Events and Conferences
Spring, summer, and fall internships available. Deadlines to apply vary.
We will be hiring various permanent and seasonal hand crews, engine crews, hotshot crews throughout California. Check back early December for more details.
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.
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
Veterans and Military
We value 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 about how we work with veterans and military-related hiring.
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.
Land Management Employees
If you are a current or former time-limited employee of a Federal Land Management agency, you may be able to apply for permanent positions in the Forest Service. Visit the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act hiring webpage for details on how to apply today.
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. Visit the Returned Peace Corps page for information on how to use your non-competitive hiring authority and working abroad for the Forest Service.
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 Vista Alumni hiring page.