Jobs & Volunteering

Seasonal Job Opportunities in the Pacific Northwest

a uniformed employee leads a group across a trail bridgeThe U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest & Southwest Regions are hiring for seasonal positions for the 2021 summer season. Applications will be accepted on USAJOBS starting October 30, 2020 until November 9, 2020.

The How to Apply webpage has helpful information to help with the application process.

Jobs Available for the 2021 Summer Season

Please check out the job titles and locations of this year's job list. Then click on Vacancy Announcement Number to be taken to the link to apply. 

About Forest Service Seasonal Jobs

The Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service advertises over 1000 temporary positions throughout National Forests in Oregon and Washington usually in the fall. The positions filled include specialties such as fire, timber, recreation, biological sciences, natural resources, engineering, archaeology and visitor services. Applicants interested in these jobs can apply through during the application window.

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.

Resources and useful information:

Video: How to apply for seasonal jobs with the Forest Service

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, and are active in their community (e.g., as a volunteer, active in local community organizations, etc).