Outreach Notice – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Outreach Notice – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation/Wilderness)

This is a permanent position with a duty station of Ely, Nevada


The Ely District Recreation Specialist provides expertise and advice in the administration of recreation program and projects, including developed and dispersed recreation, wilderness and recreation special uses. The Recreation Specialist is responsible for managing and maintaining recreation facilities; compiling and developing information for the recreation management database; providing expertise and advice on current recreation use, type and standards; and participating as a specialist in planning and implementation of projects on the District. The position reviews proposals for new recreation facilities or activities and recommends action; advises on recreation management plans; and coordinates activities between units and among other specialists to ensure consistency in program emphasis, development and between resource units.

The Recreation Specialist also provides input into the Forest-wide recreation budget and manages the District recreation budget. The position develops proposed natural resource management activities and coordinates and/or implements these approved management activities. The Recreation Specialist is responsible for environmental analysis reviews, reports, evaluation and preparation of environmental impact statements. The incumbent also seeks and establishes mutual working relationships with outside entities, such as Federal, State, Tribal and local agencies who partner with the Forest Service, as well as non-profit entities and recreation interest groups.

This position is zoned with two other ranger districts on the Forest, and the incumbent will have responsibility for the recreation program over nearly 3.2 million acres, including 12 wilderness areas, numerous campgrounds and picnic sites, and many miles of motorized and non-motorized trails. Duties of the position include 20% or less time supervising.

The Humboldt-Toiyabe (H-T) National Forest:

At over 6.3 million acres, the H-T is the largest National Forest in the contiguous United States. The Forest spans the entire state of Nevada, with an additional one million acres of land in the eastern part of California, along the Eastern Sierra Front.

Ely Ranger District:

The Ely Ranger District is one of the original National Forests in Nevada, before being incorporated as a Ranger District. The District covers about 1 million acres with elevations ranging from valley floors around 5000 feet to above tree line, over 12,000 feet. The District has about 20 permanent employees and about 15 seasonal employees. The District hosts a multitude of treasures to explore related to outdoor activities.

For additional information about the forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/htnf/

Contact Information:

For more information about the position, the community, or assistance working through the application process please contact:

Martina Barnes
Acting District Ranger
Ely Ranger District
(775) 289-5100
(801) 757-7757 (cell)

If interested, please request an outreach interest form and email with your resume to Martina Barnes by August 14, 2015.

Once a vacancy announcement has been created, a notification will be sent to those that expressed interest as well as be posted in the outreach database.

The vacancy announcement for this position will be posted on the U.S. Government’s official website for employment opportunities, www.usajobs.gov

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