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Resource Assistants and Public Lands Corps Hiring Event

We are hiring!

The Forest Service is hiring individuals who are eligible to apply for positions using the Resource Assistants Program and Public Lands Corps hiring authorities. If you have completed a RAP or PLC project, consider a long-term career with us!

 

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August 6 – 20

 

Duty locations are available across the country.

    Available Positions

    • Administrative Support Assistant
    • Customer Service Representative
    • Forester
    • Forestry Technician (Recreation)
    • Forestry Technician (Timber Sales Prep)
    • Geographic Systems Specialist
    • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Planner
    • Social Science/Biological Science/Physical Science Information Specialist
    • Social Services Assistant
    • Timber Resource Specialist
    • Wildlife Biologist

       


      Duty Locations

      The Forest Service is organized into regional geographic locations; please refer to thePDF icon points of contact for specific duty location information. Positions for this hiring event are available in the following locations. 


      Eligibility Requirements

      Resource Assistants Program Noncompetitive Hiring Authority

      • At least 17 years of age
      • U.S. citizen
      • Completion of 960 hours of satisfactory work in the USDA Forest Service Resource Assistants Program
      • Associate’s degree or higher
      • Meet the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards and any other qualification requirement(s) stated in the vacancy announcement for the position for which they are applying (including any selective placement factors, positive education requirements, physical requirements, etc.).
      • Must provide Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring Status showing completion of required service under this program.
        • Note: The Resource Assistants Program Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring Status must be signed by a Line Officer.
      • Must provide appropriate higher education transcripts.

      Public Lands Corps Noncompetitive Hiring Authority

      • Served as a qualified participant between the age of 16-30 (inclusive), on an appropriate conservation project completing a minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service that included 120 hours through PLC
      • U.S. citizen
      • Meet the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards and any other qualification requirement(s) stated in the vacancy announcement for the position for which they are applying (including any selective placement factors, positive education requirements, physical requirements, etc.)
      • Completed PLC service within the last two years
      • Must provide Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring Status showing completion of required service under this program.
        • Note: The Public Lands Corps Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring Status must be signed by a Line Officer.

      Required Documents

      To apply for positions using the Resource Assistants Program or Public Lands Corps hiring authority, you must submit a complete application package, which includes:

      1. Resume
      2. Supporting documents
        1. A copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring Status on Forest Service letterhead signed by a Line Officer overseeing the work of a Forest Service unit showing completion of required service under this program.
        2. College transcripts (Resource Assistants Program)

       


      Help is Available

      The How to Apply web page has helpful information to help with the application process. 

      Human Resources Management is here to help. Contact us with questions about your application by calling 1-877-372-7248, select Option 2, and follow the prompts. The Contact Center is open from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (MST) Monday through Friday, and closed on all federal holidays.

      If you are interested in receiving updates about this hiring event, send an email with your name and contact information to recruitmentandhiring@fs.fed.us.

       

      The USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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