The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest will accept applications through USAJobs for 2024 summer temporary positions October 26 - November 8, 2023 and permanent seasonal positions October 19 - November 22, 2023.

Start the journey to your new career today! Bring your unique skills and perspective to our work, and join us in caring for the land and serving people.

Wilderness Ranger in Alpine Lakes Wilderness





  • VIRTUAL Seasonal Recruitment Event will be held on October 25, 5:00 PM -7:00P M PST.   
    • Do you want to work outside in awe-inspiring places? Join us to learn about jobs in wildland fire, recreation, trails, ecosystems, visitor services, administration and more! Hiring managers from the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service will be online to provide one-on-one assistance with federal resumes, answer questions about seasonal jobs, and share tips on building a successful application!

      • Location: Hopin 
      • Date:  Wednesday, October 25, 2023
      • Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
      • Register here: https://hopin.com/events/publiclandsrecruitmentevent2023.  Click to join the event and register as a guest. You will receive verification and confirmation emails from Hopin. If you do not receive the emails, please check your spam folder. The “Confirm Registration” email will include your unique link for the event. A reminder email will be sent a few days before the event.



Applying for Jobs

Apply for positions through USAJobs starting October - November. Navigating the federal hiring process can be tricky – we’re here to help!

Two USFS seasonal staff with Smokey Bear at career fair














Meet our Staff 

Fire staff at outreach event, pictured with youth with fishing pole

Want to know what it’s like to work as a seasonal wilderness ranger? Discover how botanists, archaeologists, researchers, and more, found their way to the Forest Service?  Meet our Forest Service staff! Read full interviews from our staff, who share the path they took to get to their job and offer career advice for the next generation of stewards.




Career Fairs and Recruitment Events

US Forest Service staff regularly attend career fairs for high school, community college, and university students to increase awareness of the wide variety of jobs in federal lands management.

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest hosts an inter-agency recruitment event during the annual seasonal hiring window. This year, our recruitment event will be held virtually! Staff from various program areas will be available to answer questions about available seasonal positions, provide feedback on resumes, and assist with navigating the USAjobs.gov application portal. Register for the event here!


Pathways Program for Students

The Forest Service offers multiple opportunities for part-time and full-time work for enrolled college and high school students through the PATHWAYS Program.

  • Pathways Internship Program - Designed to provide students with opportunities to explore Federal careers while still in school.
  • Pathways Recent Graduate Program - Available to individuals who have completed qualifying degree or certificate programs within the previous two years. Qualified veterans may have an extended application period due to military service.
  • Pathways Presidential Management Fellows Program – This program is for individuals who have completed an advanced degree within the past two years.

Pathways positions are filled through USAJobs. Learn more about these programs and begin your search here.

Additional Opportunities for Youth, Students, and Recent Graduates.