2019 Field Season Hiring Starts September 14

Release Date: Sep 10, 2018  

Contact(s): Kimberlee Phillips 970-874-6717, Dylan Peters 970-874-6625


The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests and Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Region will soon begin advertising over 900 seasonal positions for the 2019 field season.

The GMUG will offer over 100 temporary positions in a variety of public land management fields including: forestry, fire, recreation, wildlife, range, archaeology and visitor information. The application periods for these positions are as follows:

  • September 14 – October 12, 2018: Wildland fire jobs and early season temporary jobs.
  • September 14 – September 28, 2018: Recreation, fisheries, forestry, engineering, and other jobs.

Job seekers must apply through USAJOBS at www.usajobs.gov. Prospective applicants can also visit the GMUG Employment Website (http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/jobs) for potential openings along with guides for applying to Forest Service jobs. Applicants must apply to specific vacancy announcements posted on USAJOBS and should apply to all the positions and duty locations where they are interested.

The Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Region Temp Hiring Team will be hosting virtual job fairs every Wednesday from August 22 – October 10, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. MDT, to provide information regarding available jobs; the application process; and answer questions:

  • Dial the call-in number: 1-888-844-9904
  • Enter the access code: 7662084#

Candidates will be selected in January and work will begin sometime between March and May, depending on the position. Applicants are advised to be available via phone or email during the selection time.