Lassen National Forest - Employment

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[Photograph]: Lassen National Forest Fire Crew picking up hoseline.Welcome to the Great Outdoors! We offer a variety of employment opportunities (both paid and unpaid) ranging from student programs to volunteer programs, and full time employment for men and women with skills in several hundred areas.

Forest Service employees are caring for the land and serving people in five primary areas of activity.

Current May 10, 2018

We are currently recruiting for Emergency On-call Fire Firefighters for the 2018 summer OC-6 Crew. All prospective emergency firefighters need to be within 2 hours of Susanville, California.  

Visit this link for the OC-6 Crew schedule and related trainings.

We are also recruiting for 2018 summer Fire Camp Crew members.

Visit this link for the Camp Crew information and schedule.

Eagle Lake Ranger District Battalion Chief, John Nickey, can be reached at 530-252-5831.

Find a Job

Wildland Firefighters wanted for temporary summer positions.
Click here for more information; apply between January 9-13, 2017.
Temporary Wildland Firefighters PDF (770 kb)   

Many non-fire summer temporary positions available!
Click here for more information; apply between January 7-13, 2017.
Temporary Summer Staff PDF (1 MB)

How to Apply

The US Forest Service has implemented an application program for nationwide centralized recruitment notices. Applicants can apply online at

Be sure to review the vacancy announcement carefully and follow "Where to Apply" and "How to Apply" directions when submitting your application.

Also be sure to check out the Step-by-Step Guide on how to apply for available positions through USAJOBS.

Salary & Benefits

Forest Service employees enjoy a flexible range of benefits in working for the federal government. Benefits are available to permanent employees and some temporary/term employees.

Student Programs

The Forest Service has part-time and temporary employment Opportunities for Young People, including internships and cooperative student programs.

For specific information about student opportunities on the Lassen, please inquire at our local offices.


Please refer to our Volunteering page.