Job Overview


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:  The Public Works Directorate at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, leads the industry in providing exceptional infrastructure, resource, and facility management services. We are the preferred service provider to all our customers and a resource for innovation worldwide. We actively partner with other providers to form strategic alliances that provide the highest value for our customers. Our workforce is a proactive, motivated and highly trained team; delivering services efficiently, ethically, and with pride in ownership in all we do.

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job.  You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.  See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.


You will serve as a staff specialist in the Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Forestry Branch with responsibility for the development, planning, and application of silvicultural methods and practices which are directed toward establishment of new timber stands or optimization of growth on existing timber stands.  Provide on the ground examinations and analyses of forest areas to determine which areas require short or long range cultural treatment in terms of the total ecosystem.  Review and approve project plans for special administrative studies of silvicultural methods and techniques in planting, seeding, site preparation, timber stand improvement, and tree and shrub improvement projects.  Coordinate silvicultural needs with principal resource management assistants.  Plan, coordinate, and conduct training meetings on silvicultural principles and practices, including planting and seeding procedures.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is at 5% or less.

Relocation Authorized

  • No