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Santa Fe National Forest is hiring

—Denise Ottaviano

The Santa Fe National Forest, along with the other ten National Forests in in the Southwestern Region, are hiring. Temporary positions are available in multiple locations across Arizona and New Mexico in various specialty areas including: fire, range, wildlife, archeology, fisheries, and recreation. Permanent fire positions are also available, including: firefighters, engine operators, helitack, dispatchers, and more.

Applications can be submitted at any time during the year. However, if employment is being sought for the 2014 spring/summer field season, it is recommended that applications be submitted as soon as possible. The earliest closing date is for fire positions on January 15, 2014. Apply on the USA Jobs website ( prior to the due date. Applicants are encouraged to apply for multiple locations on the forest they are interested in working on.

The announcements for these temporary positions are posted on the federal jobs website. Individual announcements have specific opening and closing dates. Not all vacancy announcements are available at the opening of this outreach period; it will take a short amount of time for vacancies to appear in USA Jobs. Check frequently for new listings.

To learn more about employment opportunities with the Forest Service, visit: For more information on available positions on the Santa Fe National Forest, call 1-877-372-7248 and select option 2 for human resources management.


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