The Bighorn National Forest is looking for a committed, hardworking, highly-skilled workforce to work in many fields this summer. Forest managers will fill temporary seasonal positions in a variety of specialized areas, including archaeology, range management, recreation, heavy equipment operation, maintenance, wildlife, botany, hydrology, fisheries, and visitor information services.

Vacancy announcements for Bighorn National Forest temporary jobs will be posted beginning February 2, 2016, on the U.S. Government’s official website, www.usajobs.gov. The deadline for completing and submitting applications is February 8, 2016.

Interviewing and hiring will begin in March.

The jobs pay $12.33 and up per hour, depending on the position.

“Temporary employees have a very special place within the Forest Service,” said forest supervisor Bill Bass. “Most career employees started out in temporary positions, so a seasonal job is a great way to learn about different opportunities the Forest Service has to offer.”

Positions will be filled at the Supervisor’s Office in Sheridan, the Powder River Ranger District in Buffalo, the Medicine Wheel Ranger District in Greybull, and the Tongue Ranger District in Sheridan. Some employees work from remote work stations throughout the national forest. Temporary employees typically work throughout the summer season, beginning in May or June and ending around Labor Day, though seasons vary depending on the work, the weather, and funding.

A Bighorn National Forest Temporary Employment Guide for 2016, including a list of positions and details about the application process, is available on the Bighorn’s website at www.fs.usda.gov/bighorn/ and at Bighorn National Forest offices in Buffalo, Greybull, and Sheridan.

Anyone with questions about what the jobs are, when to have an application completed and submitted, or about the application process should contact Zane Macey at 307.674.2693 or bmacey@fs.fed.us, or visit any Bighorn National Forest office. Offices are open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

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