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

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Start your career with the Forest Service and leave your legacy on nature for future generations! The Forest Service will hold a hiring event at the 2020 Society of American Foresters (SAF) Virtual National Convention October 29 to 31, 2020. The Forest Service is hiring student interns and recent graduates through the Pathways programs. These paid career opportunities lead to permanent jobs upon successful completion of the program.

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Apply October 27 to November 2, 2020 (Merit)

Apply October 27 to November 2, 2020 (Student Interns and Recent Graduates)

Available Positions

  • Foresters work outdoors and are experts in managing growth of different types of trees and other vegetation. They are skilled in planting, removing or caring for trees, while considering how a forest may develop over long time frames. From planting seedlings to inspecting a contractor’s work, foresters provide the technical and professional expertise for evaluating the health of our forests.
  • Forestry technicians work almost entirely outdoors in physically demanding conditions in different types of weather, evaluating forest conditions and preparing timber to be cut and sold. Their tasks include data collection, inventory, tree planting, pruning, thinning and cutting trees. They also perform inspections of areas where trees were cut or planted and prepare written reports of the final inspection. This commonly includes specialties such as timber sale preparation, timber stand improvement, and timber sale administration.

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