• Find Your Place In The Forest

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    The Forest Service offers positions for both permanent and temporary employees. Permanent positions are for permanent full-time or permanent seasonal employees and provide a flexible range of federal government benefits. Temporary positions are for temporary summer/seasonal employees and provide benefits that vary with the position and location. To see some of our Forest Service employees and read their stories go to the Faces of the Forest Service.

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  • Find a Career with the Forest Service

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    The Forest Service Human Resources Management has an informative Job Descriptions & Qualifications library document to help understand what each position entails. Learning the best way to build a federal resume is a great start to getting your foot in the door and find out how to navigate USAjobs.

  • Temporary Seasonal Positions

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    Fire and non-fire temporary seasonal positions, like recreational positions, including GS and WG positions grade levels 2 through 9 are filled through the Southwestern Region Centralized Temporary Hiring Program.

  • Permanent Fire & Fuels Positions

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    Permanent full-time and permanent seasonal fire and fuels positions from the GS-3 to GS-9 levels are filled through the Southwestern Region Fire Hire Program. The Fire Hire Program does NOT include temporary seasonal employment. Learn more about the Wildland Firefighter Apprentice Program.

  • Other Opportunities

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    The Pathways Program provide paid federal government employment opportunities for high school students, undergraduates, postgraduates, and recent graduates. The Forest Service has multiple opportunities for young people, including Job Corps, Youth Conservation Corps, and the Resource Assistants Program. Volunteers make significant contributions to the legacy of conservation for future generations.

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    Youth Programs