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Forest Service Hiring for 2021 Field Season


Interested in a temporary job on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) next summer? The Forest Service is now accepting applications for temporary spring and summer positions on The application period closes Sept. 28.

The SFNF will be hiring seasonal employees to work in:

·       Wildland fire

·       Recreation

·       Timber and forestry

·       Range

·       Wildlife and fisheries

·       Archaeology

Temporary employees are an essential part of the Forest Service workforce during the busy spring and summer field season each year. Spending a summer on the SFNF is a great way to gain valuable work experience, apply your education to a practical work environment and try out different career fields. Many permanent Forest Service employees began their careers as temporary employees.

All temporary positions are open to the public. The only way to apply for one of these jobs is through the government’s website. Generally, each forest will make selections in mid-January of 2021. Successful applicants must submit fingerprints and consent to a background investigation. Seasonal employees generally work from May through September, but some positions could start as early as March 2021.

More information about temporary positions on New Mexico and Arizona national forests and how to apply for these jobs is available on the Southwestern Region’s 2021 Outreach Notice.

Working for the Forest Service offers unique opportunities, beautiful places to work and colleagues who are committed to “caring for the land and serving people.” For more information on Forest Service careers, benefits and opportunities, visit the Forest Service’s Working with Us webpage.  You can also learn more about applying for a job with the Forest Service by watching this video.

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