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These positions are located in the Pacific Northwest Region, Region 6 throughout Oregon and Washington and will be located at a designated Forest Service Office. Final duty station to be determined at time of selection. The incumbent serves as a professional in the field of forest ecology by implementing ecology programs to maintain a viable and dynamic forest system.


  • Conduct projects and/or studies that cover a full range of ecological work within the Forest (e.g. vegetation, soil, wildlife, endangered species, fire) to support natural resource management.
  • Develop plans for investigations and analyses of complex projects, which require field sampling, mapping, and sophisticated data analysis to inform forest management.
  • Evaluate and summarize ecological studies of vegetation, soil, and environmental characteristics to produce ecological synthesis which results in recommendations to land managers.
  • Apply statistics and quantitative analysis methods and tools to address questions about vegetation, ecosystem and landscape ecology.
  • Use a holistic approach to integrate a wide range of resource management and planning concepts, principles and practices to achieve ecological relationships in forest management.
  • Participate in formulating Region, Zone and/or local unit policy as it relates to environmental management.
  • Prepare environmental inventories, impact statements.
  • Conduct environmental assessments and survey or site investigations to provide specific information in the form of plans of study, scope of work and cost estimates.
  • Prepare responses to comments from other Unit disciplines, Federal, State, territorial and local governmental agencies, special interest groups and the public regarding the environment.
Contact: Nikki Swansonnicola.swanson@usda.gov541-228-5610