Employment

Welcome to the Great Outdoors! We are a nationwide organization of more than 30,000 people engaged in hundreds of specific occupations, including Foresters, Biologists, Engineers, Teachers, Firefighters, Accountants, Computer Specialists, Law Enforcement, Public Affairs Specialists, Recreation Specialists, Geographic Information Specialists, and more.

 

Want to work on the Stanislaus National Forest? 

Animal Packer

Vacancy announcement for the Animal Packer WG-5001-07 position, has opened 02/28/2022 and set to close 03/14/2022.  Vacancy announcement number is 22-0516-11385224-G-MV (Merit Promotion). Please continue to outreach this important vacancy throughout the announcement period.  Reminder, please add the vacancy announcement number identified in this email to the Employment Outreach Database outreach notice.  Please also provide the following information to anyone that responded to your Outreach Notice.

This position is located on the Stanislaus National Forest on the Summit Ranger District in Pinecrest, CA .

The position is responsible for the complete care of the stock, including training, feeding, shoeing, and first aid needs.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Miguel Macias at 209-768-0142 or miguel.macias@usda.gov

Applicants may apply electronically through USA Jobs at www.usajobs.gov.  Applicants should review the announcement carefully and ensure that their application is complete and all required documents are filed on or before the closing date of 03/14/2022.  You may access the vacancy announcement(s) at the following link(s):

Merit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/639581200

 

Heavy Equipment Operator

The Stanislaus Engineering Road Crew is seeking to fill a permanent WG-5716-10 Heavy Equipment Operator position. 

If interested, please respond to this outreach notice and/or Greg Cox (gregory.cox@usda.gov), Roads and Facilities Maintenance Engineer, by Friday, March 11, 2022.

Link to the Outreach Notice

 

Forester Positions 

The Forest Service is hiring foresters across the nation. Jobs are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding locations. Foresters work outdoors and are experts in managing growth of different types of trees and other vegetation. They are skilled in planting, removing or caring for trees, while considering how a forest may develop over long time frames. From planting seedlings to inspecting a contractor’s work, foresters provide the technical and professional expertise for evaluating the health of our forests.

To connect with a recruiter:

Email: SM.FS.r8recruiting@usda.gov

Text: USFSR8 to 22828

Apply on USAJOBS.gov  from February 25 - March 7, 2022

Click here to download the information sheet

 

Forestry Technician Positions

The Forest Service is hiring forestry technicians across the nation. Jobs are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding locations. Forestry technicians work outdoors and are experts in managing growth of different types of trees and other vegetation. They are skilled in planting, removing or caring for trees, while considering how a forest may develop over long time frames. From planting seedlings to inspecting a contractor’s work, forestry technicians provide the technical and professional expertise for evaluating the health of our forests.

To connect with a recruiter:

Email: SM.FS.r8recruiting@usda.gov

Text: USFSR8 to 22828

Apply on USAJOBS.gov  from March 11 - 21, 2022

Click here to download the information sheet

 

**See below for Outreach Notices. Although not mandatory, responses from Outreach Notices help us determine how to advertise the position and which candidates will be considered. If interested, your response is greatly appreciated.**

 

Outreach Notice: Biological Science Technician (Natural Resources); GS-0404-07; Permanant Full Time

The Stanislaus National Forest is currently seeking a candidate for a permanent full time Biological Technician (Wildlife), GS-0404-07, position located at the Summit Ranger District in Pinecrest, CA. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and make decisions on how this position will be filled.  To express interest in this position, please respond in the Outreach Notice database by 03/17/2022.  For questions please contact Marcie Easter at (209) 432-3079 or at marcie.lima-baumbach@usda.gov.

For more information click here.

 

Outreach Notice: Fish (Aquatic) Biologist (GS-482-5/7/9), Entry Level Permanent Position Opportunity; To be filled at the GS-5/7/9 level; Please respond by February 10, 2022.

The Stanislaus National Forest is seeking motivated candidates for a permanent Fish (Aquatic) Biologist (GS-482-5/7/9) to assist the Forest Aquatic Biologist in managing the Fish and Aquatic program and resources on the Forest.  The duty location will be the Supervisor’s Office in Sonora, California about 50 miles east of Modesto.  The cities of Merced, Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco are approximately 2 to 3 hours away. http://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/.

