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The Superior National provides a wide variety of job opportunities throughout the year. Careers with the Forest Service include administrative, technical, clerical and professional positions. The information below will be updated as opportunities arise.

Permanent Career Opportunities

Vacancy Announcements are positions which the Forest Service is currently advertising to fill. All positions are filled via  on-line applications through USA Jobs, the website for all federal agencies.  These postings remain open for a limited time period varying between 5-15 days. Once you get to the usajobs.gov website you may search for different kinds of opportunities with different federal agencies in different parts of the country.

Outreaches are pre-notification announcements created to gauge interested and notify potential applicants of upcoming job opportunities on the Forest. Interested candidates who respond to the outreach notice by following the links provided below will be notified when the vacancy announcement opens. The time period between outreach and advertisement varies between 1-4 months.

Temporary Positions

These positions have a very special place within the Forest Service because they serve an important role in fulfilling the Agency’s mission. Opportunities are available in positions such as trail crew workers, fire lookouts, seasonal biologists, visitor information, naturalists and more. All positions are hired through the USA Jobs system.  

Annually, the Eastern Region recruits committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to work in a variety of fire management positions. 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 including air tanker bases, dispatch, dozers, engine crews, fuels management, hand crews, helitack, interagency hotshot crews, and prevention.

Kinds Of Jobs And How To Apply

Individuals interested in working for the Forest Service must first create an on-line profile in USA Jobs and upload a customized resume  to ensure proper documentation of experience and accomplishments that are directly related to the position.

Additional information on Forest Service Careers can be found here including testimonials from Forest Service employees.

Tips on writing a Federal resume and applying for Federal jobs can be found on the USAJobs Channel.

If you are a Student or Recent Graduate you may qualify for specific opportunities.

To search for other job opportunities with the Forest Service you may search the national listings.

Tips for searching USA Jobs can be found here.