Jobs in the Alaska Region

Help us care for the land and serve people in the Alaska Region of the USDA Forest Service. 

Current job openings

A career with the Forest Service will give you the opportunity to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most magnificent lands; conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory; and provide assistance to other government agencies and private landowners. It is a remarkable responsibility, but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

2022 Hiring Dates

Now hiring 19 biological technician positions and 39 forestry technician positions.  All positions are permanent and available at all duty stations on the Chugach and Tongass National Forests. Positions are open at the GS-03/04/05 level with promotion potential to a GS/5/6 or 7.  We will begin reviewing applications on June 1, 2022.

You don’t need prior experience to apply but you do need to -

  • Have lived or worked in or near the locality of the job posting long enough to have acquired local expertise
  • Have special natural or cultural resource knowledge of the area
  • Be a US citizen at the time of appointment
  • Meet Selective Service requirements
  • Be 18 years of age or older

Open positions include:


Watch the May 3, 2022 Navigating USAJOBS hiring webinar recording to learn about finding and applying for jobs with the Forest Service.


  • Current openings

    Lady fire crew.

    See all open jobs on Alaska's National Forests, a great place to live work and play!

  • Students & recent graduates

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    Get your first job with the Forest Service.

  • Hiring locals

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    Live or work in the Alaska Region? Your knowledge of the area may help you qualify for a job.

  • Volunteer

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    Volunteers make significant contributions to the legacy of conservation for future generations.

  • New employee orientation booklet

    New Employee Orientation Booklet

    The new employee orientation digital booklet helps new hires understand what it's like to live and work in the Alaska Region.



Carey Case
Recruitment & Retention Specialist, Alaska Region