Forest Service Needs Seasonal Workers

The U.S. Forest service is now hiring temporary workers for the spring and summer season in the local area. Susie Douglas made the announcement.

She said the job list will be posted on Tuesday, and forest managers plan to fill several positions, in a variety of specialized areas, that include range management, recreation, maintenance, wildlife, botany, hydrology, fisheries and archaeology.

The jobs run from May or June through Labor Day, depending on the work, weather and funding. Positions will be filled at the supervisor’s office and Tongue Ranger District, both in Sheridan, and the Powder River Ranger District in Buffalo.

Douglas said temporary employees fill a special niche for the forest service and many times are inspired by the job to turn working for the forest service into a career. She said the jobs pay a little more than $12 an hour. The list of vacancies will be posted on the U.S. Government’s official website -- The deadline for completing and submitting applications is Feb. 8. Interviewing and hiring will begin in March. -- 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 and at Bighorn National Forest offices in Buffalo, Greybull, and Sheridan.

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