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 14-0505-47997G-BE. 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.

This position is located on the Klamath National Forest on the Goosenest Ranger District in Macdoel, CA.

This position performs duties in support of a timber management program on a Forest Service Ranger District.

The incumbent leads a small marking crew performing a variety of timber sale preparation (TSP) duties that include—but not limited to—timber marking, timber cruising, and sale layout as part of the unit’s timber management program.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Benjamin Haupt at 530-398-5790 or


Duties listed are at the full performance level.

  • Estimates volume, defect, and quality of timber in a given area. Measures and defects timber on the ground using maps and written cruise plans provided by an advanced cruiser that explain sampling intensity, plot locations, type of cruise and any special instructions.
  • Under supervision of a professional forester, and using pre-established marking rules, selects and marks trees to be harvested or left uncut. Prepares area maps and marks boundaries. Summarizes cruising and marking data and prepares reports.
  • Provides technical assistance to specialists in the development of complex logging plans and preliminary road location.
  • Performs other multifunctional work, as assigned, in other areas of resource management such as wildlife, recreation, visuals, resource planning, and fire management.
  • Performs other resource or fire duties as qualified and assigned.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No