Fire crew members working on a fire.

All current Forest Service job vacancies are posted on usajobs.gov. The web-based applications of USAJOBS 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. 

How to apply:

Check tips on how to apply for Forest Service jobs.

Temporary Employment

Temporary or seasonal employee positions are normally advertised in the early fall for the following summer season.  Check back in August for more info about summer 2021!

Visit the Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region's Temporary Hiring page for more information about seasonal hiring.

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

Fire Hire 

Region 6 is using the centralized fire hire process for hiring permanent fire positions. Fire Hire is a Forest Service process that we use to hire the majority of our permanent workforce in fire management positions at the GS-5 through GS-9 grade level.

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.

Opportunities for Students, Recent Graduates

Opportunities for Youth

(with partner organizations)


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.