Effective November 19, 2021, temporary, seasonal GS-3/4 wildland firefighter pay will be set at a step to equal a minimum of $15 per hour.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
Department of Interior’s (DOI) Fire Integrated Recruitment Employment Systems (FIRES) is a secure web-based recruitment system that allows you to apply online for temporary fire positions within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the National Park Service (NPS), and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
6 YouTube Videos with Steps on How to Apply - Note: Some steps in these videos, such as faxing, no longer apply in the new staffing system being used.
Fire Hiring Webinar 10/2022 - YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOE9jdCgzfE - The first half explains different fire jobs that applicants may consider applying to. The second half explains information on USAJOBS, Announcements, timeframes for hiring/onboarding, and the benefits of working for the Federal Government.
Common Mistakes When Applying to DOI FIRES Vacancies:
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