Employment Overview

 Wildlife crew plants new vegetation along Paulina CreekA career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies. It’s an awesome responsibility – but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

You can experience the beautiful scenery of central Oregon first-hand while working in a seasonal temporary position for the Deschutes or Ochoco National Forests. Most of the positions offered are field-going, but some include office work with maps, computer data entry, or planning and supervisory functions. Work locations are predominantly on Ranger Districts, but a few are located in the Supervisor's Office (Headquarters) or at the Redmond Air Center.

In your off-hours, you may be enticed to fish one of our spectacular rivers or lakes or hike on our scenic trails. The area also hosts one of the finest examples of obsidian flow in the world and is internationally known for the largest variety of volcanic formations in the lower 48 states. Central Oregon is a great place to live and work!

Position Types

2023 Fire Hire (Permanent GS 03-09 Positions)

Central Oregon Fire Management Services (COFMS) is planning to fill various fire management positions during the 2023 Fall hiring season for start dates in 2024. This outreach is for GS-0462-03 through GS-0462-09 current career permanent fulltime and permanent seasonal fire, fuels, and prevention positions. The positions are at various duty locations and will be filled during the Region 6 Phase 1 Centralized Fire Hire event.


2024 Temporary Seasonal Positions Coming Soon

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