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 13-01140007-2240G-CM and closes September 3, 2013.  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 in the Northern Region, on the Kootenai National Forest, Cabinet Ranger District in Trout Creek, MT.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Doug Grupenhoff at 406-827-0741 and

The incumbent serves as a professional fishery biologist in the administration of the fishery habitat and related coordination with other resources.


Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Participates on interdisciplinary teams and prepares environmental analysis reports in assigned functional area including developing biological evaluations for threatened, endangered and sensitive species for review by journey level biologists.

Serves as leader of fish habitat improvement projects and habitat inventory and monitoring programs.

Ability to gather data and information for stream and lake management plans, survey for fish occurrence, map key fish habitat for suitability and determine the need for fish habitat enhancement or restoration.

Responsible for assigned areas of public relation activities, such as speaking at meetings, presenting reports, and participation in field trips.