Wildland Fire Careers
The Angeles National Forest is hiring wildland firefighters—full-time and seasonal positions available. Wildland firefighters operate in dynamic environments including mountainous and urban areas. Specialized equipment such as fire engines, fire crews and aircraft are used to attack these complex fires. Becoming a wildland firefighter requires a high level of fitness and a commitment to safety.
Wildland firefighters respond to fires and disasters nationwide. There are no state lines to limit your boundaries and learning experience. To begin your journey, follow the easy steps provided below.
Requirements: U.S. citizens, minimum 18 years of age, high school diploma or equivalent, and other requirements
Selected candidates are subject to background checks, drug testing, and physical fitness-testing.
Opening and Closing Dates for Applying
This page lists vacant Fire and Aviation Management positions on the Angeles National Forest. These job vacancies are posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities at USAJobs.
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How to Apply
You must create an account on usajobs.gov to be able to apply online.
You can use the Resume Builder Tool in USAJobs.gov or upload your own resume.
Federal Resume Requirements
For each job listed on your resume, you must also include:
- The start and end dates (including the month and year).
- The number of hours you worked per week.
- The level and amount of experience - for example, whether you served as project manager or a team member can help show your level of experience.
- All relevant experience and accomplishments that prove you can perform tasks at the level required for the job. All work experience should be listed in reverse chronological order, with your most recent experience showing at the top of your resume.
It is also recommended that you include your supervisor’s name, contact information, and if they are okay to contact for reference checks. Salary information is optional, but may give the Human Resources reviewer and hiring manager a better understanding of your current and past experience.
Using the search bar, search for fire vacancies:
- If you know the vacancy announcement number, enter it into keyword search bar. (Example: 23-FIRE-R5P3C-HSHCSRFF-5DH)
- You can also search by position keywords such as: "Forestry Technician Fire", " Dispatch", “Hotshot”, “Fire Dozer”, “Fire Prevention”, etc.
- To ensure you are applying to the Angeles National Forest, confirm any of these locations are listed: Acton, Arcadia, Glendora, Lancaster, or San Fernando.
- Click “Apply” on the job information page in USAJobs.gov.
- Follow the application process in USAJobs.
- Select or upload resume.
- Select or upload required documents and/or other supporting documents.
- Review resume and documents to validate all required documents are uploaded.
- Continue following the application process.
- Final step: Submit Application.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all required documents are received within the required timeframes. Failure to submit required, legible documents will result in elimination from consideration.
Alerts & Warnings
- NEW! Office Updates - Need Info or Passes?
- Forest Service Road Closures
- Additional Damage to Roads/Trails Due to Tropical Storm Hilary
- Fire Danger: HIGH
- Temporary Closures (Bobcat Fire)
- Driving to the Forest?
- Advisory: Hiking at High Elevations
- Planning to Camp? (Stay Limits & Dispersed Camping Restrictions)