Fire Hire for 2022 season

Release Date: Aug 17, 2021

Contact(s): Peter Fargo, (541) 523-1231

BAKER CITY, Ore. (August 18, 2021) – The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest fire organization is seeking to fill a range of full-time permanent and seasonal positions to start in 2022. We are accepting applications now through, where positions can be found by searching any of the duty stations listed below.


While an application in USAJOBS is required to be considered for any of these positions, we also strongly encourage you contact us to express your interest and/or ask questions about the position(s) you are interested in. Contacts are listed in this PDF, which is also available on the following web page (


Fire hire is conducted in phases, so please note the key dates and deadlines below. Be aware that all application periods close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, which is 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
• Full-time, permanent GS 7-9 positions:
      o Applications being accepted now through September 15, 2021.
• Full-time, permanent seasonal GS 6 and below positions:
      o Application period will open on September 8, 2021 and last through September 27, 2021.
• Full-time, seasonal GS 2-5 positions:
      o Application period will open on October 13, 2021 and last through November 11, 2021.

Duty stations:
• Whitman Ranger District – Baker City, Unity, and Halfway, Oregon
• La Grande Ranger District – La Grande, Oregon
      o La Grande Air Tanker Base
      o Blue Mountains Interagency Dispatch Center
      o Grande Ronde Rappel Crew
• Wallow Mountains Fire Zone (WMFZ) – Enterprise and Joseph, Oregon
      o WMFZ includes Eagle Cap Ranger District, Wallowa Valley Ranger
         District, and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

More information about the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is available


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