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 located on the Ashley National Forest at the Vernal Ranger District in Vernal, UT.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact John Erickson at 435-781-5101 or

This position is located on a National Forest. Incumbent is responsible for administering a safety and occupational health program on a National Forest, Supervisor’s Office. The incumbent advises principal staff members of safety and occupational health requirements, standards, and procedures. Establishes, guides and encourages supervisor-employee safety committees to identify and eliminate hazardous equipment operations and unsafe working conditions.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-04010002-4016G-LD. 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.

We expect to make a final job offer within 30-60 days after the deadline for applications.

Please read the vacancy announcement thoroughly and follow all instructions to ensure proper consideration. If you are unable to apply on-line or have questions about the meaning of items in the vacancy announcement, please contact Human Resources Management at 1-877-372-7248.

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.


Determines and interprets required new measures to control and eliminate hazards to employees, equipment, and materials. Examines new OSHA standards and agency directives and adapts them for implementation.

Evaluates unusual and complicated operations such as work with hazardous materials, fire, forestry, recreation, transportation of materials and equipment, road maintenance, fluid and solid minerals.

Develops, directs, and/or conducts safety training programs for managers, supervisors, and employees that include the following areas: safety orientation, employee safety rights and responsibilities, accident prevention, First responder Awareness, Motor Vehicle Safety, equipment operation, Employee Right-to-Know, Blood borne Pathogens, and risk management.

Incumbent inputs and retrieves safety data and analyzes and develops incident trends from the data. Provides management with recommendations for corrections and changes.