The Flathead National Forest is located in the northwest corner of Montana.
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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 men and women with skills in several hundred areas.

Permanent Employment

  • All permanent jobs are advertised through the USAJOBS website. You can search the openings by agency, location, salary range, or by "series" (a system for identifying the type of work).

  • How to Save a Search to Find Jobs on USAJOBS
  • 2016 Region 1 “Fire Hire” for positions with appointment (GS-5 to GS-9). Fire Hire is a Forest Service process that is used to hire the majority of our permanent workforce in fire management positions at the GS-5 through GS-9 grade level. Vacancies are open November 1 to December 2, 2015.


Seasonal / Temporary Employment

  • Every year, the Forest Service hires thousands of temporary (mostly summer) employees for a variety of jobs, most of them in the field. Many positions are advertised on the USAJOBS. Hiring season usually begins the first week of January and may last until mid-March, depending on last minute vacancies.
  • All competitively advertised jobs for the Forest Service will be posted to USAJOBS. Although the Forest Service may publish job opportunities in professional journals, or have jobs posted on organizational websites, the only way applicants can apply is through USAJOBS.
  • Nationwide Forest Service Outreaches for Vacant Positions
    Search for current and upcoming Forest Service job opportunities.

  • 2016 Northern Region Temporary Jobs

Career Opportunities

The Forest Service has a wide breadth of career fields, appealing to both outdoor and indoor enthusiasts alike. Many short-term seasonal opportunities are also available. Below are a sample of the many career areas available with the Forest Service:

  • Fire Management
  • Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Recreation
  • Visitor Information
  • Heritage Resources
  • Natural Resources
  • Archaeology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Hydrology
  • Timber
  • Rangeland Management
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Human Resources
  • Administrative Support
  • Budgeting
  • Contracting
  • Law Enforcement
  • Information Technology
  • Public Affairs
  • Partnerships