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 December 5, 2016 – December 12, 2016 on 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.
For more detailed requirement and duty location information, visit http://www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/jobs/work-for-nature
Academy Staff and Instructor Openings
Submit applications by September 9, 2016 for priority consideration