Forester - Silviculturist for Reforestation Program

USDA Forest Service - Allegheny National Forest

4 Farm Colony Drive

Warren, PA 16365



This position will have responsibility for managing Forest’s reforestation program.

Major duties include:

• Serves as a silviculturist with responsibility for the development, planning, and application of silvicultural methods and practices.

• Serves as a member of the ecosystem management team and shares in setting unit goals and objectives and developing overall unit plans.

• Plans, coordinates, and administers the technical phases of forest area control of animals, insects, or diseases affecting reforestation and regeneration programs

• Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the timber stand improvement program; prescribes cutting practices based on an examination of stand conditions and esthetic or other resource requirements.

• Inspects all phases of reforestation and stand improvement projects; appraises the degree of conformance with policies, procedures, and silvicultural plans; and recommends corrective action as required.

• Prepares and administers forest-wide contracts and agreements.

• Maintains liaison with employees of Federal and State governments, local officials, and private organizations or landowners who are affected by, or have a shared interest in, the Forest land management practices and problems in the forest area; provides technical assistance on mutual reforestation problems.

• Plans, coordinates, and conducts training on silvicultural principles and practices, including planting and seeding procedures; ground and seedbed preparation techniques; timber stand improvement techniques, and the influence of various factors on the kind and timing of silvicultural treatment necessary and appropriate to achieve multiple-use land management objectives.

This vacancy is open to current permanent federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP and VEOA eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees, 30 percent or More Disabled Veterans, Certain Former Overseas and Foreign Service Employees, Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities, People with Disabilities, Peace Corps and VISTA, Reinstatement, Public Land Corps, Resource Assistant Program, and VRA eligible candidates. Please see the announcement for further details: Open: 02/25/2022 Close: 03/07/2022 For more information please contact Joshua Hanson, Forest Silviculturist at 814-728-6161; joshua.w.hanson


GS-11 $66,214 - $86,074 per year

Main Contact

Joshua Hanson