Fire Hire

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Be a Part of our Wildland Firefighting Community!

The Southwestern Region employs a wide array of firefighter and fire suppression support personnel. Ground-based suppression crews combat wildland fires with a variety of specialized equipment and vehicles. In the air, planes and helicopters staffed by Forest Service personnel provide aerial surveillance and suppression of wildfires. Dispatchers and warehouse crews assist frontline firefighting crews with vital logistical and strategic services. Positions start at the GS-03 level and go through the GS-09 level. This is an opportunity to work with us as a part of our Wildland Firefighting Community!

Work for the USDA Forest Service

  • Fire-Related Jobs

    The Southwestern Region is looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to suppress wildfires and work in fuels management on 11 National Forests located in Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

  • USAJobs.gov

    The vacancy announcements for open fire and fuels positions are posted at USAJobs.gov, the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities.

Temporary Job Openings

Apply for temporary fire and other positions through our Centralized Temporary Hiring Outreach - another great way to get started in the Forest Service!

Firefighting Programs in the Southwestern Region



Key Contacts

Fire Hire
Karin Frost-Madrid
Regional Work Force Planning and Training Specialist

333 Broadway Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 842-3206
Fax: (505) 842-3806

Forest Contacts

Southwest Engine Academy
Mat Rau
SWEA Coordinator

Fire Management Contacts

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