enforcement responsibilities using all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), watercrafts, and snowmobiles to patrol unit roads, trails, or waterways ensuring protection of forest property, land, and visitors. 
On occasion, directs or leads one or two lower-graded employees engaged in recreation and trail maintenance. Makes day-to-day assignments and ensures quality of completed work.

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Category Recreation