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 being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-0505-4311G-PK.  Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement.  Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

This position is located on the Klamath National Forest with the Natural Resources Staff in Yreka, CA. For more information on the duties of this position, please contact Susan Stresser at530.841.4538 or

The position is located on a Forest Service Unit and is responsible for providing professional wildlife expertise in the protection, management, and improvement of wildlife within the framework of multiple-use management of forest and range lands.

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.


  • Responsible for the development of wildlife management plans and/or habitat management plans which will include preparing project work plans and coordinating project work.
  • Participates on interdisciplinary teams for evaluating the impact of Forest Service or non-Forest Service activities on National Forest lands.
  • Plans and executes administrative studies and surveys to obtain information on the effects of forest management on wildlife populations, harvest, and movements.
  • Monitors wildlife program activities for selected wildlife species.
  • Develops and implements wildlife interpretative programs and other means to promote the Fish and Wildlife programs on the unit.
  • Prepares or reviews biological evaluations, recommendations and reports as required.
  • Provides assistance in preparing and reviewing environmental assessments and environmental impact statements.