Forest Service now accepting applications for wildland firefighters throughout 18 national forests in California

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Now accepting applications for wildland firefighters throughout 18 national forests in California


VALLEJO, Calif. — Make a lasting impact on the world around you and unlock opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. Join the Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and be a part of an organization that is committed to caring for the land and serving people.

We are hiring positions in wildland firefighting across California, including both permanent and permanent seasonal opportunities. Learn more these positions.

A highly skilled, hardworking cast of thousands is needed to battle wildland fires. The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region Fire and Aviation Management program requires talented people working safely together to be successful.

Wildland firefighters work in a variety of specialized positions, including, engines, fuels management, helitack, hotshot crews, prevention, and smokejumping. These positions often travel throughout California and other regions of the country.

Applications are only accepted through USAJobs through February 11, 2022. Review the job announcement carefully for deadlines and required information to include in your application. Employment start dates vary.

Visit the Forest Service Jobs webpage,, to learn more about career opportunities, benefits, hiring events, and resources to help with the application process.

The Forest Service manages 18 National Forests in the Pacific Southwest Region, which encompasses over 20 million acres across California, and assists State and Private forest landowners in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. National forests supply 50 percent of the water in California and form the watershed of most major aqueducts and more than 2,400 reservoirs throughout the state. For more information, visit

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