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 14-0514-031238G-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.

Position is located on Shasta-Trinity National Forest, McCloud Ranger District, duty location McCloud, CA.

This position has primary responsibility in the administration of complicated timber sales having complex requirements and conditions on several Ranger Districts on the Forest. 

For additional information about the duties, please contact Carolyn Napper, at 530-926-9620 and


Duties listed are at the full performance level:

  • Performs Forest Service Representative (FSR) duties as designated by the Contracting Officer. Throughout the life of the sale, is responsible for the continuing field inspections and control of purchaser’s operations. Advises purchaser’s field representative of adequacy or inadequacy of operations and achieves compliance with contract terms. Insures that all contractual obligations are met before making final inspection and recommending sale closure.
  • Reviews the contract and related pre-sale data such as: preliminary logging plan, environmental assessment report, appraisal, etc. Determines that all prerequisites to contract work are taken care of. Reviews plans and schedules with purchasers to assure common understanding.
  • Coordinates sale administration duties with other unit’s timber and related activities. Determines when log hauling may be allowed on system roads under construction, agreements, and monthly reports of progress.
  • Documents all findings for the sale records.
  • May train one or more individuals, who perform limited phases of sale administration, preparing them for formal Sale Administration certification review.
  • Provides technical and administrative supervision to subordinate employees. A plan work to be accomplished sets and adjusts short-term priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work. . Gives advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters. Hears and resolves minor complaints from employees. Finds ways to improve production or increase the quality of work directed.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occassional travel to other units on forest.

Relocation Authorized

  • No