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 OCR14-301-FFMO(H)-12/13G. 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.

PERMANENT OPEN CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT: This is a continuously open vacancy announcement for one or more locations throughout the Forest Service. The location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs. These are permanent positions with varying tours of duty and may include weekend work. Positions may be filled as career ladders or could be filled at the full performance level dependent upon the individual unit's needs. Availability of government housing, federal day care facilities, and bargaining unit status will vary by location. Pay rates vary depending on location. See the OPM website at for additional information on pay rates. When there are no applicants for specific locations, the search area may be broadened when generating certificates to include locations in the closest city nearby. To obtain more information about the US Forest Service and individual locations, go to We encourage applicants to contact supervisors at the chosen locations for specific information. To ensure continued interest and availability, applicants will be notified via e-mail reminding them to re-certify their application every 60 days. Applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.

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.


Responsible for budget planning. Coordinates and directs fire prevention, detection, and suppression operations. Develops fire management plans to achieve resource management objectives. Administers cooperative agreements with Federal, state, and local agencies and private industry.

Provides advice and guidance, including interpretations, opinions, or decisions, regarding programs or policies. Consultations involve assessment of program or policy conditions, phenomena, or anomalies.

Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.

Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical capabilities.

Performs other duties as assigned. Duties are listed at the full performance level.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Fire-Related

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Transfer of Station may be authorized.
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    FEW vacancies in the following locations

    • Flagstaff, AZ
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    • Springerville, AZ
    • Tucson, AZ
    • Williams, AZ
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    • Clovis, CA
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    • Nevada City, CA
    • Placerville, CA
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    • San Bernardino, CA
    • San Diego, CA
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    • Idaho Falls, ID
    • McCall, ID
    • Salmon, ID
    • Twin Falls, ID
    • Cadillac, MI
    • Rolla, MO
    • Jackson, MS
    • Great Falls, MT
    • Helena, MT
    • Asheville, NC
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    • Santa Fe, NM
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    • Taos, NM
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