Thousands of temporary seasonal jobs with the Forest Service and its partners are available this summer and now is the time to apply.
“Due to the seasonal nature of much of our work, such as wildfire fighting and seasonal recreation programs, we anticipate hiring many temporary workers,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell.
Annually, the Forest Service and its conservation partners hire over 15,000 people for summer positions. Of that total there are around 12,000 openings during the peak fire season months for those seeking temporary work in the fire and aviation management field.
Other jobs can vary from forest to forest, but typically temporary summer workers perform tasks such as clearing brush, repairing trails, removing noxious weeds, campground maintenance or tending information kiosks.
“Temporary employees have a very special place within the agency, after all, most Forest Service career employees started out in temporary positions. It’s also a great way to meet people within the organization and hone your skills so you’ll be well prepared for a permanent position, should you choose to pursue one,” Tidwell concluded.
For more information, go online to http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/openings.shtml or contact your local forest supervisor’s office.