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    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. 

    Two positions will be filled – one at each of the following locations:

    Bradford, PA
    Laramie, WY 

    For additional information regarding the duties of each position, please contact the following for each location:

    Bradford, PA: Ed Baker at 814-363-6012 / ebaker@fs.fed.us

    Laramie, WY: Dave Gloss at 307-326-2510 / dgloss@fs.fed.us 

    These positions are located on a Forest Service District and will provide Soil Scientist expertise. 

    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. 

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    Examines data and completes reports in support of implementation plans for state, local and federal environmental protection programs. Identifies alternative soil management practices for different groups of soils.  Provides soil management services to other resources in carrying out the goal of maintaining and improving soil productivity and controlling sediment to provide sustained yields of renewable resources. 

    Conducts reconnaissance and detailed soil surveys including field and/or laboratory examination, description, classification, and mapping of soils. 

    Prepares soil survey reports, watershed restoration plans, erosion control plans, soil resource improvement plans, soil management reports, and other special project reports for planners, designers, managers, and other users. Compiles reports on classification and mapping operations. 

    Follows established Forest Service procedures to evaluate, assess, and adjust complex project or program plans to implement provisions of federal environmental standards. 

    Work is performed in office and field settings. Field work hazards include risk of injury from falls, strains, striking against brush and overhanging branches, and exposure to inclement weather.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel for site visits/field work/training/meetings

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0470 Soil Science

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