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Forestry Technician

Pacific Northwest
Posted 1 month ago
Employer: USDA Forest Service at Mt. Hood

Location: Dufur, Oregon

Deadline to respond to this outreach notice: January 13, 2023 (click link below for instructions)

Outreach notice and instructions for responding

Summary of job outreach process:

Candidates who respond to this outreach with a resume and the completed outreach form (at the link above) will receive an announcement number with open and close date information via email when available. Reponses to this Outreach are important for identifying potential non-competitive eligible applicants that may be hired outside of a vacancy announcement and/or the appropriate area of consideration based on interested individuals. On-line applications will be accepted through USA jobs at once the position is advertised. The currently schedule shows applications may be due in the window of 01/16/2023 – 01/20/2023 after the job is posted.

Summary of the position:

The primary focus of this position is to support the timber sale program, by completing preparations required prior to offering timber for sale, on the Eastzone of the Mt. Hood National Forest. This position reports to the East Zone Presale Planner and is non-supervisory.


  • Interprets complex silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber.
  • Develops and drafts timber cruise plans.
  • Lays out timber sale boundaries in accordance with environmental assessments and other
    instruction, considering factors such as transportation system, topography, fuels management, silvicultural objectives, wildlife needs, stream protection and other related resource considerations.
  • Determines acreage by map or aerial photograph methods, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), or Global Positioning System (GPS).
  • And more…

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