FS Careers

Forest Service Careers

Timber experts confer on field notes at stand examination project

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies. It’s an awesome responsibility – but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

FS Career Web Sites

Visit these Websites to find out what Forest Service employees do, where and how they live, and what they did to get ready to work in the great outdoors.

Colin Dillingham, HFQLG Monitoring Team Leader for Ecologist, Vegetation Management Solutions, in Quincy, California identifying mosses with a microscope in support of the Botany Program of the Inyo National Forest for Wilderness Grazing Permit Assessment Support.

Forest Service Jobs
Visit this web page to find out about the different careers within the Forest Service.

Forest Service Job Corps
Since 1964 Job Corps has been a training program that has served generations of young adults through intensive programs of education, vocational training, work experience, and counseling. The Job Corps program has prepared millions of young men and women for meaningful work and is America's leading residential employment training program.

The Forest Service operates 18 Job Corps Centers on National Forest Land in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor. Dating back to the Civilian Conservation Corps of 1930's, the Forest Service has a long history of involvement with employment programs. The Forest Service is a conservation agency, and what better place for a conservation agency to be than in Job Corps where the work is that of conserving the nation's most precious resource, its youth.

Careers in Forestry (pdf )
19-page coloring book that provides a great overview of different careers within the Forest Service. Especially good for 3-6 graders.

Natural Inquirer
The Natural Inquirer is a middle school science education journal! Scientists report their research in journals, which enable scientists to share information with one another. This journal, The Natural Inquirer, was created so that scientists can share their research with middle school students. Each article tells you about scientific research conducted by scientists in the US Forest Service.

Go to the Natural Inquirer's "Kids Resources" page to learn about the scientists who conduct this important work.