(Press release) – The Bighorn National Forest will fill up to 20 temporary fire positions for the 2016 summer season.

Vacancy announcements for fire positions are posted to the federal government’s official jobs website www.usajobs.gov. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the usajobs website to create a user profile before the open announcement period, which is January 7 – 14, 2016. Interviewing and hiring will take place in late February.

Positions will be filled for the Wyoming Interagency Hotshots in Greybull and for hand crews and engines on the Medicine Wheel, Powder River, and Tongue ranger districts in Greybull, Buffalo, and Sheridan.

The jobs pay $12.19 and up per hour, depending on the position.

Temporary employees typically work through the summer season, beginning in May or June and ending around Labor Day, though seasons vary depending on the work, the weather, and funding. Some positions are housed in remote work stations throughout the Bighorn National Forest.

For information about fire positions and position requirements, the Bighorn National Forest Temporary Employment Guide for 2016 is available on the web at http://1.usa.gov/1NpyPXK. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the ranger districts to learn more about temporary employment in the Bighorn’s fire program: Medicine Wheel Ranger District in Greybull at 307.765.4435, Powder River Ranger District in Buffalo at (307) 684-7806, or Tongue Ranger District in Sheridan at (307) 674-2600.

Information about non-fire positions in recreation, fisheries, forestry, engineering, range management, wildlife, botany, and hydrology is also included in the Bighorn’s Employment Guide. Applications for non-fire positions will be accepted in the www.usajobs.gov website in early February 2016.

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