Bighorn National Forest Hiring for Summer Seasonal Positions

The Bighorn National Forest is hiring for temporary/seasonal work for the coming summer season. (A list of available positions can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/bighorn)
The Bighorn National Forest is hiring for temporary/seasonal work for the coming summer season. (A list of available positions can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/bighorn)

Officials with the Bighorn National Forest recently announced they're looking to fill a wide range of summer positions. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.


Over the next few months, forest managers with the Bighorn National Forest will begin filling seasonal position in fields from archeology to range management - and everything in between. That includes temporary positions in administration, botany, engineering, fire, fisheries, hydrology, recreation and wildlife.

Temporary employees usually work through the summer season, beginning in May or June and typically ending in early September.

In a media release from the BNF, forest supervisor Bill Bass said temporary employees hold a special role within the U.S. Forest Service. He said most of those fully employed by the forest service started out in temporary positions – and that they're a great way to learn about the variety of opportunities it offers.

Positions will be filled at the Supervisor's Office and Tongue River District in Sheridan, the Powder River Ranger District in Buffalo and the Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger Districts in Lovell.

Those interested can browse vacant positions at www.usajobs.gov. Deadlines to submit your application vary based on the position, but the interviewing and hiring process will begin as early as January for some programs.

Prospective applicants can also visit the Bighorn National Forest's official website or stop by the forest offices in Sheridan, Buffalo and Lovell. The offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on legal holidays.

Bighorn National Forest vacancies:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/bi...

Bighorn National Forest 2013 Employment Guide:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/...

Office addresses:
Forest Supervisor's Office
2013 Eastside Second St.
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 674-2600

Tongue River Ranger District
2013 Eastside Second St.
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 674-2600

Powder River Ranger District
1415 Fort Street
Buffalo, WY 82834
(307) 684-7806

Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger Districts
604 East Main
Lovell, WY
(307) 548-6541

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