Firefighter employed by the Forest Service

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. Bookmark this page and check back often for changing Job Openings.

How to Apply

Why Work for the Forest Service?

The Forest Service also has many opportunities for part-time and temporary employment for high school and college students, including internships and cooperative student opportunities. Forest Service employment is an open door to the great outdoors. It's also a fulfilling way to earn money, gain work experience, do something good for the environment -- and maybe lay the foundation for a great Federal government career after graduation.

Listed below are just a few of the reasons why our employees enjoy working at Forest Service.

Ask your college career counselor or contact a local Forest Service unit directly to ask about student employment programs.

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    • I can work in large metropolitan areas or remote locations all across the US
    • Where else can I live and work in natural surroundings
    • I work for America's natural heritage
    • I work for a proud, diverse organization
    • The work is demanding
    • It's decentralized and adventurous
    • The work is inspiring and fulfilling
    • My job is meaningful, rewarding and challenging
    • I get to be creative in my job
    • I have the opportunity to become a leader
    • Forest Service is like a family to me
    • There is generous leave accrual
    • I have excellent health and life insurance coverage
    • My savings plan has easy portability to and from the private sector
    • There are opportunities for developmental assignments
    • I have a flexible work schedule