Black Hills National Forest to Hire Temporary Employees

forest-black-hillsRapid City, SD – The Black Hills National Forest will be hiring temporary employees for 2014 and will be hosting open houses for the public to learn about job opportunities coming up throughout the Forest.

 

Since 1905, US Forest Service employees have been operating under the philosophy initiated by the first Chief of the Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, who believed in "the greatest good for the greatest number in the long run." Forest Service careers provide exciting and challenging opportunities to be involved in the management and protection of the nation's Forests & Grasslands.

 

The Black Hills National Forest has a wide variety of temporary summer job opportunities available, appealing to both outdoor and indoor enthusiasts, including in the areas of archeology, administration, hydrology, botany, wildlife, recreation, timber, engineering, fire and more.

 

“Many Forest Service career employees started in temporary positions,” said Ruth Esperance, Mystic District Ranger. “Seeking a temporary job is a great way to learn about the organization and to prepare individuals for potential permanent employment.”

 

Work locations on the Forest include Bearlodge Ranger District, Sundance, WY;  Northern Hills Ranger District, Spearfish, SD; Mystic Ranger District, Rapid City, SD and Hill City, SD; Hell Canyon Ranger District, Custer, SD and Newcastle, WY;  Supervisor’s Office, Custer, SD.

 

If interested in working on the Black Hills National Forest, please plan to attend one of the hiring open houses. Black Hills National Forest employees will be available to provide additional information and speak with interested applicants. A representative will also be available to provide assistance and information regarding the application process in USAJobs.

 

Open Houses:

 

Mystic Ranger District

Contact:  (605) 343-1567

Date:

Thursday, January 16, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 23, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where:

Mystic Ranger District

8221 South Highway 16

Rapid City, SD 57702

 

Northern Hills Ranger District

Contact:  (605) 642-4622

Date:

Tuesday, February 4, 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Where:

Northern Hills Ranger District

2014 N. Main

Spearfish, SD 57783

 

Bearlodge Ranger District

Contact:  (307) 283-1361

Date:

Thursday, January 23, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Where:

Bearlodge Ranger District

101 South 21st St.

Sundance, WY 82729

 

For more information, visit the Black Hills National Forest Temporary/Seasonal Job Opportunities website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/blackhills/home/?cid=stelprdb5441559

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