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 serves as the Deputy Program Manager of the Inventory and Monitoring Program in the Rocky Mountain Research Station.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-22531638-0389G-EB. 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.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Michael Wilson at (801) 625-5407 or


The incumbent participates in program management and shares accountability for the general effectiveness of the Inventory and Monitoring Program. Represents the Program Manager in any activity affecting the Program with the same degree of authority to make commitments and provide policy as the Program Manager; shares responsibility with the Program Manager for providing technical and administrative leadership in all aspects of the Program. Supports the Program Manager in advising management in formulating, establishing, and effectuating natural resource inventory, monitoring, and evaluation policies and programs for the Interior West and the Nation as a whole. Provides direct technical and administrative supervision to a subordinate staff consisting of professional, technical, administrative, and clerical employees. Serves as Acting Program Manager in providing first and second level supervision for approximately 180 positions, including Team Leaders, administrative staff, scientists and techniques staff, forest resource analysts, programmers, field operations staff, and up to 50 temporaries hired every field season. Plans and directs the overall work of the Program performed through Team Leaders, subordinate supervisors, or similar personnel.