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Area of Consideration is all qualified persons. Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.
These positions are full-time temporary positions, not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (about 6 months) in a service year, however these positions may be terminated sooner depending on management needs. The typical seasonal period for is May through October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding.
Area Information: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks represent an extraordinary continuum of ecosystems (96% designated wilderness) arrayed along the greatest vertical relief (1,370 to 14,505 feet elevation) of any protected area in the lower 48 states. These parks provide a wealth of recreational opportunities via 835 miles of trails, wild and scenic rivers, alpine lakes, and caves, along with a full range of overnight lodging prospects to choose from that include 14 campgrounds. For more information visit: http://www.nps.gov/seki/
Incumbent uses chainsaws to fall trees of moderate difficulty and complexity with accuracy in developed and non developed areas. Uses tree felling cuts and specialized tools to fell trees in desired direction. Recognizes tree species, defects, wood characteristics and environmental hazards that may alter desired felling results. Works in potentially hazardous conditions while being exposed to inclement weather, steep terrain and associated risks related to forest timber industry. Installs and utilizes rigging equipment while under direct supervision and communication with supervisor or designated leader. Uses ropes to aid in tree debris using winch line and chokers. Operates various types of equipment used in field operations such as skid steer loaders, brush chippers, stump grinders, power saws, portable winches and tree jacks. Operates aerial platform controls to aid in tree hazard reduction. Drives medium duty trucks to transport crew and equipment to and from work sites. Operates vehicles while towing trailers. Performs walk around pre-trip inspection of vehicles and equipment prior to use. Keeps trucks in orderly and clean condition. Performs minor maintenance on all equipment and tools. Provides for public safety, protects property and surrounding environment to minimize resource impact.