Welcome to the great outdoors! We offer a wide variety of job opportunities—both paid and unpaid—ranging from student and volunteer programs to full-time employment. We are an organization of people engaged in hundreds of occupations including foresters, biologists, fire fighters, accountants, law enforcement officers, public affairs specialists, engineers, recreation specialists, geographic information specialists and much more. Explore the links below for opportunities on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland.
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A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies. It’s an awesome responsibility – but the rewards are as limitless as the views.
Temporary employees have a very special place within the Forest Service. After all, most Forest Service career employees started out in temporary positions. Seeking a temporary or seasonal job with the Forest Service is a great way to learn about different opportunities so you can make the best match. It's also a great way to meet people within the organization and hone your skills so you'll be well prepared for a permanent position, should you choose to pursue one.
Whether thinning a pine forest or protecting communities from wildfire, men and women who work in wildland fire have to think on their feet and work as a team. We hire seasonal and permanent fire fighters for engine modules and hotshot crews.
There are many opportunities, everything from wildlife surveys and wilderness patrol to office work and campground hosts. Working alone or with a group, Forest Service volunteers enjoy work that matches their interests and calendar. Contact the volunteer coordinator in your area to discover how you can help your community and you National Forest. Consider one of our Professional Volunteer Opportunities