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2,300 Vacancies Open At Kenya Forest Service

The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) is a State Corporation established under the Forest Conservation and Management Act (FCMA), 2016. The mandate of KFS is to protect, conserve and sustainably manage forest resources for socio-economic benefits for the present and future generations. In addition, KFS provides technical advisory services to the County Governments to execute their respective devolved forestry functions.

KFS invites qualified, performance-driven and highly motivated individuals to fill the positions of Forest Ranger, Forest Assistant and Forester. This willenable the Service to fulfill its mandate effectively and drive the country towards the attainment of 30% tree cover by 2032, from the current 12.13%.

The terms of employment for these positions will be on permanent and pensionable basis upon successful completion of the training and subsequent confirmation.

1.     FOREST RANGER –REF KFS /FR/2023 – KFS GRADE 12 – (2,000 POSITIONS)

Entry Requirements

           i.     Must be a Kenyan citizen;

         ii.     Must have a National Identification Card;

       iii.     Minimum of D+ (Plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (Examination result slips SHALL NOT be accepted);

        iv.     Be aged between eighteen (18) and twenty-eight (28) years;

         v.     Be of 5.6 ft (men) and 5.3ft (women) in height;

        vi.     Be physically and medically fit;

      vii.     Female candidates should not be pregnant before recruitment and during training and;

    viii.     Have a valid Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation.

In addition, successful candidates will be required to:

i.               Undergo further medical check-up at the Forest Law Enforcement Academy;

ii.              Undergo rigorous nine (9) months Forest Law Enforcement (Para-military) training and;

iii.            Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Interested candidates are expected to present themselves at their respective recruitment centres as indicated below at 8:00am on Wednesday, 8th March, 2023. Candidates are expected to present both original and one (1) photocopy each of Kenya National Identity Card, Academic Certificates and Testimonials. Each candidate should ensure that they collect their original documents before leaving the recruitment centre. Recruitment of the Forest Rangers will take place in all recruitment centres as tabulated below;

County CodeCountyRecruitment Centre Date and Time 
1.      MombasaTononoka Grounds8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
2.      KwaleLibra- Kwale Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
3.      KilifiKarisa Maitha Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
4.      Tana RiverPolice Grounds Hola8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
5.      LamuKibaki Grounds8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
6.      Taita–TavetaDanson Mwanyumba Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
7.      GarissaGarissa PTC Grounds8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
8.      WajirWajir Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
9.      ManderaGeneva grounds near County Commissioner’s office8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
10.   MarsabitMarsabit Police line grounds8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
11.   IsioloIsiolo County Police Grounds8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
12.   MeruKinoru Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
13.   Tharaka-NithiCounty Commissioner’s Grounds- Chuka8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
14.   EmbuMoi Stadium-Embu8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
15.   KituiKitui High School – Lower Grounds8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
16.   MachakosMachakos Kenyatta Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
17.   MakueniPolice Grounds Wote8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
18.   NyandaruaOlKalou Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
19.   NyeriRuringu Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
20.   KirinyagaKerugoya Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
21.   Murang’aIhura Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
22.   KiambuNdumberi Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
23.   TurkanaKenya Prisons Grounds8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
24.   West PokotMakutano Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
25.   SamburuMaralal Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
26.   Trans-NzoiaKenyatta Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
27.   Uasin GishuKipchoge Keino Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
28.   Elgeyo-MarakwetIten Grounds8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
29.   NandiKapsabet Show Ground8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
30.   BaringoKabarnet Show Ground8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
31.   LaikipiaNanyuki Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
32.   NakuruASK Grounds8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
33.   NarokOle Ntimama Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
34.   KajiadoMaasai Technical Institute Grounds8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
35.   KerichoKericho Green Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
36.   BometBomet Green Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
37.   KakamegaBukhungu Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
38.   VihigaKitundu Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
39.   BungomaBungoma Airstrip8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
40.   BusiaBusia Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
41.   SiayaKMTC Play Grounds8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
42.   KisumuMamboleo Show Grounds8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
43.   Homa BayHomabay Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
44.   MigoriMigori Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
45.   KisiiGusii Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
46.   NyamiraJamhuri Gardens8th March, 2023 at 8.00am
47.   NairobiNyayo National Stadium8th March, 2023 at 8.00am

Note: Only candidates interested with the Forest Ranger Position are required to report to the Recruitment centers.

2.     FOREST ASSISTANT III – REF KFS/FAIII/2023 – KFS GRADE 12 – (40 POSITIONS)

Entry Requirements

      i.         Must be a Kenyan Citizen;

     ii.         Holder of a Certificate in Forestry from a recognized institution;

   iii.         Minimum of D+ in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education;

   iv.         Proficiency in computer applications and;

     v.         Have a valid Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation.

In addition, successful applicants will be required to:

i.           Undergo rigorous Forest Law Enforcement (Para-military) training and;

ii.         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

3.     FORESTER II REF-KFS/FII/2023 –KFS GRADE 10 – (260 POSITIONS)

Entry Requirements

               i.         Must be a Kenyan citizen;

              ii.         Holder of a Diploma in Forestry from a recognized institution;

            iii.         Proficiency in computer applications and;

            iv.         Have a valid Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation.

In addition, successful applicants will be required to:

i.           Undergo rigorous Forest Law Enforcement (Para-military) training and;

ii.         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

How to apply (Applicable to Forest Assistant III & Forester II ONLY);

Step 1:

Interested candidates who meet the requirements are asked to apply by visiting Kenya Forest Service website: http://www.kenyaforestservice.org and select the JOBS TAB to proceed with the online registration. Following successful online registration, the candidates will receive a notification email.

Step 2:

In addition to the online registration, applicants MUST PRINT and attach the NOTIFICATION EMAIL as the first page of the hard copy application. The hard copy application should clearly indicate reference number for the position applied for and attaching current curriculum vitae (clearly indicating the mobile number, names and contact details of three referees), copies of relevant testimonials, academic and professional certificates and a copy of National identity card. The application should clearly be marked with reference number for the position applied for and should either be sent through the post office or hand delivered to the address provided below in a sealed envelope marked “APPLICATION FOR (WRITE POSITION & REFERENCE); so as to reach Kenya Forest Service not later than Tuesday, 7th March, 2023 by 5.00pm.

The application will not be considered complete unless the two steps are successfully undertaken. Further, submission of the application through email shall not be considered.

Chief Conservator of Forests,

Kenya Forest Service, Karura, Off Kiambu Road,

P. O. Box 30513 – 00100, G.P.O.

NAIROBI, KENYA.

NOTE: The application process is free of charge and canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. The Service is ISO accredited and an equal opportunity employer in line with KFS Human Resource Policies. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Click Here For Online Registration

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