Rocky Mountain Region Begins Hiring for 2017 Field Season

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(GOLDEN, Colo.)  Nov. 18, 2016 – The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service announced today the availability of over 900 temporary positions for the 2017 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.


Temporary positions are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations such as fire, trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archeology and administrative support.


Job seekers can apply for temporary jobs during the following time frames:

  • January 4-11, 2017: Wildland fire positions and other early season temporary positions
  • February 1-7, 2017: Recreation, fisheries, forestry, engineering, and other positions


Temporary job opportunities are available online at: Job seekers can apply through USAJOBS during the applicable time periods at: Permanent job opportunities can be found online at:


The Forest Service is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture that manages 193 million acres of land, roughly the size of Texas. The Rocky Mountain Region includes 17 national forests and seven national grasslands located in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.