Centralized Fire Hire

Alaska/Pacific Northwest Region: Centralized Fire Hire GS-3 through GS-9

It is important for applicants to apply to any duty location and position they are interested in. Centralized Fire Hire events utilize a backfill process; if a position currently filled becomes vacant during the hiring event, the position may immediately be backfilled during the event. Watch the Pacific Northwest and Alaska Region 2023 Fire Hire Recruitment video to learn more about the different positions.

Current Vacancy Information:

09/30/2023: The application window for the 2024 season has closed.

  • View an interactive map for current status for all positions vacant or filled that may be filled during Centralized Fire Hire. You can view available positions by Forest, Status, GS-Level, or Title.

Map Showing Vacancy Locations

For optimal viewing on a mobile device view the map in full screen, search by location and job type, and use the arrows to expand sections.

Qualifications and Specialized Experience Requirements:

Each job announcement has specific qualifications and specialized experience requirements. Each announcement will identify the IFPM/FSFPM qualifications required for the position. The Interagency Fire Program Management Standard (IFPM) is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Interior wildland bureaus to establish minimum qualification standards for key positions in Fire and Aviation Management (FAM). In addition, the U.S. Forest Service implemented an agency addendum to IFPM called the Forest Service Fire Program Management Standard (FS-FPM). 

If you do not meet the qualifications for the above listed announcements/positions, please visit the Wildland Fire Apprentice Page. The Wildland Fire Apprenticeship program is a development firefighter position where no IFPM/FSFPM firefighter qualifications are required. These are highly competitive positions.



Hiring Positions Announcement Open Period Announcement Close Period Applicant Review and Reference Check Begins Hiring Managers Recommend/Selection Period; Job Offers Extended Latest Entrance On-Duty Date
Centralized Hiring Target Grade GS-9 and Below Aug. 31, 2023 Sept. 29, 2023 Oct. 23, 2023 Nov. 6, 2023 – Dec. 8, 2023 March 2024

Key Contacts

Have Questions? Contact the Pacific Northwest Region Recruiter - Jacquelyn Ayers