Employment

Jobs that are moving land management into the future!

Interested in working for the Forest Service in Arizona, New Mexico, or Oklahoma? We offer a variety of opportunities like student and volunteer programs, as well as full-time and temporary employment for people with skills in several areas. Join a workforce with purpose! Apply on USAJOBS.

  • Now Hiring

    USDA Forest Service employee around cut timber

    Anything but ordinary! Make a lasting impact on the world and unlock rewarding opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. Join the Forest Service and be a part of the legendary Southwestern Region! Apply today. 

  • Fire Hire

    Chantel Herrick pile burning at the Kaibab National Forest

    Each year we hire permanent wildland fire positions during our Fire Hire event, usually in September or early October. Explore opportunities to work with us as a part of our wildland firefighting community!

  • Temporary Jobs

    seasonal workers on a mountainside

    We hire temporary workers to complete vital conservation and restoration work across the region. Temporary employment is a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience and network with Forest Service employees - apply today!

  • Pathways Programs

    R3 Santa Fe NF District Range Management Specialist Jacob Archuleta (blue helmet) and James Munoz

    Pathways Programs provide paid federal government employment opportunities for high school students, undergraduates, postgraduates, and recent graduates.

  • Young People

    Hopi Youth Springs Project

    The Forest Service has multiple opportunities for young people, including Job Corps, Youth Conservation Corps, the Resource Assistants Program, and more.

  • Volunteering

    Volunteers make significant contributions to the legacy of conservation for future generations. Contact your National Forest or follow the link below to find out more.