The Eastern Region is looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to suppress wildfires, work in fuels management, perform as dispatchers or support fire dozer operators on 5 National Forests and 1 Tallgrass Prairie located in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
The 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 suppression firefighters, fuels techs, dispatchers, fire dozers swampers, engine crews, and helitack.
The Fire Hire program is being implemented to streamline the hiring process for temporary fire positions and provide consistent hiring around the Region and throughout the agency. This hiring process assists the national forests in the Eastern Region to fill vacancies in a more efficient and timely manner.
This outreach is for GS-0462-03 through GS-0462-05, GS-2151-04/05 and WG-5716-05 temporary seasonal fire, dispatch, fire dozer helpers, and fuels positions. The vacancy announcements for these positions are posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities: USAJobs. These are regional vacancy announcements with a specific opening and closing date. The vacancy announcements will be open for applications on May 5, 2021. Those who wish to be considered for these positions in the Temporary Fire Hire event must apply to the vacancy announcements by the closing date of May 17, 2021.