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Do work that matters in some of the most beautiful places on Earth. From fish biologists to budget officer, we offer a huge variety of employment opportunities. 

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Book a Virtual Consultation

We offer virtual consultations to help entry-level job seekers start their federal careers with the Forest Service. Our 30-minute voice and video chats are available through the Microsoft Teams application (available for free download to your preferred device). Book a virtual consultation with a national recruiter today!

 Jobs are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations such as forestry, timber, and wildland fire management.

Seasonal Jobs

Photo of Forest Service Shield and text that says: Seaonal HiringThe Forest Service hires hundreds of temporary positions annually. The hiring process typically takes place each fall. Positions are available in multiple fields. 

Permanent Jobs

Ranger and two youth walk on a boardwalk through the forestAll permanent jobs are advertised through the USAJOBS website.

You can search the openings by agency, location, salary range, or by "series."

Fire Jobs

Firefighters dig a fire line in the forestLearn more about seasonal, permanent and apprenticeship opportunities in Wildland Fire Management.

Students, Grads & Youth

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-Pathways Program provides opportunities for students & recent graduates.

-View all opportunities available to young people.


Three workers work no building a bridge at a construction site in the forest

Forest Service offices throughout the Region annually purchase a wide variety of goods and services. 

View contracting information, openings and outreach for the Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region.


A man in a hard had smiles with dirt on his faceFind more information about volunteering at the USDA Forest Service Volunteering Web Site.  

Want to volunteer at a specific location? Contact the local forest office to connect with opportunities.

Finding Vacancies

All current Forest Service job vacancies are posted on usajobs.gov. The web-based applications of USAJOBS provide an opportunity for job candidates to create a profile, search for jobs, sign-up for vacancy announcements, Apply for jobs, and check the status of jobs for which they have applied. 

Places to check:

How to apply:

Check tips on how to apply for Forest Service jobs.

Here are three helpful documents that can get you prepared for applying for federal jobs:

Employee Resources

Discovery Team builds trail for the Forest

Student workers repair a trail bridge in the Pacific Northwest.

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Information Assistants provide vital office support by answering phones, helping with paperwork, and interacting with visitors.