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Position Summary

This position works independently and as part of a team to assure US Forest Service recreation sites are operated and maintained in accordance with operation and maintenance plans. Employee will schedule daily activities, establish maintenance schedules, inspect concessionaire operations based on their operating plan and permit terms. Writes up inspection reports and documents conditions of recreation site operations. The employee will take direction from and report to USFS recreation staff.

Major Duties

Serves as inspector for recreation areas and concessionaire contracts.  Maintains contact with and provides support to Campground Host(s).  Acts as liaison between campground hosts and the forest to manage concessionaire operated campgrounds.

Cleans toilets, rakes, picks up garbage, and performs minor maintenance on non -concessionaire operated campgrounds, day use areas and trailheads.  May collect fees with the appropriate training.

Performs safety hazard analyses of public recreation use areas and takes or recommends corrective action.

Installs and maintains information boards, travel signs, regulatory signs and other signs associated with recreation sites, travel management and safety.

Provides detailed information about recreation opportunities to Forest visitors and explains the Forest Service rules and regulations.  Provides information on resource management practices, regulations and current conditions.

Assists with campground and day use maintenance projects such as installation of bear boxes, picnic tables, fire rings or other.

Schedule includes one weekend day (Sat or Sunday negotiable).

Job involves daily driving in a Forest Service vehicle.


Practical knowledge of forestry with sufficient knowledge of standard forest recreation area operation, maintenance and use regulations and procedures to perform a variety of assignments in support of the unit recreation program.

Knowledge of recreation operation and maintenance plans to schedule daily activities, establish maintenance schedules and inspect cleanup operations.

Basic knowledge of recreation inventory/planning systems to provide input for recreation program management.

Ability to effectively meet and deal with contractors, coworkers, and Forest visitors; and demonstrate recreation principles.

Knowledge of recreation safety, health standards, safety hazards, water quality standards, and accepted safety practices to prevent disease, injury or loss of life.


The supervisor makes assignments in terms of objectives to be achieved, in coordination with USFS Recreation Staff.

Incumbent draws upon experience and training previously received to perform work assignments where standard practices apply.  Routine problems are resolved by the incumbent, but unusual or controversial problems are referred to superior who is usually available for advice or consultation.

Completed work is reviewed for technical soundness and compliance with policy and requirements.


Guidelines include Cleaning Recreation Sites Publication, Collection Officer’s handbook, other recreation related handbooks, and oral and written instructions which are specific as to the action to be taken.  The supervisor is available either in person or by radio to provide guidance in situations where deviation from guidelines or standard procedures is necessary.  Judgment in selecting and applying the appropriate guidelines to fit a specific situation is also necessary.


Recreation and wilderness assignments involve the performance of a variety of related tasks requiring the use of judgment and skill in selecting proper techniques and adapting to situations at hand.  Although work methods are established, employee is required to recognize differences between various situations to accomplish the work.

Scope and Effect

The work involves the carrying out of a variety of operations or project plans in support of the unit recreation program.  The incumbent executes specific rules, regulations, methods and procedures which typically comprise a complete segment of an assignment or project of broader scope.

Personal Contacts

Contacts are established with coworkers, contractors, Forest users/visitors, and local residents, and with individuals or groups outside of the immediate organization. Contacts are to provide information; obtain compliance; plan, coordinate or advise on work efforts; and/or resolve operating problems.

Physical Demands

The work requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion including walking on steep or uneven terrain, bending, lifting, and carrying.

Work Environment

Work is performed outdoors where there is exposure to extremes of weather and temperature. Work area varies from established recreation areas to wilderness. The work requires the use of safety equipment such as boots, gloves, goggles, and hard hats.


The position start date is May 22nd and goes through October 30th.


Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 18.06
Maximum Hourly Wage: 18.06

About Feather River Resource Conservation District

The Feather River Resource Conservation District (RCD) is a non-regulatory, local government entity which advocates for resource conservation through education and collaborative efforts with willing landowners and organizations that promote economic and ecological sustainability. In existence since the 1940s, RCDs are local grassroots conservation delivery systems that identify local conservation problems and guide solutions on a voluntary basis. The RCD covers 86% of Plumas County, and includes the majority of the Upper Feather River Watershed.

The RCD is exclusively grant and contract funded. The RCD is governed by a board of directors that is comprised of local landowners in the District. We offer a friendly and flexible work environment where our team of dedicated professionals working together to benefit our community and its natural resources. Our mission is carried out through various programs and projects that are consistently growing. For more information visit our website at