Looking For a Summer Job with the Willamette National Forest?

A woman in a hard hat studies a plant out in the fieldWhat could be better than spending a summer day in the great outdoors? Well, imagine being paid for it too!

Employees of the Forest Service are inspired to care for more than 193 million acres of our nation’s tremendous National Forests and Grasslands. Together, we help to meet the needs of people and communities today, and ensure that these natural resources remain healthy and productive for future generations. We call this the greatest good, and we’ve been united by this purpose for more than 100 years.

It's a tremendous responsibility—and there are many opportunities to contribute.

Summer Seasonal Jobs

2019 Seasonal Positions
See which seasonal positions the Willamette National Forest plans to fill for the 2019 season by clicking here. These positions will be advertised on www.usajobs.gov from September 17 thru October 12, 2018.

The Willamette National Forest typically accepts applications for seasonal spring and summer jobs in the fall. Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services, and archaeology. Applications must be submitted on www.USAJOBS.gov. Interested applicants are encouraged to create a profile on USAJOBS now to save time once the hiring process begins. Individuals interested in learning information about a specific position, or wishing to express their interest in a position should contact the hiring manager for the position.

More information about temporary employment in the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Region can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/main/r6/jobs.

Summer Fire Jobs

A group of firefighters

Seasonal jobs in firefighting on the Siuslaw National Forest include working on a local unit handcrew, on an engine crew, in fire prevention, or as a lookout. See the National Fire and Aviation website for more information on types of Fire Jobs in the Forest Service.

Remember, these are tough jobs usually performed in primitive, backcountry conditions. In addition to specific requirements for each kind of job, it is essential that firefighters be in top physical condition for this demanding work.

Seasonal vacancy announcements are usually posted on the USAJobs website in mid-November. If you are interested in a position, you are encouraged to reach out to the designated contact listed on the job announcement.





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