Job Overview


A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This position is established in a Forest Service unit. The incumbent carries out a variety of surveying assignments associated with the Forest's engineering and cadastral surveying work.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Randall Peppersack at 208-384-3288 or at

Temporary Appointment: Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours. Considerable travel may be required. Some positions involve work that requires travel away from the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles).

Positions may be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months.

Hourly wage as shown is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.


Conducts simple traverse surveys using manual instruments including compass and chain. Searches, evaluates, and monuments public land corners. Records and calculates surveying data recognizing inconsistencies requiring supplemental information. Uses transit, theodolites, electronic distance measuring systems, (and/or other instruments) in the establishment of rights-of-way and land lines. Records data and makes sketches of topography and other physical features. May conduct p-line surveys or assist with road location or road design. May provide leadership and training for lower grade crew members as necessary.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    few vacancies in the following locations

    • Boise, ID
    • Idaho Falls, ID
    • Salmon, ID
    • Elko, NV
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Cedar City, UT
    • Price, UT
    • Salt Lake City, UT
    • Afton, WY