The Cibola National Forest is located in the center of New Mexico.
Where is this Forest?



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Welcome to the Great Outdoors! We offer a variety of employment opportunities (both paid and unpaid) ranging from student programs to volunteer programs, and full time employment for people with skills in hundreds of areas. It's all here, starting with who we are and what we do.

Since 1905, U.S. Forest Service employees have been on the front line of conservation, resource utilization and wildland management. Today, there is more excitement, greater challenge, and more career opportunities than ever before to people who join our Nation's premier forest management agency. Managing 51,000 square miles of the most magnificent lands in our nation is a great responsibility. Managing it in ways that are most effective for the land, water, air, wildlife, and people of America is our mission.

The U.S. Forest Service is constantly moving forward. Our fundamental responsibility is still sound and scientific focus on stewardship and sustainability of the land, water and communities, but how it is delivered to the public is changing. Exciting advances in science and technology, communications, national and global priorities, and public expectations are opening new vistas for Forest Service employees.

Much of our work today involves collaboration with other federal and state agencies, local communities, private and tribal landowners, university research centers, and international organizations.

We are a nationwide organization of more than 30,000 people engaged in hundreds of specific occupations, including Foresters, Biologists, Engineers, Teachers, Firefighters, Accountants, Computer Specialists, Law Enforcement, Public Affairs Specialists, Recreation Specialists, Geographic Information Specialists, and more.


The Forest Service offers both permanent and temporary employment. For a complete listing of all vacant position, please go to USAJobs.

  • To watch a video about how to apply for a job on USAJobs, click here
  • For Region 3 Employment Outreach information, click here


All Forest Service job vacancies are posted on USAJOBS with all of the instructions and procedures for applying to that particular position.


The Forest Service has many opportunities for part-time and temporary employment for high school and college students. Click here for more information.


For information about positions within the wildland fire fighting organization, please click here.


Forest Service employees enjoy a flexible range of benefits in working for the federal government.


Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service. The types of work a volunteer can perform are many and varied.  more