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 the Supervisor’s office of the Green Mountain-Finger Lakes National Forests in Rutland, VT. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Steve Roy at and 802) 747-6739.

This position is being concurrently announced under USDA Demonstration Project procedures (open to US Citizens) under announcement number 13-0920-2482DP-RM. Current or former Federal employees and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to this Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement.


Duties listed are at the full performance level:

Advises land managers of capabilities and limitations of soils. Conducts reconnaissance and detailed soil surveys . Supplies information, analysis, and expertise to the land management planning process. Determines resource potentials, suggests alternative management practices and effects, and assesses the resource trade-offs required to build an optimum program. Recommends Forest short range programs for soils management. Provides expertise in the development of long range plans and budgets. Serves on interdisciplinary teams conducting environmental analyses of proposed projects. Plans and manages soil-related projects.