Join the Forest Service!
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: September 11, 2019

September 6, 2019-Missoula, Mont. – The USDA Forest Service will be accepting applications for 800-1,000 seasonal spring and summer jobs throughout Montana, northern Idaho and the Dakotas from Sept. 16-30, 2019. Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services and archaeology.

“We’re looking for interested applicants to help us manage more than 25 million acres of incredible public lands across the northern Rocky Mountains and the Dakota prairie,” said Leanne Marten, Northern Regional Forester. “If you’re interested in caring for our nation’s forests and grasslands and serving local communities, I encourage you to apply.”

Applications must be submitted on www.USAJOBS.gov between Sept.16-30, 2019. More information about seasonal employment, available positions, and application instructions can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/main/r1/jobs. Interested applicants are encouraged to create a profile on USAJOBS in advance to save time once the hiring process begins.

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.

The Forest Service’s Northern Region includes nine National Forests and 1.2 million acres of National Grasslands in North and South Dakota.  These public lands provide timber for people, forage for cattle and wildlife, habitat for fish, plants, and animals, and some of the best recreational opportunities in the country.