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 14-516-15472G-mcs . 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.

Position is located on the Stanislaus National Forest with duty location in Mi-Wuk Village, CA. For further information about the duties of the position, please contact Susan Chalpin, at 209-586-3234,

This position is being advertised as a Career Ladder. Target Grade is a GS-05. Position may be filled as career ladder or could be filled at full performance level.

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.


Duties listed are at the full performance level

• Personally responds to non-technical requests for information regarding office functions, status of reports, and other information as needed. Keeps employees informed of Human Resource policies and regulatory changes in areas of leave/lump sum procedures, promotions, OWCP, etc. Audits timesheets and prepares/audits reports. Makes appointments and prepares change actions for approval by the supervisor.

• Receives calls and visitors, and based on knowledge of programs and operations, personally handles calls of a routine nature and refers others to appropriate personnel.

• Processes data including validation for correctness and entry into existing or development of new databases using the appropriate software systems. Receives data from multiple sources in multiple forms, including email, reviews the data, and processes it to meet a variety of administrative needs.

• May use database or spreadsheet software to enter, revise, sort, or calculate, and retrieve data for standard reports. Ensures that the accountable property is accounted for and utilized in the office.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No