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For over a century, since 1905, USDA Forest Service employees have been on the front line of conservation, intelligent resource utilization and wildland management. Today, managing some of the most magnificent lands in our nation is a great responsibility. Managing it in ways that are most effective for the land, water, air, wildlife and people of America is our mission.

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Permanent and Temporary Positions

The Forest Service offers positions for both permanent and temporary employees.  Permanent positions are for full-time employees and provide a flexible range of Federal government benefits.  Temporary positions are for part-time or seasonal employees and provide benefits that vary with the position and the location.  Due to the seasonal nature of many of the responsibilities of the Forest Service, such as wildfire fighting and seasonal recreation programs, many temporary workers are required.

The US Forest Service has implemented an application program for nationwide centralized recruitment notices. Applicants can apply online at USAJOBS.gov (https://www.usajobs.gov/).   

For current Forest Service job opportunities go to http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/

If a position is not currently vacant but becomes vacant during the hiring process, we will backfill during this time. Apply to any location/position you are interested in whether it is currently vacant or not.

National Forest Service Outreach Notices 

Like most federal workers, Forest Service employees are paid on the General Schedule (GS) pay plan (http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/forestservice/payscale.html) and enjoy a flexible range of benefits (http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/forestservice/benefits.html) in working for the federal government.

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2018 Fire and Non Fire Temporary Employment Outreach Notification and Vacancy Announcements

The announcements below are closed, and the hiring process is in progress.

The Inyo National Forest anticipates hiring temporary, seasonal (1039 hours) positions for the 2018 field season which require applications to be submitted in January 2018 for temporary hire of seasonal work. A wide variety of jobs are available. These outreach announcements are being circulated to inform prospective applicants of Federal employment opportunities. Listed on the attachments are temporary employment opportunities for the 2018 summer field season. Both fire and non-fire seasonal positions may be available locally in Lee Vining, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Tom’s Place, Bishop, Independence and Lone Pine on the Inyo National Forest.

  • Please help us in spreading the word as this is a great way to become familiar with opportunities to join the Federal Service.
  • All positions may not be filled. Hiring is based on the availability of funds, even if the position is advertised monies may not be available to hire.
  • See attachment for position listings and position description by location. To learn more about the positions:

All Fire positions will Only be open for 6 Days, from January 10 through January 15, 2018. Fire Notification: https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=1DC9E816CAE243CC9DB408AFEC888434

Apply for Non Fire positions between January 16 through January 22, 2018. Non Fire Notification:https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=8AC6B8C70D5C4B0687635D636FB702E4

Please contact the person listed in the table for questions regarding an office/station location, position description, and the number of positions available on the attached document: INF FY18 Fire Outreach2   or Non Fire 2018 Outreach

To apply for these temporary jobs you will need to apply through the USAJobs website www.usajobs.gov  You may also contact Civil Rights Officer MaryJane Spinar at 760-873-2477, mspinar@fs.fed.us or Julie Hall at 760-873-2470, juliehall@fs.fed.us for more information.

For more information about the Inyo NF, click on the following link.  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/inyo/about-forest

How to Apply

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Local Wildland Fire Job Opportunities
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