Non-Fire Positions, US Forest Service

Bridger-Teton National Forest

Position Title: Non-Fire Positions

Organization: US Forest Service

Location: Bridger-Teton National Forest

Overview: The Bridger-Teton National Forest may fill up to 99 positions, including: recreation (trails, wilderness, off highway vehicle, river), timber, range, wildlife, fisheries, archeology, hydrology, and customer service. Government housing may be available for some positions. More than one position may be filled for each job announcement listed below. These positions will be temporary, not to exceed 1039 hours. All positions will be advertised on USAJOBS.

Developed Recreation Overview: The selected individuals will contact visitors to provide information about recreation opportunities, regulations and current restrictions. Crew members may work at developed campgrounds, backcountry cabins, picnic areas, overlooks and interpretive sites, utilizing strong maintenance skills in providing for public health and safety at these areas. Crew members will construct, maintain and rehabilitate recreation areas and facilities; patrol recreation sites ensuring public safety and take corrective actions when necessary. They will also perform safety hazard analyses of public recreation use areas (hazard tree inspections, campground safety and/or water testing). Some work projects may include lifting and carrying material that may exceed 50 pounds. Crew members may be expected to operate off-road vehicles (ATVs), chainsaws and other mechanical and non-mechanical tools. Some crews may utilize horses for travel or pack stock. Recreation technicians provide information regarding designated motorized routes, and support for law-enforcement, Technicians will also provide support for Forest Travel Management System through the building and installation of signs and barriers. Recreation crews may work closely with volunteers and provide support for campground hosts and other field based staff. Individuals are responsible for collecting fees from designated fee sites. Recreation Crews typically return to their home unit nightly but there is the possibility that overnight stays in the field may be required for project completion or patrols. The selected applicant must have a valid driver’s license.

Trails Overview: Trail crew members must be in good to excellent physical condition. The work may require hiking several miles through steep or uneven terrain, lifting, and carrying more than 50 pounds. The daily efforts will involve construction and rehabilitation of impacted areas and trails using traditional hand tools such as crosscut saws, shovels, picks, and axes as well as gas powered tools, such as chainsaws and rock drills. Project work may require that each person be ready to stay out in the field (camping) for up to 10-days on a hitch. Travel may be by foot, while carrying a backpack containing personal and work supplies and/or tools, or with stock support. Knowledge of packing and handling stock is helpful.

Application Deadline: October 30-November 9

How to apply: More than one position may be filled for each job announcement listed below. These positions will be temporary, not to exceed 1039 hours. All positions will be advertised on USAJOBS.