About Us

​​​Thank you for your interest in working for ODF! We are a diverse and passionate group of people with backgrounds in forestry, recreation, conservation, technology, administration, and business. Our staff strives to serve our communities by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic​, and sustainability. 

Love working in the outdoors or want a job supporting Oregon's forests? Use the resources below to find out about working for ODF. Please visit the Oregon State Jobs Portal​ for a list of current openings or look at the job listings below. 

​​Employment resources

Apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link. Be sure to click “Confirm” when you are finished. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account (see below) and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Paper applications will no longer be accepted for competitive positions; you must apply online. 

E-Recruit (NEOGOV) Information:

ODF's seasonal employees serve a critical role in protecting the state from fire during the summer. Seasonal recruitment typically begins in early spring. Opportunities are posted on the State of Oregon Job Page​.

Firefighting resources

Job postings

​Apply for a job​


Forest careers

“Find Your Path” profiles 19 people working in forest-related jobs in Oregon, from a firefighter to a forest economist. It describes what these workers do, how they got where they are and what skills they need. 

Take a look



Human Resources Program
2600 State Street
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: 503-945-7200