Vacancy announcements for temporary jobs are open September 17 - October 12, 2018. Stay tuned for updates and details about the steps you'll need to take to land a seasonal job for the 2019 summer season.

For more information on temporary positions with the Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest Region, please visit the Region 6 Temporary Hiring page.

For more information on TEMPORARY FIRE JOBS, please visit the Pacific Northwest Fire Hire page.

All current Forest Service job vacancies are posted on usajobs.gov. The web-based applications of usajobs.gov provide an opportunity for job candidates to create a profile, search for jobs, sign up for vacancy announcements, apply for jobs, and check the status of jobs for which they have applied. Check out the Federal Job Application Guidance for helpful information when applying to jobs. Also, if working in natural resources interests you, here is a How-to-Guide on Pursuing a Career in Natural Resources (some information may pertain to Colorado).

Before Forest Service job announcements are posted on the national site usajobs.gov, most permanent job opportunities can be found in the US Forest Service Outreach Database, giving interested applicants an opportunity to learn more about the job requirements, duties, and duty station before the opening date of the vacancy announcement.

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Permanent Employment

  • All permanent jobs are advertised through the USAJOBS website. You can search the openings by agency, location, salary range, or by "series" (a system for identifying the type of work). Some positions are only open to current Federal Employees; only the jobs open to everyone will be shown in the search results.

Our Washington Office site includes additional information on How to Apply, Salary & Benefits, Student Programs, as well as Volunteering.

Temporary Employment

The Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service is hiring! Visit our region's Temporary Hiring page for more information and timelines.

The Mt. Hood National Forest is a great place to work. The topography of the landscape provides huge variation making for interesting challenges and opportunities. Check out our Temporary Hiring page to find out more about how you could become a part of this dynamic forest system.

The Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service will be advertising over 1500 temporary positions throughout the Region’s National Forests in Oregon and Washington, beginning in November. Jobs start mid-April through May. The positions will be in specialties such as fire, trails, timber, recreation, botany, hydrology, engineering and archeology. Interested applicants are urged to start their USAJobs profile and build their resumes early.

Candidates can find out more information about what temporary employment with the Forest Service offers by visiting our federal webpage at http://www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/jobs. Individuals interested in finding more information about a specific position are encouraged to contact local National Forest units to learn about positions becoming available in areas they are interested in. Most current and upcoming Forest Service job opportunities - across the nation - can be found online at:https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach.

Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates


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.


Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service. The types of work a volunteer can perform are many and varied. Find more information about volunteering at the USDA Forest Service Volunteering Web Site.  Also check out volunteering opportunites on our forest.


(with organizations outside the USDA Forest Service)

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