Job Outreaches from the US Forest Service Northern Region

Please see below for a number of great positions.  The links will take you to our Forest Service Outreach Database for more information on each job including contact information for the hiring manager, job duties, etc.

Unless otherwise noted, these jobs are being outreached only and are not yet advertised in USAjobs at  Please contact the hiring manager found at each positions weblink given below to be notified when position will be advertised.

Check out our new blog/website at:  This is where you can find “Tips – How to Get a Forest Service Job” and “Top 10 Resume Building Tips For Forest Service Jobs”.  And, you are welcome to view our webinar on “How To Get A Forest Service Job”.

Schedule time to visit with me.  More days and times have been added!  Here’s a great opportunity to schedule time with USFS Northern Region’s Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention Program Specialist Amber Kamps.  You can visit with her about: jobs with the Forest Service, career advice, help with applying for jobs on USAJOBS, help with your resume, other questions about applying or finding jobs, and anything else.  Sign up for available 20 minute time frames using:   If you have a resume, please email it to prior to your scheduled appointment. I will call you at the scheduled time using the phone number you
provide in the booking.

Partnership Liason Specialist GS-7 in Kamiah, Idaho

Biological Aid (Plants) GS-3 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – 2 positions

Biological Science Technician (Plants) GS-4/5 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Forestry Technician (Timber Stand Improvement) GS-6/7 in Kalispell, Montana

Forestry Technician (Timber Stand Improvement) GS-6 in Bigfork, Montana

Customer Service Representative GS-5 in Hamilton, Montana

Forestry Technician (Pre-Sale) GS-8/9 in Kooskia, Idaho

Physical Scientist GS-9 in Dillon, Montana

Aquatics/Hydrologist/Soil Scientist GS-12 in Great Falls, Montana

Program Support Assistant GS-7 in Missoula, Montana

Ecologist GS-12 in Missoula, Montana

Equal Opportunity Assistant GS-5 in Missoula, Montana

Purchasing Agent GS-7/8 in Anaconda, MT; Butte, MT; Darby, MT; Dillon, MT; Hamilton, MT; Missoula, MT

Upcoming Webinar!
New Job Opportunities with Region 1 Forest Service
Wednesday, November 30th at 12 – 1:30 p.m. MST

Here is a great opportunity to join via teleconference call or on video with Regional Specialist, Amber Kamps, to ask questions regarding upcoming jobs, hiring events, and more.

No registration is needed.  Limited to first 50 who attend.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or Telephone:  Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 742 671 619

This is a great time to learn more about jobs/careers with the Forest Service in the Northern Region as we gear up for multiple hiring events starting in November through the spring.

Temporary/Summer Positions:  These positions will be advertised with separate hiring events starting in January. More information will be coming out soon for this.

  • Paid Intern & Recent Graduate Hiring:  Multiple hiring events are scheduled starting in January through this spring.  More information will be provided on the webinar about how to apply and where to learn more information.

Fire Apprentice Jobs!!

The Forest Service is excited to offer an apprenticeship training program for prospective wildland firefighters ages 18-37. The application period is December 5-12 on The apprenticeship program is intended to develop the knowledge and basic skills necessary to work as a wildland firefighter. Apprentices will attend a 3,000-hour on-the-job learning program, which includes a 2 month-long residential firefighting academy at the Wildland Fire Training Center in McClellan, California. Apprentices will be paid and all costs of training will be covered by the Forest Service.

Upon successful completion of the program, apprentices are eligible for Forestry Technician “Firefighter Type 1” positions and will be eligible for permanent, full-time positions. Multiple duty locations are available for the permanent jobs.

For more detailed requirement and duty location information, visit

Summer Temporary Jobs!!

Our summer temporary jobs will be advertised started January 3rd.  Yes, you read that right – January 3rd.  Watch for more information coming on this.

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Contact Info:  Amber Kamps (406) 439-9138

By Kim Domholt
Kim Domholt Coordinator of Employer Engagement & Technology Kim Domholt