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 Intermountain Region, State and Private Forestry Staff. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact John Shannon at 406-329-3280 or

This position is an interdisciplinary position for the General Schedule 0414 and 0434 series. The incumbent serves as the Forest Health Protection (FHP) Group Leader. The position has responsibility for providing long-range planning, program direction, coordination, evaluation of program activities and staff supervision.

We expect to make a final job offer within 30-60 days after the deadline for applications.

Please read the vacancy announcement thoroughly and follow all instructions to ensure proper consideration. If you are unable to apply on-line or have questions about the meaning of items in the vacancy announcement, please contact Human Resources Management at 1-877-372-7248.

Applications may be reviewed to verify qualifications and eligibility prior to issuing lists to a selecting official.

The position has a positive education requirement; therefore, a legible copy of your college transcripts is required. Transcripts must be attached to your application prior to the closing date of the announcement. Applicants who fail to submit their transcripts with their application will not be given credit for their education.

This position is being filled through one of the following series: GS-0414 or GS-0434.


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