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US Forest Service Benefits

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  • May 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Wildlife Technician in Bend, Oregon

    The benefits are great; good medical and TSP. The only downside is you have to work permanently & consecutively for 3 years to become vested and maintain 100% of these benefits if you were to leave agency for another job.

  • May 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Forestry Technician in Payson, Arizona

    Benefits are minimal, however health insurance coverage in-season at pretty fair rates became available in 2015 which is nice.

  • Apr 03, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    The Forest Service, like the rest of the federal government provides excellent health and 401K benefits. The government provides matching up to 3% and the health care packages are superb.

  • Feb 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Operations Specialist in Portland, Oregon

    Benefits are very good, even with this anti-human, anti-community trump administration in power working to destroy and gut most of the useful federal agencies.

  • Nov 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Sheridan, Wyoming

    Great Pension, Vacation and Sick Time Off

  • Nov 27, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Contract Specialist in Golden, Colorado

    The best thing, in my opinion, was the support from line officers in their employees' personal matters, especially in granting flex-time, annual and sick leave.

  • Jun 02, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Petersburg, West Virginia

    great benefits and a great environment

  • Jun 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Business and Office Support Intern in Los Angeles, California

    As an intern, I didn't get any benefits at all, even though I worked there for a year and a half. Interns do not qualify for competitive job status and cannot transition into permanent positions prior to graduation.

  • Mar 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Fire Technician in Fort Collins, Colorado

    At the time, very limited health care options for seasonal staff

  • Feb 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Vancouver, Washington State

    Great benefits overall but monthly costs are pretty high

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (15)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • CheckmarkPension Plan (14)
  • 401K Plan
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (14)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

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