Federal natural resource management agencies host job fair Jan. 29-30

Federal natural resource management agencies host job fair 29-30 January 2011

Redding – USA

Federal natural resource management agencies in the North State will host a job fair in Redding Saturday, Jan. 29, and Sunday, Jan. 30.

The fair will be held at the Mt. Shasta Mall, 900 Dana Drive, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Representatives from the Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service will be on hand to answer questions, help with job applications and provide assistance with the federal hiring process.

Positions being filled include permanent, temporary and student.

Featured professions include wildland firefighting, recreation, forestry, biology, earth sciences, cultural sciences and administrative programs.

Job seekers are encouraged to bring application materials, including resumes and reference materials, to the fair to start the application process.

Most federal applications are submitted electronically for consideration. Work stations with computers and agency staff will be provided to help job seekers start navigating the process.

Applicants are encouraged to bring materials digitally to help streamline the application process.

“This is an excellent opportunity for people interested in starting a career with the federal government, or even those looking for a summer job, to talk to current employees about what a career in natural resource management has to offer and get their application in,” said Joe Sean Kennedy, a wildland firefighter with the Mendocino National Forest who is serving as this year’s event coordinator. “We will have some of the gear and equipment on site, too, as well as activities for children attending the fair.”

The Mendocino National Forest, based in Willows, has been tasked with leading the job fair this year, in cooperation with the National Forests in Northern California, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service.

For more information, please contact the Shasta-Trinity National Forest at 530-226-2500, the Mendocino National Forest at 530-934-3316 or visitwww.fs.usda.gov/mendocino.



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