Research Engineer/Research Physical Scientist Job

Vacancy No. 23-RESOCR-11931000-DDHA-LMS Department Forest Service
Salary $69,107.00 to $98,496.00 Grade 11 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 5/9/2023 Close Date 5/8/2024
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
WashingtonMadison, WILocation Negotiable After Selection

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


NOTE: Read location information in Additional Information section before applying. This is not a remote position.

This employee supports the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL).

This scientist is responsible for evaluating the environmental impacts of wood-based product production and use including carbon mitigation benefits.

For additional information about these positions, please contact Prakash Nepal at

This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. Direct Hire Authority under the USDA Demonstration Project will be used to fill this position. Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A Direct-Hire Authority under the USDA Demonstration Project will be used to fill this position. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, including any applicable selective placement factor(s), will be referred to the selecting official. Before a certificate is issued to the selecting official, the application documents are reviewed to ensure that you meet all the qualification requirements. A rating will not be used; veteran's preference does not apply due to the existence of the Direct Hire authority for this position.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be referred to the selecting official.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect whether you are considered. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

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