Employment

Seasonal biologist holding a hognosed snakeAre you ready to make a difference? A career with the Forest Service is a chance to work for nature and leave a lasting impact. Put your skills to work toward a career that matters! In a world of options, why choose a career with the US Forest Service?! A Forest Service Career means commitment to more than a job!

When you work for the Forest Service, you have a values-based, purpose-driven, relationship-focused career that is dedicated to the mission of caring for the land and serving people! It doesn't matter if your duties include hydrology or human resources, public affairs, forestry or finance or fire -- EVERY employee is part of an excellent team working toward common goals! This is Who We Are

So no matter what your field of interest, consider working with us! Call our office today for more information.

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Current Job Opportunities

Forest Service jobs may be advertised in various ways including a vacancy announcement on USA Jobs or via responses to the Forest Service Outreach Database seeking candidates to fill positions via non-competitive hiring authorities, reassignments, etc.

Open Continuous Recruitment

Submit your resume to be considered when a job comes open. Just select the job and location(s) you prefer and when a position opens at that location your resume will automatically be forwarded for consideration.

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Seasonal Opportunities

Resource Program: Recreation/Trails

  • General Duties: Maintenance of developed facilities, backcountry trail construction and patrol while walking and hiking in variable weather conditions in remote locations through difficult terrain. Interaction with public and enforcement of policies within wilderness areas and designated off highway vehicle areas.

  • Typical Length of Season: May to October

Resource Program: Fire and Fuels Management

  • General Duties: Wildland Fire Fighting, frequent travel, may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances for long hours.
  • Typical Length of Season: March to October

Resource Program: Timber

  • General Duties: Travel to and from work sites. Working and hiking in variable weather conditions in remote locations on difficult terrain. Daily use of marking equipment to achieve forest management practices.
  • Typical Length of Season: May to October

Resource Program: Plants/Botany

  • General Duties: Travel to and from work sites. Working and hiking in variable weather conditions in remote locations on difficult terrain. Daily surveys to achieve forest management practices.
  • Typical Length of Season: May to October

Resource Program: Wildlife/Fisheries/General

  • General Duties: Travel to and from work sites. Working and hiking in variable weather conditions in remote locations on difficult terrain. Daily surveys to achieve forest management practices.
  • Typical Length of Season: May to October

Resource Program: General

  • General Duties: Customer service Provides information about the organization, its functions, activities, and personnel. Arranges displays of informational materials in the reception area.
  • Typical Length of Season: May to October

Benefits and Pay

Resumes, Applications, and the Federal Government

Helpful Information

Helpful Links and Resources:

Resources for Military Veterans

Military veterans account for 12 percent of our workforce. We use several hiring authorities to help our men and women in uniform gain employment such as:

This is Who We Are

Please take time to watch Chief Vicki Christiansen in This is Who We Are, a video about the mission and values of the U.S. Forest Service.