Tahoe National Forest - Fire Employment
- Employment Overview
- Permanent Fire Positions
- Temporary Fire Positions
- Process and Timeline
- Application Tips
- Fire Vacancies
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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.
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.
Interested in Permanent Fire Positions? Please review the document Fall Permanent FireHire Outreach for FY2023 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.
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.
Candidates should contact the U.S. Forest Service District office of the duty station 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.
Apply NOW THROUGH OCT. 6 for 2023 Seasonal/Temp Fire Vacancies. Please review the Fall Temporary Fire Hire Outreach for FY2023.
For Permanent and Temporary Positions, please read the above Permanent and Temporary outreach notices which includes a complete hiring packet.
For Both Permanent and Temporary Fire Positions,
applications are submitted on USAjobs.gov
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.
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.
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