Centralized Temporary Hiring Outreach

A Forest Service employee discussing natural resouces with two youthsWe are looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to work in many fields on 11 national forests in Arizona and New Mexico; and national grasslands in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Working in the Southwestern Region is very rewarding and requires talented people working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions; including Archeology, Range, Timber, Recreation, Engineering, Wildlife, Administration and Fire and Aviation Management.

Interested individuals may apply at USAJobs.

The outreach includes GS and WG positions grade 02 through 07. Positions will be filled at various locations within the forests.  Each forest has unique vacancy announcements. Remember to look at the "due date" for submitting your application.

Outreach Information

  • 2016 Outreach Notice
    • This notice will be updated as openings change.  Applicants should use the latest Outreach Notice.
  • Outreach Notice Reply
    NOTE: Complete the Outreach Notice Reply.
    Address your outreach response to the contact listed for each location. We also recommend you contact the supervisor and indicate your interest in the specific vacancy and gain more information about the position.
  • All applicants are requested to indicate their preference for positions on their resume prior to completing their application in USAJobs. i.e.  No. 1 – Engines, No. 2 IHC, No. 3 Helitack

Applicant Instructions

  • How to Apply for A Job at USAJobs
    Note: These instruction will help you create a login account; search for vacancies by either location, type of position, grade, or series; and apply.

Applicants who have met the deadline and are found to be qualified will be referred for consideration to the selecting officials.

The Centralized Temporary Hiring process utilizes a centralized outreach to attract the widest possible pool of diverse applicants from around the United States. Each forest uses a common approach in the hiring process for temporary employees to ensure consistent hiring around the Region.



Key Contacts

  • REGIONAL OUTREACH
    Aurelia Harris
    Outreach Coordinator
    Office: (505) 842-3422
    abharris@fs.fed.us
  • CENTRALIZED TEMPORARY HIRING
    Art Gonzales
    Fire Staff Officer
    Kaibab National Forest
    Office: (928) 635-8340
    ctemplin@fs.fed.us
  • FIRE HIRE
    Jake Nuttall
    Regional Fire Training Officer
    jnuttall@fs.fed.us