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 is an inderdiciplinary position that is being advertised under two seperate series: 0482 Fish Biologist and 0486 Wildlife Biologist. Only one position at each duty location will be filled.

The positions are located in Region 4 on the Unita-Watsach-Cache National Forest in South Jordan, Utah and on the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Salmon, Idaho.

For additional information about the duties of the positions, please contact Paul Cowley at 801-999-2177 or for the position located in South Jordan, Utah and Stefani Melvin at 208-756-5290 or for the position located in Salmon, Idaho.

This position is being concurrently announced under USDA Demonstration Project procedures (open to US Citizens) under announcement number 13-0413-6626DP-RC . 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.


Serves as the Forest Wildlife Program Manager responsible for planning, coordinating, programming and directing all activities related to the terrestrial wildlife and threatened, endangered and sensitive terrestrial wildlife species on the Unit. The incumbent also serves as the Forest Fishery Program Manager responsible for planning, coordinating, programming and directing all activities related to the aquatic and fishery resources, including threatened, endangered and sensitive species.

Provides program leadership and advice to the Forest Supervisor, District Rangers, and their staffs on controversial issues and difficult problems involving terrestrial wildlife and fisheries (including threatened, endangered, and sensitive species).

Provides leadership for program planning and budgeting for assigned resource management. Oversees budgets for current fiscal year and plans for out-year funding needs within assigned area of responsibility. Coordinates input from field units to identify attainment targets.

Provides detailed data and assists in formulating responses to administrative appeals and protests and litigation concerning assigned resources on the Forest.

Serves as a member of Forest Interdisciplinary Planning Teams (IDT).

Coordinates with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tribal entities, special interest groups, and other Federal and State agencies, and academic institutions in administrative studies, inventories, monitoring, research, and planning for terrestrial wildlife and fishery populations, habitat protection, and habitat enhancement.