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.

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 Modoc National Forest.  The duty station for this position will be at one of the two locations listed above. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Timothy Davis at 530-233-8812 and

Position is responsible for performing work involved in natural resources planning and environmental law compliance, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number  13-05090054-13847G-GH. 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.


  •  Point of contact for NEPA activities for the unit. Gathers and evaluates documents to be included into NEPA source documents.  Reviews NEPA documents and specialist reports.
  • Provides Interdisciplinary Team leadership for completing environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and decision memos for a wide variety of natural resource management projects.
  • Develops the annual program of work for all aspects of the unit NEPA accomplishment program.  Forecasts projected financial, informational, administrative, and staffing needs based on input from all program areas. Responsible for the development, monitoring and maintenance of planning documents and action plans for all aspects of the program of work, including monitoring targets and making changes when needed.
  • Formulate various documents; decision memos, environmental assessments and environmental impact statements and related instruments. Develops subject plans for specific areas or accountability (i.e., water, soils, habitat management, etc.). Reviews and develops final documents concerning status of projects.
  • Contact for facilitating project planning between inter—and intra-agency organizations.