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Position Summary

This position is located on a Forest Service unit and has responsibility for on-the-ground management of the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) program.

Major Duties

Assists in the development and the accomplishment of the district’s OHV program within the framework of existing planning documents.  Patrols OHV use areas to ensure areas are operated, used and maintained in accordance with the recreation plan and other appropriate planning documents.  May prepare for review by supervisor, environmental documents for OHV projects and special use events.

Participates in the development of recreation plan for developed and dispersed recreation sites.  Participates in the planning for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management goals.  Recommends specific requirements for use of OHVs and the proposed recreation facilities.

Implements and manages the unit’s OHV recreation program, including but not limited to, identifying and conducting maintenance of OHV routes.

May work with others in the development of budget data for the new and developed recreation sites and trails for OHVs.

May supervise a small crew of volunteers to accomplish necessary trail maintenance, bridge construction/reconstruction, and OHV unit projects/activities. Conducts surveys, develops projects plans and cost estimates, and makes recommendations for improvements.

Operates and maintains, in safe working order, assigned vehicles, motorcycles and ATV and trail maintenance equipment and specialized equipment used. Educates the public on Title 36 CFR requirements, or comparable and related regulations. Provides supervision and training of all personnel in preparation for operation of equipment.

Assists with the enforcement of Off-Road-Vehicle (ORV) restrictions, including maintenance and posting of regulatory signs and enforcement of restrictions. Monitors, inspects, and reports on contracted operations for compliance with contract provisions.

Provides public information and interpretive services, including detailed information concerning recreational opportunities.  Educate OHV users on potential resource damage caused by illegal use.  Serves as liaison with community organizations and interest groups to stimulate interest in and utilization of forest recreation facilities.

Participates in the administration of recreation event special use permits. Monitors permittee compliance with special use permits.  Requests immediate corrective action where public health and safety are involved.

Confers with supervisor before soliciting volunteers for recreation activities, services, or events. Provides general information to volunteers prior to their acceptance, during training, and while they perform their duties. Leads employees in the performance of their duties.

May implement and manage recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Responsible for taking action to correct any deficiencies within the approved operating plan. Implements corrective measures or recommendations to improve the administration of recreation programs.  Responsible for gathering the necessary information for project proposals, reports, surveys, and other needs by making on-the-ground field inventories, use counts, time studies, etc. for the development of new recreation sites.  Monitors and assess recreation facilities and the condition of the facilities and sites.

Conducts Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) studies, interpreting findings, making recommendations, and suggesting alternative methods for meeting objectives and complying with policies.

Job involves daily driving in a Forest Service vehicle.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 12
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Reference Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 16.95
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 22.04

    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 5 dedicated professionals work 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 www.frrcd.org

    Accessible by Public Transportation: No