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Apply Now To Become A Wildland Firefighter

UNITED STATES – Anyone interested in becoming a wildland firefighter should explore this recent job post from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The job announcement for Forestry Technicians, GS 3/4/5, is open from Dec. 1, 2013 to Apr. 30, 2014, but with Academy training being held in February and March, interested parties are encouraged to apply early.

An applicant selected for this position will serve as a Wildland Firefighter Apprentice on various wildland fire crews, responsible for the operation and maintenance of specialized tools or equipment.

The Wildland Firefighter Apprentice Program is an accredited, educational program designed to enhance and develop future Fire and Aviation Managers. The intent of the Program is to take a career entry firefighter and provide education, training and paid work experience over a 12 to 48 month period, depending on experience. Upon successful completion of all the requirements of the Apprenticeship Program, the apprentice will reach journey-level status as a wildland firefighter.

Information about the Wildland Fire Apprentice program can be found at:

These are permanent positions with varying tours of duty and may include weekend work. Tours of duty are less than full-time seasonal (guaranteed minimum 6 months/13 pay periods of full-time employment).


  • US Citizenship required.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required for the GS-05.
  • Must meet Maximum Entry Age (MEA) requirements.
  • Primary firefighter retirement covered position.
  • Must possess and maintain a Valid Driver’s License.
  • Position requires an Arduous Work Capacity Test (WCT).
  • May require a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
  • Subject to negative drug test prior to entrance on duty if CDL required.

$24,933.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year

For more information on this job opportunity and to apply online, visit

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