Temporary/ Seasonal Positions

Focus Area: Forestry and Grasslands Management
Institution Name: US Forest Service, Intermountain Region
Location: Varies on position
Application Opening Date: 9/10/18
Application Deadline: 10/10/18
Job Start Date: Unknown
Compensation: Unknown


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The Intermountain Region is looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to work with the 12 National Forests located in Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California. Working for the U.S. Forest Service is a rewarding experience and requires talented people working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions throughout the Intermountain Region.

The U.S. Forest Service, Intermountain Region encompasses nearly 34-million acres of National Forest System land. The Regional Office in Ogden, Utah provides administrative oversight and support to 12 National Forests (Ashley, Boise, Bridger-Teton, Caribou-Targhee, Dixie, Fishlake, Humboldt-Toiyabe, Manti-LaSal, Salmon-Challis, Sawtooth, Payette and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache). The National Forest Supervisor's Offices are the headquarters for forest activities and provide oversight and support to the Ranger District offices within the forest boundaries. Ranger Districts are the units that directly manage the national forests and grasslands. Types of management that occur on each district vary significantly. Some districts manage ski areas, wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, and resource management programs and extensive recreational uses. So if you’re interested in one of the many positions that are available within the U.S. Forest Service be sure to check out  and for current or upcoming vacancies (see Outreach Announcement below).

This outreach is for GS-03 through GS-07 temporary seasonal positions including temporary seasonal wildland fire positions for the 2019 field season. The vacancy announcements for these positions are posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities at USAJobs. These are Regional Vacancy announcements with a specific opening and closing date. The Vacancy Announcements will be open for applications on 9/10/2018. Those that wish to be considered for these positions for next year’s field season must apply to the vacancy announcements by the cut-off date of 10/10/2018.

The Certificates of Candidates for these positions will be issued to the selecting officials on or about 11/14/2018. All applicants who have applied to the announcements on or before the listed cut-off date and are found to be qualified and in the quality group, will be referred for consideration.

On the Jobs and Volunteering web page you can find out more information on how to apply, what to put in your resume and about the Intermountain Region

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9/10/2018 Application announcements will be activated in

10/10/2018 Application deadline - Apply through Applicants are encouraged to reach out to the duty locations they are interested in if they have specific questions about the position. 

11/14/2018Certificates issued to hiring managers for review and selections.

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Important Links:

Working With Us

Working With Us: Start your career on the right foot and help sustain our country’s natural resources for future generations. Learn more about what it means to work for nature, including information about wages, benefits, and our organization’s commitment to diversity. Working for the U.S. Forest Service is a rewarding adventure. Imagine what a job with us could mean for you!


Discover your national forest

Employment in the Intermountain Region: 

Learn about employment opportunities within the Intermountain Region.



Find a Job in your Forest

Forest Service Outreach Database: 

The US Forest Service Outreach Database is used to search for up‐coming job announcements and current job opportunities. Access the database to explore opportunities prior to applying in USAJobs.



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This website is the only way to apply for Forest Service jobs. The website is hard to manage, difficult, and unforgiving. Although it is unfortunate this is the case, it is still the only means managers have to hire. You will need to start with setting up a profile on  and get your documentation ready. This can take a fair chunk of time and you need to plan ahead at least a few weeks in advance of a job coming open to ensure you have everything you need. You must follow the instructions, include all documents that are required, and complete required fields to the letter or your application will not be considered for the position. If you have questions about this, call the hiring manager for the position in addition to the HR number that is given. Again, this is where you need to give yourself time in the process. Take a look at similar jobs so you are familiar with what all is needed to apply and prepare in advance.

It’s also good to search  once a week for jobs you’d be interested in. This is in addition to the outreach database. Think of it like reading a newspaper or checking Facebook and get into the routine.

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Tips for applying:

Applying to Forest Service Positions:

  • Tailor your resume to each job announcement
  • Spell out acronyms
  • Be honest
  • Write clear and concise statements
  • Use active verbs
  • Proofread your resume

If you have never applied for a federal job before it would benefit you to follow the template in USAJobs. This will guide you through the process to be able to submit a complete resume with everything you need to be successful and what to include in your resume

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward:

Take the time to figure out who you are, what you like to do, what you are best at, and what strengths, skills or competencies you offer employers.


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Contact Information:
Shane Zimmerman,

Created By:
Featherstone, Janilyn

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