Jobs and Volunteering

Join the USDA Forest Service!

At the U.S. Forest Service, you can make a lasting impact on the world around you and unlock opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.

A career with the US 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 – and the rewards are as limitless as the views.

  • Permanent Jobs

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    All permanent jobs are advertised through the USAJOBS website. You can search the openings by agency, location, salary range, or "series" (a system for identifying the type of work).

  • Students & Youth

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    Exciting opportunities are available for the next generation of dynamic conservation stewards.

     

  • Fire Jobs

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    Learn more about seasonal, permanent and apprenticeship opportunities in Wildland Fire Management. Both temporary and permanent positions are available

  • Temporary Natural Resources & Admin Jobs

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    Take a look at several of the temporary natural resources and administrative positions availaible in the rocky mountain region.

  • Volunteer

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    Find more information about volunteering at the USDA Forest Service Volunteering web site. Want to volunteer at a specific location? Contact the local forest office to connect with opportunities.

  • Job Corps Opportunities

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    Careers begin here. To learn more about Job Corps and the opportunities the organization provides please visit their website.

The Job You Want to Apply For Isn't Open Yet? Get a Head Start!

Before job announcements are posted in USAJOBS.gov, most job opportunities can be found in the US Forest Service Outreach Database giving interested applicants an opportunity to learn more about the job requirements, duties, and duty station before the opening date of the vacancy announcement.

What can you do in advance to prepare?

  1. Get familiar with USAJobs by reviewing: How to Apply for a Job on USAJobs.
  2. Create an account on USAJOBS website. 
  3. Use the USAJobs tool to create a profile and resume.
  4. Post all relevant documents to your USAJob account, i.e. resume, current transcripts, letters of recommendations, and veterans preference documentation.
  5. Sign-up for e-mail notifications for Forest Service job postings using the “save search” function in your USAJobs profile.

All permanent jobs are advertised through the USAJOBS website. You can search the openings by agency, location, salary range, or "series" (a system for identifying the type of work). Some positions are only open to current Federal Employees; only the jobs open to everyone will be shown in the search results.

Our Washington Office site includes additional information on How to Apply, Salary & Benefits, Student Programs, as well as Volunteering.

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