Forest Service To Hire 600 Workers In Rocky Mountain Region

The U.S. Forest Service is planning to hire more than 600 temporary employees to work in the Rocky Mountain Region.

The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports the jobs will include fire protection, trail management, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archaeology and administrative support work.

The application period will be Jan. 7 through Jan. 14 for wildland fire positions and other early season, non-fire temporary positions; early February for most non-fire temporary positions in recreation, fisheries, forestry and engineering; and early March for other positions.

Regional forester Daniel J. Jiron says "temporary employees perform crucial work and serve a diverse group of users during the peak summer months."

The positions are at 17 national forests and seven national grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.