ROOM: Room 130 – Cimarron
This workshop is sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, but will also be co-hosted by other federal agencies that hire wildlife biologists in the US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Interior. The session is designed to prepare students for successful career paths in the natural resources federal workforce by helping them plan ahead. We make recommendations that will help make students most marketable for natural resource-related positions, and include detailed information regarding Office of Personnel Management requirements for the Wildlife Biology 0486 and Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences 0401 Series. Students will have access to agency Human Resources and field staff personnel who will provide advice regarding hiring practices, the Pathways program, the importance of summer internships, and the need to prepare for hiring as early the sophomore and junior years.
Organizers: Diana Doan-Crider, Animo Partnership in Natural Resources, TX; William Quinn, St. Edward’s University, TX; Berlinda Baca,US Forest Service, Albuquerque, NM
Supported by: USDA Forest Service