Kaibab National Forest hiring timeline for summer jobs

In this 2012 photo, Kaibab National Forest employees planted ponderosa pine seedlings in an area previously burned by the X Fire. The planting was part of a restoration project on the Tusayan Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona, April 2012 | Photo by Dyan Bone, courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest; St. George News

FREDONIA, Ariz. — It’s that time of year again; time to dust off and update the resumé in preparation for the annual hiring of qualified applicants for 2016 temporary seasonal spring and summer positions with the Kaibab National Forest. Positions open Tuesday and most vacancies are open for only seven days.

Flyer courtesy of Kaibab National Forest, St. George News
Flyer courtesy of Kaibab National Forest, St. George News

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 and 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.

Seasonal job application timeline

  • Positions open Jan. 5
  • Positions close at various times
  • Selections will likely be made in March
  • Applicants will likely be notified by April
  • Forest Service representatives will notify selected applicants by email or phone
  • Applicants not selected will be notified by email
  • Reporting dates will be negotiated by the supervisor, and selected applicants will be contacted by Human Resource Management with confirmation

Steps to apply online

  1. Create a USAJobs account
  2. Know the announcement number of the position to which you are applying
  3. Apply online
  4. Upload documents
  5. Complete USFS core eligibility questions
  6. Select any GS grade, series or location preferences
  7. Complete minimum qualifications
  8. Complete assessment questions
  9. Review and submit your application
  10. Follow up by calling your potential future supervisor
  11. Call 877-372-7248 option 2 for more help with USAJobs
2016 seasonal job openings with and chart courtesy of Kaibab National Forest, Arizona; St. George News | Click on image to enlarge
2016 seasonal job openings with and chart courtesy of Kaibab National Forest, Arizona; St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. For more information about USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region summer jobs, please go online.

Kaibab National Forest Vicinity Map courtesy of National Forest Service, St. George News
Kaibab National Forest Vicinity Map courtesy of National Forest Service, St. George News

Resources

  • Kaibab National Forest Supervisor’s Office
    • Fire – Art Gonzales, 928-635-8340
    • Recreation – Liz Schuppert, 928-635-8367
  • North Kaibab Ranger District
    • Fire – Dave Gesser, 928-643-8151
    • Recreation – Melissa Robinson, 928-643-8120
    • Timber – Paul Callaway, 928-643-8150
  • 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

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