This position will report to and coordinate with the Forest Aquatic Biologist in managing the Fish and Aquatic resources on the Stanislaus National Forest. The Forest includes occupied habitat for Federally listed species including Lahonton Cutthroat Trout, Yosemite toad and Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog. Additionally, the Forest manages habitat for sensitive species such as Foothill yellow-legged frog and Western pond turtle. The position responsibilities include field surveys, data analysis, interdisciplinary team participation for project development, and draft analysis preparation in support of planning for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The position may be filled at the GS-5 or 7 entry level with a target of conversion to GS-9, when education and experience requirements are met.

The position is being outreached now and announcements for these positions will be open on USAJOBS from February 8-17, 2022.

Interested candidates:  For additional information regarding this position, Fish (Aquatic) Biologist (GS-482-5/7/9), please contact Crispin Holland at (209) 743-3989 or by email at crispin.holland@usda.gov.  If interested in this position, please respond by February 10, 2022.

For more information and to fill out the OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM Click Here.

 

Outreach Notice: Rangeland Management Specialist (GS-454-5/7/9); Entry Level Permanent Position Opportunity; To be filled at the GS-5/7/9 level; Please respond by February 10, 2022

The Stanislaus National Forest is seeking motivated candidates for a permanent Rangeland Management Specialist (GS-454-5/7/9) to assist the Forest Rangeland Specialist in managing and administering the Rangeland Grazing program on the Forest.  The duty location will be the Supervisor’s Office in Sonora, California about 50 miles east of Modesto.  The cities of Merced, Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco are approximately 2 to 3 hours away. http://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/.

This position will report to and coordinate with the Forest Rangeland Management Specialist in administering over 25 Term Grazing permits across 36 grazing allotments, covering over 650,000 acres of the Stanislaus National Forest.  The allotments range from about 2,000 ft. in the foothills to over 9,000 ft. at the Sierra Nevada crest. Most of the high elevation allotments are within one of the three Wilderness areas on the forest with access only by hiking or horseback. Responsibilities would include, utilization and compliance monitoring, identifying and participating in range improvement projects, monitoring plant community change and evaluating grazing impacts. The selected person would become familiar with Forest Service Handbook and Manual guidance for Range Permit Administration and assist in managing the day-to-day and annual needs of the range program, including associated data management.

The position may be filled at the GS-5 or 7 entry level with a target of conversion to GS-9, when education and experience requirements are met.

The position is being outreached now and announcements for these positions will be open on USAJOBS from February 8-17, 2022.

Interested candidates:  For additional information regarding this position, Rangeland Management Specialist (GS-454-5/7/9), please contact Crispin Holland at (209) 743-3989 or by email at crispin.holland@usda.gov.  If interested in this position, please respond by February 10, 2022.

For more information and to fill out the OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM, Click Here.

 

Outreach Notice: GL-1801-5/7/9 Law Enforcement Officer, Law Enforcement and Investigations, Pacific Southwest Region 5, Multiple Locations, Respond by February 9, 2022

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Law Enforcement and Investigations, (LEI) will soon be advertising multiple GL-1801-5/7/9, Law Enforcement Officer, (LEO) positions. This Outreach may run concurrent with the vacancy announcement in USAJOBS.
DUTY LOCATIONS will include:
Angeles National Forest – Arcadia, CA
Cleveland National Forest - Ramona, CA and Alpine, CA
Eldorado National Forest - Pioneer, CA, Georgetown, CA and Pollock Pines, CA
Inyo National Forrest – Lone Pine, CA
Los Padres National Forest – Santa Barbara, CA and King City, CA
Mendocino National Forest – (2) Willows, CA and Upper Lake, CA
Modoc National Forest – Tule Lake or Alturas, CA
Plumas National Forest – Portola, CA, Blairsden, CA and Oroville, CA
San Bernardino National Forest – Big Bear, CA and Sky Forest, CA
Sequoia National Forest – Springville, CA and Kernville, CA
Shasta Trinity National Forest – McCloud, CA
Sierra National Forest – Prather, CA and North Fork, CA
Six Rivers National Forest – Gasquet, CA
Stanislaus National Forest - Hathaway Pines, CA and Groveland, CA
LTBMU and Tahoe National Forest - Truckee, CA and S. Lake Tahoe, CA

 For more information and to fill out the OUTREACH NOTICE FORM, Click Here.

