Current Job Openings

The Forest Service provides outstanding stewardship by restoring, maintaining, and interpreting our public’s cultural and natural resources. To do this we employ several people in a variety of professional, administrative, technical, and clerical positions. The following information can connect you with websites and resources to learn more about searching for and applying to jobs with the Forest Service.
 

Temporary Employment for Summer 2021

The USDA Forest Service is seeking qualified applicants to fill multiple temporary, full-time positions for the 2021 summer season.

Vacancies will be open through October 26, 2020. Seasonal housing may be available in some locations.

Positions are listed below by pay grade and state.
 

Position

Pay Grade

State

Archeology Technician

GS 05

Minnesota, Wisconsin

Archeology Technician

GS 06

Wisconsin

Archeology Technician

GS 07

Pennsylvania

Biological Science Aid
 

GS 03
 

Illinois, Michigan,
Wisconsin

Biological Science Technician

GS 04

Michigan

Biological Science Technician

GS 05

Michigan, Wisconsin

Biological Science Technician
(Fish/Wildlife)
 

GS 04

 

Illinois, Michigan,
New Hampshire, New York,
Wisconsin

Biological Science Technician
(Fish and Wildlife)
 

GS 05

 

Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota,
New York, Pennsylvania,
Vermont, Wisconsin

Biological Science Technician
(Plants)

GS 04
 

Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin
 

Biological Science Technician
(Plants)
 

GS 05

 

Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Vermont, Wisconsin

Biological Science Technician
(Plants)

GS 06
 

Michigan, Minnesota,
Pennsylvania

Biological Science Technician
(Plants)

GS 06
 

Wisconsin
 

Biological Science Technician
(Plants)

GS 07
 

Illinois, Michigan
 

Biological Science Technician
(Plants)
 

GS 07

 

Michigan, Minnesota,
New Hampshire, Pennsylvania,
Wisconsin

Biological Science Technician
(Wildlife)

GS 06
 

Illinois
 

Customer Service Rep

GS 03

Michigan, West Virginia

Customer Service Rep

 

GS 04

 

Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota,
New Hampshire, Pennsylvania,
Vermont, West Virginia,
Wisconsin

Customer Service Rep

 

GS 05

 

Illinois, Minnesota,
New Hampshire, New York
Pennsylvania, Vermont,
West Virginia, Wisconsin

Engineering Equipment
Operator

WG 08
 

Michigan, New Hampshire
 

Engineering Equipment
‚ÄčOperator Helper

WG 05
 

Michigan
 

Engineering Equipment
‚ÄčOperator Helper

WG 05
 

New Hampshire
 

Forestry Aid

GS 02

Michigan

Forestry Aid

GS 03

Michigan

Forestry Aid
(Recreation)

GS 03
 

Michigan, Minnesota,
West Virginia, Wisconsin

Forestry Aid
(Wilderness)

GS 03
 

Michigan
 

Forestry Technician

 

GS 04

 

Michigan, Minnesota,
New Hampshire, Ohio,
Vermont, Wisconsin

Forestry Technician

 

GS 05

 

Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota,
New Hampshire, Pennsylvania,
Vermont

Forestry Technician
(Recreation)

GS 04
 

Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, New Hampshire,
Ohio, Vermont, Wisconsin

Forestry Technician
‚Äč(Recreation)
 

GS 05

 

Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota,
New Hampshire, New York,
Pennsylvania, Vermont,
Wisconsin

Forestry Technician
(Wilderness)

GS 04
 

Minnesota
 

Forestry Technician
(Wilderness)

GS 05
 

West Virginia
 

Forestry Technician
(Wilderness/Trails)

GS 05
 

Minnesota
 

Forestry Technician
(Wilderness/Trails)

GS 06
 

Minnesota
 

Hydrologic Technician

GS 04

Michigan

Hydrologic Technician

GS 05

Michigan

Hydrologic Technician

GS 06

Michigan

Hydrologic Technician

GS 07

New Hampshire

Laborer

WG 03

Michigan

Laborer

WG 03

New Hampshire

Park Ranger

GS 04

Minnesota

Range Aid

GS 03

Illinois

Range Technician

GS 04

Illinois, Missouri

Social Services Assistant

GS 05

West Virginia

 

Fire Hiring Event - OCR

The USDA Forest Service Eastern Region is filling several positions for the 2021 fire season through Open-Continuous Recruitment (OCR) vacancy announcements.

These OCR announcements will be open thru August 23, 2021. However, multiple certification lists will be pulled over the course of the year to meet hiring needs.

Positions are listed below by pay grade and state. For questions about our fire positions, please email the contact person for each location.
 

