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.

The position will serve as a member of the Forst Leadership Team with a responsibility to direct and guide the Natural Resources/Planning program areas for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The position is being advertised in both the 0401 and 1301 series. Final series determination will dependent upon the selected applicant. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Bill Dunkelberger at 775 355-5310 or .


Responsible for resource management activities in the fields of ecology, fisheries, wildlife, soils, water, range, and forest vegetation management, botany, threatened and endangered species programs, Forest planning, NEPA, appeals and litigation, and Information Management. Identifies objectives for these resources on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, assigning work to Program Team Leaders and specialists, providing leadership, advice and guidance across the Forest to meet the Forest Service objectives, and review programs. Evaluate Forest-wide needs to accomplish the work of the program areas managed and make budget, material and organization recommendations to accomplish Forest work. Will set annual and multi-year plans and schedules, and assure implementation of assigned program areas on a Forest-wide bases. Will work extensively with other Forest Staff Officers and District Rangers, Regional Office personnel, and personnel from other units to effect focused, organized, and integrated management of Forest resources. Develop and negotiate Memorandums of Understanding and Cooperative Agreements with other federal, state, and local agencies. Provide leadership and coordination for Congressional Inquiries, FOIA requests, Appeals, and National/Regional Reviews in program areas under purview. Direct the activities of subordinate programs to ensure Forest Plan requirements and goals are accomplished.