 

Outreach Notice: Maintenance Mechanic, WG-4749-09; Permanent Appointment Vacancy; Respond by February 16, 2022

The Stanislaus National Forest is outreaching a Permanent Appointment Vacancy for a Maintenance Mechanic, located at the Stanislaus National Forest’s Supervisor’s Office in Sonora, CA.  This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of these upcoming opportunities.

For more information and to fill out the OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM, Click Here.

 

Forest Service Jobs

Employment

Apply Today

The US Forest Service has implemented an application program for nationwide centralized recruitment notices. Applicants can apply online at USAJOBS.gov. For current Forest Service opportunities in California, go to USAJOBS; options on this page will help you to narrow your search before selecting submit.

 

 

 

Wildland Firefighters

Helicopter Operations

Become A Wildland Firefighter

Wildland firefighters work in a variety of specialized positions, including fire engine crews, fuels management, hand crews, helirappel, interagency hotshot crews, patrol,smokejumping and many more. Individuals who want to be seasonal firefighters need to think about wildland fire in January. That's when most applications are due. Check

Pacific Southwest Region Fire Hire or FSJobs websites to see what vacancies are open.

Spring 2022 - Fire Hire 

The Stanislaus National Forest is seeking dedicated and hardworking applicants for positions in Fire and Aviation Management during the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest (PSW) Region 5 2022 Spring Permanent Fire Hire event.  The Fire and Aviation Management Program is very rewarding and requires talented people working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions that respond to wildfires and work in fuels management.  Various open positions are located throughout the Stanislaus National Forest and may be viewed at Pacific Southwest Region Vacancies - Stanislaus.  All vacancies will be listed on the USAJOBS website along with directions for the application process.   Date for open vacancy announcements for the hiring event are listed below and Spring Fire Hire announcement numbers may be found in the attached document.  Selections may be made from both Open Continuous Register (OCR) and Single Vacancy Announcements. 

About the Forest:  The Stanislaus National Forest is located in the Pacific Southwest Region 5. The Forest is located in Central CA in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Tuolumne, Calaveras, Alpine, and Mariposa counties. Yosemite National Park borders the forest to the south.  There are approximately 1,090,000 acres with the Forest boundaries and includes the Emigrant Wilderness areas, and portions of the Mokelumne and Carson-Iceberg Wildness areas.  The pristine and dramatic scenery offers a backdrop for outstanding hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding experiences. As home to a multitude of lakes and reservoirs, as well as 811 miles of rivers and streams and 18 fish species, the Stanislaus offers a wide variety of water recreation opportunities. The Tuolumne and the Stanislaus Rivers are popular destinations, as are Pinecrest and Cherry Lakes.  Winter recreational opportunities are numerous, and the area abounds with local history.

Important Announcement Dates for the 2022 Permanent Spring Fire Hire Event:

National and Regional OCR announcements are open and have been extended to utilize for the Spring event.

January 21, 2021 – Vacancy Announcement Opens

February 11, 2021 – Announcement Closes

Applicants are encouraged to apply to locations even if locations currently do not list an opening as vacancies created during the hiring event may be filled.

 

 

Sign Up for Wildland Fire Readiness TrainingWildland Fire Readiness Training

The Stanislaus National Forest is seeking career-focused individuals for wildland firefighter employment during the 2022 fire season as administrative duty on-call staff members. These positions support wildland fire operations on Stanislaus National Forest and surrounding areas during the summer. Seasonal jobs can help pave the way for future permanent employment and career advancement in the Forest Service. If you are selected for this opportunity, the readiness training will provide formal classroom and hands-on field wildland fire training and orientation. Food, lodging and compensation will be provided for all applicants selected to attend. Attendance is required during all four 10-hour days in order to successfully complete the training and receive the certification. This training includes wildland firefighter basic certifica-tions for employment (Basic 40), a resume workshop and a USAJOBS overview.

  • Travel and work throughout the United States
  • Work during the summer and have winters off for school or other commitments
  • All required training is provided
  • Career opportunities and advancement are available.

 

 

 

Student Programs

Helicopter Operations

Part-Time And Temporary Positions

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.

 

 

 

 

Youth Programs

Helicopter Operations

Youth Programs

The California Conservation Corps is a workforce development program that offers young men and women the chance to serve their state and become employable citizens through life skills training and hard work in environmental conservation, fire protection, and emergency response.

 

 

Job Corps

Job Corps

Job Corps

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.