BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team to serve as a Park Ranger for the North Central Montana District, Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, Duty Station: Fort Benton River Management Station. Information about the Fort Benton area can be found at http://www.fortbentonchamber.org/.
This position is also being advertised under vacancy announcement MT Merit-2019-0088. Only one person will be selected from these announcements.
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This is a developmental position with a GS-09 full performance level. This position functions as the work leader for the seasonal and volunteer work force and provides recreation planning and visitor service support in the inventory, study, development, protection and management of the Monument's recreational resources. At the full performance level, duties to support these functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Work Leader: Coordinating work of seasonal employees and volunteers; performing daily maintenance of facilities such as cleaning restrooms, mowing grass, and general site cleanup; performing routine maintenance and minor mechanical repairs on power equipment such as mowers and boats; maintaining various mechanical systems such as well and drinking water, septic, heating, cooling, pumping, and plumbing systems; performing preventative maintenance; and operating specialized equipment, as needed, to maintain sites (small tractor/backhoe, riding lawn mower, trucks, weed eaters, chainsaw, and outboard boats).
- Visitor Protection and Services: Patrolling 149 miles of the Upper Missouri River to ensure users are aware of rules and regulations using a watercraft on the river; assisting with Search and Rescue Operations as directed; providing information to management and/or law enforcement regarding potential criminal incidents; scheduling patrols and visitor services needed on river segments or recreation sites.
- Resource Management: Working with all facets of the Special Recreation Permit (SRP) program as related to the UMRBNM; assisting with end-of-season evaluation of the river program; and maintaining professional partnerships with federal, state and local agencies and private organizations.
- Planning/Environmental Analysis: Leading and providing input and technical guidance on team efforts in the preparation of EAs/Activity Plans; responsible for long and short range planning efforts for the UMRBNM; leading NEPA preparation and coordination of input from resources specialists.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The job requires physical effort such as walking, climbing, crouching, bending, crawling, and stooping, for nearly all duties. Lifting, carrying, and loading equipment, tools, materials, etc., is necessary to perform the work. Items may be bulky and heavy (up to 100 lbs.) or awkward to carry such as posts and poles. There is danger of cuts from sharp tools, extreme weather conditions, and noise and vibration from operating mowing machines. Operates U.S. Government vehicles, as well as, operates and maintains river equipment such as canoes, kayaks and jet boats and related equipment.
Occasional travel - At times, travel for meetings and/or training may be required.