A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most magnificent lands. It’s an awesome responsibility and the rewards are as limitless as the views. The Dixie National Forest of the US Forest Service offers many different types of challenging and rewarding careers.
All permanent jobs are advertised through the USAJOBS website. You can search the openings by agency, location, salary range, or by "series" (a system for identifying the type of work). Some positions are only open to current Federal Employees; only the jobs open to everyone will be shown in the search results.
Every year, the Forest Service hires thousands of temporary (mostly summer) employees for a variety of jobs, most of them in the field. Hiring season usually begins the first week of January and may last until mid-March, depending on last minute vacancies.
Fire positions will be filled using the Region 4 Fire Hire process. Applicants will need to become familiar with the process. Instructions to apply and information regarding how the Fire Hire process works can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/fire/r4fire_hire/
Wildland Fire Apprentice Program
Individuals will be required to complete two four-week formal residential training academies in McClellan, California, 3,000 hours of on-the-job experience, completion of required formal training within a minimum of 2 but no more than 4 years, with target promotion potential to a career/career-conditional appointment, Wildland Firefighter-Forestry Technician, GS-462-5, upon completion of all apprenticeship and OPM qualification requirements.
For more information visit the Wildland Firefighter Apprentice Program website at: http://www.wfap.net/