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 a Forest Service unit. The position is a general technical assistant performing routine tasks under a higher graded technician or professional.

These positions are located in Region 6 on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in Central Point, Oregon.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact: John B. Justin at or 541-858-6101.

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).

Positions will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months (1039).

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.


Assists technical or professional personnel in performing various routine field and/or laboratory tests employing standard biological techniques. Independently does routine repetitive tasks on experiments or tests.

Receives training and performs a variety of simple and routine tasks.

Receives training and assists in experiments that are more complex or field work.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No