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 Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests with duty location of Rochester, Vermont.

The position supports the vegetation management program in accomplishing planning, review and implementation activities for that program and other resource area activities as needed. 

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Christopher Mattrick at 802-767-4261 ext. 513 or email at


Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Through field evaluations, develops site specific diagnosis of treatment needs for site preparation, natural and artificial regeneration, animal damage control, release, stocking level control and makes recommendation to certified Silviculturist for inclusion/ modification of silvicultural prescription to accomplish land management objectives.

Implements prescription by service contracts or force account crews. May require development of non-routine contracts and development of new and unique contract specifications to meet resource management needs.

Plans, leads and/or conducts survival and stocking and stocking surveys/inspection to determine effectiveness monitoring of cultural treatments.

Acts as the SAT (Silviculture Activity Data-base), FACTS, or current program, coordinator for the district/zone. Incumbent maintains/updates the district/zone silvicultural electronic folders, electronic activity database and associated GIS layer(s).

Consults with various specialists for clarification or validation to correctly implement planned projects. Resolves routine conflicts.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel to other Forest work locations. Ocassional travel for meetings and training.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses, as required and to the extent allowed by the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) 302-3.101, are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in FTR 302-1.1 and 302-2.6. In addition, the following relocation benefits are available: house hunting trip and temporary quarters .