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Make a difference in your community and help steward and conserve the Nation's forests and grasslands.

Are you adventurous and love working outdoors?

Wildland Firefighter Benefits Include:

  • Adventure, comradery, career advancement
  • Entry-level positions with paid training and travel
  • Competitive pay, overtime, and hazard pay
  • Federal employee benefits

Application Assistance is Available

For more information about career and internship opportunities, contact Lead Recruiter Lawrence Lujan at lawrence.lujan@usda.gov or 303-815-9902, or click here to schedule an consultation with Lawrence. 

For application and resume preparation tips and guidelines, visit the How To Apply Web Page for step-by-step instructions and webinars. 

Nature inspires, grounds, and surrounds us. People and nature are deeply connected, from the wood that frames our homes, the freshwater we drink, the clean air we breathe, to the outdoor adventures we enjoy. It takes people from diverse cultures with vast experiences, perspectives, and ideas to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

The Forest Service offers hundreds of careers, from accountants to zoologists. Join a team of 30,000 employees dedicated to supporting nature in sustaining life.

For current and future career opportunities with the Forest Service, visit the Interactive Career Opportunity Map

Additional Positions

  • Fire Jobs

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    Learn more about seasonal, permanent and apprenticeship opportunities in Wildland Fire Management. Both temporary and permanent positions are available.

    Fire Hire

  • Permanent Jobs

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    All permanent jobs are advertised through the USAJOBS website. You can search the openings by agency, location, salary range, or "series".

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  • Open Positions

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    The Rocky Mountain Region is hiring up to 14 employees to support operations at the Rocky Mountain Area Incident Support Cache in Lakewood, Colorado.

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The Job You Want to Apply For Isn't Open Yet? Get a Head Start!

Before job announcements are posted in USAJOBS.gov, most 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.

What can you do in advance to prepare?

  1. Get familiar with USAJobs by reviewing: How to Apply for a Job on USAJobs.
  2. Create an account on USAJOBS website. 
  3. Use the USAJobs tool to create a profile and resume.
  4. Post all relevant documents to your USAJob account, i.e. resume, current transcripts, letters of recommendations, and veterans preference documentation.
  5. Sign-up for e-mail notifications for Forest Service job postings using the “save search” function in your USAJobs profile.

All permanent jobs are advertised through the USAJOBS website. You can search the openings by agency, location, salary range, or "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.

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