Wildlife Biologist (GS-0486-5/7/9) and Natural Resource Manager (GS-0401-9/11), Ouachita National Forest, Recent Graduate

The Ouachita National Forest is outreaching a Wildlife Biologist (GS-0486-05/07/09) position and a Natural Resource Manager (GS-0401-9/11) position through the Pathways Recent Graduates Program. The Wildlife Biologist position is located on the Poteau Ranger District in Waldron, Arkansas and the Natural Resource Manager is located on the Mena Ranger District in Mena, Arkansas. Please give this outreach wide distribution through your networks.

These positions may also be advertised Merit.

About the Pathways Program for Recent Graduates

The Recent Graduates Program is available to individuals who have completed qualifying degree or certificate programs in the previous two years. Qualified veterans may have an extended application period due to military service obligation. The Recent Graduates Program provides developmental experiences in the Federal Government. It is intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who, within the previous two years, graduated from qualifying educational institutions with an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from qualifying educational institutions. To be eligible, applicants must apply within the previous two years of degree or certificate completion except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years after degree or certificate completion to apply. For more information about Federal employment information for veterans, go to OPM’s Feds Hire Vets website.

During the week June 24-28, 2013, for a limited time, the Forest Service will advertise an agency wide Pathways job announcement for Recent Graduate opportunities using the USAJobs website: https://www.usajobs.gov

· The application period will be brief, so we recommend that you prepare your application materials in advance on USAJOBS.gov

· You will need to complete an application for this position. During the application process, you will be asked to choose what duty locations you would be willing to accept. For these position enter either Waldron, Arkansas for the Wildlife Biologist or Mena, Arkansas for the Natural Resource Manager.

· Orientation, mentoring, and training plans are requirements of the programs.

For additional information please contact: Howard Freerksen at Waldron (479) 675-3233 or Tim Oosterhous at Mena (479) 394-2382.

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