Current Apprenticeship Job Opportunities within the USDA Forest Service
What you need to know
The Forest Service is excited to offer an apprenticeship training program for prospective wildland firefighters age 18-37. The application period is August 11-25, 2017 www.usajobs.gov
Purpose of Apprenticeship Program
Upon Completion of Training
Apprentices are eligible for Forestry Technician "Firefighter Type 1" positions and will be eligible for permanent, full-time positions. Multiple duty locations are available for the permanent jobs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Typical duties of an apprentice firefighter consist of wildland fire suppression and fuel management in harsh conditions of heat, terrain and fuels. Basic fire operations are performed to include the use of hand and power tools, fire line constructions, fuel burning or removal and mop-up. Fire apparatus operation duties will also be required. Such duties involve meeting licensing requirements, driving over adverse terrain, operating fire pumps and valves to regulate water pressures, working with fire hoses and water additives.
Visit the Forest Service website for locations and additional requirement information. Apply on USAJOBS.
*Veterans and applicants eligible for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) may apply if they are older than 37. For more information, contact Human Resources Management at (877) 372-7248, Option 2.
Academy Staff and Instructor Openings
Submit applications by June 1, 2017 for priority consideration