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Forestry Technician (Recreation)

Siuslaw National Forest
Job Field:
Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Siuslaw National Forest

Central Coast Ranger District/Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Reedsport, Oregon
Job Description:


The incumbent serves as a lead Recreation Technician on the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, responsible for the field operations and maintenance of the District’s developed recreation sites. Developed sites include 13 highly-developed campgrounds and 20 motorized and non-motorized day use areas.


The incumbent’s duties would be as follows:

· Serves as work leader for up to five seasonal employees and a large volunteer host program. Plans, organizes, and monitors project work completed by this workforce

· Assures recreation sites and areas are operated and maintained in accordance with operation and maintenance plans

· Schedules routine maintenance activities, establishes maintenance schedules, and ensures sites are managed to meet health and safety standards. Personally performs routine daily

maintenance and cleaning tasks as needed

· Reports on conditions and use of sites and areas

· Operates and maintains drinking water wells, and maintains a Class 1 water

systems operator certification

· Manages a large volunteer program. Recruits individual volunteers and

groups, administers volunteer agreements, and reports accomplishments.

Maintains regular contact with campground hosts and caretakers, to provide them the information and support they require

· Collects recreation fees in accordance with manual and handbook requirements, and is held accountable for the funds collected. Maintains accountability records as required. Prepares and deposits cash in accordance with current manual direction

· Serves as a Forest Protection Officer, to ensure visitor compliance with Forest Service regulations and policies.

· Provides detailed information to visitors about recreation opportunities, resource management practices, and current conditions. Uses good host techniques in all contacts

· As a purchase card holder, obtains supplies and services needed for the District recreation program. Maintains records of purchases, reconciles purchases, and reports expenditures to supervisor

· Collects developed recreation site data, and enters this information into the INFRA data base.


About the Siuslaw National Forest

The Siuslaw National Forest headquarters is located in Corvallis, Oregon. The forest lies west of Corvallis, Salem, and Eugene. It encompasses a little over 630,000 acres stretching from Hebo on the north, along the Pacific Coast through the 30,000-acre Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, to Coos Bay on the south.


The Forest lies on the east and west sides of the coast range with the highest point being Mary’s Peak

at 4,097 feet. This offers a panoramic view of the Cascades, Willamette Valley and coast range. Commodities include clean water, abundant wildlife, recreation, and a diversity of forest products.

It has 3,200 miles of perennial streams used by anadromous fish and more than 5,000 miles of intermittent streams. There are 132 miles of hiking trails within the forest. We have three wilderness areas, covering 22,500 acres. Nearby recreation opportunities include hiking, camping, fishing hunting, snow sports, and coastal recreation activities (crabbing, whale-watching, dune buggy riding, etc.).

Central Coast Ranger District – Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (CCRD-ODNRA)

The Central Coast Ranger District is large, comprising about 2/3 of the 630,000-acre Siuslaw National Forest. With a strong record of quality work, innovation and accomplishment, the Forest and CCRD-ODNRA are well thought of both internally and externally. The District fosters and maintains a wealth of partnerships through creative and energetic work by top-quality, dedicated employees. Straddling the Oregon Coast Range, the Siuslaw is one of the few lower 48 National Forests to manage ocean front real estate. “Restoration, Recreation, Partnerships” is the Siuslaw National Forest’s niche. CCRD-ODNRA manages about 60 miles of discontinuous ocean frontage from Coos Bay to Waldport, Oregon. It’s a great place to work.

This position will be stationed in Reedsport, Oregon on the Siuslaw National Forest. The main towns in the area are: Florence, with a population of 8,484; Reedsport, with a population of 4,111; Coos Bay, at 15,857; and neighboring North Bend, at 9,628. Florence is approximately 20 miles north of Reedsport and Coos Bay/North Bend are approximately 25 miles south of Reedsport.


A degree or a combination of education and experience. The position will be stationed in Reedsport, Oregon. Applicants must apply to this location if they wish to be considered.

How to Apply:

The vacancy announcement for this position will be posted on USAJOBS, the U.S. Government’s official website for employment opportunities at USA Jobs website:

If you are interested in this position please complete the attached Outreach Response Form and return it to Shane Gill, ODNRA Recreation Lead ( no later than October 31, 2017.