USDA Forest Service



Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street
Suite 401
Boise, ID  83702

(208) 373-4340
(208) 373-4391 (FAX)

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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Information about Boise

Boise is the capital city of Idaho with a population of approximately 250,000.  Average housing prices in Boise City range from approximately $70,000 to $1,000,000, however many people choose to commute to Boise from the rural setting of Canyon County, where home prices are below that of Boise City and the quality of life is quiet and laid back.  The median home price in Ada County is $119,900 and in Canyon County it is $86,900.  Rental prices range from $700-$1,000/month and start at about $500+a month for apartments or condos.


There are full medical facilities which include two regional medical centers, a V.A. hospital, two psychiatric hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital and 17 Nursing Homes.  Churches for all denominations are also available. There are several exceptional elementary schools, middle and high schools, private schools and day care facilities. Complementing the area's schools system is the presence of Boise State University, the largest university in the state of Idaho. 


Climate in the Boise area offers a wide variety through the four seasons.  It is characterized by a mean temperature of 51 degrees Fahrenheit; average annual precipitation of 12.11 inches, average annual snowfall of 20.9 inches, and an average wind velocity of nine miles per hour.  While averages are often deceiving, the extreme temperatures of cold and hot are still very comfortable, with typically low humidity, a sparse snowfall in the winter, and a frequent mild breeze.  Adjacent mountain areas have greater snowfall, making winter recreation very accessible.  Major recreation areas include boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and picnicking. 


Boise news and entertainment needs are serviced by 29 radio stations, 6 television stations, numerous cable/satellite communications companies, 2 daily newspapers, and 3 weekly newspapers.


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The purpose of this early alert is to maximize diversity of the pool of candidates. The U.S.D.A. prohibits discrimination in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).

The USDA Forest Service provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources office for assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. U.S.D.A. is an equal employment opportunity employer.


Helpful Information

  • You can track the status of your applications in USAJOBS. The status of all applications will be displayed under the “Application Status” tab in your USAJOBS profile page.
  • Additionally, you may choose to receive email notifications via USAJOBS by clicking on “Notification Settings” in the “Application Status” tab and selecting the notification alerts you wish to receive regarding your application.
  • You can set up saved job searches, which will automatically search for jobs based on your search criteria and email you notifications about other job opportunities. Additional information is available via the USAJOBS Resource Center under the Job Search category.
  • Ensure you provide all required documents identified in the vacancy announcement.
  • Resume Tips:
      • Tailor your resume to each job announcement
      • Spell out acronyms
      • Be honest
      • Write clear and concise statements
      • Use active verbs
      • Proofread your resume

Available Resources
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USDA Forest Service - RMRS - Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
Last Modified:  Thursday, 08 April 2021 at 18:30:44 CDT

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