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Welcome to the Great Outdoors! We are a nationwide organization of more than 30,000 people engaged in hundreds of specific occupations, including Foresters, Biologists, Engineers, Teachers, Firefighters, Accountants, Computer Specialists, Law Enforcement, Public Affairs Specialists, Recreation Specialists, Geographic Information Specialists, and more.


Currently Hiring

Wildland Fire Readiness Training

Hiring Opportunity on the Forest

The Stanislaus National Forest will be hiring for a new on-call firefighting crew and Clavey Crew-5. 




Forest Service Jobs


Apply Today

The US Forest Service has implemented an application program for nationwide centralized recruitment notices. Applicants can apply online at USAJOBS.gov. For current Forest Service opportunities in California, go to USAJOBS; options on this page will help you to narrow your search before selecting submit.




Wildland Firefighters

Helicopter Operations

Become A Wildland Firefighter

Wildland firefighters work in a variety of specialized positions, including fire engine crews, fuels management, hand crews, helirappel, interagency hotshot crews, patrol,smokejumping and many more. Individuals who want to be seasonal firefighters need to think about wildland fire in January. That's when most applications are due. Check

Pacific Southwest Region Fire Hire or FSJobs websites to see what vacancies are open.




Sign Up for Wildland Fire Readiness TrainingWildland Fire Readiness Training

The Stanislaus National Forest is seeking career-focused individuals for wildland firefighter employment during the 2017 fire season as administrative duty on-call staff members. These positions support wildland fire operations on Stanislaus National Forest and surrounding areas during the summer. Seasonal jobs can help pave the way for future permanent employment and career advancement in the Forest Service. If you are selected for this opportunity, the readiness training will provide formal classroom and hands-on field wildland fire training and orientation. Food, lodging and compensation will be provided for all applicants selected to attend. Attendance is required during all four 10-hour days in order to successfully complete the training and receive the certification. This training includes wildland firefighter basic certifica-tions for employment (Basic 40), a resume workshop and a USAJOBS overview.

  • Travel and work throughout the United States
  • Work during the summer and have winters off for school or other commitments
  • All required training is provided
  • Career opportunities and advancement are available.


Fall Fire Hire Outreach & Apprentice Notices

Announcements open August 1, 2018 and close on August 29, 2018.  Applications must be submitted by 8:59pm ODT on the closing date to be considered.

2019 STF Fall Hire Outreach

2019 STF Apprentice Outreach




Student Programs

Helicopter Operations

Part-Time And Temporary Positions

The Forest Service also has many opportunities for part-time and temporary employment for high school and college students, including internships and cooperative student opportunities.





Youth Programs

Helicopter Operations

Youth Programs

The California Conservation Corps is a workforce development program that offers young men and women the chance to serve their state and become employable citizens through life skills training and hard work in environmental conservation, fire protection, and emergency response.



Job Corps

Job Corps

Job Corps

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.