Position

Pay Grade

State

Dispatch Center Manager
(High-Complexity)

 

GS 09-11


 

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, New
Hampshire, Pennsylvania,
Wisconsin

District/Zone
Fire Management Officer
(Moderate)

GS 09-11

 

Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Wisconsin
 

District/Zone
Fire Management Officer
(High)

GS 09-11

 

Michigan, Minnesota

 

Engineering Equipment Operator
(Fire)

WG 08
 

Illinois, Michigan,
Wisconsin

Engineering Equipment Operator
(Fire)

WG 10
 

Missouri
 

Fire Management Specialist
(Fuels Planner)

GS 07-09
 

Michigan
 

Fire Management Specialist
(Prescribed Fire/Fuels)

GS 09
 

Illinois
 

Fire Management Specialist
(Prescribed Fire/Fuels - High)

GS 09-11
 

Minnesota, Wisconsin,
West Virginia

Forest Aviation Officer
 

GS 11
 

Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, West Virginia

Forest Assistant Fire
Management Officer
(Moderate-Complexity)

GS 09-11

 

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Ohio, Wisconsin,
West Virginia

Forest Assistant Fire
Management Officer
(High-Complexity)

GS 11-12

 

Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri
 

Forest Fire Management Officer
(High-Complexity)

GS 12-13
 

Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri

Forest Fire Management Officer
(Moderate-Complexity)

 

GS 11-12


 

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
New Hampshire, Ohio,
Vermont, Wisconsin,
West Virginia

Forest Fire Management Officer
(Moderate-Complexity)

GS 09-11
 

Illinois
 

Forestry Technician
(Airtanker Base Manager)

GS 08-09
 

Illinois, Minnesota
 

Forestry Technician
(Dispatch Asst. Center Manager)

GS 08-09
 

Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Wisconsin

Forestry Technician
(DZAFMO - Low)

GS 06-07
 

New Hampshire
 

Forestry Technician
(DZFAFM-T)
 

GS 08-09

 

Illinois, Indiana,
Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Wisconsin

Forestry Technician
(Fuels)

 

GS 06-07


 

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri,
Vermont, West Virginia,
Wisconsin

Forestry Technician
(Handcrew)

GS 06-07
 

Indiana, Michigan
 

Forestry Technician
(Helitack Squad Leader)

GS 06-07
 

Minnesota, Missouri
 

Forestry Technician
(IA Dispatch)

GS 04-07
 

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri,
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

Forestry Technician
(Prevention)

GS 06-07
 

Minnesota, Ohio,
West Virginia

Forestry Technician
(Training)

GS 09
 

Minnesota, West Virginia
 

Helicopter Inspector Pilot

GS 13

Minnesota

Supervisory Airplane Pilot

GS 13

Minnesota

Supervisory Fire Engine Operator
(Moderate)


 

GS 06-07



 

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri,
New Hampshire, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Vermont,
Wisconsin, West Virginia

Supervisory Forestry Technician
(Handcrew Supervisor)

GS 07-08
 

Michigan, Missouri,
Wisconsin, West Virginia

Supervisory Forestry Technician
(Helitack Assistant Manager)

GS 07-08
 

Minnesota, Missouri
 

Supervisory Forestry Technician
(Helitack Manager)

GS 09
 

Minnesota, Missouri
 

Supervisory Forestry Technician
(IHC Assistant Manager)

GS 07-08
 

Illinois
 

Supervisory Forestry Technician
(IHC Squad Leader)

GS 06-07
 

Illinois
 

Supervisory Forestry Technician
(IHC Superintendent)

GS 09
 

Illinois
 

Supervisory Forestry Technician
(Job Corps AFMO)

GS 08-09
 

Missouri, West Virginia,
Wisconsin

Supervisory Forestry Technician
(FAFMO - Low)

GS 08-09
 

Pennsylvania
 

Supervisory Forestry Technician
(DZAFMO - Moderate)

GS 08-09
 

Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio,
Wisconsin, West Virginia

Supervisory Forestry Technician
(DZAFMO - High)

GS 08-09
 

Michigan, Minnesota
Missouri

Supervisory Forestry Technician
(SFEO - High)

GS 07-08
 

Michigan, Minnesota
 

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Outreach Database

The USDA Forest Service - Eastern Region will be filling additional permanent vacancies in 2020. For a list of upcoming vacancies please visit the Outreach Database.  The Forest Service conducts outreach efforts in anticipation of filling a variety of positions.

The purpose of outreaching for positions is to determine the potential applicant pool for each position and to establish appropriate recruitment methods and areas of consideration (e.g. agency-wide, government-wide or Demo) for the vacancy announcement.

If you are interested in one of the positions, please respond to the posting in the outreach database. All vacancies will be posted to USA Jobs, where applications will be accepted.

 

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