“A career with the Forest Service, caring for the land and serving people, is very rewarding. Our temporary hiring program allows individuals to get real world experience working alongside resource professionals. The Eastern Region of the Forest Service is a wonderful and geographically, socially and ecologically complex area that offers many exciting opportunities”

Now Hiring. Real Jobs. Real Impact.We are the Forest Service... You can make a lasting impact on the world around you and unlock opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.

Resources for Military Veterans:

Chippewa National Forest Positions:

Upcoming Openings (Outreach):

Outreach Notices are used to determine the potential applicant pool for a position. By completing the Outreach response in the Forest Service Outreach Database, you are indicating you are interested in applying for the position when the vacancy opens in USAjobs or you are interested in serving on Detail or Temporary Promotion; it also helps establish appropriate recruitment methods for the vacancy. Please note that responding to an Outreach Notice is not an application, you must apply to the vacancy announcement when it appears on the USAJOBS website. 

Eastern Region FY22 Phase 3 Temp Fire Hire
Outreach Notice—Temporary Fire Positions
GS-0462-03 thru GS-0462-06 GS-2151-04

The Eastern Region is looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to suppress wildfires, work in fuels management, or perform as dispatchers on 14 National Forests and 1 Tallgrass Prairie located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The fire and aviation management program is enriching. It requires talented people working safely as part of a team in various specialized positions, including assistant fire management officers, fuels management, air tanker bases, dispatchers, dozers helpers & operators, engine crews, hand crews, helitack, interagency hotshot crew, and prevention.

The Fire Hire program streamlined the hiring process for temporary fire positions and provided consistent hiring around the Region and throughout the Agency. This hiring process assists the national forests in the Eastern Region in filling vacancies more efficiently and timely.

This outreach is for GS-0462-03 through GS-0462-06, GS-2151-04 temporary, seasonal fire, dispatch, and fuels positions. The vacancy announcements for these positions will be available on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities: USA Jobs. These are regional vacancy announcements with a specific opening and closing date. The vacancy announcements will be open for applications on September 30, 2022.

Those who wish to be considered for these positions in the Temporary Fire Hire event must apply to the vacancy announcements by the closing date of October 6, 2022.  

The Certificates of Candidates for these positions will be issued to the selecting officials on or about December 12, 2022 – January 18, 2023. All applicants that applied to the announcements on or before the listed closing date and are found to be qualified will be referred for consideration. While these are the current vacancies available throughout the Eastern Region and the Agency, please apply to any position and duty station you may be interested in, as those positions may become vacant through the temporary Fire Hire process. Applicants should check the status of their application during this time in their USA Jobs account.

Carefully read the entire vacancy announcement. Follow the instructions on how to apply and submit needed documentation. Incomplete applications may result in not being referred for consideration.

Would you please respond to the outreach if you are interested in filling a vacant position through the Fire Hire process? Your response is essential. Additional information about the position is available from the direct supervisor.

Current Postions Open:

The Chippewa National Forest is participating in the FY2022 American of Society of Foresters hiring event taking place at their annual convention!  The event will be held in Baltimore, MD from September 20-24, 2022  but you do not need to be in attendance to apply for a position to work on the Chippewa Forest.

The Job Announcements will be posted to USA jobs from September 19th through the 28th , 2022.

Link to Hiring event information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/jobs/forestry-and-timber


Summer Hiring:

Youth Conservation Corp (YCC):


Volunteer opportunities are available for several projects on the forest. We would like to hear from you! Please call Michelle Heiker at 218-246-2123 for more information on volunteering on the Chippewa National Forest.  more...

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