Centralized Fire Hire

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

Announcements open now on USAJobs: Announcement Number (.pdf)

You must apply to the job announcement before the closing date of Friday, September 29, 2023; 8:59 pm (pacific time).

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.

Meet us in-person

The Forest Service is holding an in-person recruitment event to fill approximately 150 wildland firefighter permanent seasonal positions. Join us on Sept. 20, 2023, from 9 AM to 4 PM PST at any of the following locations:

  • Wenatchee, WA – Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Supervisors Office, 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee, WA 98801.
  • Olympia, WA – Olympic National Forest Supervisors Office, 1835 Black Lake Boulevard SW, Olympia, WA 98512
  • Springfield, OR – Holiday Inn Express, 919 Kruse Way, Springfield, OR 97477
  • Bend, OR – Deschutes National Forest Supervisors Office, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701

Applicants are invited to come and meet regional fire staff, get application help, and learn about the benefits of working for the Forest Service. Applicants can also apply online. Jobs will be posted on USAJobs.gov from Aug. 31 – Sept. 29, 2023. 

Current Vacancy Information:

Current vacancy information is available by .pdf, excel spreadsheet, or an interactive map:

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