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 USDA Demonstration Project procedures (open to US Citizens) under announcement number 14-0509-011712DP-LP. 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.

This position is located on the Modoc National Forest, Supervisor's Office in Alturas, CA.

The position is responsible for assisting the Forest Botanist in the management, monitoring, and study of threatened, endangered, and sensitive species, their habitats and associated plant communities.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Marty Yamagiwa at (530) 233-8833 or e-mail at


Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Conducts and supervises vegetation inventories, plant population, and community monitoring in compliance with selected protocols, and coordinates or conducts surveys for special status plants and noxious weeds.

Maintains plant survey records in established databases and utilizes GIS (Geographic Information System) to meet botanical baseline data requirements and environmental assessment requirements for project planning.

Analyzes and interprets population trend and community composition monitoring data and utilizing this information in the preparation of Biological Assessments for special status plant species.

Participates on interdisciplinary teams preparing NEPA (National Environmental Protection Act) compliant documents for a variety of vegetation management and restoration actions and develops protection measures for special status plants in collaboration with other resources specialists.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized.