The Flathead National Forest is located in the northwest corner of Montana.
Where is this Forest?



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

Seasonal / Temporary Employment

  • 2016 Phase 1 (Fire) Seasonal/Temporary Positions: Vacancy announcements will be open in USA Jobs between January 6 and January 12, 2016. All applications must be submitted through the USA Jobs Website.  Vacancy announcement numbers for the positions being hired are listed in the attached document. If you have questions about a certain position, contact the individuals listed.  If you have having difficulty applying for jobs through the USAJOBS website, you may also contact the Albuquerque Service Center-Human Capital Management at 1-877-372-7248, option 2, for assistance.
  • 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

  • 2016 Flathead National Forest Temporary Positions - Phase II

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