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. The purpose of these positions is to assist in performing the technical tasks of unit programs in timber, silviculture, recreation, fire, wildlife or range.

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.


Performs simple, repetitive tasks concerning operation of equipment, experimental areas, facilities, and instruments and increases knowledge, skills, and abilities in the technical aspects of work for resource management projects.

Observes and assists higher-grade employees in carrying out repetitive forestry tasks that follow a fixed or prescribed sequence, including research plot installation and maintenance.

Follows safety precautions affecting own tasks and those of others.

Takes measurements, records data, keeps concise records, and performs simple mathematical calculations.

Completes required formal and on-the-job training, and demonstrates a progressive ability to independently accomplish assignments.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Per Work Assignment

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    MANY vacancies in the following locations

    • Challis, ID
    • Idaho City, ID
    • Leadore, ID
    • Mackay, ID
    • Mountain Home, ID
    • North Fork, ID
    • Salmon, ID
    • Price, UT