Employment

Find your dream job with the Forest Service!

The Santa Fe National Forest is made up of full-time and seasonal employees, and workers from other special employment and volunteer programs who help accomplish the mission of caring for the land and serving people. A career with the Forest Service is a chance to work for nature and leave a lasting impact. Duties vary widely with opportunities for people with different types of skills and abilities. Some jobs require scientific knowledge such as: wildlife biology, archeology, hydrology, geology, ecology, administrative and computer technologies. Other positions just require a spirit of cooperation and a willingness and ability to learn on-the-job.

  • Permanent Jobs

    USDA Forest Service employee around cut timber

    Our extraordinary diversity of occupations and locations provide you with many opportunities! Learn how to apply for a Forest Service job, including finding position outreaches, using USAJobs, writing a federal resume, webinars, and more.

  • Currently Recruiting

    seasonal workers on a mountainside

    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!

  • 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

    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.