National forests and research stations are managed under the U.S. Forest Service. Comprising about 191 million acres, the Forest Service employes approximately 30,000 full-time employees.

As varied as the landscapes it manages, the Forest Service offers a diversity of occupations and geographic locations. To learn more about employment with the Forest Service click on one of the links below.  

Jobs with the Forest Service.

Find out about pay and benefits.

See a list of current openings in the Eastern Region of the Forest.

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Job Openings on the Shawnee National Forest

You may visit the Eastern Region employment page for opportunities throughout the eastern region of the Forest Service.


Job Notice Outreach Equipment Operator Position

Engineering Equipment Operator position (job series WG-5716-08). Duties are related to the operation of several types of heavy equipment to accomplish trail construction, wildlife habitat, and facility maintenance projects. Duty station will be Hidden Springs Ranger District Office in Vienna, Illinois. For additional details on the position, you may call John (Nate) Hein at 618-658-1314.

If interested in this position complete and return the Outreach Response Form and return to Nate Hein by the close of business on June 30, 2021You will be notified of the vacancy announcement once the job is open on USAJobs