All current Forest Service job vacancies are posted on USAJOBS. The web-based applications of USAJOBS provide an opportunity for job candidates to create a profile, search for jobs, sign-up for vacancy announcements, apply for jobs, and check the status of jobs for which they have applied. 

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Seasonal Employment 

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About seasonal hiring: Many jobs in the Forest Service are 6 months or less. The Gifford Pinchot National Forest relies on our seasonal employees for vital work during the summer and early fall months. Jobs in multiple fields including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services, and archeology.

Plan ahead: Most seasonal jobs for summer are posted in the fall of the previous year. Summer 2020 jobs were posted on www.usajobs.gov in September 2019. 

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Permanent Employment

  • All permanent jobs are advertised through the USAJOBS website. You can search the openings by agency, location, salary range, or by "series" (a system for identifying the type of work). Some positions are only open to current Federal Employees; only the jobs open to everyone will be shown in the search results.
  • For permanent fire jobs, visit our Fire Hire site!  Fire Hire is an annual hiring window in early fall.  

Ongoing opportunities: You can always view current and upcoming Forest Service job opportunities across the nation online by clicking on our Forest Service job outreach page.

Our Washington Office site includes additional information on How to Apply, Salary & Benefits, Student Programs, as well as Volunteering.

Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Fire Hire

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Fire, Aviation, and Dispatch employment opportunities.