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The Forest Service will be hiring many positions across the Nation this October, including geographic systems (GIS) specialists, information technology (IT) specialists, civil engineers, and more!  

The Forest Service is looking to hire permanent seasonal forestry aids and technicians, positions will open October 19 through November 22, 2023.

The Forest Service is hiring many positions across the nation in forestry, timber, and natural resources. Apply on USAJOBS October 24 through November 1, 2023.

Career Fields

Careers with the Forest Service are diverse and span communities nationwide. Use the links below to find out more about common careers with the Forest Service and some of the hiring programs we support.

Business Careers
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Grants and Agreements
  • Business Support
  • Budget and Finance
  • Procurement
  • Property Management
Resource Management Careers
  • Forestry and Timber
  • Botany, Archeology, Biology
  • Mapping and GIS
  • Land Use
  • Wilderness and Scenic Rivers
  • Physical Sciences
  • Range Management
  • Watersheds
  • Sustainability and Climate
Visitor Services Careers
  • Recreation Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Trail and Facility Maintenance
  • Visitor Services
  • Interpretation
Communication Careers
  • Public Affairs
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Web Management & Social Media
  • Graphic Design & Publications
  • Tribal & Government Relations
Fire and Aviation Careers
  • Firefighting
  • Fire Prevention
  • Aviation
  • Equipment Operators
  • Analyst
  • Dispatch
Medical and Safety Careers
  • Nursing
  • Law Enforcement
  • Safety
  • Dispatch
Career Development and Support Careers
  • Counselors
  • Teachers and Trainers
  • Cooks
  • Work Environment
  • Civil Rights
Engineering Facilities and Maintenance Careers
  • Engineering
  • Operation Management
  • Building Maintenance
  • Mechanics
  • Equipment Operators
  • Fleet
R&D Careers
  • Inventory Monitoring
  • Landscape Restoration
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Information Tropical Forestry
  • Research and Development


Benefits, Pay, and Environment

As a Forest Service employee, you will have access to excellent benefits and competitive pay. Your work will be rewarding as you contribute to the Forest Service mission in a work environment that values diversity, inclusion, and growth


Youth, Students, and Recent Grads


Youth Conservation Corps. 3 to 10 weeks of full-time paid experience working on fun and meaningful conservation projects.

21st Century CC

Complete your high school education while attending the largest residential career training program in the country.

Job Corps Students

Paid experience working on exciting conservation projects on Indian lands. Work 640 hours to earn a non-competitive hiring authority. Preference given to Indian youth.

Public Land Corps

Paid experience working on conservation and stewardship projects. Work 640 hours to earn a non-competitive hiring authority.

Pathways Interns

Paid full or part-time for high school or college students typically 16 and up. Program lengths vary.

Resource Assistants Programs

Paid internships for college students  and graduates 17 and up interested in conservation, natural resources, and more. Work 6 to 12 months and earn a direct hiring authority.

Presidential Management Fellows

Advanced degree holders compete in the Federal Government's flagship leadership program for a two-year full-time paid fellowship.


Veterans and Military

The Forest Service values the leadership and skills that veterans and service members have to offer. We use a number of hiring authorities to attract, transition, and support these candidates. Learn more on the following pages.

Veterans and Military

Land Management Employees

Current or former time-limited employees of Federal Land Management agencies to apply for permanent positions with USDA Forest Service. Visit the LMWFA webpage for details on how you can apply today.

Land Management Employees
Land Management Employees

Persons with Disabilities

Eligible applicants with a disability may be able to use the Schedule A hiring authority to join the Forest Service without competition. Visit the persons with disabilities webpage for more information.


Returned Peace Corps

Learn more about how you may be able to use your technical skills, language skills, and experience in embracing new cultures and diversity as  a Forest Service employee. We also have information on how to use your non-competitive hiring authority and working abroad for the Forest Service.

Inclusion and Diversity
Stephanie Williams


AmeriCorps Vista Alumni

Learn how you can put your AmeriCorps experience and hiring authority to work as  a Forest Service employee. Learn more on the AmeriCorps hiring page.

Inclusion and Diversity
Stephanie Williams


We’re Here to Help

For questions about career opportunities and applications call 1-877-372-7248 (select option 2 and follow prompts). We’re open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time and closed on all Federal holidays.