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 closing date of this announcement has been extended from Auust 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014.

This position is being concurrently announced under USDA Demonstration Project procedures (open to US Citizens) under announcement number 14-0610-26293DP-CP, opening 08/05/2014 and closing on 08/11/2014.  Current or former Federal employees and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to this Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement.

There are two or more positions being advertised in this vacancy.

These Forester positions are responsible for the completion of preparations required prior to offering timber for sale. These positions are located on Rogue-River-Siskiyou National Forest at the High Cascades Ranger District in Prospect, OR and the Powers Ranger District in Gold Beach, OR.

For additional information about the duties of the Prospect, OR position, please contact Craig Davis at 541-560-3469,

For additional information about the duties of the Gold Beach, OR positions, please contact Wesley Crum at 541-439-6241,


Evaluates and analyzes the project sale folder information and conducts a preliminary field reconnaissance. Assembles and reviews the timber sales contract package. Completes environmental assessment reports and environmental impact statements. Arranges for interviews of prospective purchasers and explains contract clauses, road development, and cutting practices. Monitors and oversees cruising and marking of timber and prepares general logging plans and verifies logging system settings. Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit’s work.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized.

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, persons with disabilities, VEOA/VRA eligibles, certain military spouses, 30% or more disabled veterans, former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers, CTAP/ICTAP eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities.

Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.