The Southwestern Region Fire Hire program streamlines the hiring process for permanent fire positions, and allow for more consistent hiring around the Region. The change in hiring process is in response to a continual vacancy situation that all of the national forests in the Southwestern Region currently face. The unique feature of this process is the ability to immediately backfill positions that have been vacated.
NOTE: We have concluded our hiring of permanent employees for the 2014 fire season. Our outreach for 2015 will begin around October 2014. Please check for Fire vacancies at that time.
Information on job vacancies within the Federal Government.
The National Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program
An accredited, educational program designed to enhance and develop future Fire and Aviation Managers. This program operates under an agreement with the Department of Labor, U.S. Forest Service, USDI Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. The intent of the program is to assist individuals who want a career in Fire Management within the Federal fire agencies.