U.S. Forest Service

We are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

U.S. Forest Service
Feb 18, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.  This position is located within the Black Hills National Forest. Incumbent performs technical work in support of the range function.   For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Kelly N Warnke at knwarnke@fs.fed.us, 605-716-1978 or Mary B Reedy at mreedy@fs.fed.us, 605-716-1859. 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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Assists specialists in carrying out rangeland management support projects. Checks range allotments to assess appropriate time to graze, compliance with management plans and operating instructions, number of livestock, herding procedures, salting, range improvement, maintenance, and the need for additional range improvements such as fences or water development. Inspects allotments before and after grazing for trespass stock and if found, gathers necessary brands, numbers, dates, and locations. Reports non-compliance or other management needs to the supervisor.   Performs a variety of computations and assessment of standard rangeland management data to prepare the data for interpretative use of inclusion in reports. Prepares charts, graphs, and/or reports using well-established specified procedures. Notes and reports on conditions such as range utilization, grazing impact, soil erosion, violations, or needed maintenance.   Performs rangeland management support work. Makes a number of measurements using a variety of instruments. Performs computations that require judgment and knowledge of the nature of the sources and use of the data. Estimates production and potential production of a site based on various sampling techniques. Estimates the utilization of available forage by all grazing animals and determines as closely as possible the percent of use by each class of animal. Using accepted indicator plants determines range readiness and advises supervisor.   Participates in noxious plant control, seeding, or similar projects by flagging boundaries, operating equipment, and carrying out kill studies. Identifies plant specimens in the field and collects and prepares specimens. Identifies plants and noxious weeds and determines how they grow. Applies the proper chemicals to control noxious weeds.   Serves as a crew member or leader on range improvement construction and revegetation projects that include construction of fences, cattle guards, water developments, repairing fences, prescribed burning, seeding and fertilizing.   Learns to select and measure transects by working with a higher grade employee. Counts plants, measures distances, observes plant and soil conditions, and records data.   Transfers data from field notes to maps or aerial photos to show vegetative types, conditions and trends, and soil types. Compiles data for use in plans and records. Closes 02/20/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service United States
Feb 18, 2018
Temporary
Click the job titles  to see details and to apply to each position. (Clicking Apply Now links to EnvironmentalCareer.com U.S. Forest Service employer page) Biological Science Technicians (Insect & Disease)   Boise, Idaho Starting at $16 (GS 05) Temporary • Full-Time Open 02/16/2018 to 02/22/2018 Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) Boise National Forest,  Mountain Home, Idaho Starting at $17.84 (GS 06) Temporary • Full-Time Open 02/16/2018 to 02/20/2018 Click the job titles  to see details and to apply to each position. (Clicking Apply Now links to EnvironmentalCareer.com U.S. Forest Service employer page) Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service United States
Feb 18, 2018
Temporary
Click the job titles  to see details and to apply to each position. (Clicking Apply Now links to EnvironmentalCareer.com U.S. Forest Service employer page) Forestry Technician (Trails) Black Hills National Forest,  Rapid City, South Dakota Starting at $16 (GS 05) Temporary • Full-Time Open 02/16/2018 to 02/20/2018 Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails) Black Hills National Forest,  Custer, South Dakota Starting at $14.30 (GS 04) Temporary • Full-Time Open 02/16/2018 to 02/22/2018 Forestry Technicians (Recreation) 2 vacancies at Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest,  Spanish Fork, Utah Starting at $15.74 (GS 05) Temporary • Full-Time Open 02/16/2018 to 02/20/2018 Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails) Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Chatsworth, Georgia Starting at $14.30 (GS 04) Temporary • Full-Time Open 02/14/2018 to 02/20/2018 Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Climbing Ranger) Monongahela National Forest,  Seneca Rocks, West Virginia Starting at $16 (GS 05) Temporary • Full-Time Open 02/08/2018 to 02/15/2018 Click the job titles  to see details and to apply to each position. (Clicking Apply Now links to EnvironmentalCareer.com U.S. Forest Service employer page) Remember to say you found this opportunity at   EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service Greybull, WY, USA
Feb 14, 2018
Full time
