Duty Station: Redding, California
Reply Due: [February 16, 2018]
The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station anticipates
filling up to two temporary positions for the summer and fall of 2018
(start and end dates somewhat flexible and an extended season may be an
option, depending on the workload) to assist with research projects in
silviculture and forest ecology. The positions will be either at the GS-5
level ($16.00/hour) or/and at the GS-4 ($14.30/hour). Selection is
dependent on qualifications.
Job description: Successful applicants will be collecting data for several
research projects on several National Forests in northern California.
General duties include: (a) collect height, diameter, and other tree
measurements for several long-term silviculture projects in northern
California, (b) collect tree cores using an increment borer, and (c) assist
with repeated measurements of a soil and tree seedling study. Camping will
be necessary, and some overnight trips may last for 4-5 days. Employees are
paid for federal holidays and accrue vacation time (4 hours per two week
pay period). Transportation from duty station to work locations will be
• Ability to identify forest trees and understory shrubs to species
is desired, but training will be provided for those not familiar with the
• Must be physically fit and capable of hiking long distances over
• May be required to backpack for extended periods carrying a 40-60
• Enjoys being outdoors; can deal with heat, inclement weather and
• Valid driver’s license
This outreach form does not constitute an application.
How to apply: The vacancy announcement for this position will be posted on
the U.S. Government’s official website for employment opportunities
If you are interested in receiving a copy of the vacancy announcement for
this position when it posts to USAJOBS, please complete the attached
Outreach Notice Response Form and return it to Kaelyn Finley at
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 16, 2018.