USDA Careers

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USDA Forest Service

Mission Critical and Priority Occupations

The Forest Service is anticipating a large turnover in their workforce over the next decade. Mission critical occupational areas include:

  • Botany
  • Watershed Management
  • Water Resource Management
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Ecology/Biology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Fisheries Biology
  • Forestry
  • Range Management
  • Soil Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Fire Science/Ecology
  • Archeology
  • Geology
  • Information Technology

For more information on careers and opportunities with the USDA Forest Service visit their website at


The USDA offers a variety of careers to students with interests in Natural Resources and other fields. Links to other USDA agencies are found below.

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