California Smokejumpers

Several vacancies for Temporary (Rookie) Smokejumper positions for the upcoming season will be open for applications October 31, 2017 through  November 13, 2017.  Applications will be accepted through at announcement number 18-TEMPF-NAT-SMKJR-5DT-PM.

If you have questions about these positions, please contact Gerald Spence at 530-226-2888, email; or Smokejumper Base Manager Josh Mathiesen at 530-226-2888, email at

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Speed, Range, Payload

  • The California Smokejumpers utilize high speed, fixed wing aircraft, to deliver wildland firefighters throughout California and beyond.

Agressive Initial Attack

  • Smokejumpers provide aggressive initial attack and natural resource expertise, in an effort to preserve the American landscape for future generations.

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Smokejumpers are ideally suited to responding to, and catching, fires in their early stages before they become large, complex and costly incidents. However, we have a broad range of capabilities that extends beyond initial attack.



California Smokejumpers