Welcome to the Great Outdoors! We offer a variety
of employment opportunities (both paid and unpaid) ranging from
student programs to volunteer programs, and full time employment
for men and women with skills in several hundred areas. It's all
here, starting with who we are and what we do.
For almost a century, since 1905, USDA
Forest Service employees have been on the front line of conservation,
intelligent resource utilization, and wildland management. Today,
there is more excitement, greater challenge, and more career variety
than ever before available to people who join the Nation's premier
forest management agency. Managing 51 thousand square miles of the
most magnificent lands in our nation is a great responsibility.
Managing it in ways that are most effective for the land, water,
air, wildlife, and people of America is our mission.
The USDA Forest Service is constantly moving forward. Our fundamental
responsibility is still sound and scientific focus on stewardship
and sustainability of the land, water and communities, but how that
is delivered to the public is changing. Exciting advances in science
and technology, communications, national and global priorities,
and public expectations are opening new vistas for Forest Service
Much of our work today involves collaboration with other Federal
and State agencies, local communities, private and tribal landowners,
university research centers, and international organizations.
We are a nationwide organization of more than 30,000 people engaged
in hundreds of specific occupations, including Foresters, Biologists,
Engineers, Teachers, Firefighters, Accountants, Computer Specialists,
Law Enforcement, Public Affairs Specialists, Recreation Specialists,
Geographic Information Specialists, and more. Most Forest Service
employees focus on managing and improving our Nation's forests and
grasslands. Some employees focus on Forest and Range research, others
focus on human resource development in Job Corps Centers, and others
focus on state and private forestry coordination. This may sound
simple, but it's not. It takes men and women in several hundred
disciplines working in coordinated teamwork nationwide.
To keep our employees at the top of their profession, we provide
world-class training supported by the latest technologies. Career
development is ensured through continuing training and career-related
education opportunities, both within our organization and through
external educational institutions.
As you explore this employment site, you'll discover not only currently
available permanent and temporary positions, but also major Forest
Service career fields and what it means to be part of our organization
and our ongoing efforts to Care for the Land and Serve People.