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 USDA Demonstration Project procedures (open to US Citizens) under announcement number 14-0605-10545DP-cks. 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.

This is a career ladder GS-0462-8/9/10 position that is located in Region 6, on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in North Bend, Washington. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Shirley Lorentz at 425-783-6035 or email at

The incumbent serves as a Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Administration) and will be primarily responsible to administer complicated timber sales having highly complex requirements and conditions.


Duties are at full performance level GS-10

Inspects logging operations, plans, coordinates and administers the technical phases of sale administration programs and reviews proposed timber sale appraisal packets for completeness.

Makes independent decisions on items within authority limits assigned by the Contracting Officer (CO), determines purchaser compliance with contract terms and conditions, recommends closing timber sale contracts after final inspections and works closely with purchaser representatives.

Represents the Forest Service in the administration of timber sales by making periodic inspections of the work of personnel engaged in the activity to determine and report on interpretation and compliance with rules, standards and procedures in approved plans.

Plans, coordinates and administers the technical phases of sale administration program providing for inspection of sales, and maintenance of accounts and records for all types of timber harvest activities.

Establishes and maintains cooperative relations to protect natural resources with timber operators, bough harvesters, industrial organizations, and cooperating Federal and State organizations.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some limited travel required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized.