[ACT] USFS Looking for Field Ranger & Volunteer Coordinator
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Wed Jan 17 10:41:21 PST 2007
FYI from Howard...
Howard S. Okamoto
R5, Angeles NF, Los Angeles River RD
12371 North Little Tujunga Canyon Road
San Fernando, CA 91342
818-899-1900 ext 229
hokamoto at fs.fed.us
May I ask for your help in getting this job announcement networked
This is a pilot program for one year, with the potential to become an
ongoing program, through partnership between the San Bernardino National
Forest Association and the San Bernardino National Forest. If you
questions, please contact me. Thank you! - Lacy
Deputy Director - SBNFA
P. O. Box 350
Skyforest, CA 92385
Fax (909) 337-1104
lacykelly at fs.fed.us
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FIELD RANGER AND VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
SBNFA Field Ranger Volunteer Program
This position is a full-time, 40+ hours per week, salaried, overtime
position. The position reports to and works for the SBNFA Deputy
leading and managing the organization’s newly developed Field Ranger
Volunteer Program. The position’s duty station resides at the San
Bernardino National Forest - Mountaintop Ranger District - Big Bear
office. The position is responsible to provide overall Field Ranger
for the Mountaintop Ranger District, as well as volunteer management for
the Field Ranger Volunteer program. The incumbent is highly involved in
public information and education, and is expect to engage in partnership
and resource development. This position works in close partnership and
collaboration with the Mountaintop District Ranger Recreation Officer.
Approximately 60% of the incumbent’s time is spent in the field
Field Ranger duties, half of which is devoted to recreation and facility
maintenance efforts. The goal of the Coordinator is to have a
force of volunteer Field Rangers active every day.
Works with the Mountaintop Ranger District Recreation Officer and the
Deputy Director to identify program goals and objectives and ensures
these goals and objectives are met.
Based on the goals and objectives, designs and develops management
structures and procedures to ensure the effective smooth running of the
program and good communications throughout.
Developments and designs program brochure, recruiting materials, and
volunteer management database.
Develops program specifics, including training outline, volunteer job
descriptions and performance expectations.
Recruits, trains, manages, motivates and recognizes Field Ranger
Completes financial administration and reporting tasks.
Provides monthly work accomplishment reports and statistics related
Management, leadership and chairing of the program’s Advisory Council.
Writes notices of noncompliance (NNCs), and provides the required
for Field Ranger Volunteers to do the same.
Ensures that NNCs are issued with appropriate friendly attitude and
required accompanying educational information, in keeping with the
and mission of SBNFA and the Forest Service friendly flyer intent.
Coordinates and leads monthly volunteer meetings, and any other meetings
needed to help the program run effectively.
Collaboratively creates an annual maintenance plan for facilities and
recreation sites on the Mountaintop Ranger District, to be approved
Maintains the Field Ranger Program website.
Ensures the financial health of the program by engaging in resource
Provides support and administrative duties for supervisor, and other
Ensures a positive image of the program, volunteers, and coordinates
participation in community events.
Maintains all volunteer records, hours and up to date training
Maintains documentation of public contacts and project
Maintains close partnership with the Field Ranger Program Liaison and
key Forest Service contacts.
Ensures adequate promotions and media contacts for the program, and
collaboratively to ensure appropriate messages and information are being
distributed in the field and to the public.
Responds to information requests in a timely and thorough manner.
Writes and designs brochures and other printed materials needed for the
program, including press releases, etc.
Maintains program records on the Forest Service server and ensures
files are safely backed up.
Completes correspondence for the program.
Conducts mailings and ensures publication of a regular newsletter.
Any administrative duties related to management of the program.
Sample of skills and characteristics for success
Must be flexible and work a schedule that coincides with SBNFA and
Must be able to work in a productive and collaborative manner with
organizations that have different business models and organizational
Must be dependable, honest and professional.
Must be willing to learn, self teach, and become familiar with, and
advocate for all SBNFA programs and the Forest Service.
Ability to mutlitask, meet multiple deadlines and work in a fast-paced,
rapidly changing environment.
Ability to assertively manage projects, while working with the
Ranger District Recreation Officer as appropriate.
Excellent writing skills and a style that communicates messages clearly,
Ability to engage and manage volunteers.
Ability to proactively lead vision and change.
Tact and diplomacy, along with persuasive and motivational skills
Good problem solving skills, resourcefulness
Excellent spelling and grammar skills, attention to detail
Ability to grow, learn and change with the department’s growing and
Commitment to continuous professional development
Commitment to teamwork and effective working relationships
Ability to effectively advocate for SBNFA, the Field Ranger Program
Graphics skills, attractive and effective design of program and resource
development pieces, such as tri-fold brochures, flyers, etc.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in land management field-work and
recreation facility maintenance, or equivalent. Administrative skills,
people skills, and leadership skills.
· Computer experience essential (MS Office Suite, internet savvy)
· Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, both
oral, taking into account the wide variety of constituents and
· Friendly, articulate and a good listener
· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
· Experience and/or familiarity with various tools used for
of facilities and recreation areas, and ability to teach others how to
safely use these tools
· Strong multitasking skills, with the ability to meet deadlines
· Excellent problem solving skills, and ability to make good
· Ability to think independently and communicate ideas concisely
· Ability to set priorities, organize time efficiently and balance
several tasks at once, and complete quality work by deadline
· Graphics design and brochure layout skills a plus
· Practical and technical knowledge of recreation issues on the
and standard Forest Service recreation area operations, regulations and
· Knowledge of recreation safety and health standards and processes.
· Broad writing skills, adaptable to a variety of needs from press
releases, to reports, to brochures and appeal letters
· Type 40 WPM preferred
· Must be able to sit for long periods of time, complete repetitive
motion tasks, grasp, reach, lift up to 50 lbs., type for extended
and travel by car.
· Ability to report to a duty station in Big Bear.
· Ability to travel for field visits and meetings in other areas as
appropriate for the program.
Salary: $26,000 plus 50% paid medical benefits
Office Location: San Bernardino, CA (Moutaintop Ranger District, Big
Application Deadline: February 16, 2007
To apply, please submit cover letter along with résumé and a list of
professional references and their contact information to:
Field Ranger Program, SBNFA
P.O. Box 350
Skyforest, CA 92385
Fax (909) 337-1104
Email: lacykelly at fs.fed.us
Equal Opportunity Employer
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