Kaibab National Forest hiring window opens soon

640_jobopsFREDONIA — It’s that time of year again; time to dust off and update the resume in preparation for the USDA Forest Service annual hiring of qualified applicants for 2016 temporary seasonal spring and summer positions. These seasonal job opportunities may include positions in wildland firefighting as well as other challenging and rewarding fields like recreation, range, engineering, archaeology, timber and visitor services.

At nearly 1.6 million acres in size, the Kaibab National Forest is a large area of land to care for with plenty of job opportunities to offer during the spring and summer months.

Please note that most vacancies will only be open for seven days. Applicants should refer to the positions listed in the table below for open/close dates. Specific duty location contacts are identified by each district, and multiple positions may be offered at each duty location. Interested applicants should contact duty locations for additional information regarding vacancies.

Applicants must apply through USAJobs prior to the deadline and are encouraged to apply for multiple locations if interested. This is the first and most important step to working for the USDA Forest Service. After creating an account, the process will enable applicants to apply for future positions, follow up after applying, and streamline the overall process for future applications an individual may submit.

Kaibab National Forest timeline:

  1. Positions open on Jan. 5, 2016
  2. Positions close at various times (as shown in table below)
  3. Selections will likely be made in March 2016
  4. Applicants will likely be notified by April 2016
  5. Forest Service representatives will notify selected applicants by email or phone
  6. Applicants not selected will be notified by e-mail
  7. Reporting dates will be negotiated by the supervisor, and selected applicants will be contacted by Human Resource
    Management with confirmation

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

To apply online, applicants should follow these steps:

Step 1: Create a USAJobs account
Step 2: Know the announcement number of the position to which you are applying
Step 3: Apply online
Step 4: Upload documents
Step 5: Complete USFS Core Eligibility Questions
Step 6: Select any GS grade, series, or location preferences
Step 7: Complete Minimum Qualifications
Step 8: Complete Assessment Questions
Step 9: Review and submit your application
Step 10: Follow up by calling your potential future supervisor Call 877-372-7248 option 2 for more help with USAJobs

For more information about USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region summer jobs, please visit http://go.usa.gov/ZdhF.

Kaibab National Forest Contacts:

Supervisor’s Office Fire ­
Art Gonzales, 928-635-8340
Recreation ­ Liz Schuppert, 928-635-8367

Williams Ranger District Fire ­
James Pettit, 928-635-5650
Recreation ­ Lisa Jones, 928-635-5619
Timber ­ Tom Dauenhauer, 928-635-5615

Tusayan Ranger District
Fire ­ Quentin Johnson 928-635-8218
Recreation ­ Lisa Jones, 928-635-5619
Timber ­ Tom Dauenhauer, 928-635-5615

North Kaibab Ranger District
Fire ­ Dave Gesser, 928-643-8151
Recreation ­ Melissa Robinson, 928-643-8120
Timber ­ Paul Callaway, 928-643-8150