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Seasonal wildland firefighters sought

The Eldorado National Forest plans to fill approximately 35 seasonal wildland firefighter positions for a temporary appointment that will run approximately May through November. The online application for these jobs will be open for one week from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. Fire staff from the forest are available to answer questions about the application process, which involves submitting an online application and a resume through the national USAjobs website.

The various positions opening this year are located in Georgetown, Grizzly Flats, Kyburz, Pioneer, Pollock Pines, and Camino. The positions include working as a dispatcher or a fire lookout, or being a member of an engine, helicopter, hotshot or hand crew. Firefighters in these positions may travel to assignments away from their regular duty station for as many as 30 days. Benefits of wildland fire positions include challenging work in a variety of landscapes; a positive team oriented organization; premium pay for long hours of work; health insurance; and the satisfaction of helping to protect people, property and forest resources. All of the positions except for dispatcher and fire lookout will be required to pass a fitness test, which involves walking three miles in 45 minutes while carrying 45 pounds of weight.

The U.S. Forest Service seeks to develop a highly diverse workforce to accomplish its mission of caring for the land and serving people. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply. More information about these seasonal fire positions and the application process can be found on the Eldorado National Forest, Temporary Fire Hire website at http://wfap.net/enfjobsapply.html. To speak to someone in person about these jobs and how to apply, contact James Thornock at 209-295-1289.


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