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. 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.

Places to check:

Field Ranger at a campground program table.


Every year, we hire numerous seasonal employees to help with firefighting, recreation, natural resources management & visitor services. WE'RE HIRING for summer 2021

A trail crew member on a trail about to cut a log with a chainsaw..

Permanent Jobs

All permanent jobs are advertised through USAJOBS. Check here for current vacancies within the Scenic Area.


A man with a very dirty face and a wide grin after a day of volunteering


The Pathways Program provides meaningful training and career development for high school through post-graduate school students, as well as recent graduates.
High school volunteers work on a trail


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.