Ever wanted to spend a summer working in the great outdoors? The U.S. Forest Service will be holding a workshop next month for those interested in doing just that.

The Tonasket Ranger District is hosting a workshop to assist those interested in obtaining summer employment with the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest. The workshop will be Jan. 5 from 5-8 p.m. at the Okanogan PUD building in Okanogan. Staffers will be on hand to explain the hiring process to interested applicants.

People planning to apply for temporary fire jobs need to submit job applications online between Jan. 6 and Jan. 12.

Approximately 50 temporary fire-related positions will be filled this summer on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Positions in timber, recreation, botany, range, wildlife and other programs may also be available.

Information about summer employment for fire-related positions is available from Jason Heinz at 509-664-9235 or Assistant Training Officer Taija Corso at 509-664-9346.