All current Forest Service job vacancies are posted on USAJOBS. 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:

Temporary/Seasonal Employment

Every year from January through March, the Forest Service hires thousands of temporary (mostly summer) employees for a variety of jobs, most of them in the field. Temporary employees have a very special place within the Forest Service. Most Forest Service career employees started out in temporary positions, including as trail crew, fire lookouts, seasonal biologists, and many more.

The Rocky Mountain Region hires temporary positions across 17 national forests and 7 national grasslands located in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming each year. Check here for information about seasonal job opportunities in the region.


More information for jobs on the Bighorn National Forest, including available job titles and hourly pay rates, how to apply, and special information for firefighters can be found in the Bighorn National Forest Temporary Employment Guide for 2022 (updated October 21, 2021) and Bighorn National Forest Temporary Fire Employment Guide for 2022 (updated October 25, 2021).  Contact Kim Albea at kim.albea@usda.gov or 307.674.2648 if you have questions.

Current Permanent Open Positions

Always check www.usajobs.gov for available jobs, details, and how to apply.

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