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 located on the Modoc National Forest with a duty location of Alturas, California.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Martin Yamagiwa at 530-233-8833; or by email at

This is a Timber Resource Specialist position on the Pacific Southwest Region, located on the Modoc National Forest.  This position is responsible for administering the business management phases of the Forest-Wide Timber program primarily working with forest product contracting.


Duties listed are at the full performance level of the position:

  • Responsible for the complete and detailed administrative review of all portions of Forest timber sale packages.
  • Participation in oral or sealed bid auctions.
  • Understanding of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to provide technical subject matter expertise, direction, and training to others to ensure that all business management features of the timber sale contract are adhered to and compliance is satisfactory throughout the life of the sale.
  • Assisting the Contracting Officer and Forest Service Representative in developing contract modifications, changes, and revisions to legal standards.
  • Reviewing contract modifications, correspondence and other documents.
  • Ensuring that the Automated Timber Sale Accounting (ATSA) system is applied to ensure accuracy and proper procedures.
  • Providing expertise regarding the timber sale accounting system and ensuring correct administration of the timber sale account, bonding, and transfers of collected funds.
  • Communicating with others to maintain a good working relationship with public agencies, timber sale purchasers, permittees, and other public land users.
  • Interacting with timber sale purchasers, contractors, and permittees to interpret and explain all financial aspects of contract and permit administration.
  • Drafting routine correspondence and modifications to contracts.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized.