The Forest Service offers positions for both permanent and temporary employees. Permanent positions are for full-time employees and provide a flexible range of Federal government benefits. Temporary positions are for part-time or seasonal employees and provide benefits that vary with the position and the location. Due to the seasonal nature of many of the responsibilities of the Forest Service, such as wildfire fighting and seasonal recreation programs, many temporary workers are required.
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.
For permanent & temporary job search: go to USAJOBS
Employment in the US Forest Service
National level site describing types of positions available with the USFS, and general information on how to apply.
For Students and Parents
Are you a high school or college student interested in a career with the Forest Service? Are you the parent of a student who is? Here is the information you need to get started.
List of Temporary Positions expected to be filled in the Northern Region for FY2013