Wilderness Trail Crew Lead – U.S. Forest Service: Oregon

U.S. Forest Service - Umatilla National Forest
Ukiah, OR
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Post Doctoral Appointments
GS-4 to GS-5
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Spend the summer out in the wilderness! The Umatilla National Forest is hiring for a temporary Wilderness Trail Crew Leader. The position will be based in the North Fork John Day Wilderness near Ukiah, OR. The major responsibilities of this position will include performing trail maintenance tasks using traditional tools such as crosscut saws, hiking and traveling in the backcountry, educating visitors and users on wilderness best practices, planning daily and weekly crew tasks, recording accomplishments, and potentially working with horses and pack animals. The ideal candidate will have experience in backcountry, leading a crew, and be excited about wilderness and trails! Other training can be provided. Note: Duty station of Ukiah, OR is VERY remote. Housing is available, but internet, phone, and services are not reliable. APPLY ON USA JOBS today! Announcement Number: 22-TEMP4-R6-0010-4DT-KP Duty Station: Ukiah, OR Job announcement expires February 7th - apply today!
● Minimum of 2-years combined field experience in forest or other natural resource management, this may include but is not limited to corps work, wildland fire, research and survey work within the environmental field, land conservation, etc. ● Minimum 6 months leading a field crew in carrying out trail maintenance and other forest restoration tasks ● Knowledge and technical skills needed to conduct trail maintenance activities. ● Ability to educate and train crew members in skills needed to safely and successfully complete trail maintenance projects. ● Ability to hike 4-8 miles a day with a weighted field pack, ample water, and tools. ● Ability to perform physically taxing work in all weather conditions in rugged mountainous environments. ● Experience with crosscut saws. ● Experience working in backcountry remote settings. ● Interest in, or familiarity with, principles of wilderness land management ● Ability to provide a clean driving record ● Ability to pass a federal background check ● A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. ● Ability to safely drive a vehicle while towing a utility trailer on dirt and gravel roads
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Holly Henriksen
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