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Usda Forest Service Paonia Ranger District - Program Support Assistant Resume Example

James Miller
Professional Summary

Responsible detail oriented USDA Forest Service Program Support Assistant with more than 6 years of experience in various programs of our Agency. Excellent clerical and techinical skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results with personal audits in Collection Officer and USDA Forest Service Credit Purchase Card responsibilities. Passionate and self - motivated, with a desire to further the Mission of the Forest Service to the next generations.

  • Administration and Management
  • Mathematics
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Time Management
  • Active Learning
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Customer and Personal Service
USDA Forest Service Paonia Ranger District Paonia, CO Program Support Assistant Jun 2012Present
  • Perform payroll functions, such as maintaining timekeeping information and processing and submitting payroll.
  • Collect and deposit money into accounts, disburse funds from cash accounts to pay bills or invoices, keep records of collections and disbursements, and ensure accounts are balanced.
  • Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
  • Create, maintain, and enter information into databases.
  • Set up and manage paper or electronic filing systems, recording information, updating paperwork, or maintaining documents, such as attendance records, correspondence, or other material.
  • Operate office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, or phone systems and arrange for repairs when equipment malfunctions.
  • Complete forms in accordance with company procedures.
  • Maintain scheduling and event calendars.
  • Make copies of correspondence or other printed material.
  • Operate electronic mail systems and coordinate the flow of information, internally or with other organizations.
  • Coordinate conferences, meetings, or special events, such as luncheons, retirements.
  • Compose, type, and distribute meeting notes, routine correspondence, or reports, such as presentations or expense, statistical, or monthly reports.
  • Arrange conference, meeting, or travel reservations for office personnel.
  • Open, read, route, and distribute incoming mail or other materials and answer routine letters.
  • Conduct searches to find needed information, using such sources as the Internet.
  • Review work done by others to check for correct spelling and grammar, ensure that company format policies are followed, and recommend revisions.
  • Prepare and mail checks.
  • Manage projects or contribute to committee or team work.
  • Mail newsletters, promotional material, or other information.
  • Order and dispense supplies.
  • Learn to operate new office technologies as they are developed and implemented.
  • Prepare conference or event materials, such as flyers or invitations.
  • Provide services to customers, such as order placement or account information.
  • Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals.
USDA Forest Service Interagency Wildland Fire Paonia, CO Expanded Dispatch Recorder Mar 2010Present
  • Gather available information necessary to immediately assess situation, determine priorities and take appropriate actions. on incidents assigned.
  • Start a dispatch log for the assigned functional area Mobilize resources specific to one or more of the functional areas: crews, overhead, equipment, and supplies.
  • Use and/or direct the use of established procedures associated with ROSS Database to fill needs of any kind by being using resources and completing tasks swiftly.
  • Work long hours under stressful conditions requiring concentration, organization and data entry.
  • Logistics for all items needed on incidents from personnel to equipment, foods and tools in an organized, thorough matter and check in to relay days activities to Supervisor
USDA Forest Service Paonia Ranger District Paonia, CO Visitor Information Receptionist/Volunteer 500+ hours Sep 2010Jun 2012
  • Greet persons entering establishment, determine nature and purpose of visit, and direct or escort them to specific destinations.
  • Analyze data to determine answers to questions from customers or members of the public.
  • Collect, sort, distribute, or prepare mail, messages, or courier deliveries.
  • Provide information about the Forest Service, such as location of  sites to visit, employees within the organization, or services provided.
  • File and maintain records.
  • Perform administrative support tasks, such as proofreading, transcribing handwritten information, or operating calculators or computers to work with pay records, invoices, balance sheets, or other documents.
  • Hear and resolve complaints from customers or the public.
  • Receive payment and record receipts for services as a Designated Collection Officer.
  • Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments.
  • Perform various administrative functions for assigned accounts, such as recording address changes and purging the records of deceased customers.
USDA Forest Service Paonia Ranger District Paonia, CO Recreation Technician Jul 2008Oct 2011
  • Supervise and coordinate the work activities of personnel, such as training seasonal trail crew members and volunteers.
  • Administer first aid according to prescribed procedures, and notify emergency medical personnel when necessary.
  • Evaluate recreation areas, facilities, dispersed camp sites and day picnic areas in the forest to determine if they need maintenance, changing or are producing wanted outcomes.
  • Perform weekly cleaning of campgrounds, roads, firepits and outhouse's located in the Gunnison National Forest.
  • Respond to requests for information from the media or designate an appropriate spokesperson or information source.
Dr. Hanel Dentistry Paonia, CO Sr. Dental Assistant Nov 2007Sep 2011
  • Prepare patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assist dentist during dental procedures.
  • Expose dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Record treatment information in patient records.
  • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Assist dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Order and monitor dental supplies and equipment inventory.
  • Clean and polish removable appliances.
  • Pour, trim, and polish study casts.
  • Make preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, Co Completing : Business
Illinois Central College Peoria, IL Business
Purdue University Calumet Hammond, In Business/Early Childhood Development
Highland High School Highland, In High School Diploma: Business, Arts, English
  • FY14 SPOT Award from Paonia Ranger District
  • FY14 $5,000.00 Regional MicroGrant Award Winner for Sustainable Operations/Green Team  Footprint in Energy Savings
  • Latest Performance Appraisal from Supervisor - Superior
  • USBank Purchase Card Holder for the Paonia Ranger District, one of two credit card holders
  • Organized Conservation Education events at the district  such as:
 Parades, River Park Elementary school ecological teach days, Elk Foundation/USDA Forest Service Rangeland Weed Cleanup in the Raggeds Wilderness which was attended by almost 30 people, who dug and brought out over 300 pounds of Hounds-tongue out by way of the Rocky Mountain Specialty Pack String. Wilderness's 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act has been  showcased this year by Wilderness Walks, by displays at the functions in parks, in Grand Junction and an upcoming Public Library Wilderness Program I am completing for November.
  • Successfully gained districts first Timber Vendor in FY13, this season goal has been met with an additional Vendor.
  • Sustainable Operations Lead for Paonia Ranger District
  • First Responder/CPR Certified
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Previous Companies:

  • USDA Forest Service Paonia Ranger District
  • USDA Forest Service Interagency Wildland Fire
  • Dr Hanel Dentistry

Previous Job Positions:

  • Program Support Assistant
  • Expanded Dispatch Recorder
  • Visitor Information Receptionist
  • Volunteer 500 hours
  • Recreation Technician


  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Illinois Central College
  • Purdue University Calumet
  • Highland High School

Level of Education:

  • Completing
  • Business
  • High School Diploma

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