Caring for the Land and Serving People

Become a part of the agency that manages over 193 million acres of forests and grasslands. U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Office of Acquisition Management (AQM) encompasses a diverse staff of individuals committed to furthering the agency's mission through the procurement of vital goods and services. The AQM organization accomplishes this work from over 125 locations with 900 positions.

The USFS AQM has a variety of full-time and part-time opportunities available. A number of different programs have been enacted to encourage hiring. For more information, please visit

AQM Professionals

The USFS AQM community includes professionals in a variety of disciplines: Procurement, including GS-1102 Contract Specialists, GS-1105 Purchasing Agents, and GS-1106 Procurement Technicians; Grants and Agreements, including GS-1109 Grants Management Specialists and GS-1101 Grants Management Technicians; and Asset Management, including GS-1101 (and other series) Property Management Specialists and GS-1101, 1102, and 1170 Leasing Officers. You can search for government employment with the Forest Service here, and use the job series referenced above to narrow your search and find jobs in AQM.

Acquisition Management Trainee Program

The Acquisition Management Trainee Program is a three to four year program designed to develop future agency acquisition leaders. Trainees will work in one of four AQM career fields, including Contracting, Leasing, Grants and Agreements or Asset Management. Participants are trained via on-the-job and formal training, mentoring, shadowing, and other career development opportunities that will help develop them as acquisition professionals.

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