View Full Version : Summer Job Help
02-01-2004, 09:17 PM
I know its early, but I need to start looking for a summer job. This is really vague, as I have no preferance as to what I want to do, I just want to live west of Kansas and make good money. The ability to ski is a necessity.
Any suggestions on where to start? I've begun looking through http://usajobs.opm.gov/ but search hasnt been to successful.
02-01-2004, 09:26 PM
The USAJOBS site is pretty damn cumbersome and hard to wade around through. I do the seasonal summer thing with the forest service and here's the page to keep an eye on, if that's what you're looking for.
As of right now, you'll see a "Pre-Notice" posted. They should be posting jobs for this summer pretty soon.
You can make some pretty good money for a seasonal job by fighting fires. With no previous experience, you'd be best off looking for a non-hotshot hand crew or an engine crew.
There's also lots of trails, rec, wilderness, timber jobs out there. What are you interested in?
Thats a pretty vague request. What do you want to do? If you are in college and want to work for the Forest Service you can get hired with no competition via the STEP program.
USA Jobs is a pain in the ass. The Forest Service AVUE website is even worse. I hate it.
Also, you are in NH, how far do you want to travel for work?
ch ch ch check it out
Originally posted by Odin
[B]ch ch ch check it out
Shut up Rooney.
02-01-2004, 10:09 PM
go to new zealand and be a liftie there
02-02-2004, 11:36 AM
I really like the idea of doing some wildfire work, but I dont have any experience. I know there are some guys on the board that do that during the summer, what kind of training do I need to go through, or do they offer on-site training? I would like to stay in forestry/trail/wilderness work. I would be relocating to where ever I work, so staying close to Va (where I live during the summer) isnt an issue.
What is the STEP program?
If you insist on sking during the summer, then you may want to consider getting a job in the vicinity of Mt. Hood. Timberline is open all summer until Labor Day weekend.
They will provide all the training you need. Since you don't care where you work, access the Forest Service job site and apply to whereever you want. Same thing with the Dept. Of Interior. Or call a ranger district you want to work at and tell them you are a STEP student and want to know if they have work.
02-02-2004, 12:43 PM
Actually I'd just like to have mountains around that I could ski during the summer, no lifts is better. Just want to do more mountaineering/skiing, extend the season as far as I can.
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