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Lassen National Forest Seeking Wildland Firefighters for 2018 Season

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

forestservffThe Lassen National Forest has announced plans for hiring up to 75 temporary wildland firefighters for the 2018 fire season.

“The Forest is looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to manage wildfires,” the agency said in their announcement. “The work is very rewarding and requires talented and skilled people working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions.”

The positions to be filled include hotshot/handcrew, helitack, engine/water tender, lookout, dispatch, and entry-level positions.

Duty stations include Chester, Forest Ranch, Mineral, Susanville, Hat Creek, Old Station, Fall River Mills, and Manzanita Lake. Details about specific jobs and locations can be found by following this link.

The vacancy announcements will open on www.usajobs.gov, Wednesday, January 10th and close on Tuesday, January 16th. 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, applicants should describe their past work experience in detail,” advises Fire Management Specialist Dustan Mueller.

For more information contact Dustan Mueller at (530) 252-6621 or any of the Lassen National Forest District offices:

Almanor: (530) 258-2141
Eagle Lake: (530) 257-4188
Hat Creek: (530) 336-5521

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
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