Monte Vista, Colo. – The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service recently announced the availability of over 900 temporary positions for the 2017 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Temporary positions are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations such as fire, trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archeology and administrative support.

For those looking to stay a little closer to home, the Rio Grande National Forest is seeking applicants who are at least 18 years old for nearly 20 temporary positions in the fields of archeology, fire, forestry, recreation, wildlife, and a general laborer for road maintenance.

Job seekers can apply for temporary jobs during the following time frames:
January 4-10, 2017: Wildland fire positions and other early season temporary positions.
February 2-8, 2017: Recreation, fisheries, forestry, engineering, and other positions.

Temporary job opportunities are available online at: Job seekers can apply through USAJOBS during the applicable time periods at:
Permanent job opportunities can be found online at:

For more information concerning temporary positions on the Rio Grande National Forest, visit the Quick Links section  on the Forest’s website at or call 719-852-5941.