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Saw Program Manager - Full-time Temporary Opportunity, Not To Exceed 2 years

Forest Service Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources is looking for a highly qualified candidate to serve as a National Saw Program Manager.  This position is established under the Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources (RHVR) Directorate in National Forest System unit in the Washington Office, Forest Service organization. The position is directly responsible to an Assistant Director in the Washington Office; position will be located at a Forest Service office, with teleworking opportunities.  Final location will be determined based on outreach responses from qualified candidates.

At this time, we intend to advertise the permanent position in fall 2016.  If you are interested in this position, please respond electronically in the outreach database by October 4, 2016.  If you are unable to respond electronically, please complete the outreach notice form below and forward it to Bobbie Salone at by October 4, 16. If you have technical questions regarding the duties of the position, please reach out to Tinelle Bustam at or 202-205-9333.

This position reports directly to the Forest Supervisor, serves as an FLT member and as Acting Forest Supervisor on a rotational basis.

The position supervises up to 4 permanent personnel, one of which is shared with another forest.

Currently the Region is undergoing changes in Lands and Special Uses which will affect the forest. In response to these changes, the Lincoln NF developed this position to aid in redesigning a program to meet the challenges of today and those in the future.

Duty ratio: 70 % Recreation, 10% Supervision, 10% Lands, and 10 % Minerals.

This position will be advertised under the 0301, 0401, or the 0101 series. The series will be determined based on the responses from this outreach. To view the qualifications required for each series visit the following website for more information.

Transfer of Station and/or a Relocation Incentive may be authorized.

Thank you,

Heather Berman
Forest Plan Revision REALM Lead
Forest Service
Lincoln National Forest, Supervisor’s Office
p: 575-434-7251
f: 575-434-7218

3463 Las Palomas Road
Alamogordo, NM 88310

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Outreach For Permanent GS-12 Recreation/Lands/Minerals Program Manager on the Lincoln National Forest


The White River National Forest will soon be advertising a Natural Resource Specialist (Rec/Lands/Special Uses) 101/401 9/11 position on the Rifle Ranger District located in Rifle, Colorado.  This position leads the recreation program on the Rifle Ranger District and is a key player in building and maintaining partnerships, providing outstanding recreation opportunities and managing lands and special uses throughout the district. Be part of an amazing and dynamic district and on the forefront of recreation management on the nation’s most visited National Forest!  Please share this outreach notice with interested candidates.

 If interested in this position, please complete the attached outreach form and return it to me by December 7, 2016.

Sarah Hankens
District Ranger

Forest Service

White River National Forest

Rifle Ranger District

p: 970-625-6840


Good morning! 

A great opportunity in Albuquerque, NM

 Following is the USAJOBS link to the Archeologist, GS-0193-13, merit vacancy announcement 17-03-302535G-DQ that opened today and closes 12/12/2016.  Please forward to those who may be interested.  Thanks!


The Androscoggin Ranger District of the White Mountain National Forest will soon be advertising a GS-0462-7/8 Snow Ranger/Avalanche Specialist-Backcountry/Wilderness Program Manager position.  This position has varied and very different responsibilities depending on the season.  From late May until the snow begins to fly again in the late fall, the incumbent serves as the lead for three wilderness areas and supervises a crew of Backcountry/Wilderness Rangers in the performance of duties related to dispersed recreation and wilderness management on the District.  From December until the end of May, the incumbent works as part of the Mount Washington Avalanche Center, a motivated and effective Snow Ranger team that issues daily avalanche advisories, performs Search and Rescue missions for the Forest Service as Lead Agency in command, and increases visitor knowledge through avalanche education programs of varying media. Please see the attached Outreach Notice for specific position duties.

This was my first permanent position with the agency and a strong contender for the best job in the universe!  Wilderness duties include managing three units including the smallest area designated by the Wilderness Act of 1964 (Great Gulf) and the only USFS-managed unit in Maine (Caribou-Speckled Mountain).  It requires a special skill set due to 50% of the duties being associated with avalanche forecasting and SAR management but for the right candidate this position combines the best of both worlds. 


Hi Everyone,


The Gila National Forest has an exciting opportunity and is seeking an energetic individual to detail as the Forest Recreation Program Manager, GS-0101/0401/0807-12.  We anticipate that the detail would begin in mid-October for 120 days.  This position will be located in Silver City, NM at the Gila National Forest Supervisor’s Office. 

This position is the Forest program manager responsible for Recreation.  In this capacity, the incumbent provides strategic guidance and leadership to the Recreation program activities, as well as associated program areas such as Wilderness and Trails Management.  Responsibilities include formulation and recommendation of operating policies, practices, and procedures; programming and budgeting; and technology transfer.

For more information about this position contact Tracy Weber at 575-388-8382, email

If you are interested in this detail opportunity, please respond by October 6, 2017 through the outreach notice at

Please include a resume with your response.


Please pass onto to others who would like this opportunity.


Thank you,


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