Engineering Equipment Operator Job

Vacancy No. 17-TEMP-R4-5716-8EEOP-DT Department Forest Service
Salary $21.59 to $21.59 Grade 08 to 08
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/12/2017 Close Date 1/18/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Engineering Equipment Operator

Forest Service

FEW vacancies in the following locations:

  • Ketchum, ID
  • Ferron, UT
  • Richfield, UT
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Temporary

Opened Thursday 1/12/2017

Closes Wednesday 1/18/2017

  • Salary Range
    $21.59 to $21.59 / Per Hour
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

  • Control Number
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Job Overview

Job Overview


A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

These positions are established on a Forest unit in support of road systems and other program areas. Incumbent operates and maintains engineering equipment.

This vacancy announcement is for one or more locations throughout Region 4. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.

TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours.  Considerable travel may be required. Some positions involve work that requires travel away from the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles).

Positions will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months.

Hourly wage as shown is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement. Please click the following link to search for a specific location on the Federal Wage System Scale.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career- Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.


Incumbent operates one or more types of heavy equipment, such as graders, tractors with bulldozer or angle dozer blades, front-end loaders, backhoes, trench diggers, and large industrial tractors with pan or scraper attachments. Work is generally done on flat or rolling terrain with simple terrain problems, such as forest roads and compounds.

Incumbent maintains ditches, road shoulders, and beds and fire lines and clears brush, tree stumps and rocks. Reviews the work to be performed and adjusts equipment attachments for a set level, angle, or depth, according to the type of equipment used.

Ensures equipment is maintained in good working condition.

May perform other duties as assigned.

NOTE: Depending on the type and weight of the equipment operated/hauled, a CDL may be required. If the position requires a CDL, drug testing requirements apply.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Per Work Assignment

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department Of Agriculture

Forest Service


HRM Contact Center
Phone: 877-372-7248 option 2
TDD: 800-877-8339


Forest Service
Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab
Albuquerque, NM

United States
Fax: 866-339-2695

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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