U.S. Forest Service Announces Job Openings



By Charles F. Trentelman, Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah
Feb. 7, 2009

OGDEN, Utah

If you've ever wanted a job that got you outdoors, gave you plenty of exercise, paid between $12 and $15 an hour and let you wear a spiffy uniform, the U.S. Forest Service may be just the ticket.

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest released an extensive list of seasonal job openings last week. Most jobs involve fighting forest fires, but others are more technical and almost all involve working with trees or wildlife.

Forest spokeswoman Kathy Jo Pollock said the forest service has a web site at http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ uwcnf/employment with full job details and application procedures.

Job positions include fish and wildlife technician, range technician, recreation technician, firefighter, helicopter crew member, and fire engine crew member. Work can be everything from trail maintenance, fuels reduction, helitack crew or doing range botany work.

Most of the fire fighting positions "are physically arduous and applicants must pass a strenuous physical fitness test as well as physical exam before being hired," she said.

Fire and non-fire positions are available in all seven of the forest's ranger districts. Applicants have to be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and qualify for the GS grade level of the position they are applying for.

Go to the web site http:// fs.usda.gov/goto/uwcnf/employment for more information, or contact the nearest district ranger office.

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