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 USDA Demonstration Project procedures (open to US Citizens) under announcement  number13-0401-6825DP-GMS.  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.

This position is located on the Ashley National Forest, Engineering, Lands and Minerals Staff located in Vernal, Utah.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Brent Law at 801-908-1953 or e-mail

This is a Fleet and Equipment Specialists position on the Engineering, Lands and Minerals Staff on the Ashley National Forest. This position is located at the Supervisor’s Office of a large Forest Service Unit and is responsible for assisting a higher graded Fleet Specialist in managing the fleet program for the Forest. Assists the fleet manager in analyzing the fleet program, fleet and equipment purchases, management of inventory, tracking the driver/operator qualifications, data entry and misc. other duties.


Duties listed are at the full performance level.

  • Assists Fleet manager by providing advice and information to managers and supervisors on procedures and policies related to Fleet management in order to ensure there are enough vehicles and equipment for safe and efficient operations. Provides applicable guidance and information on practices, procedures, and policies related to routine Fleet Management Program Operations.
  • Assists with transportation and fleet studies and makes recommendations for improvement by looking at records of use, replacement program, holdovers, costs, and etc. to arrive at the best possible methods to use in order to meet the Forest’s transportation equipment needs. Assists in administering plans to reduce fuel consumption, mileage and numbers of vehicles and equipment.
  • Completes routine analysis such as utilization of fleet and equipment, and analysis on problems with equipment and recommends solutions.
  • Responsible for gathering data needed for contract preparation. Advises employees and vendors on maintenance and operation requirements. Makes small purchases locally, utilizing proper purchasing procedure. Purchases will include tools, equipment, supplies and inventory for the forest maintenance and fleet operation. Maintains control over inventory of tools, supplies and equipment. Serves as technical advisor for the Equipment Management Information System (EMIS) and the fleet Working Capital Fund (WCF). Prepares documents to obligate funds for WCF.
  • Creates reports or summaries of fleet utilization studies when requested. Compiles reports on suspected misuse of equipment.