Job Vacancy Los Padres National Forest GS-0340-12/13 District Ranger

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    The Los Padres National Forest will be filling a District Ranger position on the Ojai Ranger District. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to determine interest. A referral list will be generated from this announcement on May 6, 2010.

    DUTIES: This position serves as a District Ranger for the Ojai Ranger District on the Los Padres National Forest. The position serves as a member of the Forest Leadership Team and is responsible for the quality, quantity, and coordination of all work performed on the District. The incumbent is responsible for developing, organizing, and implementing functional long-range planning and short-range action plans. The incumbent also coordinates resource management planning efforts and establishes and maintains cooperative relations with local, county, and state representatives, civic groups, tribal governments, cooperators, special use permits, general public, and industry. External relationships are critical to promote understanding and support for Forest Service program goals and objectives, policies and regulations. Programs managed include fuels, soil, land, water, wildlife and fish habitat, minerals, forage, wilderness and visual areas, and outdoor recreation.

    Participates in, coordinates, and/or manages Forest Service programs and projects. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes priorities, guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance.

    Hears and resolves minor complaints and group grievances from non-supervisory personnel. Effects minor disciplinary measures such as letters of warning, caution, or admonishment, and recommends other official disciplinary actions.

    Provides leadership, allocates resources, and implements activities to accomplish Forest Service multicultural organization direction and Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requirements, goals, policies, and objectives. Supports and participates in the Work Environment Continuous Improvement Process. Ensures all communication written, oral, visual, and signed is nondiscriminatory and sensitive to all employees and publics. Creates a work environment which respects, appreciates, and accepts the contributions and perspectives of all employees.

    TO APPLY: At the close of the outreach period a certificate of candidates will be drawn from the Open and Continuous vacancy announcement for a GS12/13 District Ranger position. That announcement number is PERM-OCR-340-1213-DR-G. In order to be considered, you must check the box for Ojai in the section of the Avue application where you are asked for job locations. You may acquire a copy of the announcement from the internet, at or This web-based application provides individuals interested in employment opportunities with the Forest Service to apply for jobs. You can create and update Applicant Profiles, search for current vacancy announcements, create a job search profile, apply for jobs, and check the status of jobs for which they have applied.

    FOREST: Los Padres National Forest encompasses approximately 1.75 million acres of central California’s scenic coastal mountain ranges. The forest stretches across almost 220 miles from north to south and consists of two separate land divisions. The northern division is comprised of the very unique Big Sur coastal range descending steeply to the ocean on the west and to the Salinas Valley on the east. It is within Monterey County and northern San Luis Obispo County. The “main division” is unique in being a transverse east-west costal range divided by the Sierra Madre Ridge and draining to the ocean on the south and to the Cuyama valley to the north. It includes lands within San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Kern Counties.

    For information about the community of Ojai, visit

    If you are interested in this opportunity and/or plan on applying to the vacancy announcement noted above, please let us know by returning the reply form, indicating your location preference, before 05/05/2010 If you want more information please contact Ken Heffner, Deputy Forest Supervisor, Los Padres National Forest.

    Phone: 805.961.5733

    E-Mail : [email protected].

    Address: Los Padres National Forest

    6755 Hollister Ave.Suite 150

    Goleta, Ca 93117

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