The Fire Hire process is for hiring permanent fire positions and apprentice positions.The Fire Hire process is not for summer temporary positions – see below for more information on Temporary Positions.
These Apprentice positions are permanent seasonal:
GS-03 and GS-04 level - guaranteed/required 13 pay periods (6 months);
After completion of the Apprentice program, employees will be moved to permanent full time position at the GS-05 level.
The Fire Hire process happens twice a year - once in the spring and once in the fall. This is the only time hiring occurs at the GS-09 level and below.
As positions are filled during the Fire Hire process, vacant positions are created that may not have been vacant during the outreach process. Hiring officials have the ability to immediately backfill those positions that have been vacated during the fire hiring process This is why you need to apply for any job at any location that you would be willing to accept if offered the job.
During the Fire Hire process applications are rated by subject matter experts. In order for you to rate out high you need to make sure your application is complete.
You need to describe in detail what your experience history is. Don’t assume people know what you do. If you are only putting one line in your work history you will not rate out very high.
You need to list all fire training you have attended, list all fire qualifications, and describe in detail your fire experience.
Applicants must attach a copy of their IQSC Master Record or equivalent that will show they meet the IFPM requirements for the job.