Employment

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When you work for the Forest Service, you are sustaining the nation's forests and grasslands for future generations. We want you to be a part of it!

We are committed to diversity and have a goal to create a culture of inclusion that awakens and strengthen all people's connections to the land. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and have opportunities for everyone including veterans. Meet some Forest Service employees.

Any current job openings are posted on USAJOBS.gov. To apply, you must have a USAJOBS profile. Once your profile is set up, you must upload a resume, which should be tailored to the job for which you are applying. You can create a resume through the www.usajobs.gov website or upload a resume as an attachment. You should also upload other documents that may be required for the position you are applying.

Here are some of the most common types of positions we offer:

Students and Recent Grads

Jobs for high school students, undergraduates, post-graduates and recent graduates. See the Forest Service's opportunities for young people.

Seasonal Jobs

Vacancy announcements are usually posted on the USAJOBS.gov website in November for the following year. Visit our summer jobs page for more information.

Permanent Jobs

Go to USAJOBS.gov or Forest Service Jobs for a listing of all permanent positions with the Willamette National Forest.

A group of firefightersFire Management Positions

We are looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to suppress wildfires and work in fuels management on the Willamette National Forest. The fire and aviation management program is very rewarding and requires working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions; including dispatch, engine crews, fuels technicians, handcrews, helitack, hotshot crews, smokejumpers, and prevention.

Permanent Fire Positions

Apply for permanent fire positions on USAJOBS August 1 - October 15, 2018. View a list of available positions here.

National Forests in Oregon and Washington, including the Willamette, use the centralized fire hire process for hiring permanent fire positions. Learn more at http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/fire/hiring/.

Seasonal Fire Positions

Learn more and view job postings here.

Wildland Firefighter Apprentices

The Wildland Firefighting Apprenticeship Program develops the knowledge and basic skills necessary to work as a wildland firefighter. Selected applicants will attend a 3,000 hour on-the-job learning program, which includes a two month-long residential firefighting academy at the Wildland Fire Training Center in McClellan, California. Apprentices will be paid and all costs of training will be covered by the Forest Service. Several duty locations are available across the country. Learn more at www.nafri.gov/wfap/index.php.

Apply on USAJOBS August 1 - October 15, 2018.

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Volunteer with the Forest Service

Give back to your community, improve Forests and Grasslands, learn about natural and cultural conservation, meet new people and form friendships, and become part of an army of more than 2.8 million volunteers who, since 1972, have provided more than 123 million hours of service that is valued at about $1.4 billion.