Tahoe National Forest - Fire Employment

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Fire Hire - TNF Employment

The Tahoe National Forest Fire and Aviation Management Program is very rewarding and requires talented people working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions; including Engine Crews, Helicopter Helitack Crew, Interagency Hotshot Crews, Fire Prevention, Fire & Fuels Management, Fuels Crews, Lookouts, and Dispatch. 

Duty locations for TNF positions include Truckee, Sierraville, Soda Springs, White Cloud, Nevada City, Downieville, Camptonville, Foresthill, Loyalton and Grass Valley.

Tahoe National Forest Hiring for Permanent Fire Positions during the “Fire Hire” process and for Temporary Fire Positions can happen twice a year - once in the Spring and once in the Fall. This is the predominate time hiring occurs at the GS-09 level and below. Available permanent positions can be permanent full time or permanent seasonal. Temporary Seasonal positions are also available.

As positions are filled during the Permanent Fire Hire process, or the Temporary Fire Position hiring, vacant positions are created that may not have been vacant during the outreach process. Hiring officials have the ability to immediately backfill those positions that have been vacated during the fire hiring process. This is why it is important to apply during the application period to any position and duty station you may be interested in and willing to accept if offered the job.

Wildland Firefighter Apprentice positions are permanent seasonal and could be hired at the GS-03, GS-04 level, and GS-05 level.

After completion of the Apprentice program, employees will be moved to permanent full time position at the GS-05 level.

More information on the Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program

 

Fire Hire - Perm Positions

Interested in Permanent Fire Positions? Please review the document Spring Permanent FireHire Outreach for FY2021 for a complete Permanent Fire Hire information packet. This document provides everything you need to know about the Fire Hire process for permanent positions both on the Tahoe National Forest and throughout The Pacific Southwest Region 5. 

Candidates should contact the U.S. Forest Service District office of the duty station they’re interested in to express interest and receive further information regarding positions and application process.

For Permanent Fire positions including Permanent Year-round, Permanent Seasonal, and Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship, applications are submitted on USAjobs.gov

Applications MUST be complete and submitted by the closing date of the specific application period to be accepted.

Fire Hire - Temp Positions

 

Interested in Temporary Fire Positions?

The Tahoe National Forest, FIRE AND AVIATION MANAGEMENT is looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals for temporary seasonal positions as Wildland Firefighters on Engines, Handcrews/Hotshots, Helicopter Helitack Crew, Fuels Reduction Crews, Lookouts, and Dispatch which respond to local and national fire and all-hazard incidents.

Please review the document for a complete Temporary Fire Position hiring information packet. This document provides everything you need to know about the Temporary fire hiring process for temporary fire positions on the Tahoe National Forest.

Duty locations for TNF positions include Truckee, Sierraville, Soda Springs, White Cloud, Nevada City, Downieville, Camptonville, Foresthill, Loyalton and Grass Valley.

Candidates should contact the U.S. Forest Service District office of the duty station they’re interested in and send contact information to TNFfirehire@gmail.com to express interest and receive further information regarding positions and application process.

For Temporary Seasonal positions:

  • Applications are submitted on USAjobs.gov -Search: Forestry Technician
  • Applications MUST be complete and submitted by the closing date of the specific application period to be accepted.
  • Applications for Temporary Fire Positions are currently being accepted on USAjobs.gov from Oct. 30, 2020- Nov. 9, 2020.

 

Fire Hire - Process and Timeline

 

Applications for Permanemt Positions MUST be complete and submitted by December 15, 2020 by 8:59pm PST on the closing date to be considered.

Applications for Temporary Positions MUST be complete and submitted by November 9, 2020 by 8:59pm PST on the closing date to be considered.

 

Fire Hire - Applications

For Both Permanent and Temporary Fire Positions,
applications are submitted on USAjobs.gov

Review Spring Permanent FireHire outreach for FY2021 for information on the Permanent application process.

Review Temporary Fire Position hiring information packet for FY 2021 for information on the Temporary Fire position hiring application process.

Learn more about job openings and apply by visiting https://www.usajobs.gov/; keyword: wildland fire or https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?k=wildland+fire.

Application Instructions

How to Become a Wildland Firefighter
 

 

 

 

Fire Hire - Tips

Contact the local U.S. Forest Service office of the duty location you’re interested in, for interest, questions, and specific hiring information. During the Fire Hire process all applications are submitted on www.usajobs.gov and are rated by subject matter experts. In order for you to rate out higher, you need to make sure your application is complete and thorough. Upload all required documents listed in the job vacancy announcement to the USAjobs application. Review the job duties listed in the job vacancy announcement. In your resume, describe in detail what your experience history is and especially previous experience that relates to the job duties described in the job announcement.  If you are only putting one line in your work history, you will not rate as high as a candidate. List all fire training you have attended, all fire qualifications, and describe in detail your fire experience. Proofread. Applicants must attach a copy of their IQCS Master Record or equivalent that shows they meet the IFPM requirements for the job.

Complete Applicant Tips Document

USAJOBS Tutorial Video

Please apply to any position and duty station you may be interested in and would accept if offered the job, as those positions may become vacant through the Fire Hire process.

Applications for both permanent and temporary positions can be submitted when the specific job announcement opens in USAjobs.gov but MUST be complete and submitted by the closing date of the application period to be accepted.

 

View these helpful tutorials. 

 Navigating USAJOBS
 How to Write a Federal Resume
 Tips For Job Seekers - Fire

Find Federal Firefighting positions on USAJobs.gov 

Current Fire Vacancies on the Tahoe National Forest
 

Fire Hire - Fire Vacancies

 

Fire Hire - Helpful Links

USAJOBS

Interagency Fire Program Management Qualification Standards (IFPM) Position Crosswalk

Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)

Wildland Fire Apprenticeship Program (WFAP)

People in Fire

Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates

 




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