Come Work For Nature!

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 people with skills in several hundred areas.

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Permanent-Full Time and Permanent-Seasonal Fire Positions


The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is currently and continuously hiring for a variety of Permanent-Full Time and Permanent-Seasonal Open Continuous Register (OCR) positions within the forest's fire program. OCR announcements allow hiring managers to fill positions from an open register and have variable dates when referral lists will be pulled, so please call the Program Manager of the position you are interested in for timeline details. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied. All announcements are open to the public, but most require NWCG qualifications. All positions are posted on USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov) and can be found with their announcement number or by searching on the Duty Location. For more information, please see .PDF document above.


Kelly Forks YCC

Youth Conservation Corps LogoHow would you like to work, learn, play and give back, in one of the most beautiful locations in the Northern Rockies?

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is home to the Kelly Forks Residential Youth Conservation Corps (KFRYCC) program - a residential, conservation and education work-based program for youth between the ages of 15 and 18. The application period each year runs from mid-January into April.  Click here for more information and to apply.


Employee in hard hat and fire shirt at Junction Mountain Lookout

Permanent Employment


Seasonal / Temporary Employment


Who We Are

Are You Looking for Just a Job, or a Lifetime Career Adventure?

For more than a century, since 1905, Forest Service employees have been on the front line of conservation, resource utilization, and wildland management. Today, there is more excitement, greater challenges, and more career choices than ever before available to people who join the Nation's premier forest management agency.

Managing some of the most magnificent lands in our nation in ways that are most effective for the land, water, air, wildlife, and people of America is our mission, and a great responsibility.

The Forest Service is constantly moving forward. Our fundamental responsibility is sound and scientific focus on stewardship and sustainability of the land, water and communities. Exciting advances in science and technology, communications, national and global priorities, and public expectations are opening new vistas for Forest Service employees.

Much of our work today involves collaboration with other Federal and State agencies, local communities, private and tribal landowners, university research centers, and international organizations.

We are a nationwide organization of more than 30,000 people engaged in hundreds of specific occupations, including; Foresters, Biologists, Engineers, Teachers, Firefighters, Accountants, Computer Specialists, Law Enforcement, Public Affairs Specialists, Recreation Specialists, Geographic Information Specialists, and more. Most Forest Service employees focus on managing and improving our Nation's forests and grasslands. Some employees focus on Forest and Range research, others focus on human resource development in Job Corps Centers, and others focus on state and private forestry coordination. This may sound simple, but it's not. It takes skilled individuals across several hundred disciplines working in coordinated teamwork nationwide.