U.S. Forest Service
Chris McConnell | GovCentral
Forest Service careers in professional scientific and engineering fields require college degrees, except in Research where advanced degrees are needed. Forest Service professionals work in physical, biological and engineering disciplines applying their expertise to meet the challenges of our mission.
Common Professional career path positions Click to download detailed job descripts and education requirements (PDF).
- Soil Scientist
- Range Management Specialist
- Fish Biologist
- Wildlife Biologist
- Outdoor Recreation Planner
- Civil Engineer
- Lanscape Architect
The technical workforce is the backbone of the Forest Service. Many technical positions do not require a college degree and they present wide-ranging combinations of challenging and interesting work.
- Forestry Technician [PDF 85KB*]
- Engineering Technician [PDF 89KB*]
- Electronics Technician
- Biological Science Technician [PDF 106KB*]
- Law Enforcement Officer [PDF 80KB*]
Administrative occupations support a wide range of Forest Service business operations.
- Criminal Investigator [PDF 84KB*]
- Supervisory Law Enforcement Officer Teacher [PDF 91KB*]
- Education and Training Specialist
- Education and Vocational Specialist
- Guidance Counselor [PDF 101KB*]
- Social Services Assistant [PDF 111KB*]
- Accountant [PDF 105KB*]
- Accounting Technician
- Public Affairs Specialist [PDF 91KB*]
- Realty Specialist [PDF 80KB*]
- Contract Specialist [PDF 95KB*]
- Human Resources Specialist [PDF 92KB*]
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