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Current Job Openings

Video by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Hiring at the Annual Society of American Foresters (SAF) Conventions

The Forest Service is hiring student interns and recent graduates through the Pathways programs. These paid career opportunities lead to permanent jobs upon successful completion of the program. If you are attending 2018 Society of American Foresters National Convention in Portland, Oregon, a computer lab will be available to support students and recent graduates with the application process. Forest Service employees will be available to answer questions and provide support.

Searching for Jobs

The US Forest Service has implemented an application program for nationwide centralized recruitment notices. Applicants can apply online at USAJOBS.gov. For current Forest Service opportunities in California, go to USAJOBS; options on this page will help you to narrow your search before selecting submit.

Firefighting Positions

Individuals who want to be seasonal firefighters need to think about wildland fire in January. That's when most applications are due. Check Pacific Southwest Region Fire Hire or FS Jobs websites to see what vacancies are open.