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

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


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.

Advertised Jobs

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.


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