Fire fighters monitoring blaze Trail Crew on the 

Caribou-Targhee National Forest Range crew limbing tree


The Caribou-Targhee National Forest offers a variety of employment opportunities, including permanent, summer, and volunteer positions. 

Firefighting Seasonal Employment Opportunities

**The hiring period for our seasonal firefighting workforce closed Oct. 26**


Fire Hire Permanent Fire Opportunities

Starting Oct. 26, the Caribou-Targhee National Forest will begin accepting applications for permenant fire positions in Fire Hire. Applications will be accepted until November 13 so be sure to get your application in via www.usajobs.gov. For a list of CTNF available positions please click here. For a list of all Region 4 positions click here


Caribou-Targhee National Forest Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Range Crew on the Caribou-Targhee National ForestEach year, the Forest hires for a variety of seasonal positions for the summer field season. The field season typically runs from May to September. Work responsibilities include stream surveys, fish and wildlife surveys, trail building, fire fighting, campground maintenance, fence construction and maintenance, vegetation surveys, road maintenance, and heavy equipment operators.

Once you've identified a job, make sure you copy down its Announcement Number (or click on announcement number link) and duty station as listed in the document located on the right column. This will make your application process go much smoother.

The 2021 hiring period is open! The hiring period closes November 9. For a list of CTNF available positions, please click here.




Application Process

All hiring with the Forest Service is conducted on a national scale using USAJOBS. Go to USAJOBS to apply for a position. Click here for instructions on how to complete your application . Be sure to copy down the Announcement Number (or click on announcement number link) and duty station for the job your applying for before you start the application process. You can find both these items on the 2019 seasonal job opportunities on the right column.

For detailed information about the many rewarding career fields at the US Forest Service, visit the "Careers" webpage. Or check out all the Employment webpages to find information on working for the Forest Service, special student programs, and volunteering.

Websites with employment information:

Find a Job:

Fire Hire - For Permanent Firefighters

Salary & Benefits


Student Programs

Additional Sources

Applying for a job with the Forest Service (User Guide)