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How to apply for U.S. Forest Service and BLM jobs

The San Juan Public Lands Center will offer two, two-hour sessions on how to apply for employment with the U.S. Forest Service and BLM on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Bayfield Public Library, 15 East Mill Street.

The first session will run from 10 a.m.-noon; the second session from noon-2 p.m.

The workshops will focus on how to use the Federal Government’s AVUE Digital Services hiring Web site to apply for all types of seasonal and permanent jobs with the U.S. Forest Service across the country. The BLM process, which is more user friendly to use, will also be covered to a lesser extent. Four laptop computers will be set up for use by participants. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own laptop computers.

Federal employees will be on hand to walk participants through the process on how to apply for a job, what paperwork is needed, how to find where job openings are posted, and how to contact perspective employers. Each session is limited to the first 40 participants to register. Those wishing to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. by no later than Friday, Jan. 8, although the workshops will attempt to accommodate walk-ins.

For more information or to sign up, contact Jacob Thelen, Columbine Ranger District Prescribed Fire Specialist at (970) 884-1430 or via e-mail at, or Hon Schlapfer Columbine Hand Crew Foreman at (970) 884-1425 or

To visit the AVUE Web site, go to: