Working in the Great Outdoors

Forest Service Employee in the field with a visitorCome inside the Great Outdoors!  If ecology and wildlife of our national forests and grasslands is important to you, there is no better place to be than the United States Forest Service.  We have an important national mission.  And the real worth you deliver will continue to be appreciated by generations to come.

There are over 30,000 individuals who make up the US Forest Service.  They work in hundreds of diverse occupations for one mission: "To Care for the Land and Serve People."

Working with the US Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Fire Hire Outreach Notice - Fire Positions

Those who wish to be considered for positions in the Fall Fire Hire event must apply to the vacancy announcements by the closing date of August 29, 2018 or October 15, 2018 for the Spring Fire Hire event.

Find a US Forest Service job - The Forest Service offers positions for both permanent and temporary employees.

How to Apply - Be sure to review the vacancy announcement carefully and follow "Where to Apply" and "How to Apply" directions when submitting your application.

Student Programs  - The Forest Service also has many opportunities for part-time and temporary employment for high school and college students, including internships and cooperative student opportunities.

Salary & Benefits  - Like most federal workers, US Forest Service employees are paid on the General Schedule (GS) pay plan.

Volunteering  - Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service. The types of work a volunteer can perform are many and varied.