Working with Us

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most magnificent lands! This includes conducting research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and providing assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

You can find all the information you will need at the Forest Service's Working with Us site. There you can find out more about working with the Forest Service, how to apply, and many other opportunities!

Get Your Foot in the Door

We are hiring for the upcoming season. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door and work with us! Please see our outreach database for more information.

The Forest Service, like all federal agencies, uses many different hiring authorities to fill temporary and permanent positions including competitive hiring and many special hiring authorities for military veterans, recent college graduates, young people and people with disabilities. Learn more about the various federal hiring authorities.


To review our list of open positions with the Forest Service in South Carolina, please visit USAJobs. You can search all open government positions by position, location, and job title. You may also create a user profile and "saved searches" to notify you when new positions are listed.

The Forest Service posts all open positions using USAJobs, the official federal site for jobs and employment information. Our Human Resources staff shares helpful information for applying in the recorded webinars linked below. You can watch the recordings using the Microsoft Teams app or through the web when using a desktop or laptop.

Helpful Information

Webinar: How to Apply on USAJobs

Handout: Navigating USAJobs (PDF)

Handout: How to Set USAJobs Email Alerts (PDF)

Webinar: Tips for Job Seekers

Webinar: Federal Resume Workshop

Handout: Federal Resume Guide (PDF)

Helpful Links and Resources:

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Connect with a recruiter by texting USFSR8 to 22828. Message and data rates may apply. 

Connect with a recruiter by texting USFSR8 to 22828. Message and data rates may apply.

Volunteer Opportunities

Your interests and experiences can help with nearly every aspect of the agency’s work. You can become part of an army of more than 2.8 million volunteers who, since 1972, have provided more than 123 million hours of service. Volunteering provides you a great opportunity to:

  • Give back to your community
  • Improve Forests and Grasslands
  • Learn about natural and cultural conservation
  • Meet new people and form friendships

Follow this Volunteer Opportunities link to explore volunteering on the Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests in South Carolina.