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.

USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. USDA is ranked as one of the top 10 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" by the Partnership for Public Service ( Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience.

The position is located in a Law Enforcement and Investigations (LEI) staff and performs support work for law enforcement personnel including Patrol Captions (PC), Special Agents (SA’s) and Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) in zoned office environments. The incumbent is relied upon to establish priorities for the assigned workload and function independently within the framework of established policies and procedures. Advises on the practical and technical aspects of office administration, to include budgeting, purchasing, supply management, personnel administration, data processing, and files management, and performs staff support work in each of these areas.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Tracie Wilkinson at 571-305-0709 or

The duty station for this position will be at one of the locations listed above. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer.

Pay rates vary depending on location. See the OPM website at for additional information on pay rates.


The position is responsible for the day-to-day administrative work for the Forest Service LE&I unit. The employee assists with technical and administrative work related to record keeping, filing, unit planning, monitoring, resource studies, purchasing, minor budget tasks, travel, human resources, property management, facility liaison, and other related tasks.

The position disseminates administrative information to unit employees and serves as a liaison for administrative support that is provided by other units (e.g., national or regional offices). Maintains awareness of and communicates applicable laws, regulations, directives, and policies to unit personnel for administrative work relating to acquisitions, payroll, human resources, agreements, travel, facilities, safety, security, and other related issues.

Develops, recommends, and implements administrative policies, plans, and procedures to provide effective solutions. Reviews and keeps informed about Federal and Agency-wide directives and procedures, their changes, and new requirements affecting the work of the organization.

Work includes preparing and distributing correspondence, reports, and forms; hard-copy and electronic record keeping; mail distribution and collection; travel arrangement and updating; and safety and security related tasks.

Provides a broad scope of program support for the LE&I region assigned; including participating in planning support work. Serves as the primary administrative business process point of contact for the unit. Responsible for the administrative oversight of various business processes, which may include maintaining tracking logs, action items, managing administrative suspense items and transaction records.

Identifies and recommends ways of combining, simplifying or improving program support processes. Screens calls and visitors, answering most questions on established policy or routine matters. Maintains control records and follow-up measures on incoming correspondence and action documents to ensure prompt handling. Independently prepares responses to inquiries on routine matters.

Performs duties of limited scope and complexity in all aspects of budget activities. Assembles and evaluates data and information from a variety of sources to update the unit’s budget. Examples of work are analyzing and developing details of portions of the unit's budget, or auditing special use permits.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

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, temporary quarters and the use of relocation services company. Other relocation benefits may be negotiated with selectee.
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    11 vacancies in the following locations

    • Goleta, CA
    • Redding, CA
    • Susanville, CA
    • Vallejo, CA
    • Boise, ID
    • Kalispell, MT
    • Sparks, NV
    • Sandy, OR
    • South Jordan, UT
    • Vancouver, WA
    • Laramie, WY