Wildland Fire Job Opportunities - Inyo National Forest

You will notice that the greatest number of our seasonal jobs are fighting fires. Seasonal jobs in firefighting include working on a local unit handcrew, on a helitack crew , a hot shot crew, or on a fire engine. Remember, these are tough jobs usually performed in primitive, backcountry conditions. In addition to specific requirements for each kind of job, it is essential that firefighter be in top physical condition for this demanding work. Employees and prospective employees must pass the Work Capacity Test annually before working on the fireline.

As the name implies, Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management is a wide field, encompassing firefighters, fire ecologists, fuels specialists, fire managers, administrative personnel, helicopter and fixed wing pilots, aviation and ground safety professionals, radio communications and electronic technicians, dispatchers, fire prevention specialists, and communicators.

Generally, the Forest Service workforce reaches its highest numbers during the peak fire season each summer. There are many kinds of schedules available to work. Some sign on for a limited number of hours during the summer - they are called seasonals.

The people involved in Fire and Aviation Management well represent the pride exemplified by all Forest Service employees in "Caring for the Land and Serving People." The Fire & Aviation Management program's core values are Safety, Integrity, and Mutual Respect. We look for dedicated men and women from all walks of life, of all abilities, to join our workforce.

Local Wildland Fire Jobs:
2018 Seasonal Fire Job Announcements and Local Contacts

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