The National Scenic Area is managed by the U.S. Forest Service to protect resources of the Columbia River Gorge on behalf of future generations for the “greatest good.” An Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Service is committed to diversity and helping people connect to the land. Vacancy announcements for federal jobs are always listed on the USAJobs website at https://www.usajobs.gov/. Some special opportunities may be listed under partner websites. We encourage you to create a USAJobs profile and search function as the best way to stay up to date with current openings. Here are more tips on how to apply.

Summer -Temporary/Seasonal Jobs

More than a job, it's a lifestyle! If you love the outdoors, a summer job with the Forest Service is a great way to learn new skills while exploring a potential career in public land management. Every year, we hire numerous seasonal employees to help with firefighting, recreation, natural resources management & visitor services, but you need to apply in late summer/early fall for the following year -- so plan ahead! Learn more about opportunities at Temporary/Seasonal Jobs and Internships

Permanent Employment

All permanent jobs are advertised through USAJOBS. Visit the national Forest Service website for tips on how to apply and find nationwide opportunities. Check for current vacancies within the Scenic Area.

Students and Recent Graduates

It's never to early for students to take steps towards a future career! The Pathways Program provides meaningful training and career development for high school through post-graduate school students, as well as recent graduates.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a meaningful hobby or outdoor experience that makes a difference? Help care for public lands, serve the public, and gain new skills by volunteering with us