USFS spring and summer job application period opening

The U.S. Forest Service will be accepting applications for more than 1,000 seasonal spring and summer jobs across Idaho and Montana from October 30 to November 9.

Nearly 100 positions will be located on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, working out of duty locations at Bonners Ferry, Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint, St. Maries, Avery and Nordman.

Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services, and archaeology.

Applications must be submitted on between October 30 and November 9. More information about seasonal employment, available positions and application instructions can be found here.
Interested applicants are encouraged to create a profile on USAJOBS in advance to save time once the hiring process begins.

“Every year the Forest Service hires thousands of seasonal employees to help carry out the many tasks associated with the stewardship of our country’s National Forests,” said Jeanne Higgins, Forest Supervisor for the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. “Here in north Idaho, we’re seeking a diverse group of candidates with a passion for public service and natural resources to join our team.”

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. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.