LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KAKE) - The Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service announced in a press release that they are hiring over 2,700 temporary, permanent seasonal and permanent employees. Through November, job seekers may apply for entry-level and mid-level positions in various occupations through USAJOBS.

Positions are available in rewarding occupations, including archaeology, business administration, customer service, engineering, forestry, geographic information systems, hydrology, information technology, maintenance, physical and biological sciences, fire and fuels management, rangeland management, and recreation management.  

Job Opportunities

Applications will be accepted through November 16 for permanent engineering, geographic information systems, information technology, and physical science positions.

Applications will be accepted through November 22 for permanent seasonal forestry aid and forestry technician positions.

Seasonal employment is a great way to start a lifelong career with the Forest Service. Initial seasonal appointment employees will work a 13/13 schedule, 6 months on and 6 months off. Appointments may be increased later to 18/8 (18 pay periods on, 8 pay periods off) or a full 26 pay periods of work based on unit needs and funding.

Applications will be accepted from through November 1 for permanent forestry technician, forester, and prescribed fire and fuels positions.

Applications will be accepted through November 8 for various temporary positions for the upcoming 2024 summer field season.   


Application Assistance

For application and resume preparation tips and guidelines, visit the How to Apply webpage for step-by-step instructions and on-demand webinars. For more information, contact Lead Recruiter Lawrence Lujan at [email protected] or 303-815-9902.

The Forest Service is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture that manages 193 million acres of land, roughly the size of Texas. The Rocky Mountain Region includes 17 national forests and seven national grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.