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RBC | The time to apply for more than 160 temporary positions for the 2021 season on the White River National Forest is quickly approaching.
Temporary wildland fire positions are open for applications now through Nov. 27, while the application period for a large variety of non-fire jobs including resource, recreation and support positions runs Dec. 1-11.
“These temporary positions are open to people across the country, and we want to make sure local residents know about this great opportunity to work for their local forest,” said Acting Forest Supervisor Lisa Stoeffler.
The application period is open through Nov. 27 for 17 temporary wildfire positions on the White River National Forest, including firefighters (called forestry technicians or aids), helitack crew members, and dispatchers. The positions are based in Grand Junction, Rifle, Eagle and Silverthorne. Offers will be made in January with the season typically beginning in April and ending in October, depending on weather and funding.
The Forest will also be advertising more than 150 non-fire temporary positions Dec. 1-11. These jobs include customer service; recreation; wilderness and trails; biological technicians in wildlife, fisheries and botany; range management; and equipment operators. Locations include Aspen, Carbondale, Eagle, Glenwood Springs, Meeker, Minturn, and Silverthorne. Position starting and ending dates vary, but they cover the 2021 field season, typically April or May through September.
“We look for dedicated individuals from all walks of life and of all abilities to join our workforce,” Stoeffler said. “Temporary positions with the USDA Forest Service are a great way to gain valuable experience, work outdoors, and get exposure to different careers.”
View the announcements and apply for the jobs on www.USAJOBS.gov. More information about positions across the Rocky Mountain Region is available on www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r2/jobs. Visit Tips for Applicants for help with the application process. For specific questions about the jobs offered by the White River National Forest, call 970-404-3172 or log onto www.fs.usda.gov/main/whiteriver/about-forest/jobs.