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Working for the Forest Service means protecting the freshwater millions of Americans drink, managing the country’s renewable resources, and making a difference in your community.

Current Job Openings

Every day we work to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the country’s 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands. The Forest Service offers you a rewarding career focused on managing national forest lands for multiple uses such as recreation opportunities, ecosystem management and clean water.

Join the Forest Service and be a part of the diverse Eastern Region! Apply today. 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Opportunities are limitless within the Forest Service.

A career with the Forest Service is a chance to work in the great outdoors and leave a lasting impact. Put your skills to work toward a career that matters! The Forest Service offers many exciting opportunities in several different career fields.

  • Now Hiring

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    Make a lasting impact on the world! Unlock rewarding opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. The Forest Service employs people from diverse social and academic backgrounds into a full range of career fields.

  • Fire Hire

    The USDA Forest Service hires temporary, permanent, and apprenticeship wildland firefighting positions. Join the Forest Service and those who serve to protect our national forests, communities, and natural resources.

  • Temporary Jobs

    Many of our employees started their Forest Service careers as temporary (or seasonal) employees. While these positions do not guarantee full-time employment with the Forest Service, they do provide a great introduction to the agency. 

  • Pathways Programs

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

  • Youth Programs

    The Forest Service has multiple opportunities for young people, including Job Corps, Youth Conservation Corps, hiring authorities, the Resource Assistants Program, and more. These programs engage young people in meaningful work experiences on national public lands. 

  • Volunteering

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    Volunteers make significant contributions to the legacy of conservation for future generations. Your interests and experiences can help with just about any aspect of the agency.  Contact your National Forest to find out more.

  • Forest Service Job Corps

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    The USDA Forest Service manages 28 of the 128 Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers under an Inter-agency Agreement with the Department of Labor. Four of those Job Corps Centers are located within the Eastern Region.

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