Employment: Salary and Benefits

Like most federal workers, USDA Forest Service employees are paid on the General Schedule (GS) pay plan. Blue collar employees such as heavy equipment operators, are paid on the Wage Grade (WG) pay scale. Each position is assigned a grade, and pay is set between steps 1 and 10, with step 10 the highest. Employees with good performance remaining in a grade advance to higher steps over time. For detailed information, go to http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/ forestservice/payscale.html


Forest Service employees enjoy a flexible range of benefits in working for the federal government. Benefits are available to permanent employees and some temporary/term employees. Forest Service benefits are designed to mesh with the lives of our diverse national workforce in a flexible system that allows you to match benefit choices to needs. For detailed information, go to http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/forestservice/benefits.html.


Training and Development

The Forest Service is committed to employee development through first-class training programs available throughout their career in both external coursework and internal programs featuring state-of-the-art computer-based training. The following are just some of the enhancements we offer.  For detailed information, go to http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/forestservice/training.html.


US Forest Service Benefits

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.