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.
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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.
Outreach and Recruitment Hiring Database:
The following Excel spreadsheet contains up-to-date information about job openings for both fire and non-fire positions. This spreadsheet is updated at least weekly and more often if needed, so please check back often to find updates. It has information about the announcement number, duty station, point of contact (POC), when the list of qualified candidates will be pulled, there is even a link to the USAJOBS page where the application for the particular vacancy. The spreadsheet can be filtered to show only information you are interested in. For instance you can filter for a particular grade, duty station or a specific job. If you need help working with Excel, please refer to this Microsoft link.