Forest Service to host workshop for summer job applicants

TONASKET – The Tonasket Ranger District is hosting a workshop to assist those interested in obtaining summer employment with the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest. The workshop will be Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Okanogan PUD building in Okanogan. Staff will be on hand to explain the hiring process to interested applicants.

People planning to apply for temporary fire jobs on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest need to submit job applications online between Jan. 6 and Jan. 12, 2015.

Approximately 50 temporary fire-related positions will be filled this summer on the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF. Positions in timber, recreation, botany, range, wildlife and other programs may also be available.

The job announcements for these positions are located on the Forest Service Albuquerque Service Center web site at http://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach. Position qualifications can be found at the Office of Personnel Management web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/.

To apply visit the USA Jobs website at www.usajobs.gov; while there be sure to allocate enough time to create a user account and build an applicant profile.

Information about summer employment for fire related positions is available from Jason Heinz at 509-664-9235 or Assistant Training Officer Taija Corso at 509-664-9346. Information is also available on the Forest Service outreach website https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach where people can search for jobs and find duty locations and vacancy announcement numbers.

About Shannon O'Brien

Shannon O'Brien is a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest