Employment

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Huron-Manistee National Forests Outreach Notices

Before jobs are officially listed on USAJobs, the Forest typically issues an “outreach notice”. Outreach notices can be used to determine the potential applicant pool for a position. By completing the outreach form and returning it to the identified contact you are indicating you are interested in applying for the position when the vacancy opens. The Outreach is not an application for any vacancy. Positions being outreached are located below.  Entering the job title, location or position information in the search function of the Outreach Database will provide you with the outreach form to return to the identified contact.

Search the Forest Service Outreach Database for upcoming Huron-Manistee vacancies.

 

 

 

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Forest Service Job Listings

For broad Forest Service information about employment opportunities on National Forests across the nation, please visit the national Forest Service Jobs page.  For an extensive list of Forest Service job openings, including any available on the Huron-Mansitee, visit OPM's USAJobs website.
 

Current Vacancies

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2020 Temporary position information is open for applications. Visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r9/jobs/openings for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource Program Seasonal Postions:

Resource Program: Recreation/Trails

  • General Duties: Maintenance of developed facilities, backcountry trail construction and patrol while walking and hiking in variable weather conditions in remote locations through difficult terrain. Interaction with public and enforcement of policies within wilderness areas and designated off highway vehicle areas.

  • Typical Length of Season: May to October

Resource Program: Fire and Fuels Management

  • General Duties: Wildland Fire Fighting, frequent travel, may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances for long hours.
  • Typical Length of Season: March to October

Resource Program: Timber

  • General Duties: Travel to and from work sites. Working and hiking in variable weather conditions in remote locations on difficult terrain. Daily use of marking equipment to achieve forest management practices.
  • Typical Length of Season: May to October

Resource Program: Plants

  • General Duties: Travel to and from work sites. Working and hiking in variable weather conditions in remote locations on difficult terrain. Daily surveys to achieve forest management practices.
  • Typical Length of Season: May to October

Resource Program: Wildlife/Fisheries/General

  • General Duties: Travel to and from work sites. Working and hiking in variable weather conditions in remote locations on difficult terrain. Daily surveys to achieve forest management practices.
  • Typical Length of Season: May to October

Resource Program: General

  • General Duties: Customer service Provides information about the organization, its functions, activities, and personnel. Arranges displays of informational materials in the reception area.
  • Typical Length of Season: May to October

 

 

 

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About the Local Areas

Baldwin

Baldwin (pop. 930) is located in Lake County, in the center of the Manistee National Forest, about 75 miles north of Grand Rapids. It is centrally located between the communities of Big Rapids, Reed City, White Cloud, and Ludington. The population in Baldwin is very diverse, consisting of African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Whites. A public library, health care, banking, churches, schools, and other services are available in Baldwin. For more information on the Baldwin area, you can visit the Lake County Chamber of Commerce at www.lakecountymichigan.com. Please contact the Ranger Station at 231-745-4631 for specific information.

Manistee

Manistee is a full service community of approximately 6,200 people, situated in the northwest portion of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan. Housing rentals are limited and range from $350 to $1,000 per month. The area abounds with four season outdoor recreation opportunities. Manistee boasts a re-vitalized downtown with a beautiful river-walk adjacent to a variety of retail shops and restaurants. For more information on the Manistee area contact the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce @ (231) 723-2575 or at www.manistee.com. Please contact the Ranger Station at 231-723-2211for specific information.

Huron Shores/Oscoda

The Huron-Shores Ranger District is located in Oscoda, Michigan at the mouth of the Au Sable River on the Lake Huron coast, has a population of approximately 8,000 and offers many amenities. Most shopping can be done locally but a larger metropolitan area (Bay City, Saginaw, Midland) is located less than two hours away for those seeking expanded opportunities. The Oscoda community is home to churches of various denominations. Many civic and fraternal organizations are also available. The Oscoda Area Schools provide education in grades K-12 with Alpena Community College offering college courses locally. Doctors and dentists are available locally with hospitals located in Tawas (20 miles) and Alpena (45 miles). Outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant with great fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, and winter sports activities. Government housing may be available for a short-term basis within walking distance of the ranger station. More information about the Oscoda area can be found on the Oscoda web page at http://www.oscoda.com/. Please contact the Ranger Station at 989-739-0728 for specific information.

Mio

The Mio Ranger District Administrative Site is a multi-million dollar office and warehouse facility built in 2006. The new facility is comprised of a two story office building, a climate controlled warehouse and workshop, and two fully enclosed barns for storage of supplies and equipment. Mio is 90 miles north of Saginaw, Michigan via I-75 and State Highway M-33. Located midway on the Au Sable River, the cities of Grayling and West Branch are 35 minutes away. Other communities in Oscoda County are McKinley, Comins, Fairview & Luzerne. The Oscoda County Library is located in Mio. Recreational activities in the area include hiking, swimming, camping, boating, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, hunting, motorcycle and ATV riding, snow-mobiling, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing. A nine-hole golf course is conveniently located 5 miles north of town and a 72-hole resort is only 20 miles distant. Please contact the Ranger Station at 989-826-3252 for specific information.





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