Employment

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is managed by the U.S. Forest Service to protect resources 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. Read more Tips For Applicants (.pdf).

Places to check:

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Temporary/Seasonal

Every year, we hire numerous seasonal employees to help with firefighting, recreation, natural resources management & visitor services. 

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Permanent Jobs

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

 

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Internships/Other 

Many organizations partner with land management agencies to provide internship and alternative job opportunities. 
The Pathways Program provides meaningful training & career development for high school through post-graduate students & recent graduates.
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Fire Hire

Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management is a wide field, encompassing firefighters, fire ecologists, fuels specialists, administrative personnel, pilots, radio communications and electronic technicians, dispatchers, fire prevention specialists, & more.

African American employees reflect on their experience working with the Forest Service



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/giffordpinchot/about-forest/jobs