Locally, the event will be held simultaneously at Idaho Department of Labor offices in Rexburg, Idaho Falls, Blackfoot, Pocatello and Soda Springs.
“This is an event that we have participated in for a few years and provides an opportunity for potential applicants to gain information on the many job opportunities within the national forests in Eastern Idaho and the Intermountain Region,” said Garth Smelser, Caribou-Targhee National Forest Forest Supervisor. “Current and past employees continue to tell us that a job with the Forest Service provides public benefits and it is challenging, stimulating and rewarding. Come and see if these types of positions are of interest to you.”
Jobs available are predominantly seasonal, mainly during the summer. Opportunities include positions in fire management, recreation such as trail building or campground maintenance, biologist technicians in wildlife and fisheries, and as engineering technicians.
“Those who choose to attend can learn more about job opportunities and how to apply,” said Robin Hollis, an Idaho Department of Labor workforce consultant.
The agencies encourage anyone that may have an interest in a job to attend at any time during the afternoon. Seasonal jobs are often a stepping stone to permanent jobs.
Further information is available by contacting the Caribou-Targhee National Forest at 208-524-7500, the Department of Labor at 364-7781 or visiting the Forest web site at http://www.fs.usda.gov/ctnf where information is posted on the many types of jobs available.
IDOL Office Addresses Follow:
Blackfoot Office, 155 N. Maple, P.O. Box 9, Blackfoot, ID 83221-0009
Phone: (208) 236-6713
Fax: (208) 785-5036
Pocatello Office, 430 N. 5th Ave., P.O. Box 4087, Pocatello, ID 83205-4087
Phone: (208) 236-6710
Fax: (208) 232-0865
Soda Springs Office, 95 E. Hooper Ave. #20, P.O. Box 576, Soda Springs, ID 83276
Phone: (208) 236-6711
Fax: (208) 547-4763
Idaho Falls Office, 1515 E. Lincoln Road, Idaho Falls, ID 83401-3653
Phone: (208) 557-2500
Fax: (208) 525-7268
Rexburg Office, 1133 Stocks Ave. P.O. Box 158, Rexburg, ID 83440-0158
Phone: (208) 557-2501
Fax: (208) 356-0042