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 temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

This position is located in Forest Service unit. Incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of complex and recurring duties in support natural resource programs.

This position is located in Region 5 on the Plumas National Forest.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Michelle Coppoletta at (530) 283-7822 or

TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours. Considerable travel may be required. Some positions involve work that requires travel away from the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles).

This position will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months.

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.


Schedules, organizes, and executes field projects for detecting, identifying and evaluating natural resource problems, , i.e., water, land, food, plants, animals, and soils. Assignments include: Collecting samples, establishing tests and control plots, as necessary; Compiling and summarizing data obtained from aerial and ground surveys including natural resource monitoring, evaluations, and pilot tests conducted as part of the project; taking photographs to record resource damage; running computer programs to organize the data for analysis; Conducting routine analyses; and Providing the data to professional personnel after checking it and developing explanations for unusually high or low figures or figures that seem inconsistent. Using prescribed procedures, the incumbent resolves common administrative and safety concerns related to the project. Assists with development of reports after higher graded employees have refined and verified the data and analyzed the results. Participates as a team member to collaboratively achieve mutal goals and objectives. Provides knowledge and skills to address specific issues.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No