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 on the Los Padres National Forest, Santa Maria, Ca.

For additional information about he duties of this position, please contact Marsue Lloyd (803) 725-2970.

This is an Engineering Technician (Civil) on the Los Padres National Forest. This position is responsible for performing a variety of engineering projects.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-05070000-13295G. 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.


Using technical engineering expertise, manages the road and bridge system including transportation operations, deferred maintenance improvements, maintenance using force account crews, Forest Service and County road agreements, contracts, and partnerships.

Performs project site investigations. Gathers design information for plan specification, alterations, and databases. Performs technical engineering work on bridges, pavements, and drainage structures. Design work includes developing solutions to road induced resource management problems that are cost effective and meet road management objectives.

Monitors and assesses contractor’s performance and or progress on a continuous basis. As needed, provides technical advice and direction to contractors and resolves complex issues or problems as they arise.