in forestry/forest products:
any job, accessibility to work in the forestry and
forest products industries partly depends on you."
work history, prior experience, ability to tolerate certain
work conditions will help attract employers to you.
In other words, a person with skills that relate
directly to a particular industry job will have an easier
time locating work compared to one whose skills do not
directly relate to the same job.
Take heart, though: our field (forestry, forest
products) is very diverse, and there is a job to meet
the interest and match the skill levels of virtually everyone!
mention that our field is diverse so we can segue
to helping you track down employment in one of many sectors. These are only ideas, general enough to be applied to any location
in the US, although I will use Oregon to provide some
that once you have chosen a specific location in which
to find employment, more opportunities will arise many
jobs are location-specific. Here
are some places to look:
||Most logging jobs are available
through private industry.
Indeed, most public agencies contract out their
harvest contracts to private businesses. You may be able to find jobs and link
to other resources via the Associated Oregon Loggers
(AOL) website: http://www.oregonloggers.org/.
not with AOL, then perhaps with Oregon Professional
Many of the mills in the larger towns
where I have worked found employees through job-placement
services. By providing a single application to a
job-placement service, many jobs will be accessible to
you. One works for a few months through the
job-placement service, after which you may be given the
opportunity to be hired permanently through the mill.
This website will allow you to search, using
keywords like "employment" and "jobs"
for work in Region 6 (federal lands in Oregon and
Also see the BLM information below.
||Besides federal lands,
there are state, county, and city lands.
A city may hire folks to work in city parks
and special recreation areas; there are similar land
designations at the county level.
Many states also have forests and parks, but
regardless of the state agency with which you work,
applying for the job is the same. You can look for
jobs in Oregon through: http://www.oregonjobs.org/. Oregon Department of Forestry, for example,
hires people through this standardized state employment
Park Service (NPS)
Oregon we have Crater Lake National Park; in Washington
there is Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks,
to name a couple. To look for NPS, look here: http://www.nps.gov/personnel/.
of Land Management (BLM). Both BLM and the Forest
Service hire through federal channels, which you
can glimpse here: http://www.blm.gov/careers/.
those of you looking for a job, best wishes!
Forestry Job Search Page
||The Forestry Job
Search Page is a collection of links to sites that
offer forestry and forest products employment opportunities
from all over the world.