Forestry Technician - Trails Supervisor

Company: US Forest Service

Open: 2014-10-01T00:00:00

Close: 2014-10-17T00:00:00

Status: ft

Wage / Salary: 34000 / yr


This posting is an Outreach only to determine interest in applying. If interested see contact information below.

Supervises crew of 3 and volunteers to maintain and build recreation trails in the Columbia River Gorge. Stationed out of Cascade Locks, OR. Also responsible for chainsaw and crosscut saw operation, recordkeeping, data recording, and assistance with developed recreation sites

Salary $34,000-42,000/year DOE


  • Supervision
  • Recordkeeping
  • Database input
  • Training
  • Safety
  • Fee collections
  • Issuing violation notices
  • Trail maintenance


  • Ability to provide administrative and technicial supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
  • Effective communication skills in coordinating completion of projects with a variety of groups, and personnel.
  • Knowledge of forestry methods and techniques involving a variety of trails work in support of the unit recreation programs.
  • Ability to plan work and meet deadlines; to use and maintain primitive tools such as crosscut saws, axes, etc.; and skill in operation and maintenance of chain saws, and assorted power tools.
  • Knowledge of forestry recreation operations, maintenance, regulations, and procedures as it relates to trail maintenance or construction/reconstruction projects.
  • Skill in maintaining written records; basic knowledge of laws and regulations regarding trails and recreation use; and skill in enforcing these laws and regulations.
  • Basic knowledge of construction contract inspection and administration.
  • Knowledge of supervision and personnel practices and procedures in order to carry out responsibilities and to plan/integrate work schedules to meet unit needs.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices related to program and workforce planning, supervision and training of employees to promote a well-trained and qualified workforce.


This is an Outreach only to determine interest in the eventual job advertisement. If interested, please see the attached document for more information.

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