A Forest Service employee helps a youth volunteer fix a fence at National Public Lands Day

All current Forest Service job vacancies are posted on usajobs.gov. The web-based applications of USAJOBS provide an opportunity for job candidates to create a profile, search for jobs, sign-up for vacancy announcements, apply for jobs, and check the status of jobs for which they have applied. 

Places to check:

Find critical information related to the application process and special recruitment programs.

Permanent Positions

All permanent jobs are advertised through the usajobs.gov website. You can search the openings by agency, location, salary range, or by "series" (a system for identifying the type of work). Some positions are only open to current Federal Employees; only the jobs open to everyone will be shown in the search results.

Temporary Positions

Every year, the Forest Service hires thousands of temporary (mostly summer) employees for a variety of jobs, most of them in the field. The application period for most 2021 temporary jobs ended Dec. 11, 2020. Open positions are advertised on the usajobs.gov site.

Firefighter Positions 

Whether thinning a pine forest or protecting communities from wildfire, men and women who work in wildland fire have to think on their feet and work as a team. We hire seasonal and permanent fire fighters for engine modules and hotshot crews

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities, everything from wildlife surveys and wilderness patrol to office work and campground hosts. Working alone or with a group, Forest Service volunteers enjoy work that matches their interests and calendar. Contact the volunteer coordinator in your area to discover how you can help your community and you National Forest. Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities.