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Forestry Related Jobs with the USFS
« on: January 07, 2010, 10:45:29 AM »
A few posted today:

The USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, NRS-03 Ecology and Management of Invasive Species and Forest Ecosystems, is currently advertising for a Research Entomologist, GS-11/12, at the laboratory in Hamden, CT. The major duties of the position are (1) Conducting research and developing new approaches to biological control of invasive insect
pests of trees; (2) Using modern molecular techniques and DNA-based tools to study the ecological roles of biological control organisms in their native and introduced ranges; (3) Conducting laboratory and field experiments to optimize the rearing, establishment, spread, and impact of biological control agents for regulating pest populations; (4) Conducting
exploration for additional biological control agents of introduced forest pests as needs arise; (5) Planning and conducting research to understand the multitrophic ecological interactions that impact biological control efficacy; and (6) Analyzing and interpreting research results, preparing reports and manuscripts for publication, and presenting papers and talks
to professional and lay audiences. Research will initially focus on predators of hemlock woolly adelgid, but opportunities to work on biological control of other invasive insects, such as Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, or Sirex woodwasp will be available. The Hamden, CT area is located just north of New Haven, CT and has a cooperative relationship with Yale University with opportunities to work with the University community. The position is open to both public (must be a US citizen to apply) and government employees on USAJOBS at .
The public vacancy announcement is TA10-NRS-EMI-0442DP. The government vacancy announcement is TA10-NRS-EMI-0442G. Questions may be directed to Kurt Gottschalk (USDA Forest Service) at or 304-285-1598. The USDA is an equal opportunity employer.

The USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit is currently advertising for a Supervisory Forester, GS-0460-13, open to Status applicants only (see announcement for details).  The position is located at Newtown Square, PA. Duties: Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates.
Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends
or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities. As Group Leader, organizes operations, maintains quality, and improves productivity within the Data Collection Group; coordinates activities with the Unit's research groups; assists the Program Manager in Unit work planning; and collaborates with counterparts in other Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) units to forward national consistency and a unified FIA mission. Leads the FIA Unit's annual inventory data collection effort and is responsible for meeting all deadlines for collecting and delivering annual inventory statistics for 24 states in the NRS region. Provides expert advice on all facets of the data collection effort. Assists Program Manager in unit planning by preparing annual work, staffing and budget plans for approximately half of the Unit; participating in technical assistance visits, regional management team meetings, and user group meetings; contributing to the Unit's research work unit description and study plans; and reviewing the national FIA strategic plan. Represents Unit at national FIA meetings and teams. Develops annual inventory policies and practices that minimize regional differences, promote national consistency, and forward the unified FIA mission as described in the national FIA strategic plan. Serves as liaison between the Unit's data collection effort and the Unit's research effort. Works with the research groups to identify, develop, test, and implement new methods and techniques. The application deadline is 01/19/2010. Questions regarding
the duties of this position should be directed to Dennis May (USDA Forest Service) at 651-649-5132 or by email at The announcement is accessible at, vacancy number
ADS10-NRS-FIA-0451G. The USDA is an equal opportunity employer.

The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has a vacancy for a Forest Health Ecologist. This position opened December 23, 2009 and closes January 21, 2010. This position is an Ecologist 408- GS 11/12 located on
the Forest Health Protection staff in Davis, CA. The primary duties of this position are to provide leadership in detection monitoring, evaluation monitoring and research on monitoring techniques for Forest Health protection. This position is also responsible for developing cooperative forest health monitoring projects, communicating forest health
monitoring trends and integrating forest health data with fuels, vegetation management and research programs, and for working on new and emerging activities such as early detection of invasive pests in urban forests and the impacts to the forests. The vacancy number(s) are ADS10-R5-RO5SP-00033G (current government employees) and ADS10-R5-RO5SP-00033DP (open to the public). Visit USAJOBS at for the vacancy announcements. The USDA is an equal opportunity employer.

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Re: Forestry Related Jobs with the USFS
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2010, 06:01:43 PM »
Region 5, California

Forest Service Jobs for Students Available through ARRA Funds

The Student Conservation Association has received funding through the FS and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to recruit Northern California high school students for summer trail crews on the Klamath, Tahoe and Plumas NFs. Twenty crew members will serve between 30 and 60 days performing trail maintenance projects designed to reduce and control runoff and erosion, provide safe public access and protect other forest resources.

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