Pacific Southwest Region begins hiring for 2019 field season

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USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region begins hiring for 2019 field season

Over 1,000 positions available in California

VALLEJO, Calif. - The Pacific Southwest Region of the USDA Forest Service announced today that it will be advertising over 1,000 temporary positions throughout the national forests in California beginning Sept. 17 - Oct. 12, 2018. 

Job seekers may apply for temporary jobs through USAJOBS at: between Sept. 17 and Oct. 12, 2018. Temporary positions are available in multiple fields including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services, and archaeology. 

"Seasonal employment with the U.S. Forest Service is a great way to give back to communities, learn new skills, and perform meaningful work that will help to sustain the nation's forest and grasslands for future generations," said Randy Moore, Regional Forester for the Pacific Southwest Region.

There are open positions in 18 national forests in California. Candidates can find more information about temporary employment in the Pacific Southwest Region by visiting  Individuals interested in finding more information about a specific position are encouraged to contact the national forest that hosts the position of interest. Application dates this year are earlier than previous years in order to allow the agency to ensure background checks are complete before start dates.

The U.S. Forest Service is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture that manages 193 million acres of land. The Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service manages 20 million acres of National Forest land in California and assists the State and Private forest landowners in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. Eighteen national forests are located in this region. The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


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