Region 4 Fire Hire

Region 4 will be utilizing a centralized fire hire process this fall to hire permanent fire positions at the GS-08 level and below. Fire Hire is a Forest Service process used to hire the majority of our permanent workforce in fire and fuels management.The unique feature of this process is the ability to immediately backfill any position that may be vacated while in the fire hire event. 

Region 4 is looking for committed, hardworking, high skilled individuals to suppress wildfires and work in fuels management on 12 National Forests located in Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and California. The fire and aviation management program is very rewarding and requires working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions; including dispatch, engine crews, fuels technicians, handcrews, helitack, hotshot crews, smokejumpers, and prevention. See the list(s) below of all currently vacant positions (Current Known Vacancies) and all potential positions that could become vacant (2022 Vacancy Announcement Numbers) during the fire hire process.

We will also hire our wildland fire apprentices during our fall fire hire event.  Learn more about the apprenticeship program. (These positions are NOT summer seasonal/temporary positions) This is not for summer seasonal temporary positions.

2022 Fall R4 Fire Hire - updated August 30, 2022

Information is posted here for vacant permanent fire positions from the GS-0462-03 through 08 levels.  Check back frequently as more information becomes available, it will be posted.  

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements for the position which you are applying. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. An IQCS Master Record (or equivalent) must be provided for IFPM qualification requirements.  IFPM requirements must be met at the time of selection. An applicant may be asked to provide an updated copy of their IQCS Master Record (or equivalent) at the time of selection, in order to show they meet the IFPM requirements for the position if not previously met. Applicants are encouraged to apply for multiple locations (where they would accept a position if offered), even if vacancies for certain locations are not currently listed as vacant. Vacancies may occur during the hiring process and could be filled during Selection Week. To apply go to For instructions on how to apply read ‘Applying on’ and 'Tips for Writing a Federal Resume'.


Important Application Dates

August 31, 2022 - Outreach begins, information is available on the Intermountain Region website.

September 21, 2022 - Announcements will be activated in USAJobs.  Individuals may begin applying for jobs.

October 11, 2022 - Application deadline, 11:59 Eastern standard time. Apply through Applicants are encouraged to apply for multiple locations (where they would accept a position if offered), even if positions for certain locations in which you are interested are not currently vacant. Vacancies may occur during the hiring process and could be filled during Selection Weeks)

Supervisory Reference Checks and Subject Matter Expert Evaluations

November 7-18, 2022

Supervisory Reference Checks, Subject Matter Expert evaluations and Interviews as needed will occur these weeks. Please ensure your references are notified of this and they are available at the email address (preferred) or phone number provided on your application.


Selections for Hiring 

December 1 - December 16, 2022 

Selections: Representatives from each forest will make recommendations for hiring. Candidates selected will be notified by a Forest Service representative by phone. It is highly encouraged to be available via phone during this time. Those not selected should check your USAjobs account for status updates.


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