U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the Land and Serving People
About this Agency
The U.S. Forest Service is part of the United States Department of Agriculture. Their primary responsibility is to oversee the country’s national forests which consist of approximately 193 million acres. Divisions of the agency include: National Forest System, Research and Development, and State and Private Forestry.
The U.S. Forest Service has been in existence since 1905; roughly 14 years after national forests were first designated with the Forest Reserve Act of 1891.
The Law Enforcement and Investigations unit of the U.S. Forest Service is headquartered in Washington, D.C. There are two distinct duties of this unit and its officers: 1. enforcement of laws. 2. Investigations consisting of agents who track crimes against property, employees, and visitors.
Over the years the U.S. Forest Service has expanded and now employs more than 30,000 people from one side of the country to the next. These employees, including officers, are responsible for everything from enforcing laws to managing wildlife.
Hiring Process and Eligibility
When applying for a job with the U.S. Forest Service the agency uses several eligibility and qualification requirements. All of the following qualification requirements are listed along with the open position: basic qualifications, conditions of employment, eligibility, specific job requirements, specialized experience, and who may apply. Although there may be slight variations, openings will give a detailed explanation of basic eligibility requirements and other conditions of employment.
US Forest Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-0003