A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies. It’s an awesome responsibility and the rewards are as limitless as the views. The Intermountain Region of the US Forest Service offers many different types of challenging and rewarding careers.
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). Some positions are only open to current Federal Employees; only the jobs open to everyone will be shown in the search results.
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.
The US Forest Service Volunteer Program has something for almost everyone: retirees, professionals, homemakers, students, as well as service clubs and organizations. If you like people and care about our country's natural resources, the Forest Service needs your time and talents. Learn more about the volunteer program and how you can be a volunteer.
The U.S. Forest Service needs a variety of skills and experience in order to fulfill its multiple use mission. A variety of temporary positions will be offered competitively throughout the region for the 2013 field season.
As the name implies, Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management is a wide field, encompassing firefighters, fire ecologists, fuels specialists, fire managers, administrative personnel, helicopter and fixed wing pilots, aviation and ground safety professionals, radio communications and electronic technicians, dispatchers, fire prevention specialists, and communicators. Generally, the Forest Service workforce reaches its highest numbers during the peak fire season each summer.