Biological Scientist

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Camino, CA
  • Oct 17, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology

Job Description


This position is located on ElDorado National Forest, in Camino CA. 

The incumbent is responsible for implementing seed operations and managing seed stores for reforestation and vegetation restoration actitivies.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Gary Cline at 530-642-5025 or via email

Learn more about this agency


Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Provides managerial assistance for a complete array of seed extractor, seed laboratory, and seed storage functions.

Provides technical assistance to nurseries and other users of seed throughout the western United States.

Performs seed orchard or nursery work such as digging drainage ditches, controlling weeds both chemically and manually, pruning and removing trees, replanting and identifying new stock, installing and operating irrigation systems, and protecting trees from insect and animal damage.

Plans the receipt, unloading, and storage of all seed lots; as well as plans and directs proper storage procedures to prevent seed spoilage. Monitors seed moisture content to assure correct levels before seed is put in cold storage and directs seed drying when necessary.

Administers storage of seed by seed lot and maintains seed inventory and records. Oversees periodic physical inventories of seed stores and assures that seed record inventory and physical inventory is reconcilable at all times. 

Coordinates with and maintains close informal working relationships with other seed extractory and nursery personnel in the Forest Service and other agencies, as well as Regional and Zone Geneticists and Forest level personnel concerned with seed and/or progeny seed and seedling operations.

Performs supervisory duties 20% or less of the time.

Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit’s work. Establishes and communicates guidelines and performance requirements to employees; conducts formal performance reviews; and identifies and provides for the developmental and training needs of employees.

Promotes equal opportunity and employs nondiscriminatory practices and fair treatment of all employees. 

Demonstrates leadership in establishing and maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination and creates a sense of inclusion and support for all employees in the workplace.

Remember to say you found this opportunity at

Job Level

Entry-level,   Mid-level  


Government- Federal


GS 07 - 09 Salary $44,767 to $54,760 per year