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News: 12/01/2015

CAL FIRE hiring

CAL FIRE is currently accepting applications for seasonal firefighter and defensible space inspector (forestry aide) positions throughout the state for 2016.

“Working for CAL FIRE can open the door to many exciting opportunities for someone interested in a career in forestry or fire protection”, said Chief Dave Teter, CAL FIRE’s deputy director for fire protection. “The experience gained by working for our department can lead to a fulfilling career serving the public, protecting lives, property and California’s precious natural resources.”

CAL FIRE’s seasonal positions can work up to nine months out of the year at any of CAL FIRE’s over 350 facilities including fire stations, air bases and state forests from the Oregon border down to the Mexican border. Each year CAL FIRE hires approximately 2,300 seasonal firefighters and forestry aides.

Defensible Space/Forestry Aide

This position’s primary role will be performing Defensible Space inspections and interacting with the public to provide fire prevention information as well as working at one of CAL FIRE’s demonstration state forests. Experience and education in forestry, fire prevention, firefighting, natural resource management or conservation is necessary. The final filing date is Dec. 4.

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Seasonal Firefighter

A seasonal firefighter is the entry level position in CAL FIRE’s firefighting ranks. Seasonal firefighters respond to a wide variety of emergency and natural disaster incidents, including wildfires. The position requires not only emergency response, but is also responsible for repair and maintenance of equipment and tools, as well as general facility housekeeping. The minimum qualification for this position is to be 18 years of age, although experience and education in fire suppression and control is desirable. The final filing date is Jan. 31, 2016.

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