Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Technician)

National Park Service

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $15.10 to $16.90 per hour
Deadline Aug 03, 2021


This is a Public Notice for positions being filled under the Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) for Wildland Fire. Under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location identified in this Public Notice. 

The National Park Service (NPS) is looking for temporary employees to work on a variety of wildland firefighting crews. Work may include working as a crew member on any of the following types of crews: Helitack (helicopter); Engine; Wildland Fire Module (WFM). 

Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Forestry Technician) is a skilled wildland firefighter. May be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques while actively managing wildfires. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.

Senior Wildland Firefighter (GS-05 Forestry Technician) is a senior wildland firefighter performing all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding and mop-up. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.

Locations for these positions are:
Homestead, FL (Everglades NP)
Gatlinburg, TN (Great Smoky Mountains NP)

For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI FIRES Jobs website and select the state that you are interested in.

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