Jobs & Volunteering


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Boots in the Forest

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. 

Learn more about careers with the Forest Service and meet some of the employees.

Employment

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). 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.

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.

Volunteering

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.

Features

Seasonal Non-Wildland Fire Jobs

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.


Seasonal Wildland Fire Jobs

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.

Spotlights

FIREHIRE

FIREHIRE is used to streamline the hiring process for permanent fire positions. It will assist the Region in filling vacancies in a more efficient and timely manner. 

Pathways Program

The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates.

 




Persons with Disabilities

Federal agencies fill jobs two ways, competitively and non-competitively. Persons with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either way.

Veteran Outreach Programs

United States Forest Service (USFS) is committed to recruiting and employing qualified veterans. We actively recruit eligible veterans for multiple occupations.