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 Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan Ranger District where the incumbent serves as a silviculturist.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Nick Larson at 928-635-8230 or

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-03070004-02349G-DQ.  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.

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.


The following duties are at the full performance level:

Serves as silviculturist with primary responsibility for development, planning and application of silvicultural methods and practices on the Tusayan Ranger District.  Conducts examinations of timber compartments and stands on the district and evaluates conditions found.  Makes or recommends basic land management decisions based on evaluations.  Makes silviculture prescriptions and action plans for timber stand improvement (TSI) and reforestation work.  Reviews and recommends plans for timber harvest program.  Makes plantation and natural regeneration survival examinations.  Prepares multiple-use compartment prescriptions and environmental assessment reports.  Participates in timber sale unit layout and sale administration to ensure silvicultural management objects are maintained.