The Bighorn National Forest is Hiring for Summer Positions

forestSheridan, Wyo. (January 13, 2014) – The Bighorn National Forest is looking for a committed, hardworking, highly-skilled workforce to work in many fields this summer. Forest managers will fill temporary, seasonal positions in a variety of specialized areas, including archaeology, range management, recreation, engineering, wildlife, botany, hydrology, fisheries, administration, and fire.


Vacancy announcements for Bighorn National Forest temporary jobs were posted today to the U.S. Government’s official website, Deadlines for completing and submitting applications vary. Some applications are due as early as this Friday, January 17, with others due later. Applicants should check the usajobs website for specific closing dates.


Interviewing and hiring will begin later this month.


The jobs pay $12.07 and up per hour, depending on the position.


     “Temporary employees have a very special place within the Forest Service,” said forest supervisor Bill Bass. “Most career employees started out in temporary positions, so a seasonal job is a great way to learn about different opportunities the Forest Service has to offer.”


     Positions will be filled at the Supervisor’s Office in Sheridan, the Powder River Ranger District in Buffalo, the Tongue Ranger District in Sheridan, and the Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger District in Lovell and Greybull. Some employees work from remote work stations throughout the national forest. Temporary employees typically work through the summer season, beginning in May or June and ending around Labor Day, though seasons vary depending on the work, the weather, and funding.


     A Bighorn National Forest Temporary Employment Guide for 2014, 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, Lovell, and Sheridan.


     Anyone with questions about what the jobs are, when to have an application completed and submitted, or about the application process should contact the Bighorn National Forest. Bighorn National Forest offices are open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.
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