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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 members strive 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.

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​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, 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.​

​​​ODF's seasonal employees serve a critical role in protecting the state from fire during the summer. Seasonal recruitment begins in late winter through early spring.

Search current seasonal job postings.​​​


Working at the Oregon Dept. of Forestry

Recreation Manager

Wildland Firefighter


Human Resources
2600 State Street
Salem, OR 97310
Kathie Brostrom

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Forest careers

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“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. 

View the Find Your Path publication.