Summary This position serves as a standard wildland fire management position located on a wildland fire crew. The primary purpose of this position is to perform wildland firefighting work. These crews perform work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities. May also perform duties in other fuels related or ecosystem restoration projects.  This position is located in Region 2 Bighorn National Forest on the Medicine Wheel Ranger District in Greybull, WY.     The incumbent will be guaranteed 13 pay periods of full-time work. However, there may be a possibility to work more. You will then be placed in non-pay / non-duty status for the remainder of the year. 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. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Matthew Prentiss at 307-765-4436 or mattprentiss@fs.fed.us. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Serves as an experienced firefighter on a hand crew or other related fire suppression crews performing fire suppression and/or fuels management duties under the most adverse conditions of climate, fuels, and terrain.  Performs all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations (e.g preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, and mop up).  Collects fire weather data, fuel and/or soil moisture samples, maps projects, and maintains records.Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations.    Oral communication skills sufficient to effectively interact with people at all levels, internal and external to the organization, including the public.  May be assigned to fire lookout to provide detection and reporting of wildfires.   Performs the full range of standardized forestry support duties for fire, timber, silviculture, recreation, wilderness, or research activities. May perform project work such as road and trail maintenance, habitat manipulation, and miscellaneous equipment and facilities maintenance.  Performs project work such as fuel inventory and hazard fuel reduction projects.  Duties listed are at the full performance level. Travel Required 75% or less - Overnight travel will be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments. Closes  02/28/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service Rio Grande National Forest, Creede, Saguache County, CO, USA
Feb 07, 2018
Full time
Summary This position serves as a wildland firefighting work and to lead crews performing such work located on a forest unit and is responsible for wildland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, and hazardous fuels reduction.   This position is located in the Rocky Mountain Region, Region 2 on the Rio Grande National Forest, Saguache Ranger District.   The incumbent will be guaranteed 18 pay periods of full-time work. However, there may be a possibility to work more. You will then be placed in non-pay / non-duty status for the remainder of the year. For additional information about the duties of this position, contact David Carr at 719-850-2381 or email at dcarr@fs.fed.us.   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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Provides daily leadership, instructs crew members in specific tasks and techniques, distributes and controls work assignments among employees, and assures timely accomplishment of assigned tasks. Participates in wildland fire safety training and techniques ensuring that all work is carried out safely. Makes initial evaluation of fire situations, determines rate of spread, potential hazards to property and other improvements, suppression method to use, hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use and application of water. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of fire equipment. Drives and operates a wildland fire engine, positioning the engine for proper use and operation.  Personally performs and directs others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives. Perform hazardous fuel reduction projects which entail thinning, cutting and piling vegetation through use of mechanical means, e.g. chainsaw, etc. Perform project work such as road and trail maintenance; inventory fuels beds, habitat improvement, burned area rehabilitation, miscellaneous equipment, facilities maintenance and other resources. Assist in the preparation of hazardous fuels treatment and burn plans. Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.  Duties listed are at the full performance level. Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments. Closes  02/20/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service Rifle, CO, United States
Jan 27, 2018
Temporary
Many vacancies in the following locations: Carbondale, CO Fort Collins, CO Minturn, CO Rifle, CO Steamboat Springs, CO Sheridan, WY Summary These positions are temporary, have a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.   These positions are located within a National Forest Service unit and is responsible for providing technical support to the fisheries management program.  The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.     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.   The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement.  Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the   Office of Personnel Management’s website   for additional information on pay rates.    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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Individually, or as a crewmember or leader, conducts fisheries projects requiring adaptation of procedural guides. Measures amount and quantity of spawning areas on designated streams; samples and makes qualitative analysis of aquatic insects; determines pool/riffle rations through observation; and measures and records discharge volumes through interpolation. Uses a variety of tools, takes bottom gravel samples and analyzes for silt, size fractions, etc. Keeps records of all data and develops these into statistical reports. Drafts maps or survey areas. In support of research, conservation, production, and management of fishes, or fishery resources, collects and analyzes data from samples, conduct test and assists in the identification of any problems. Compiles and summarizes data from survey, biological evaluations, and pilot tests. Runs routine computer programs and checks resulting data for inconsistencies. Provides results to professional personnel for refinement, adjustment, and analysis and may assist in the preparation of reports. Performs laboratory analysis of sediment and water quality samples. Schedules, services, calibrate repairs, and installs sampling instrumentation. Collects data from field recording instruments and makes on-site measurements of study area conditions. Closes 02/01/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com