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.

These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

These positions are located on a Forest Service unit and are responsible for providing technical support to the fisheries management program.

This vacancy announcement is for one or more locations throughout Region 4. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.

TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours. Considerable travel may be required. Some positions involve work that requires travel away from the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles).

Positions will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months.

Hourly wage as shown is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement.

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.


Makes fish counts, and traps fry and fingerlings using such methods as baited minnow traps; identifies and measures species, recording numbers, lengths, weights etc.; takes scale samples; notes environmental factors prejudicial to fish habitat such as log jams and silting, and recommends corrective action; and independently determines count sites on assigned streams.

Conducts routine procedural test using well-established work methods and techniques. Summarizes data obtained from field collections using prescribed statistical procedures.Under supervision, prepares data summaries in proper format.

Assists higher-graded technicians with the operation of more sophisticated equipment or systems. Does not interpret the results, but is responsible for noticing obvious deviations so that tests may be repeated or other checks made.

Assists in the acquisition of field data by measuring and recording pertinent biological information peculiar to the specific assignment. Assists in the collection, handling, and preservation of specimens.

May occasionally serve as a crew leader on designated projects.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Per Work Assignment

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    MANY vacancies in the following locations

    • Boise, ID
    • Fairfield, ID
    • Leadore, ID
    • Mackay, ID
    • McCall, ID
    • Salmon, ID
    • Saint Regis, MT
    • Ukiah, OR
    • Duchesne, UT
    • Richfield, UT