WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
Wildland fire activities require hard work
often on uneven, steep, rough, slippery,
terrain. Lifting or carrying equipment over
50 pounds may be required.
Individual job announcements will list the
physical fitness and medical examination
WHAT ABOUT FUTURE
Employees are hired for permanent and
temporary jobs. Many seasonal employees
return year after year.
WHAT JOBS ARE OPEN NOW?
Click on Wildfire Employment Opportunities
Or call toll free
HOW DO I APPLY?
Submit your application to the address in
the announcement, Use form OF-612, the
It is available
or through the
Office of Personnel Management website at
www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.htm. A resume
is also acceptable. If using a resume,
please include all required information.
WHAT ARE THE AGENCY WEBSITES?
National Park Service FireNet
Bureau of Land Management Fire &
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Fire Management
Bureau of Indian Affairs Fire Management
National Park Service
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Bureau of Indian Affairs
WHAT JOBS ARE AVAILABLE?
Are you looking for a job or career that you
will find important and rewarding? Do you
want to work in and protect some of the
most beautiful and fragile areas in the
United States? Then, the bureaus of the
Department of the interior may be looking
Bureau of Land
U.S. Fish and
and Bureau of
Indian Affairs offer jobs fore season or
careers for daft rne, -.
Smokejumper: Specialized, experienced
firefighters who parachute into remote areas
for initial attack on wildland fires.
Helitack: Serves as initial attack firefighter
Sand support for helicopter operations on
Use Module: Serves as a
S ember who works on prescribed fire,
educion projects, and fires that are
need for resource benefits.
spatcher: Serves as central coordinator
relaying information regarding a fire as
wall as ordering personnel and equipment.
Fire Lookout: Serves as locator for fires in
remote locations and informs emergency
Response units of new fires.
Biological Technician: Studies and
collects data on the effects of fire on plants
and animals in burned and non-burned
Other Support Positions: Warehouse
worker, administrative positions, vehicle
operators and other positions will be
advertised under several job titles.
WHAT IS THE PAY & BENEFITS?
Employees are hired under the Federal Civil
Service System. Pay ranges from about 58
per hour to over $15 per hour, depending
upon the position and your experience.
Firefighting positions are paid overtime for
any hours worked beyond the regular shift.
Temporary employees receive sick leave,
paid vacation, paid holidays, and training.
Permanent employees receive health and
life insurance, sick leave, paid vacation,
paid holidays, extensive training, and are
covered by the Federal Employee
Retirement System. Many fire positions
qualify for retirement after 20 years.
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