USDA Forest Service hiring firefighters across Northeast, Midwest

INDIANA – The USDA Forest Service Eastern Region is recruiting committed, hardworking, and highly skilled individuals to support wildfire suppression efforts and fuels management throughout the Northeast and Midwest in 2022. There are openings on 14 national forests and one national tallgrass prairie located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The Eastern Region Fire and Aviation Management program provides a rewarding opportunity to join a team with talented colleagues who work safely in a variety of specialized positions. For information about working for the USDA Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management program, visit

Additional details on Eastern Region Fire Hire positions are available at For more information about federal employment opportunities and to apply for these and other positions, visit the federal government’s official employment website:

The Fire Hire program is being implemented to streamline the hiring process for temporary fire positions and to facilitate consistent hiring around the Eastern Region and throughout the Forest Service. This hiring process assists the national forests in the Eastern Region to fill vacancies in a more efficient and timely manner.