Welcome to the Great Outdoors! We offer a variety of employment opportunities (both paid and unpaid) ranging from student programs to volunteer programs, and full time employment for men and women with skills in several hundred areas.

Permanent Employment

Seasonal / Temporary Employment

The Kootenai NF fills a variety of temporary jobs annually.  These temporary positions on the Kootenai are filled using the Government USAJobs system.  The jobs move into and out of the system as they are become open (available for application).

2021 Outreach - updated 3/12/2021

Additional temporary vacancy announcements for Forestry (Timber, Recreation, Trails, etc.), Biology (Wildlife), Engineering, Laborer, Clerical, Archeology are scheduled to be open March 25th and closed April 5th. Approximate start date is August 15th.

Career Opportunities

The Forest Service has a wide breadth of career fields, appealing to both outdoor and indoor enthusiasts alike. Many short-term seasonal opportunities are also available. Below are a sample of the many career areas available with the Forest Service:

  • Fire Management
  • Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Recreation
  • Visitor Information
  • Heritage Resources
  • Natural Resources
  • Archaeology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Hydrology
  • Timber
  • Rangeland Management
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Human Resources
  • Administrative Support
  • Budgeting
  • Contracting
  • Law Enforcement
  • Information Technology
  • Public Affairs
  • Partnerships