Employment

Welcome to the Great Outdoors!

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest offer a variety of employment opportunities ranging from student programs to volunteer programs, and full time employment for men and women with skills in several hundred areas.

Summer 2019 Jobs: Apply March 4- March 6!

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is hiring seasonal positions at each of our ranger districts. If you’re looking for an opportunity to work with the Forest Service and help maintain our national forest, please read the position descriptions below.  For additional information regarding each of the positions, please contact Kara Harden at 360-891-5046. Applications for these positions can be submitted at USAjobs.gov between March 4- March 6.  Bunkhouse housing is available in all locations for $5.70 per day.

 

Laborer – WG-3502-02. Search for Announcement # 19‐2TEMP‐NAT‐LABR‐2DT‐TB.

  • Maintenance work at Johnston Ridge Observatory and the Science & Learning Center at Coldwater.  Utilizes moderately heavy physical effort and the use of common manual hand tools and equipment such as shovels, hatchets, and hand saws. It also utilizes simple power equipment such as lawnmowers, steam cleaners, and low-pressure sprayers.  

Engineering Technician – GS-0802-05. Search for Announcement # 19‐2TEMP‐NAT‐ETCVL‐5DT‐BV.

  • Act as a team lead for a small crew to support operations and maintenance for the Spirit Lake Tunnel as well as supporting multiple baseline studies and investigations around Mount St. Helens. It is a physically intensive position with a project location that is remote and often with extreme weather conditions.  Based out of Amboy.

Forestry Technician – GS-0462-05. Search for Announcement # 19‐2TEMP-NAT‐FTTSI‐5DT‐BV.

  • Works to help manage and conserve our national forests by evaluating forest conditions and collecting data, planting and pruning trees, reforestation, and assisting with timber sale operations. Based out of Amboy.

Forestry Technician – GS-0462-04. Search for Announcement # 19‐2TEMP‐NAT‐FTTSI‐4DT‐BV.

  • Works to help manage and conserve our national forests by evaluating forest conditions and collecting data, planting and pruning trees, reforestation, and assisting with timber sale operations.  Based out of Randle.

Forestry Technician – GS-0462-04. Search for Announcement # 19‐2TEMP‐NAT‐FTRCT‐4DT‐PC.

  • Supports operations and maintenance for forest recreation sites, including campgrounds, picnic sites, and other day sites. Emphasis on construction, landscaping, and janitorial duties. Based out of Amboy.

Forestry Aid – GS-0462-03. Search for Announcement # 19‐2TEMP‐NAT‐FAIGN‐3DT‐TB.

  • Perform varying duties ranging from noting and reporting compliance violations with rules and regulations on parking, campfires, sanitation, and use of picnic sites. This position is also responsible for maintaining and cleaning recreation areas.  Based out of Trout Lake.

Apply for all open federal jobs online at www.usajobs.gov.

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.  The Fire Hire window for upcoming jobs in 2019 has closed.

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.

Features

Fire Hire

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



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