We all see the veritable flood of timber position outreaches flowing through our inboxes, and here is another.  This one stands out from the rest, though.  So if you are a potential candidate or know one, please read on!


The Superior National Forest is advertising a GS-460-9/11 Timber Management Assistant position located in Cook, Minnesota.  Here is a chance to live in beautiful northeastern Minnesota, with the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and lakes galore to fish and enjoy, many small towns full of people that are truly “Minnesota nice,” and affordable homes and land.  On top of that, the Superior National Forest is a great place to work.  The Forest has a diverse program of work, with timber and vegetation management, wilderness and recreation, and mineral development being major focus areas.


The vacancy opens today, December 5, 2013 and Merit closes December 18 and Demo closes December 16.  Links to the announcements are below:


https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/356695900 (Merit) open Dec 5-18, 2013.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/356696200 (Demo)open Dec 5-16, 2013.



This position is located on the West Zone of the Forest, which consists of three ranger districts: LaCroix, Laurentian and Kawishiwi.  The position works across the zone based on the LaCroix Ranger District in Cook, MN.   The West Zone traditionally generates more than 60% of the Forest’s offering of timber volume, which in recent years has averaged around 60 million board feet.


The position works closely with two GS-11 silviculturists and one GS-11 Forest Service Representative to lead the vegetation management program for the Laurentian (Aurora), Kawishiwi (Aurora) and LaCroix (Cook) Ranger Districts.  Core responsibilities include: development of annual program of work, establishment of timber sale program and production goals, and setting priorities, oversight of sale offer schedule, packaging, layout & marking, appraisal and offering. The incumbent will work closely with forest timber staff including the forest Contracting Officer as well as district resource staff areas of planning, wildlife and others during project planning, sale preparation and implementation.


For more information about the position or this great part of the word feel free to contact me.



Andrew K. Johnson          District Ranger

LaCroix Ranger District    Superior National Forest

320 North Highway 53     Cook Minnesota, 55723

(O) 218-666-0046               (C) 218-269-1610



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