(STEM=Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.)
The USDA Forest Service is hiring students and recent graduates for positions across the United States, and there are 2 openings right here in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Jobs are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding opportunities, such as engineering, geographic information systems, information technology and more. During the application window, please review the job announcement carefully for deadlines and required information to include in your application. We will share the application link once it is live.
Applicants may apply as “recent graduates” if they will graduate within nine months of the date of advertisement closure. Diploma paperwork is required prior to work start date.
In conjunction with the 2023 Society of American Foresters Annual Conference occurring October 25–28, 2023 in Sacramento, CA The Forest Service is recruiting students and recent graduates for many career opportunities! Applicants do not need to attend the conference to apply. Jobs are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations such as forestry, natural resources, prescribed fire and fuels across the nation.
Apply today on USAJOBS! Applications are only accepted via USAJOBS from October 24–November 1, 2023. Please use the respective links below to apply. In addition, please review the job announcements carefully for deadlines and required information to include in your application. If you have additional questions about these positions, we welcome you to reach out to our point of contacts.
Duty Location: Laona, Wisconsin
Contact: Scott Herning
*Please note: For the Laona Duty Location, please select Location Negotiable After Selection when submitting your application.
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is currently looking to hire eight permanent positions via USAJOBS. All applications below will close on Monday, October 23rd.
Supervisory Social Scientist/Supervisory Biological Scientist
Duty Location: Florence, Lakewood, Laona, Medford, Park Falls or Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Supervisory Civil Engineer
Duty Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Administrative Support Assistant
Duty Location: Ashland, Eagle River, Hayward, Lakewood, and Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Applications are now open and only accepted on USAJOBS from October 17-23, 2023. Be sure to use the respective links above. Review the job announcement carefully for deadlines, who is eligible to apply, and other required information to include in your application submission.
Are you ready to grow your career? A career with the Forest Service is a chance to work for nature and contribute lasting impact as part of a values-based, purpose-driven, relationship-focused team that is working toward shared goals, following shared principles (“This is Who We Are”).
How to Apply
Job openings are posted online at www.USAJobs.gov. Before opportunities are posted, some are also posted in the USDA Forest Service Outreach Database. This is a resource for candidates who are eligible for distinct hiring paths and potential candidates to express interest in positions. These positions may be filled permanently through the use of direct hire authorities through unique hiring paths. Responses may also be used to determine the potential applicant pool and/or if further recruitment methods and areas of consideration (e.g., agency-wide, government-wide, open to the public) are needed. Responses may also help determine if an alternate or additional duty location(s) is (are) warranted.
Hiring managers are considering the use of unique hiring paths that are available to qualifying individuals. Here are a few examples:
- Resource Assistants
- U.S. Military veterans
- Individuals with Schedule A disabilities
- Current federal employees through lateral reassignments
- How to write a Federal Resume
- Facebook: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
- Tips on writing a resume and applying for federal jobs can be found online.
- Schedule a Resume Review or Mock Interview with a Regional Recruiter on Outlook.
Tips for Applicants
- Don’t wait until the last-minute to apply.
- Review the Required Documents for Special Hiring Authorities.
- Review this overview information: Welcome to the Forest Service: Applying for a Job.
- Reference pay scales: 2023 Salary Table.
Open Continuous Recruitment Announcements
Submit your resume to be considered when a job comes open. Just select the job and location(s) you prefer and when a position opens at that location your resume will automatically be forwarded for consideration.
Benefits and Pay
Resumes, Applications, and the Federal Government
This is Who We Are
Please take time to watch Chief Vicki Christiansen in This is Who We Are, a video about the mission and values of the U.S. Forest Service.
Alerts & Warnings
- Safety reminders for hunting season
- Closure on Forest Road 1666 (Black Lake Road) for motorized vehicles
- Closure on Iron River Trail between FR236 and FR242
- Trail Closure Order 09-13-23-02 Terminated
- Closure on Pipeline 4x4 Challenge Trail
- Aquatic Invasive Species decontamination required at Lake Owen and Two Lakes
- Closure Order (Lakewood-Laona, 2019 windstorm)