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Forest Service Offers Hundreds Of Jobs For Students And Recent Graduates
Updated October 5, 2016 2:53 AM
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(MILWAUKEE, WI) - The U.S. Forest Service is offering more than 140 jobs at the Student and Recent Graduate Hiring Event at the 2016 Society of American Foresters Convention.

The event will take place Nov. 2-3, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. Jobs offered at the event are located on national forests throughout the United States, including 45 positions in the Forest Service's Eastern Region. Interviews will take place on-site at the convention; however, applications will also be accepted online Oct. 3-7, 2016 followed by phone interviews in November for interested individuals that cannot attend the event in Wisconsin.

Available positions include foresters, forestry technicians, natural resource managers or biological technicians. Additionally, several non-forestry positions offered will include fisheries and wildlife biologists, and GIS technicians. A listing of specific jobs and duty station locations offered are posted on the Forest Service's Eastern Region website. Applications will be accepted online beginning Oct. 3. On-site applications will be accepted at the Society of American Foresters (SAF) Convention in Madison, Wisconsin, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Applicants that are unable to attend the convention may apply online at USAJOBS Oct. 3-7. Online applicants are encouraged to visit USAJOBS now to set up profiles, upload resumes and attach supporting documents.

For students and recent graduates, working for the Forest Service can be a rewarding experience with the potential to start a lifelong career. Forest Service employees receive quality pay and benefits, including health care, flexible work schedules and paid vacation. There are also many opportunities to build a career in conservation, managing the beautiful landscapes, recreational opportunities and economic benefits the great outdoors provide. Current students and recent graduates are strongly encouraged to see for themselves what the Forest Service has to offer by taking advantage of this hiring event, and checking back often at the Forest Service's Eastern Region website for future opportunities.

The U.S. Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a mission of sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Forest Service's Eastern Region includes 20 states in the Midwest and East, stretching from Maine, to Maryland, to Missouri, to Minnesota. There are 17 national forests and one national tallgrass prairie in the Eastern Region. For more information, visit

The U.S. Forest Service manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live. For more information, visit

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