USDA Forest Service

About USDA Forest Service

The Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is the Nation’s foremost Federal forestry organization and world leader in forest research, providing leadership in the management, protection, use, and stewardship of natural and cultural resources on our country’s forests and grasslands. In addition to caring for national forests and grasslands in 43 States and Puerto Rico, our employees work closely with Tribes and many other Federal, State, and local partners, providing technical and financial assistance for other lands. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

We are looking for candidates to work seasonal positions in areas such as firefighting and reducing fuels in the forest, constructing and maintaining trails, working in archeology and engineering, or helping manage recreation, wilderness, or range areas or wildlife and fisheries. We are also hiring young technicians and professionals in technical fields, as well as in budget, finance, contracting, human resources, civil rights, and more. A job with us will have a real impact.


Forestry Technician

May 2019 - October 2019 Kooskia, ID
“I received excellent training and was constantly given training opportunities. I got great experiences ranging from backpacking in the most remote designated wilderness areas in the lower 48 to suppressing wildfires from helicopters as well as true wildfire use (managing for ecological benefit instead of full suppression). On this crew specifically, I frequently used knowledge and skills I learned in classes here at HSU. With this seasonal position, I traveled all over the western US and got paid to work places most people will never get the opportunity to visit.”

Wildfire dispatcher

June 2019 - October 2019 Grangeville, ID
“Loved the pay, and my coworkers.”
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