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Hiring & Recruitment Events

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We are the Forest Service

We are the Forest Service

You can make a lasting impact on the world around you and unlock opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. Find out more about our available job openings.

Hiring Student Interns and Recent Graduates

Woman leading Horse Packing String in the Hells Canyon Wilderness on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest in North Eastern Oregon June 9, 2011. Forest Service photo.

 

 

 

Apply on USAJOBS

Feb. 10 - 20

 

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Hiring Wildland Firefighter Apprentices

Three Forest Service firefighters removing trees. We’re Hiring Wildland Firefighter Apprentices! Apply on USAJOBS.gov: August 1 – October 15. Real Jobs, Real Impact. FS photo.

If you applied to one of the positions, here is what to expect: 

  1. Qualifying applicants will be contacted by a hiring manager via phone or email for an interview in January/February.
  2. Interviews are conducted via phone.
  3. Best candidate for the job is selected in January/February. 
  4. Tentative job offer to best candidate - will be contacted by a hiring manager or human resources via phone or email.
  5. Applicants who were not selected will be notified via USAJOBS.

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Hiring for Permanent Fire Positions

several fire related photos featuring Forest Service employees at work

If you applied to one of the positions, here is what to expect: 

  1. Qualifying applicants will be contacted by a hiring manager via phone or email for an interview.
  2. Interviews are conducted via phone.
  3. Best candidate for the job is selected. 
  4. Tentative job offer to best candidate - will be contacted by a hiring manager or human resources via phone or email.
  5. Applicants who were not selected will be notified via USAJOBS.

Learn more

 

Hiring for Temporary Jobs

Forestry Technician, Clyde Carroll, mitigates trail hazards at the Cedar Fire in Sequoia National Forest - Posey, CA. USDA Photo

If you applied to one of the positions, here is what to expect: 

  1. Qualifying applicants will be contacted by a hiring manager via phone or email for an interview.
  2. Interviews are conducted via phone.
  3. Best candidate for the job is selected. 
  4. Tentative job offer to best candidate - will be contacted by a hiring manager or human resources via phone or email.
  5. Applicants who were not selected will be notified via USAJOBS.

Learn more

 


Help is Available

The How to Apply webpage has helpful information to help with the application process. 

Human Resources Management is here to help. Contact us with questions about your application by calling 1-877-372-7248, select Option 2, and follow the prompts. The Contact Center is open from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (MST) Monday through Friday, and closed on all federal holidays.

 

The USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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