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Pagosa Ranger District announces seasonal job openings

Pagosa Ranger District is now hiring seasonal employees to work as temporary technicians in our fire program for the 2011 summer season.

Temporary positions are available for both BLM and Forest Service. Jobs may include fire suppression and mechanical fuels treatment.

Employment will begin in late April and last until mid-October 2011. Candidates must be citizens of the United States and at least 18 years of age at the time they are available for work. Salaries range from $11.75 to $13.14 per hour. Positions require manual labor, and some require camping out in the backcountry. Overtime is possible if you are assigned to a fire.

Forest Service temporary positions will be posted on and all individuals are encouraged to apply. Applicants can apply at any time, but are encouraged to have their applications submitted online by the end of January 2011.

If you need local information on seasonal job openings with the Pagosa Ranger District, call (970) 264-2268.

The USDA Forest Service and DOI BLM are diverse organizations committed to equal opportunity in employment and program delivery. USDA and DOI prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, disability, familial status or political affiliation. Persons believing they have been discriminated against should contact the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250, or call (800) 245-6240 (voice), or (202) 720-1127 (TDD).