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Jobs & Volunteering

Seasonal Job Opportunities in the Pacific Northwest

The seasonal job oppotunity window for summer jobs next summer has closed. Please look through this page to get familiar with the kinds of jobs and locations we may have next year. 

Use the interactive map below to locate jobs that will be offered at specific locations and in certain communities. 

Click here to see the interactive map in a new full window. 

See the list below for useful links:

How to apply for summer jobs with the Forest Service

Check the links above for more job-related opportunities. 

The Pacific Northwest Region is Hiring!

The Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service will be advertising over 1000 temporary positions throughout the Region’s National Forests in Oregon and Washington in November.  The positions being filled will include specialties such as fire, timber, recreation, biological sciences, natural resources, engineering, archaeology and visitor services.  

 "Employees of the Forest Service are inspired to care for more than 193 million acres of our nation’s tremendous National Forests and Grasslands. If you are interested in working with a dedicated team of people who take pride in managing public lands, we invite you to consider joining the Forest Service,” said Regional Forester Jim Peña. Applicants interested in these jobs will be able to apply through www.usajobs.gov. Vacancy announcements for new positions will be posted on the website in late fall. 

Is the Forest Service a good fit for you?

Collaboration and connections with communities are at the heart of what we do. So, in addition to the experience and skills described in the previous pages, we’re also looking for people who…

  • share a passion for the mission of the Forest Service.
  • enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life.
  • believe that working together with other people can often generate better ideas and solutions than working alone.
  • are active in their community (e.g., as a volunteer, active in local community organizations, etc).

Are you looking for a summer job with the Forest Service?

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.