Since 1905, USDA Forest Service employees have been on the front line of conservation, intelligent resource utilization, and wildland management. Today, there is more excitement, greater challenge and more career variety than ever before available to people who join the nation's premier forest management agency. Managing 51 thousand square miles of the most magnificent lands in our nation is a great responsibility. Managing it in ways that are most effective for the land, water, air, wildlife and people of America is our mission.

Find a Job

The Forest Service offers positions for both permanent and temporary employees. Permanent positions are for permanent full-time or permanent seasonal employees and provide a flexible range of federal government benefits. Temporary positions are for temporary summer/seasonal employees and provide benefits that vary with the position and location. 

Some job announcements will be for individual positions at a single location. Other job announcements, known as open-continuous recruitment (OCR) bulletins, will be for positions that are available at a variety of locations. Applicants apply to one vacancy and can choose several locations versus having to apply to many separate vacancy announcements.

To view positions currently open for application on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests visit USAJobs.

Opportunities for Students and Young Adults

The Forest Service offers many opportunities for employment and job training for students and young adults. Opportunities can be found through the Pathways Programs, 21st Century Conservation Corps, the Resource Assistants Program, and Job Corps.


Only you can help the Francis Marion National Forest by volunteering. (more)