POSITION AVAILABLE: Regional Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Program Leader
USDA Forest Service
Southern Region - Atlanta, Georgia
POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for providing regional program leadership for the Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers programs in the Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service. The incumbent will also be responsible for addressing issues related to managing recreational visitor use in dispersed areas, and for other duties as assigned.
The agency is seeking applicants with in-depth knowledge and experience in managing Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers, as well as with experience using visitor use management frameworks such as “Limits of Acceptable Change” (LAC) or “Visitor Experience Resource Protection” (VERP). Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to lead teams, and demonstrated success in developing and sustaining partnerships are also desired attributes. Applicants should be skilled in managing complex programs.
SOUTHERN REGION: The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service encompasses 13 States in the Southeast plus Puerto Rico. There are 86 designated Wilderness areas, ranging from the cloud shrouded peaks of the El Toro Wilderness in the tropical rain forest of Puerto Rico to the cool mountain streams of the St Mary’s Wilderness Area in Virginia. There are 18 Wild and Scenic Rivers, and just as with the Wilderness areas, they encompass a broad range of geography and visitor experiences.
DUTY STATION: The position will be located in the Regional Office in Atlanta, GA. For information about Atlanta, go to www.Atlanta.com <http://www.Atlanta.com> . For more information about the USDA Forest Service or the Southern Region, go to www.fs.fed.us <http://www.fs.fed.us> and click on Regional Offices.
IF INTERESTED: The vacancy announcement is expected to be posted on the web at USAJobs.gov in late June. Interested individuals should monitor USA Jobs and follow the instructions provided when the job is posted. The position will be open to all federal employees and the general public. If you have questions about the job description, send an e-mail to Ann Christensen, the Southern Region’s Director of Recreation, Wilderness, Heritage, and Volunteer Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> and put “Wilderness Position” in the e-mail subject title. If you have questions about qualifications for the 0401 series or other questions about how to apply, contact the Human Resources Management staff using the contact information that will be provided on the vacancy announcement.
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JUNE 22, 2010