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Mon., Nov. 25, 2013, 2:31 p.m.

Job fairs set for Dec. 2 for seasonal Forest Service jobs in 2014 summer season

Thinking about working for the Forest Service next summer, in anything from firefighting to recreation, wildlife, fisheries tech or range management? Plan ahead, is the advice from the Idaho Department of Labor, which reports that the Forest Service has scheduled job fairs for Dec. 2 at all 25 state employment offices around the state, each running from 12:30 to 4 p.m. local time. The job fairs are informational, said Robin Hollis, a workforce consultant with the Department of Labor, offering a chance to talk with the Forest Service about what’s available and where and when to apply. “When is really key,” she said, “Because  in January is when they do their first fire hire, for the 2014 fire season. A lot of people don’t realize that they should be building their profile now in”

The actual job postings likely will be out in late December or January, depending on the type of summer seasonal job, Hollis said. Click below for the Department of Labor’s full announcement.

Information Contact:  Robin Hollis (208) 364-7781 ext 3791 or Bob Fick (208) 332-3570 ext 3628


Forest Service Sets Job Fairs at All 25 Local Labor Offices


The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled job fairs for Dec. 2 at all 25 local Idaho Department of Labor offices.

The fairs will run from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. local time. The location of the 25 local Labor offices is online at

Forest Service representatives will be at each office to answer questions and discuss job opportunities. The agency has jobs in fire management and recreation and as engineering, wildlife, range management and fisheries technicians. These jobs are predominately seasonal and in the summer but can be stepping stones to permanent employment.

The Forest Service is committed to diversity in its workforce and encourages veterans and all Idahoans to participate in one of the job fairs.

Information on how to apply online for jobs with the Forest Service is at

Interviewing tips from the Department of Labor are online at

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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