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.

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 position is located in Region 8, on the Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests, with a duty location in Huger, South Carolina.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Rosalyn Blakely, at (843) 336-3248, or email at

This is an Information Assistant, on the Francis Marion Ranger District of the Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests.  The position is responsible for greeting visitors, answering telephones, responding to routine inquiries from a variety of customers and providing overall support to the administrative staff on the unit.  Employees are required to wear uniforms.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 14-08120005-2931G-TH which opens on June 9, 2014 and will close on June 24, 2014. 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.


Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Greets visitors and answers the telephone. Provides routine information and answers many types of inquiries on all research and/or forest activities such as the whereabouts of key personnel and directions to facilities.

Uses word processing software and printing equipment to create, copy, edit, store, retrieve, and print a variety of standardized documents using a glossary of prerecorded formats, form letters, standard paragraphs, and mailing lists. 

Arranges displays of informational and natural materials in the reception area.  Varies or changes displays to coincide with seasonal changes, and special public information programs.

Reads and keeps apprised of organizational and Agency-wide directives and procedures in order to be aware of changes and new requirements affecting the work of the organization. Such procedures concern preparation and processing of correspondence, reports, and forms; hard-copy and electronic filing; mail procedures; preparation of travel vouchers; and, security procedures.

Serves as Collection Officer to sell such items as National Forest maps, Christmas tree permits, 2400-4’s (Forest Product Sale Permits), and Golden Age Passports in accordance with manual and handbook requirements.  Is held accountable for the funds collected.  Maintains accountability records as required.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required, as necessary, to fulfill position duties.

Relocation Authorized

  • No