The Bridgeport Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is recruiting for temporary summer positions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and at least 18 years old. Positions are available in the following disciplines: firefighting, recreation, wilderness, trails, OHV patrol, archaeology, range, and wildlife.
Pay grade is dependent upon individual skills and qualifications. College students, veterans, and all interested individuals are encouraged to apply for these mainly May-through-September jobs. The majority of seasonal positions work in Bridgeport, California; a few fire positions, however, are located in Topaz, California. Housing is often available for seasonal District employees.
The 6.3 million-acre Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest consists of ten Ranger Districts located throughout the state of Nevada and eastern California, and is managed out of 9 offices and a Supervisor’s Office in Sparks. The Bridgeport Ranger District is located on the west side of the Forest. It is flanked on the west by the dramatic Sierra Nevada and falling away eastward to the Great Basin Desert, encompassing a wide cross-section of Great Basin landscapes ranging from high-alpine plant communities to salt-desert flats.
The District Office is located in Bridgeport, California. Its 1.2 million acres span five mountain ranges, two-thirds of which is in Nevada, while one-third is in eastern California. The District borders Yosemite National Park on our southwest, the Stanislaus National Forest to our west, and the Inyo National Forest to our south.
The Hoover Wilderness, designated in the original Wilderness Act of 1964, is about 80 percent within the District. The District’s robust program of work includes grazing, fire suppression, prescribed fire and fuels treatments, wildlife, fisheries, watershed, noxious weeds, minerals, heritage resources and a variety of special uses.
Recreation, including activities associated with fishing, camping, hiking, and backpacking, is extremely popular in this spectacular mountain setting.
All positions are filled through USAJobs, the federal government’s on-line job website. USAJobs is located at www.usajobs.gov. Applicants will need to set up an account, and then apply for the respective positions.
A listing of the seasonal positions that may be filled on the Humboldt-
Toiyabe National Forest (including the Bridgeport Ranger District) is posted at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/
For further information about fire positions, call David Easton at 760-932-5804, for recreation jobs, call Adrianne Thatcher at 760-932-5812, and for wilderness and trails positions, call Jeffrey Weise at 760-932-5824. For general information, or information about other positions, call the Bridgeport Ranger Station at 760-932-7070.