Career Stories

The U.S. Forest Service hires a wide array of professionals, beyond just Foresters. In an effort to tell the story of the diverse workforce of the Forest Service, especially APA employees in different job series, 5 volunteers wrote about their career experiences.  The links in the Job Series column will take you to an OPM webpage describing the minimum qualifications for each job series.

We’ve selected these job series due to limited space and time, but there are many more types of careers with the Forest Service. For more information about Forest Service careers, visit:

For additional career stories, visit Faces of the Forest.  APAEA member, Christina Liang was recently featured!

For natural resources related wildland fire jobs, visit NPS: Fire and Aviation Management

Name Job Title Forest/Unit Job Series
Arvind Bhuta Forester (Biometrician) R6 Regional Office 0460
Paul Cheng Forester Fremont-Winema NF 0460/0462
Kevin Gu Civil Engineer Olympic NF 0800/0810
Anne Poopatanapong Regional Wildlife Biologist R6 Regional Office 0486
Fred Wong District Ranger/Forest Supervisor Stanislaus NF 0025/0301/0340/0401

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