Current Employment Opportunities

Agency-wide Special Hiring Events

Occasionally, agency wide hiring events are conducted. Learn more.

Rocky Mountain Region - seasonal jobs

Summer 2022 temporary positions are closed. (November 5-12, 2012)

Follow this link to the Region 2 Jobs Page:

Also, we recommend visiting USAJobs regularly. See also "What can you do to prepare in advance" below for suggestions.

Job Opportunities - Rio Grande National Forest


The primary hiring effort for summer 2022 seasonal positions has passed. Check back here occasionally to see if new positions are being advertised.

Also see "Rocky Mountain Region" above.

Rio Grande Seasonal Recreation Technician

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is seeking three (3) Rio Grande Seasonal Recreation Technicians, one position working out of the Saguache Ranger District and two (2) positions working out of the Divide Ranger District, to provide excellent customer service and top-notch visitor information on behalf of the Rio Grande National Forest. These are NOT federal positions. Incumbents work directly for SJMA.


Non-Fire Positions

The Rio Grande National Forest is actively participating in several national collective hiring events in 2022. Most of these events have already occurred. We will try to list currently open positions below. We are often running the outreach concurrently with the actual job advertisement. 

Fire Positions

  • Fire Planner - Please see the outreach below. This position is currently open until May 16, 2022. 
  • Fire Prevention Technician - Please see the outreach below. This position is currently open until May 16, 2022. 

Visit the Rocky Mountain Region Fire & Aviation page


An outreach is the process by which our hiring managers attempt to determine the method that will be used to fill a particular vacancy and notify potential applicants of an upcoming job announcement. Often, these are NOT the actual advertisements for the position being filled. We encourage all interested parties to respond to the outreach to help us determine interest. The RGNF is currently outreaching the following positions (most recent on top):

Outreach - The Rio Grande National Forest is currently seeking interest in nine positions, including four GS-12 Program Manager positions that will be filled as soon as possible. Some positions on this outreach are for both a permanent appointment and a temporary assignment. Please review the Outreach form closely to see if any of these opportunities are right for you. There are multiple points of contact for the positions. Find them on the attached outreach notice.

Outreach - The Rio Grande National Forest is currently seeking candidates for a GS-0301-11/12 Fire Planner to serve in a shared position with the PSICC Forest, Duty Station will be in Pueblo, CO. This position is now open on USAJobs. Please follow the outreach notice. Contact is Paul Delmerico, Deputy Fire Staff Officer. 

Outreach - The Rio Grande National Forest is currently seeking candidates for a GS-0462-8/9 Fire Prevention Technician. The duty station is the Forest Headquarters, currently located in Monte Vista with plans to move to Del Norte, CO later this year. This position is now open in USAJobs. Find it here. Contact is Derrick Rader.

Outreach - The Rio Grande National Forest will soon be filling a permanent opportunity for a GS-9/11 Budget Analyst. This is a virtual position where the selectee must be within 50 miles of a Forest Service Office. If interested in this opportunity, please respond to Christina Ghormley at to receive the vacancy announcement information.

Outreach - The Rio Grande National Forest is seeking a candidate to fill a GS-2150-5/7 Assistant Fleet Manager position. The duty station is Monte Vista, CO. If interested in this opportunity, please respond to this outreach notice by using the attached form. For additional information, please contact Vic Webb at or at (719) 588-8818. Note: This outreach remains valid until the position is filled. 

Follow this link to the Forest Service Outreach Database.

When they become actual vacancy announcements, access them on the USAJobs website at  on the date the job opens. Typically, vacancies will open in USAJobs at 12:00am and close at 11:59:59pm Eastern time on the dates listed.

What can you do to prepare in advance?

  1. Start at the Forest Service National Career Page:
  2. Under "This is your Journey" navigate to: How to Apply 
  3. Create an account on USAJOBS website.
  4. Use the USAJobs tool to create a profile and resume.
  5. Post all relevant documents to your USAJobs account, i.e. resume, current transcripts, letters of recommendations, and veterans preference documentation.

Sign-up for e-mail notifications for Forest Service job postings using the “save search” function in your USAJobs profile.

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