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U.S. Forest Service hiring 1,000+ people for seasonal work in Oregon, Washington

FILE - This June 25, 2004 file photo shows trees in the Mt. Hood National Forest outside Zigzag, Ore.{ } (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Forest Service is hoping to fill more than 1,000 seasonal jobs in Oregon and Washington.

The jobs range from recreation and visitor services positions to fire and timber/natural resources. There’s a full list of the jobs and details about each position online, where you can narrow down the list by state or type of position.

Those hired on would be working in the spring and summer months.

“Seasonal employment with the Forest Service is a great way to give back to communities, learn new skills, and perform meaningful work,” said Regional Forester of the Portland office, Jim Peña. “If you are interested in working with a dedicated team of people who take pride in managing our national forests, we encourage you to consider joining the Forest Service.”

Anyone interested in applying needs to submit an application on the USAjobs website between November 14 and 20. They say the earlier the better, so you can save time once the hiring process starts.

From USFS:

The Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer. The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.

The Pacific Northwest Region consists of 16 National Forests, 59 District Offices, a National Scenic Area, and a National Grassland comprising 24.7 million acres in Oregon and Washington and employing approximately 3,550 people. To learn more about the U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest, please visit [our website].

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