Wildland Firefighter

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Wenatchee, Washington

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $3,433.00 - $3,840.00 Monthly
Deadline Jun 13, 2024



Salary: $3,433.00 - $3,840.00 Monthly 

(See official listing for full details.)

What to Expect as a DNR Firefighter:

  • Prepare for fire duty, and maintain assigned equipment and vehicles for fire readiness.
  • Safely respond to wildland fires to suppress and prevent them from spreading.
  • Perform entry-level wildland fire duties including hand-line construction, water handling, general suppression, and prevention activities or training.
  • When not engaged in wildland fire preparedness and suppression, Wildland Firefighters will perform tasks such as thinning and pruning trees for watersheds, protecting wildlife, and maintaining recreation sites, buildings, grounds, roads, and equipment.
  • Many of the duties performed on these jobs require considerable physical exertion; working outdoors in all terrain and weather conditions, working long hours, and extended periods of time away from home. Duties include but may not be limited to the ability to carry up to 60 pounds, run, bend, twist, walk, and/or climb.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Must be age 18 and possess a high school diploma or equivalent at the time of hire
  • Must provide Certificates of Course Completion for IS-700 and ICS-100 prior to or on the day of the scheduled Work Capacity Test. If you have previously taken and received credit by DNR for these courses, you are NOT required to retake or resubmit the certificates of completion.
  • Must pass the DNR work capacity test or "Pack Test" during the selection process and prior to starting work. The "Pack Test" is a work capacity test that measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength, and muscular endurance (45lbs vest, 3 miles within 45 minutes). 
  • Firefighters require the competencies related to being able to effectively communicate with supervisors, and work with and lead subordinates in wildland fire organizations.
  • Ability to act promptly, use good judgment in day-to-day and emergency situations, and deal tactfully with the public and interagency partners.

View a complete position description with full application instructions at careers.wa.gov

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Category Forestry
Tags Wildland Firefighter