The Hoosier National Forest, one of Indiana’s premier Federal resources, provides outstanding stewardship by restoring, maintaining, and interpreting our public’s cultural and natural resources. To do this we employ several people in a variety of professional, administrative, technical, and clerical positions. The following information can connect you with websites and resources to learn more about searching for and applying to jobs with the Hoosier National Forest.

Current Openings on the Hoosier

Job Vacancy Announcements are those positions that the Forest Service has open and is currently accepting applications for.  These job vacancies must be applied for through the USAJobs application system.

Realty Specialist, GS-1170 07/09/11

The Hoosier National Forest is outreaching a GS-1170 07/09/11 Realty Specialist (Lands Non-Rec Special Uses) position to be located either in Bedford, IN or Tell City, IN. 

Temp Fire Positions, GS-03-05

The Hoosier National Forest will soon be filling multiple vacancies for temporary (seasonal) full-time employment in the Fire Program. Duty stations are located at the Hoosier National Forest Offices in Bedford, IN or the Tell City Ranger District Office in Tell City, IN. The Hoosier National Forest is looking to fill at least 2 temp fire positions in any combinations of GS 3, 4, or 5.

Current National Hiring Events

USDA Forest Service Hiring Events are an effort to improve the efficiencies fo the hiring process by grouping the announcement of many similar types of positions at once as a national hiring event. The Hoosier National Forest positions will be available and event timing and needs on the Forest require. Follow allow an event to see what event is currently active in the agency. 

Current Highlighted Hiring Events

None at this time.


Upcoming Positions on the Hoosier (Outreach Database)

Land Surveyor, GS-1373 7/9

The Hoosier National Forests will soon be advertising for a Land Surveyor, GS-1373 7/9, position for each Forest. The duty station for the Shawnee National Forest position is Harrisburg, IL and the duty station for the Hoosier National Forest position is Bedford, IN. For additional details on this positios, please contact. Darren Norrington, 812-276-4760

If you are interested in one of these positions please complete the Outreach Response Form and return it to the individual listed above for the Forest that you are interested in. Please reply by June 15 th, 2022.

Student Employment Opportunities

Whether you’re in high school, college, or graduate school, you could be eligible for a variety of special opportunities for students in the Forest Service.  The agency utilizes the Pathways Program when hiring students and recent graduates interested in working for the Forest Service.


Employment Opportunities 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:

Additional Resources For Hoosier National Forest Employment