Join Our TeamSince 1905, U.S. Forest Service employees have been operating under the philosophy initiated by the first Chief of the Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, who believed in "the greatest good for the greatest number in the long run." Forest Service careers provide exciting and challenging opportunities to be involved in the management and protection more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most magnificent lands.

The Forest Service has a wide breadth of career fields, appealing to both outdoor and indoor enthusiasts alike. Many short-term seasonal opportunities are also available. Below are examples of the many career areas available with the Forest Service:

  • Administrative Support
  • Archaeology
  • Budgeting
  • Contracting
  • District Ranger
  • Engineering
  • Fire Management
  • Forest Supervisor/Deputy Forest Supervisor
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Heritage Resources
  • Human Resources
  • Hydrology
  • Information Technology
  • Land Surveying
  • Law Enforcement
  • Natural Resources 
  • Partnerships
  • Public Affairs
  • Rangeland Management
  • Recreation
  • Timber
  • Visitor Information
  • Wildlife Biology

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The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will fill permanent and temporary positions through USAJobs website. Create a profile in USAJobs with your resume and other requested documents to be eligible. Your work experience and education will determine the GS pay level you qualify for when hired. Job announcements will be posted on USAJobs when positions are being filled. Applicants can request to be notified of openings in the job series and locations they are interested in when setting up their profiles in USAJobs.

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Temporary Seasonal Hiring

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will be filling the following temporary positions for the 2021 summer field season. Vacancy announcements will begin appearing on USAJOBS.gov sometime in October and include locations throughout Nevada and part of eastern California. For questions about specific positions, please contact the individuals listed in the outreach notice. Information about duty station locations and local area communities is provided at the end of each outreach notices.


Departments Dates to Apply Outreach Notices

Fire Positions

Monday, Nov. 5 – Friday, Nov. 12, 2022

2022 Summer Positions