Are you ready to grow your career? A career with the Forest Service is a chance to work for nature and contribute lasting impact as part of a values-based, purpose-driven, relationship-focused team that is working toward shared goals, following shared principles (“This is Who We Are”).

Current Recruitment Events

We take part in recruitment events throughout the year. These events may be virtual, in-person, or a mix of both. Also, we often partner with large national conventions. You typically do not need to attend an event in person to be able to apply.

Find out about the next recruitment events.

How to Apply

Job openings are posted online at www.USAJobs.gov. Before opportunities are posted, some are also posted in the USDA Forest Service Outreach Database. This is a resource for candidates who are eligible for distinct hiring paths and potential candidates to express interest in positions. These positions may be filled permanently through the use of direct hire authorities through unique hiring paths. Responses may also be used to determine the potential applicant pool and/or if further recruitment methods and areas of consideration (e.g., agency-wide, government-wide, open to the public) are needed. Responses may also help determine if an alternate or additional duty location(s) is (are) warranted. 

Hiring managers are considering the use of unique hiring paths that are available to qualifying individuals. Here are a few examples:

  • Resource Assistants
  • U.S. Military veterans
  • Individuals with Schedule A disabilities
  • Current federal employees through lateral reassignments
  • More

Resources Available

Open Continuous Recruitment Announcements

Submit your resume to be considered when a job comes open. Just select the job and location(s) you prefer and when a position opens at that location your resume will automatically be forwarded for consideration.

View Openings Here

This is Who We Are

Please take time to watch Chief Vicki Christiansen in This is Who We Are, a video about the mission and values of the U.S. Forest Service.