Rocky Mountain Region Postpones Application Period Due to Online Application System Outage

Contact(s): Lawrence Lujan, (303) 275-5356

DENVER, Colo. – The Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service today announced the postponement of the application period for over 900 temporary jobs scheduled to open in USAJOBS on Friday, September 14. “Due to a system outage with our online application system, the application period has been postponed,” said Regional Press Officer Lawrence Lujan. “Once the system is restored, information will be shared regarding updated application timelines,” added Lujan.

The outage will not affect the availability of jobs or job seekers’ opportunities to apply. Once the application system is restored, job seekers interested in applying for fire positions will have 30 days to apply, and job seekers interested in resource and administrative positions will have 14 days to apply.

Over 900 temporary positions are available for the 2019 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Temporary jobs are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations such as fire, trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archaeology and administrative support.

Temporary job opportunities are searchable online at

Below are resume tips and application resources to support job seekers in applying for jobs.

Resume Tips

  • Include all required information (e.g., name, address, previous work history with dates and hours worked per week, etc.), or use the resume builder
  • Tailor your resume to each job announcement
  • Spell out acronyms
  • Be honest
  • Write clear and concise statements
  • Use active verbs
  • Proofread your resume

Application Resources

  • Tips for Applicants
  • USAJOBS Resource Center
  • How to Apply Video 

The Forest Service is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture that manages 193 million acres of land, roughly the size of Texas. The Rocky Mountain Region includes 17 national forests and seven national grasslands located in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

For questions about the virtual hiring call, accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact Lawrence Lujan at (303) 275-5356 or


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