USDA Forest Service Eastern Region Is Hiring Firefighters Throughout Northeast And Midwest

(UNDATED) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Eastern Region is looking for a committed, hardworking and highly skilled workforce to support wildfire suppression efforts and fuels management on 14 national forests and one tallgrass prairie located in states across the region, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The Eastern Region Fire and Aviation Management Program provides a rewarding opportunity to work on a team with talented colleagues who perform work safely in a variety of specialized positions.

The Temporary Fire Hire event runs from August 21-31, 2020 and will be used to fill temporary seasonal fire, dispatch, fire dozer helpers & operators and fuels positions.  This outreach is for GS-0462-03 through GS-0462-05, GS-2151-04/05 and WG-5716-05/08 positions.

The Permanent Fire Hire event runs from August 24-September 14, 2020 and will be used to fill permanent seasonal and permanent year-round positions for firefighters on engines, handcrews and hotshot crews, dispatchers, fire dozer operators and apprentices.  The outreach is for GS-0462-03 through GS-0462-09 and WG-5716-05/08/10 positions.

For more information on these Fire positions in the Eastern Region, follow this link: In addition to these vacancies, you can learn more about federal employment opportunities and apply on the U.S. Government’s official employment website:

The Fire Hire program is being implemented to streamline the hiring process for temporary fire positions and provide consistent hiring around the Region and throughout the agency. This hiring process assists the national forests in the Eastern Region to fill vacancies in a more efficient and timely manner.