- 4.0Sep 25, 2023SmokejumperCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsMcCall, ID
Best job in the world -- highly skilled, purposeful, public service
Pay is not commensurate with the risks and responsibilities of the job.
- 5.0Oct 25, 2023Archaeological TechnicianCurrent Employee
Work in awesome places with down-to-earth people Working outdoors Easy to get time off if you need it
Can be strenuous, depending upon the environment Fire season gets stressful Pay isn't as much as what you might make working in the private sector
- 5.0Nov 26, 2023Biological Science TechnicianFormer Employee, less than 1 yearSparks, NV
I could not recommend working with the U.S. Forest Service in Sparks, NV enough! The atmosphere is laid-back, supportive and inclusive. My supervisors encouraged us to work with other departments to learn new skills, and it was an incredibly fulfilling experience. My position was field-based, and we went to many beautiful places in remote Nevada.
Sometimes there were long hours in the car, and because it was field based, there were some hazards of the job. However, I never felt like my concerns were ignored and everyone's safety was of upmost importance.