Jobs & Volunteering

Seasonal Job Opportunities in the Pacific Northwest

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Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region is hiring for positions at the listed locations in the table below. Applications will be accepted on USAJOBS starting March 3, 2020 until March 9, 2020.

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

Available Seasonal Positions

Vacancy Announcement

Locations in OR and WA

Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatch) (GS-5)


Lakeview OR; Redmond OR

Range Technician (GS-5)


Tonasket, WA; Winthrop, WA

Forestry Technician (Recreation) (GS-4)


Leavenworth, WA; *Naches, WA; Metaline Falls, WA; *Toutle, WA; *McKenzie River, OR, *Powers, OR

Forestry Technician (Timber Stand Improvement) (GS-5)


*Silver Lake, OR; *Paisley, OR; Gold Beach, OR; John Day, OR; Entiat, WA

Engineer Technician (Civil) (GS-5)


Lakeview, OR

Forestry Aid (General) (GS-3)


*Darrington, WA; *Granite Falls, WA; Pomeroy, WA; Walla Walla, WA; *Trout Lake, WA; Heppner, OR; Ukiah, OR; *Idleyld Park; OR ;

Archeological Technician (GS-5)


Colville, WA; *Leavenworth, WA; Hines, OR; John Day, OR; *Parkdale, OR

Archeological Technician (GS-6)


*Bly, OR; Colville, WA; *Leavenworth, WA ;

Customer Service Representative (GS-4)


Leavenworth, WA; Westfir, OR ;

Customer Service Representative (GS-3)


Ukiah, OR

Foresty Technician (Timber Sale Preparation) (GS-4)


Tonasket, WA; *Darrington, WA; Cave Junction, OR; Powers, OR; Gold Beach, OR; Bend, OR; Sisters, OR; *Crescent, OR; *Sandy, OR; *Dufur, OR ;

Foresty Technician (Timber Sale Preparation) (GS-5)


*Darrington, WA; Winthrop, WA; Leavenworth, WA; Cave Junction, OR; *Powers, OR; *Dufur, OR; *Sandy, OR; Prineville, OR

Forestry Technician (Lead) (GS-6)


Gold Beach, OR



*Carson, WA

Materials Handler


East Wenatchee, WA

Hydrology Technician (GS-5)


*Roseburg, OR

Biological Science Technician (GS-5)


Tonasket, WA; Colville, WA; Hines, OR

Automotive Equipment Dispatcher (Logistic Support)


East Wenatchee, WA; Redmond, OR ;

Forestry Aid (Fire Suppression)




Chelan, WA; *Cle Elum, WA; Entiat, WA; Leavenworth, WA; Naches, WA; Tonasket, WA; Winthrop, WA; Moses Lake, WA; *Pomeroy, WA ;

*Dufur, OR; *Parkdale, OR; Roseburg, OR; *Idleyld Park, OR; *Tiller, OR; *Cottage Grove, OR; *Glide, OR; *McKenzie River, OR; *Oakridge, OR; *Detroit, OR

Forestry Aid (Fire Suppression)



*Dufur, OR; *Parkdale, OR ;

Forestry Aid (Fire Suppression)



Moses Lake, WA; *White Swan, WA ;

Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Administration) (GS-5)


*Powers, OR

*Government housing may be available

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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.

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