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 in Region 6, on the Blue Mountain Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest in John Day, OR.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Eric Wunz at 541-575-3332 or email at

This is a Forestry Technician (Timber Stand Improvement) of the Malheur National Forest. The position is responsible for performing technical duties in timber stand improvement, reforestation, and tree improvement.

The incumbent will be guaranteed 13 pay periods of full-time work. However, there may be a possibility to work more. You will then be placed in non-pay / non-duty status for the remainder of the year.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-06040001-5776FS-MZ.  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.


Performs reforestation and stocking surveys in accordance with established procedures to determine planting needs, need for site preparation, plantation conditions, and seedling survival.

Collects technical data needed to prescribe stand treatment; measurements include radial growth, basal area, site index, stand density, stand condition, etc.

Serves as Contracting Officer or inspector on specific contracts as assigned and/or supervises force account projects.

Ensures all provisions are enforced and proper measures are taken to protect or enhance values in accordance with contract objectives.

Duties listed are at the full performance level.