Jobs with the Forest Service
The Forest Service offers a variety of job opportunities that range from student interns, seasonal employment to full-time employment for men and women with skills in many fields. Forest Service careers provide exciting and challenging opportunities to be involved in the management and protection of the nation's natural resources.
The GMUG National Forest is a great place to work, live and play......
Forest Service Begins Recruiting for 2015 Seasonal Temporary Positions in specialties such as fire, trails, timber, recreation, fisheries and archeology. Read More....
The Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region recruits more than 500 seasonal positions. Read More...
Current Positions with the GMUG National Forest
Job Titles: Forestry Technician (Sale Prep and Stand Improvement) several positions (see outreach)
Grade: GS 0462-03/04/05/06/07
Location: Gunnison, Grand Junction, and Montrose, Colorado
Announcement Open Dates: Dates vary by position/location - see outreach info below. Generally Febuary 2- 17, 2015
Salary Range: Varies depending on position (range $12.07- $18.77)
FS job application process
THE PATHWAYS PROGRAMs - new hiring paths for students and recent graduates
The Pathways Programs are for students and recent graduates and took effect in July 2012. The programs provide a clear path for students and recent graduates to pursue careers with the Federal government and to give agencies a better way to recruit, train, and retain qualified employees. Learn More.....
TYPES OF FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT WITH THE FOREST SERVICE
TEMPORARY and SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT: Most temporary appointments with this forest are limited to 1039 hours in a service year and work from mid-April to mid-October. Some temporary positions can work up to two years. Work schedules include full time, part time and intermittent. Benefits include annual and sick leave if your appointment is to last more than 90 days. Some positions such as Forestry Aids/Technicians, Range Aids/Technicians and Biological Science Aids/Technicians are open continuously. Other positions are advertised as they become available. Please check back here in January -February 2013 for more information on summer positions. Learn more....
TERM EMPLOYMENT: TERM appointments are used for temporary work that is expected to last more than one year but less than 4 years. Work schedules include full time, part time, intermittent and seasonal. A TERM appointment has limited benefits including annual and sick leave, life insurance, health insurance, retirement, within grade increases and protection under adverse action procedures. It does not give you a competitive status to apply for other career positions under agency merit promotion procedures. These positions are advertised as they become available.
PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT: Permanent appointments are used for continuing work. Work schedules include full time, part time and seasonal. A seasonal position has a fixed number of pay periods that work is done on a full time or part time basis and the remainder of the pay periods are spent in nonpay status. A permanent appointment has benefits including annual and sick leave, life insurance, health insurance, retirement, within grade increases and protection under adverse action procedures and it gives you competitive status to apply for other career positions under agency merit promotion procedures. They positions are advertised as they become available.
YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS (YCC)- To be eligible you must be 15-18 years old, a resident of the United States with no criminal record or antisocial behavior, have a Social Security number and be willing and able to work hard. YCC employees are utilized as trail crew: clearing trails, constructing drainage structures, installing signs, and basically “digging in the dirt”. The crew will routinely stay out for the work week (Mon-Thurs) and camp. Learn more....
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