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Lassen National Forest Seeking Wildland Firefighters for 2016 Season

Forest Service firefighters - photo submitted
Forest Service firefighters – photo submitted

forestservffLassen National Forest plans to hire up to 50 temporary wildland firefighters for the 2016 fire season, according to Forest Public Affairs Officer Joyce El Kouarti, with duty stations that include Chester, Forest Ranch, Mineral, Susanville, Hat Creek, Old Station, Fall River Mills and Manzanita Lake.

The positions to be filled include hotshot/handcrew, helitack, engine/water tender, lookout, dispatch and entry-level positions. Details about specific jobs and locations can be found by clicking here and downloading the .pdf file.

The five-day vacancy announcements opened on USA Jobs (www.usajobs.gov), on Monday, January 11th and will close on Friday, January 15th. Applicants are encouraged to read the vacancy announcements thoroughly for specific information about job requirements and how to apply. Applicants will be required to create a profile with a username and password, then asked to describe their work experience and level of education.

“When applying for a federal job, you should be very detailed and precise in describing your work experience,” said Civil Rights Officer Michael Green. “Remember that the person who will be reviewing your application cannot assume that you have specific knowledge; you must say it in writing.”

For more information, contact Michael Green at (530) 252-6603 or any the Lassen National Forest District offices – Almanor: (530) 258-2141, Eagle Lake: (530) 257-4188 or Hat Creek: (530) 336-5521

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor


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