Do you want to do something meaningful and rewarding this summer? Do you enjoy physical, sometimes strenuous, labor? DNR is looking for dedicated individuals to help protect Washington’s natural resources from wildfire. Seasonal, temporary firefighting jobs are open statewide for the 2015 fire season. Visit the DNR jobs page to apply.
This is an entry-level position, and previous natural resource and firefighting experience is not required. Training is provided upon hire. The position lasts three to four months, usually from mid-June to mid-September.
When you apply for this position, your application cannot be edited after it is sent, and you can only apply once a year. Therefore, it is important to meet all of the requirements before applying.
Before you apply
- Must be 18 years old when hired (usually mid-June)
- Must have a high school diploma or GED when hired (usually mid-June)
- Must have a valid driver’s license & 2 years of driving experience
- Acceptable driving record with no serious traffic violations:
- License suspension/revocation due to reckless driving, hit and run, leaving an accident scene, failure to appear, DUI, other vehicle-related felony
- More than 3 moving violations in the past 12 months
- More than 4 moving violations in the past 24 months
- Must be able to operate a manual transmission in a fire truck
- Must be able to buy regulation boots for $250 – $270
- Boots will be reimbursed up to $270 with receipt after purchase
- Create an account on careers.wa.gov
- Identify the region you want to work in and apply for that specific region: Northeast, Northwest, Olympic, South Puget Sound, Pacific Cascade, Southeast
- The application consists of basic information, education, past work history, references, and a simple questionnaire at the end
For tips on preparing for an interview, check out http://careers.wa.gov/onlineresources.html
The experience and training gained as a wildland firefighter can form the foundation for a successful career in forestry and other natural resource professions.
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