Black Hills National Forest Hiring for 2017 Field Season


Custer, SD; December 12, 2016 – Beginning in January, the Black Hills National Forest will be hiring temporary employees for the 2017 field season.

Temporary positions are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations such as fire, trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, archeology and administrative support.

Job seekers can apply for temporary jobs during the following time frames:

  • January 4-11, 2017: Wildland fire positions and other early season temporary positions
  • February 1-7, 2017: Recreation, forestry, engineering, and other positions

Temporary job opportunities are available online at: Job seekers can apply through USAJOBS during the applicable time periods at: Permanent job opportunities can be found online at:

Work locations on the Forest include Bearlodge Ranger District, Sundance, WY; Northern Hills Ranger District, Spearfish, SD; Mystic Ranger District, Rapid City, SD and Hill City, SD; Hell Canyon Ranger District, Custer, SD and Newcastle, WY; Supervisor’s Office, Custer, SD.

The Forest Service is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

For more information on the Black Hills National Forest, visit


USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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