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.

Up to 2 positions may be filled from this announcement.

These positions are located on the Stanislaus National Forest, Supervisor’s Office in Sonora, CA. For more information about the duties and/or location of these positions, contact Ray Cablayan ( at 209-532-3671 x206.

These positions are being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 14-0516-42359G-DLA. 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.

These positions will serve as a Civil Engineer in the Road Design and Construction organization, performing a variety of Civil Engineering duties.


Conducts preliminary surveys and site investigations to obtain baseline and field data on soils, topography, drainage, existing structures and utilities, and feasible layout of proposed roads, facilities or structures in relation to terrain.

Participates in field surveys and investigations of existing facilities and utility systems to ensure that maintenance and repair schedules and procedures conform to safety, health, and regulatory requirements.

Serves as Contracting Officers Representative (COR), Engineering Representative (ER), or inspector as assigned. Performs all associated duties involved in the contract administration duties for an entire project of limited size or complexity or a minor part of a large project.

Observes and investigates construction at all stages to identify problems, take timely action to change designs within delegated authority, or recommend changes to solve problems such as differing site conditions and changes to the scope of work.

Conducts preliminary site investigations to obtain field data on existing roads and structures.

Develops programs for maintenance of roads and facilities, which includes determination of necessity for, feasibility of, and extent of work required; development of project or program proposals to obtain budget approval; preparation of designs or specifications; and accomplishment of repair and modification work.

Plans and conducts civil engineering projects according to clear and specified objectives.

Plans and carries out work in accordance with approaches that have been structured by others.

Interprets safety regulations, promotes overall safe working conditions and assures that safe practices are followed during projects.

Supervises inspection of construction operations for compliance with intent of design and specifications; interprets plans and specifications; confers with contractor representatives to resolve differences.

Makes inspections and evaluation of the conditions of roads, facilities and structures to insure accuracy, existing standards, codes, regulations and requirements, and suitability of final design.

Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No