Employment

“A career with the Forest Service, caring for the land and serving people, is very rewarding. Our temporary hiring program allows individuals to get real world experience working alongside resource professionals. The Eastern Region of the Forest Service is a wonderful and geographically, socially and ecologically complex area that offers many exciting opportunities,” said Eastern Regional Forester Kathleen Atkinsons.

The Forest Service as a whole hires more than 30,000 permanent employees to serve in professional, technical and administrative positions. Learn more about jobs in the Forest Service.

  • For more information and to apply for Forest Service jobs please visit www.usajobs.gov
  • To learn more about the federal application process click here.
  • To learn more about Forest Service careers click here.

Upcoming Openings (Outreach):

Outreach Notices are used to determine the potential applicant pool for a position. By completing the Outreach response in the Forest Service Outreach Database, you are indicating you are interested in applying for the position when the vacancy opens in USAjobs or you are interested in serving on Detail or Temporary Promotion; it also helps establish appropriate recruitment methods for the vacancy. Please note that responding to an Outreach Notice is not an application, you must apply to the vacancy announcement when it appears on the USAJOBS website. Positions being outreached are located below. Click on the highlighted Position Title to respond directly in the Outreach Database.

Temporary Seasonal Fire/Fuels Positions:

  • Forestry Aid
    • GS-462-3
    • Blackduck, Deer River & Walker, MN
  • Forestry Technician (Fire)
    • GS-462-4 & 5
    • Blackduck, Deer River & Walker, MN
  • Forestry Technician (Fuels)                               
    • GS-462-4 & 5
    • Blackduck, MN

The USDA Forest Service, Eastern Region, Chippewa National Forest is seeking interest in Seasonal Fire/Fuels positions.   The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity.

To express interest in this opportunity, contact Adam Cook at adam.cook@usda.gov by close of business August 23rd ,2021 

The vacancy announcements for this position will be open in USAJobs 8/16-8/23/2021.  Application deadline is August 23, 2021 at 23:59 Eastern time.  Announcement numbers: 

  • 22-TEMPF2-R9-3867-3DH (Forestry Aid GS 3)
  • 22-TEMPF2-R9-0003-4DH (Forestry Technician Fire GS 4)
  • 22-TEMPF2-R9-3869-5DH (Forestry Technician Fire GS 5)
  • 22-TEMPF2-R9-0911-4DH (Forestry Technician Fuels GS 4)
  • 22-TEMPF2-R9-0912-5DH (Forestry Technician Fuels GS 5)

Tentative start date for all positions is March 13th, 2022 with October 10th, 2022 as an end date.

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  • The Chippewa National Forest is outreaching to fill 4 Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation) GS-0462-05/06 Term Appointments, Not-To-Exceed 4 Years.
  • The Chippewa National Forest will soon be advertising for GS-0462-05, Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation) seasonal positions at our district in Walker Minnesota.  The purpose of this outreach is to determine the potential applicant pool for the position and to ensure interested candidates are notified when the vacancy announcement becomes available.
    • The Forestry Technician will perform a variety of technical work including presale activities such as applying silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber, acts as a certified timber cruiser taking and recording tree measurements, assessing quality, determining defect along with participating in other aspects of resource management support work as part of Walker district timber crew. Tentative on-boarding dates for these positions are between October 10, 2021 - January 1, 2022. For more information about the position and the Chippewa National Forest please click on the outreach notice link below:
  • The Chippewa National Forest will soon be advertising for GS-0462-05, Forestry Technician seasonal positions at our districts in Deer River and Blackduck Minnesota.  The purpose of this outreach is to determine the potential applicant pool for the position and to ensure interested candidates are notified when the vacancy announcement becomes available.
    • The Forestry Technician will perform a variety of routine and frequently complex tasks involving techniques and practices relating to natural resources management programs, (i.e., timber and silviculture, recreation, wildlife, and/or range). Successful accomplishment of the assignments supports field projects and program planning activities for the district. Tentative on-boarding dates for these positions are between October 10, 2021 - January 1, 2022. For more information about the position and the Chippewa National Forest please click on the outreach notice link below:

Attention Veterans:

SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE CHIPPEWA NATIONAL FOREST 

We have several Forestry Technician positions

(GS-3 thru GS-5) available for qualified Veterans in Blackduck, Deer River, and Walker Minnesota.

The Forest Service is committed to recruiting and employing qualified veterans. We value the experience, commitment, and work ethic that veterans bring to the job as well as their significant skills and abilities.

A significant number of Forest Service employees started their careers in temporary positions in fire, recreation, timber, and wildlife. Seasonal work is a time-honored way for prospective employees to get their foot in the door and gain valuable work experience.

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN- RECREATION POSITION DUTIES:  

Maintains campgrounds and other recreation sites, picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, doing campground compliance and fee collection, trail maintenance, depending on qualification may use chainsaw to cut hazard trees and bucking up downed trees.  Other duties include interacting with the public, providing information on recreation opportunities.  Equipment and tools that you will use: hammers and cordless drills, lawn mowers, brush saw/weed trimmers; potentially operating a skid-steer, tractor, ATV/UTV, and pick-up truck with a trailer.

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN- TIMBER/SILVICULTURE POSITION DUTIES: 

Applies silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber. Brings to the attention of responsible individuals, situations on the ground that are inconsistent with guidelines. Acts as a certified timber cruiser. Independently applies the instructions issued in a cruise plan. Takes and records tree species and measurements, assesses quality, and determines defect.  Prepares and computer processes cruise data. Observes and reports areas of possible archeological significance, and sightings of sensitive, threatened, or endangered wildlife species. Traverses harvest unit boundaries, road locations, and determines area. As assigned, performs resource work in other areas, such as timber stand thinning, pruning, inspecting wildlife contracts, fire suppression, or burning slash. Inspects contract work (tree planting, site preparation, release).   Examines plantations to assess numbers of tree seedlings present, condition, growth and survival rates, and evidence of animal, insect, or disease damage.

TENTATIVE EMPLOYMENT DATES:

April/May 2021 through middle of October 2021.

If you are interested in applying for one of the positions please email Paula Hoff at paula.hoff2@usda.gov, include your resume and references, and the position and duty location you wish to be considered.  Your resume will be evaluated, and a reference check completed.  If you qualify you will be notified regarding the next step in the hiring process If you have any questions or need further information, please call Paula Hoff @ 619-277-2020.

District Ranger

This position serves as a District Ranger with responsibility for the management of the resources, personnel, goods, and services of a designated area on a National Forest/Grasslands. The incumbent serves as a steward for a designated Forest Service area and embodies the agency’s core values in service to the Forest Service mission balancing the short- and long-term needs of people and nature by: working in collaboration with communities and partners; utilizing science and technology to manage public lands; providing access to resources and experiences that promote economic, ecological and social vitality; and connecting people to the land and one another.

If you have any questions regarding the position please email Michael Stansberry, Chippewa Forest Supervisor @ Michael.stansberry@usda.gov .


VOLUNTEERING:


Volunteer opportunities are available for several projects on the forest. We would like to hear from you! Please call 218-335-8600 for more information on volunteering on the Chippewa National Forest.  more...


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