For a certain breed of outdoor enthusiast, there are few job opportunities more appealing than spending the summer working to maintain and protect one of the landscapes they love. This specific opportunity was recently announced by the managers of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest during the spring and summer of next year.
“The Helena Lewis and Clark National Forest will accept applications for more than 150 seasonal spring and summer jobs across the forest beginning September 29,” a recent press release said. “Positions are available in multiple areas, including fire, recreation, natural resources, grassland, timber, visitor services, and archeology.” Whether you want to work outside next summer or help visitors plan their trips, working at the Forest Service is a way to Excellent for building lifelong skills and relationships. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a challenging adventure while contributing to an important mission.”
The boundaries of Helena Lewis and Clark National Scenic Forest encompass 2.8 million acres across central and north-central Montana. The forest consists of island mountain ranges divided in two by the Continental Divide and the Missouri River and includes parts of Montana’s 17 counties stretching from the boundaries of Glacier National Park to the southern tip of the Crazy Mountains, and eastward through the Great Snowy Mountains south of Lewistown.
“This forest provides timber for people, forage for livestock and wildlife, habitat for fish, plants and animals, and some of the best recreation opportunities in the country,” the press release asserts.
One of the best things about temporary Forest Service jobs is that they are open to any US citizen or citizen, and some non-US citizens as well.
The news release states that “Anyone, including current federal employees, can apply for these positions.” “But, if you are a current federal employee and you apply for an open position for public employment, you will have to compete with the general public. Your status as a federal employee does not guarantee that you will get the job.”
Some senior American citizens may wonder if they are physically able to meet the physical demands of working in the woods. Chiara Cipriano, the Forest Service’s public affairs officer, emphasized that the Forest Service is looking for people of all ages and physical abilities, and that prior experience is not necessarily the primary consideration in making hiring decisions.
“There are definitely a variety of options,” Cipriano said. “Some will sit in an office, welcoming visitors or helping people plan their trips. Other jobs include direct firefighting support. Digging fire lines. There are essential poses for all ages and all abilities as long as you are interested in helping to protect and preserve the forest for generations to come. There is something for everyone.” You can find what works for you.”
Applications must be submitted on usajobs.gov between September 29 and October 6, 2022. Interested applicants are encouraged to create a profile on USAJOBS in advance to save time once the recruitment process has begun. fs.usda.gov/main/hlcnf/about-forest/jobs to explore a list of local positions in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest and find contact information for hiring managers.
“You’ll find a PDF file that specifically shows what jobs are there, where the job sites are, and who the hiring manager is,” Cipriano said of the local job information site. “We encourage people to reach out directly to the hiring manager to express their interest, and to make sure their resume captures all of their accomplishments.
Forest Service Recruitment List:
1: Create an account at www.USAJOBS.gov in advance.
2: Find jobs and sites you might be interested in. You can apply for multiple jobs in different places during the application window.
3: Upload your CV and attach the required documents at USAJOBS.gov.
4: Submit your application between September 29 and October 6.
5: Interviewing and hiring in January for the 2023 season.