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 being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-09090007-2225G-CW, which opens 7/24/13 and closes 8/6/13.  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.

This position is located on the Superior National Forest, duty location Tofte, Minnesota.

For additional information about the duties of this postion, plese contact Myra Theimer at 218-387-3243 or email


Conducts examinations to determine stand conditions and the need for treatment.

Assists in preparation of the technical specifications for reforestation contracts.

Serves as COR or inspector on assigned contracts or acts as leader on projects. Ensures all provisions are enforced and proper measures are taken to protect or enhance values in accordance with contract objectives.

Assists in preparation of recurring reports associated with the Silviculture program.

Uses aerial photographs and imagery, traverses treatment unit boundaries, determines acreages and creates maps of treatment units.

Assists with the development of the schedule and work plans for data collection and project implementation.