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Urban & Community Forestry Program Specialists

USDA Forest Service
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Description:

Supports program managers and leadership to advance priority work, build capacity, and foster cross-program, interdisciplinary collaboration.

• Helps plan and implement Inflation Reduction Law and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law projects alongside agency staff and partners.

• Provides grants and agreements support to program managers and grants management specialists, including application development, project monitoring, and reporting requirements.

• Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with government agencies, universities, nonprofit organizations, and other partners.

• Collects, incorporates, and shares relevant science and research to inform program priorities and activities.

• Helps advance agency and Justice40 priorities to build more diverse, inclusive, and equitable programming.



Region(s) Duty Station(s) Telework Eligibility Regional UCF Program Manager and Point of Contact

Northern (R1) & Intermountain (R4) Regions   Location negotiable within the states of ND, MT, ID, UT, NV   Telework eligible   Amanda Egan

Rocky Mountain Region (R2)   Location negotiable within the states of CO, KS, NE, SD, WY   Telework eligible   Sherry Fountain

Southwestern Region (R3) Albuquerque, NM     Telework eligible    Laura Moser

Pacific Southwest Region (R5)    Location negotiable within CA    Telework eligible    Miranda Hutten

Pacific Northwest (R6) and Alaska (R10) Regions      Location negotiable within the states of OR, WA, AK    Telework eligible    Stephen Baker

Eastern Region (R9)    Location negotiable within Region     Telework eligible     Jill Johnson

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please email the attached Outreach Response Form and your resume by February 3, 2023, to the Urban & Community Forestry Program Manager/point of contact in the Region where you interested. If you are interested in more than one Region, please include all relevant Regional points of contact on your email. Replies received before February 3, 2023 are most helpful, but outreach responses will be accepted until the vacancies are advertised.

If these positions are not filled non-competitively, a Vacancy Announcement will be posted in USAJOBS. Individuals wishing to apply must first create an on-line profile in USAJOBS and upload a customized resume to ensure proper documentation of duties and accomplishments that are directly related to this position. You can create a search in USA Jobs that will notify you jobs are posted. Tips on writing a Federal resume and applying for Federal jobs can be found on the USAJOBS YouTube Channel or the U.S. Forest Service website.

Link to Outreach Notice:

Urban and Community Forestry Program The Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program provides technical, financial, research and educational assistance to local government, non-profit organizations, community groups, educational institutions, and tribal governments, with the aim of enhancing and conserving community forest ecosystems and numerous associated benefits, both environmental and social. More information about the Urban and Community Forestry Program and links to regional websites can be found here.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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