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 Number14-0514-013963G-GH . 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.

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.

This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in any of the job series/position titles listed. In addition to the specialized experience requirements, applicants must submit proof that they meet the educational requirements for at least one of the series described in the announcement. Applicants may only be appointed to job series/position titles for which they meet all experience and educational requirements.

This position is located on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta-Lake Ranger District, duty location Mountain Gate, CA.  The primary purpose of the position is to serve as primary assistant in the planning, programming, and execution of all land, trails, special uses, and minerals management program activities.

Please note duty location of Mountain Gate, CA is in Northern California. Mountain Gate is located 10 miles north of Redding, California.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Nathan Rezeau at  530-226-5560 or


Duties listed are at the full performance level.

  • Provides expertise and advice in the administration of recreation program and projects. Assesses current recreation use, type, and standards, and in long-range planning, maintenance, and operation of recreation facilities. Reviews new projects or proposed revisions of existing plans and coordinates action on approved projects. Reviews and synthesizes complex permit applications, and background data to prepare and issue draft/final/modified permits. Determines permit requirements necessary to protect resources.
  • Coordinates activities between units and among other specialists to ensure consistency in program emphasis, development, and use between unit resources. Seeks and establishes mutual working relationships with outside entities, such as federal, state, tribal, and local agencies who partner with the Forest Service.
  • Makes field reconnaissance, and provides expertise and advice as requested on various types of recreation programs, which may include wilderness recreation, winter sports, national recreation areas, historical trails, construction and maintenance, development of new sites, operation and management of existing developed sites, and interpretive services. Develops the overall programs for land classification, land adjustment, and special uses.
  • Reviews existing data and collections for accuracy and appropriateness, and adds additional data to complete or maintain a current inventory of the natural resources. Responsible for environmental analysis reviews, reports, evaluation and preparing environmental impact statements.
  • Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Provides leadership, allocates resources, and implements activities to accomplish Forest Service multicultural organization direction and Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requirements, goals, policies, and objectives.
  • Provides input into the recreation budget. Collects data, analyzes program needs, and recommends action to maintain a balanced budget for the Forest's recreation function. Serves as the point of contact on the long-range and annual work plans for the natural resource programs/projects. Coordinates the input of others working to develop the natural resource long-range and annual work plans. Develops and monitors the budget for the long-range and annual work plan.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No