The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has already announced it is taking applications for temporary jobs in 2020. 

Applications for more than 1,500 temporary spring and summer jobs in California should be submitted between Sept. 16 and Sept. 30. 

Positions are available across the state in many fields including fire, recreation, wildlife and fisheries, botany, timber, engineering, visitor services and archaeology.

The USFS will be hiring for both fire and non-fire positions with job announcements opening in USAJOBS on Sept. 16 and closing Sept. 30.

To apply at USAJOBS, create a profile and set up your resume. Be sure to read the job announcement thoroughly for specific information about the job requirements, certifications and materials that need to be included. Then, carefully follow the instructions on how to apply. Note: not all positions are available at all locations.

For more information about the application process and the USFS, visit You can also contact Human Resources Management at 877-372-7248 and select option 2.