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 13-0508-6873G-mcs.  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. 

Position is located on the Mendocino National Forest with duty location in Willows, CA. For further information about the duties of the position, please contact Natosha Mauer, at 530934-1125,

Salary wage as shown is for Rest of the U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement. Please click the following link to search for a specific location on the General Schedule Pay Scale:

This position is being advertised as a Career Ladder. Target Grade is a GS-09. Position may be filled as career ladder or could be filled at full performance level.

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.


Duties listed are at the full performance level.

• Writing grant proposals to supplement Forest Service funds and coordinating with other National Forest staffs and state agencies.

• Conducts outreach and recruitment for high school, college, and university students.

• Plan, coordinate, and execute a wide range of special projects/events such as outreach/recruitment, environmental education, and leadership events.

• Collects and performs analysis and assembles data in order to prepare professional reports and/or presentations that ensure project success.

• Performs consortium related duties that include program management and program publicity/marketing.