Working at US Forest Service | Glassdoor

US Forest Service Overview

Work Here? Get a Free Employer Account
Washington, DC
10000+ employees
1905
Government
Federal Agencies
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

US Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Responsible for managing more than 190 million acres of national forests and grasslands, the USDA Forest Service is the largest agency of the US Department of Agriculture and has the conflicting mission of both preserving public forest lands and overseeing the commercial ... Read more

Mission: To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations." Its motto is "Caring for the land and serving people.

US Forest Service Reviews

  • "Best Summer Job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forestry Technician in Leavenworth, WA
    Current Employee - Forestry Technician in Leavenworth, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at US Forest Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned lots of skills (chainsaw, firefighting techniques, etc)
    good overtime and hazard pay bump
    spend lots of time outside, around helicopters and exciting wildland fire scenarios
    meaningful work

    Cons

    long hours
    hard work
    sometimes multiple weeks away from home

See All 469 Reviews

US Forest Service Photos

US Forest Service photo of: The USDA Forest Service building (AKA the Yates Building), seen from the south. Washington, DC. (Photo thanks to Flickr user M. V. Jantzen, available under by-nc v2.0)
US Forest Service photo of: Smokey at the Hungry Horse fire cache
US Forest Service photo of: Work Space
US Forest Service photo of: Scene from the woods in the forest I work at
US Forest Service photo of: The Yates building is used by the USDA Forest Service. (Photo thanks to Flickr user M. V. Jantzen, available under by-nc v2.0)
US Forest Service photo of: Corner Turret. The USDA Forest Service building (AKA the Yates Building). (Photo thanks to Flickr user M. V. Jantzen, available under by-nc v2.0)
See All PhotosSee All

US Forest Service Interviews

Experience

Experience
70%
23%
7%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
87%
5%
4%
2
2

Difficulty

2.3
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1.  

    Recreation Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Forest Service.

    Interview

    The federal hiring process can be lengthy. The actual interview was quick and basic. Hiring was quick after the interview, at least for a federal position. The interview was a panel interview done over the phone

    Interview Questions

See All 63 Interviews

US Forest Service Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at US Forest Service? Share Your Experiences

US Forest Service
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or