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 on a Forest Service unit. The purpose of the position is to serve as a resource crew member in support of unit programs in timber, silviculture, recreation, fire, wildlife or range.

These positions are located in Region 6 on a National Forest in Prospect and Powers, Oregon.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact the following: For Prospect, contact Craig Davis at (541) 560-3469 or , or Mitch Wilkinson (541) 560-3406. For Powers, contact Wesley Crum at (541) 439-6241 or or Jessie Berner (541) 439-6201 or or Jody Shorb at (541) 439-6200 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). 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.


Performs the full range of standardized forestry support duties for fire, timber, silviculture, recreation, wilderness, or research activities. Assists in one or more of the following duties: cruising timber by following specific instructions on taking and recording simple measurements and running compass lines in the field using compass and chain; noting compliance with rules and regulations on parking, campfire, sanitation, use of picnic sites, or hunting and fishing; maintaining and cleaning up recreation/wilderness areas; performing standard fire prevention, dispatch, or lookout duties; or performing various standard duties related to silviculture activities.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel

Relocation Authorized

  • No