To the general public, talk about “position descriptions” and “job series” makes eyes roll and mouths yawn. Within the Forest Service, however, few topics get blood pressures raised faster than the agency’s hiring and promotion practices.
In a recent internal report, The Forest Service Wilderness Career Ladder:
In Search of the Missing Rungs, a group of wilderness rangers deconstructs the Forest Service’s dysfunctional promotion rules that bar experienced personnel from being “qualified” for advancement.
For any employee who has hit the opaque glass ceiling, it’s a must-read.