U.S. Forest Service
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Agency/Department: USDA Forest Service
The Forest Service was established in 1905 and is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres. From US Forest Service.us
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Pay: GS-5 to GS-15 (Projected 2010 GS Scale: $27,810 to $131,305)
Education Required: Most positions require a four-year college degree.
Number of Employees:Over 30,000 nationwide
Career Paths: US Forest Service Careers are divided into three general categories: Professional, Technical, and Administration. Professional and Technical career paths spend more time outdoors in comparison to Administrative career paths.