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Apply for a Forest Service Job

How to Apply


Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account and/or login to existing USAJOBS account and review profile 

Step 2: Search for Forest Service job opportunities

Step 3: Tailor resume for the job you are applying

Step 4: Upload resume or create a resume using the USAJOBS Resume Builder

Step 5: Upload required documents (refer to Required Documents section on job vacancy)

      Law Enforcement Officer Blair Bickel gives directions to couple visiting the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest on April 19, 2003. Forest Service Photo.

      Helpful Tips: 

      • Receive email notifications from USAJOBS regarding your application by clicking on “Notification Settings” in the “Application Status” tab and selecting the notification alerts you wish to receive.
      • Set up saved job searches to automatically search for jobs based on your search criteria and send you email notifications about other job opportunities.
      • Tips for Applicants is a guide to understanding and completing the Forest Service application process.
      • How to Apply video by the Office of Personnel Management provides tips for finding and applying for jobs within the US government.

      Resume Tips:

      • Tailor your resume to each job in which you are applying 
      • Spell out acronyms
      • Be honest
      • Write clear and concise statements
      • Use active verbs
      • Proofread your resume

      Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act

      The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides temporary employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. If you are/were a temporary employee of a land management agency and are interested in applying for permanent positions under this Act, refer to the Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). It is recommended to request the required documentation as soon as possible. All required documents are to be submitted in your application.

      Required Documents When Using a Hiring Authority

      When applying to job openings and claiming a Hiring Authority, you must submit specific documents in addition to the required documents listed on the job opportunity announcement. Please refer to the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide for specific required documentation. 

      Questions? Contact Us!

      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.

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