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US Forest Service Benefits

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  • 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

  • Feb 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Bryson City, North Carolina

    Typical federal package available to all federal workers. Thrift Savings Plan instead of 401(k). This can be better than a 401(k) if utilized properly. Do your homework and contribute at least 5% every pay period

  • Feb 02, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Best is the paid leave (holiday leave, annual leave, sick leave), telework opportunities, 5% matching, TSP

  • Jan 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Front Desk Associate & Invasive Species Assistant in Darrington, Washington State

    I was an intern so I couldn't get benefits.

  • Oct 24, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Intern in Portland, Oregon

    The health insurance plan is available to anyone employed through the Forest Service, and it appears very generous. A savings plan was also made available to me, though I did not initially know if I would be employed with the Forest Service for more than three months. In addition, paid sick and annual leave time accrues across one's lifetime, regardless of whether I decide to leave the agency and then return later.

  • May 24, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Portland, Oregon

    The benefits are very good. There is little chance for bonuses based on the quality of your work, but the benefits that the federal government provides are a big incentive to work there.

  • Jan 21, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chico, California

    Pretty good annual leave and sick leave compensation. Especially for starting out as a new employee.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (10)
  • 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 (9)
  • 401K Plan
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (10)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

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Professional Support

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