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  Where can I find information about regional Forest Service offices?

Many of our Forest Service offices have their own Web pages. Go to Other Forest Service Sites to find out more.

What does summer employment mean?

Summer employment begins after May 12 and ends before October 1 of the same year. Summer appointments can only be made during these dates. Applicants need to contact agencies regarding summer employment.

Who qualifies as a veteran?

An individual who was separated with an honorable discharge or under honorable conditions from active duty in the armed forces performed (a) in a war; OR (b) in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; OR (c) during the period beginning April 28, 1952, and ending July 1, 1955; OR (d) for more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning February 1, 1955 and ending October 14, 1976.

What is veteran preference?

There are 7 different types of preference, each with a separate set of requirements. For detailed information on each type of preference, contact the OPM area office nearest you. (1) Five point. Individuals who meet the definition of a veteran are entitled to 5 point preference. (2) Ten point (disability). Every veteran who meets the definition of a disable veteran is entitled to 10 point (disability) preference. (3) Ten point (compensable disability). A disable veteran who was separated under honorable conditions from active duty in the armed forces performed at any time and who has a compensable service connected disability rating of 10% or more is entitled to 10 point (compensable disability) preference. (4) Ten point (spouse). (5) Ten point (widow or widower). (6) Ten point (mother, deceased veteran). (7) Ten point (mother, disable veteran). When used for competitive civil service examination purposes, the applicant must first make a passing grade before preference points may be added to the rating score.

What does direct hire mean?

A program that is designed to provide Federal agencies the needed flexibilities to effectively recruit eligibles for competitive appointment to positions in shortage or critical shortage occupations. Authority is delegated to an agency by the OPM office having jurisdiction over the shortage position to be filled. Applicants file directly with the agency when direct hire authority has been delegated.