Apply Now to Work as a Summer Seasonal for the Colville National

Media Contact: Starr Farrell (509) 684-7235

Colville, Wash., (Oct. 26, 2020) – The Colville National Forest will begin the process of hiring temporary employees for the 2021 season October 30, 2020 through November 9, 2020. All applications must be filled out online at Now is your chance to make a lasting impact on the world around you and unlock opportunities for professional growth. Join the National Forest and be a part of an organization that is committed to caring for the land and serving people.

Tucked into the northeastern corner of Washington State and nestled at the foot of the northern Rocky Mountains, the Colville National Forest is an exquisite landscape of forested mountains, clear mountain streams, and fertile valleys. The 1.1 million acre forest was shaped over 10,000 years ago by Ice Age glaciers that carved three major valleys: the Columbia, Sanpoil-Curlew, and Pend Oreille River valleys.  The mountains and valleys that comprise the lush northeast corner of Washington roll like waves on the high seas. Three waves of mountains run from north to south, separated by troughs of beautiful valleys. These ranges, the Okanogan, Kettle River and Selkirk are considered the eastern edge of the Okanagan highlands and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

The Colville National Forest has five districts supervised by four District Rangers:  Three Rivers Ranger District, Newport and Sullivan Lake Ranger Districts, Republic Ranger District and the Tonasket Ranger District.  Each unit tends to have distinctly different zones, each with its unique climate, topography, and vegetation.  Each district office is located in one of the major river drainages:  the Okanogan River Valley, the Sanpoil-Curlew River Valleys, the Kettle-Colville-Columbia River Valleys, and the Pend Oreille River Valley.  The Colville National Forest also provides services to Curlew Job Corps Center located in the Republic Ranger District.

Seasonal employees, also known as temporary hires, are essential to the Colville National Forest. They provide services generally starting in May, but some positions can start as early as March. Becoming a seasonal hire is way to try out multiple positions with the U.S. Forest Service while also gaining valuable skills, and a path towards becoming a permanent hire.

Visit the Forest Service Jobs webpage,, to learn about career opportunities, benefits, hiring events, and resources to help with the application process.

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