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Summer Jobs Are Available; Apply Now

Thousands of temporary seasonal jobs with the Forest Service and its partners are available this summer and now is the time to apply.

Javonnta Murphy and Troy Dorgeloh of the California Conservation Corps work to add 8 miles to the San Domingo portion of the Arnold Rim Trail in the Stanislaus National Forest in California. USFS photo.

Javonnta Murphy and Troy Dorgeloh of the California Conservation Corps work to add 8 miles to the San Domingo portion of the Arnold Rim Trail in the Stanislaus National Forest in California. USFS photo.

“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.

Caitlin Stark, Oak Forest, IL, clears cut brush to help restore the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie to its original condition. USFS photo.

Caitlin Stark, Oak Forest, IL, clears cut brush to help restore the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie to its original condition. USFS photo.

“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.

6 Responses to “Summer Jobs Are Available; Apply Now”

  1. Catherin Berkos says:

    Catherine M. Berkos

    Summary of Qualifications
    • Substitute Teacher and School Nurse 1999 – present
    • Concurrent Part-time Contractual RN & Teaching Positions 1999, 2002, 2003
    • Private Duty Nurse 1993 – 1999
    • Staff Nurse at nursing home facility 1988 – 1989
    • Staff Nurse at Oak Park Hospital 1988
    • Student Nurse/Nursing Assistant 1986 – 1987
    • Clinic Clerk Contractual Part-time 1986 – 1987
    • Implemented Student Care Plans
    • Presented Health Parent/Teacher workshops and conferences
    • Light Bookkeeping
    • Conversational Spanish

    Professional Activities and Awards
    • Plainfield Citizens Police and Fire Academy Spring Classes 2010
    • Continue education workshops various health issues, school changes, diversity
    • Utah State Workshops for class management and other educational skills
    • REP Volunteer and workshops for class management 2005 – Present
    • Volunteer annual Back to School Fair – Catholic Charities Daybreak Center
    • Internal Review Committee Feb. – April 1999
    • 1998 Lifetime Membership Award for PTO outstanding
    Volunteer services and fundraising
    • Citizens for Classrooms (Two referendums) 1997 – 1998
    • Organized various collection drives – food, blood, clothing
    • Assisted in Pre-school screening, hearing and vision screening 1986 – 1996

    Certifications and Licenses
    • CPR/AED Certification
    • Registered Nurse IL License # 041-247530 1987
    • Type 39 Sub. Teachers Certification (K- 12) 1999
    • CERT TRAINED and Certification 2012

    Education
    • National Louis University Trained in School Nurse Certification Wheeling IL 1999
    • University of St. Francis Health Arts Degree Program Joliet, IL. 1998
    • Joliet Junior College Associate in Applied Science – Registered Nurse Joliet, IL. 1987

  2. ROBERT C VRUSHO LR says:

    i am a 48 YEAR OLD MALE VERY INTERRSTED IN THE PROTECTION OF WOODLAND IHAVE 30YR AS A FIREFIGHTER IN AUBURN MASS. IN THAT TIME HAVE HAD MENY OPPATUNITYS BEING INVVOLVED IN BRUSH $ GRASS FIRES. I AM CURENTY CERTIFIED IM FIRSFIGHTER ONE/ TWO FIRE OFFICER ONE THROUGH THE MASS DEPT. OF FIRE SERVICES. I ALSO HAVE EXPERANCE IN TREE FELLING,ROAD BUILDING,BRIDGE CONST.& MANY FEARS IN BUILDING & REMODALING I AN VERY INTERESTED IN BEING CONSIDERD FOR A PART TIME JOB WERE I CAN USE THE SKILLS AND EXPERANCE THAT I HAVE TO BE A PART OF AN ORGANISATION SUCH AS YOPURS

  3. Mahdi Warsama says:

    I need more information about how to apply the temporary summer jobs. Please send me the link about how to apply.

  4. Brian Dering says:

    39 great shape love outdoors work hard have most tools needed Skilled in alot of trades.

  5. Nicholas Beatty says:

    I live in Birchwood TN, close to Harrison Bay State Park. Any summer openings here?

  6. Keith Riggs says:

    Thanks for your interest. The best answer I can give you is to have you contact your local national forest or grasslands supervisor’s office. You can find your local national forest or grassland by using Google and entering: National Forest (city, state zip) in the search box. Alternatively, you can go to our employment page: http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/openings.shtml. Good luck!

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