Central Oregon STEM Hub partnered with the Deschutes National Forest, Ochoco National Forest and, Bureau of Land Management on a USAjobs Youth Workshop in Redmond.
At these events, Central Oregon youth will hear about seasonal positions and will interact with firefighters, wildlife biologists, botanists, human resources specialists, public affairs staff and others to understand what each job entails and will be offered help refining their resume for open positions.
The need for a USAjobs Youth Workshop was born out of the Central Oregon STEM Hub’s Natural Resource Pathways Workgroup over the last year. Partners recognized that youth encountered a multitude of challenges in navigating the federal hiring process in order to gain a seasonal position with a public land agency. These challenges include a short window to apply, the need for a highly technical and specific resume to demonstrate qualifications, and an increasingly large and competitive pool of applicants.
The next workshop will be held on November 8 from 9 to 1pm at the Ochoco National Forest Supervisor’s office, 3160 NE 3rd Street in Prineville, Oregon.
Seasonal Recruitment is open for the BLM and opens November 14th for the Forest Service.