Ranger in the Flat Tops Wilderness

We offer a variety of job opportunities, both paid and unpaid, ranging from student and volunteer programs to full-time employment for men and women with skills in many areas.

We are an organization of people engaged in many varied occupations including foresters, biologists, fire fighters, accountants, computer specialists, law enforcement officers, public affairs specialists, engineers, recreation specialists, teachers, geographic information specialists, and more.

All current Forest Service job vacancies are posted on USAJOBS. The web-based applications of USAJOBS provide an opportunity for job candidates to create a profile, search for jobs, sign-up for vacancy announcements, apply for jobs, and check the status of jobs for which they have applied. 

Places to check:

How Do I Apply?

Apply for Permanent Employment:

  • All permanent jobs are advertised through the usajobs website. You can search the current job vacancy announcements by agency, location, salary range, or by "series" (a system that identifies the type of work). Some positions are only open to current Federal Employees; only the jobs open to everyone will be shown in the search results.

Apply for Temporary (Seasonal) Employment:

  • Every year, the Forest Service hires thousands of temporary (mostly summer) employees for a variety of jobs, most of them in the field. Many positions are advertised on the usajobs site in the late winter or spring. You can view current and upcoming Forest Service job opportunities - across the nation - online at: https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach.

What do I need to know about Fire and Aviation Employment?

  • Firefighters at the 2002 Big Fish FireMost fire positions are temporary seasonal positions advertised in usajobs.gov. We hire seasonal and permanent fire fighters. Look for job series #0462, which includes most fire-related jobs, when searching usajobs.gov, and other listings

Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates?