Flagstaff, Ariz. – Applications for temporary employment with the USDA Forest Service are now available through a nationwide employment program. The “Automated Staffing Application Program” offers applicants “one-stop” shopping, making it easier to apply for jobs at more than one location. The forest service fills thousands of temporary positions nationwide each year in archaeology, forestry, engineering, wildlife biology, recreation, fire management and other areas. Many of the jobs in fire management are in response to the National Fire Plan, providing funding to address the threat of catastrophic fire throughout the country.
The temporary positions advertised include those on 11 National Forests in Arizona and New Mexico. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and may be asked to pass a physical fitness test and a drug test as a condition of hire. Most of the jobs will be entry-level forestry aids and technicians assigned to firefighting duty. Some will require more specialized knowledge and skills. Salary rates range from $8.64 to $14.66 (GS-2 through GS-7) and will vary based on location. A listing of temporary fire and non-fire positions is found at www.fs.fed.us/r3/hr and click on the desired National forest.
Additional information about hiring through the Forest Service’s Automated Staffing Application Program (ASAP), including the Recruitment Notices specific to various positions are found at http://fs.fed.us/people/employ/asap/
An application packet can be requested by calling Ph: (877) 813-3476 From: Automated Staffing Application Program 1249 S. Vinnell Way, Suite 108 Boise, ID 83709, or visit your local Forest Service office.
The Recruitment Notices are open through November 2002, although most jobs are filled by early summer. Potential applicants are encouraged to check the websites for updated information about job openings with the Forest Service. This employment system will be used for temporary jobs on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests in Arizona. For additional information about this program and other employment opportunities with the USDA Forest Service.
Visit the website at http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs.