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Hiring at the Annual Society of American Foresters (SAF) Convention

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The U.S. Forest Service will conduct a Student and Recent Graduate Hiring Event at the 2016 Society of American Foresters Convention, held November 2-6 in Madison, Wisconsin. Over 140 Pathways Student Intern and Recent Graduate positions will be offered at the event. Many of these positions are for foresters, forestry technicians, natural resource managers, or biological technicians. In addition, a few of the positions will be for fisheries and wildlife biologists. 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. on November 2nd, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 3rd. You do not need to be registered for the Convention to participate in the hiring event. If you applied on-line October 3-7 through USAJOBS and are selected for an interview you will be contacted to schedule an interview the week of October 17th and Interviews will be conducted the week of October 25th.  Please keep checking this site for updates

“Seven years ago I was hired at the Society of American Forester’s Convention in Orlando, Florida; today I am part of an amazing team that is coordinating the event. To say the Recruitment Event at SAF changed my life would be an understatement.” — Leah Rathbun (Forester - Regional Biometrician) hired at the 2009 SAF Convention in Orlando, FL

“SAF is a wonderful networking and learning opportunity for any forester, it linked me to a career with the Forest Service. Working for the Forest Service has been challenging and exciting. I have a lot of opportunities to grow and succeed.” — Lette Benson (Sale Prep Forester, Big Horn NF) hired at the 2014 SAF Convention in Salt Lake City, UT

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