Lassen National Forest Seeks Wildland Firefighters for 2016 Season

Release Date: Jan 7, 2016  

SUSANVILLE, Calif., January 7, 2016 – Lassen National Forest plans to hire up to 50 temporary wildland firefighters for the 2016 fire season. Duty stations include Chester, Forest Ranch, Mineral, Susanville, Hat Creek, Old Station, Fall River Mills, and Manzanita Lake.

The positions to be filled include hotshot/handcrew, helitack, engine/water tender, lookout, dispatch, and entry-level positions. Details about specific jobs and locations can be found in this Lassen National Forest Outreach Notice document.

The five-day vacancy announcements will open on USA Jobs, on Monday, January 11 and close on Friday, January 15. Applicants are encouraged to read the vacancy announcements thoroughly for specific information about job requirements and how to apply. Applicants will be required to create a profile with a username and password, then asked to describe their work experience and level of education.

“When applying for a federal job, you should be very detailed and precise in describing your work experience,” said Civil Rights Officer Michael Green. “Remember that the person who will be reviewing your application cannot assume that you have specific knowledge; you must say it in writing.”

For more information, contact Michael Green at (530) 252-6603 or any the Lassen National Forest District office: 

Almanor: (530) 258-2141

Eagle Lake: (530) 257- 4188

Hat Creek: (530) 336-5521

Lassen National Forest lies at the Crossroads of California, where the granite of the Sierra Nevada, the lava of the Cascades and the Modoc Plateau, and the sagebrush of the Great Basin meet. The Forest is managed for recreational access as well as timber and firewood, forage for livestock, water, minerals, and other natural resources.

The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.



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