Be an apprentice wildland firefighter and challenge yourself to new limits!
The Forest Service wildland firefighter apprenticeship application period starts on November 1. Applications are accepted on USAJOBS, November 1-15. An apprentice firefighter on a wildland firefighting crew performs fire suppression and fuels management duties. Apprentices will complete 3,000 hours of on-the-job training. They will also complete a residential firefighting academy at the Wildland Fire Training Center in McClellan Park, CA. Apprentices will be paid and all training costs are included. Upon successful completion of the program, apprentices will be in permanent GS-5 firefighter positions.
- Forestry Aid
- Forestry Technician
- Must be a US Citizen or US National
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
- Must possess and maintain a Valid Driver’s License
- Subject to negative drug test prior to entrance on duty
- If applying to a GS-5 position, must meet IFPM qualifications
- Position requires a work capacity test (WCT)
- May require a commercial driver’s license (CDL)
- Willing to live/work in remote locations
- Must meet maximum entry age (MEA) requirements, ages 18-37*
*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.
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