Fire Positions, US Forest Service

Bridger-Teton National Forest

Position Title: Fire Positions

Organization: US Forest Service

Location: Bridger-Teton National Forest

Overview:The 3.4 million acre Bridger-Teton National Forest is the second largest National Forest in the United States outside Alaska. It lies in Western Wyoming, adjoining Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining area of undeveloped land in the 48 conterminous United States. It is noted for its scenery and natural features, large and diverse wildlife populations, and habitat for threatened and endangered species. There are six districts on the Forest: Kemmerer, Afton, Big Piney, Pinedale, Jackson and Blackrock. The Supervisor’s Office is in Jackson.

The Forest may fill up to 19 wildland fire positions, including: helitack, engines, fire module and fire cache. Housing may be available at some duty stations. More information on these positions may be found here.

Laborer (fire cache) Overview: The selected individual will serve primarily as an Assistant to the Teton Interagency Fire Warehouse Manager in Jackson, WY. The warehouse supports wildland fires on the Bridger-Teton National Forest and in Grand Teton National Park, and mutual aid is provided to Teton County lands as needed. Total land mass is about 1.5 million acres. The Fire Warehouse Manager works directly for the Bridger-Teton National Forest AFMO (Assistant Fire Management Officer).

Duties of the Fire Warehouse Assistant will include assembling and loading supply orders and filling out waybills, and other documentation; loading and delivering supplies to fires; organizing, stocking, and maintaining an inventory of supplies; supply ordering and tracking; unloading supplies returning from fires; forklift operation; large truck operation, and trailer pulling. The warehouse will often support multiple fires at one time and deliver supplies long distances over rough unpaved roads to remote locations. During busy periods with heavy fire loads additional personnel will assist with loading and delivery of supplies. The Fire Warehouse Assistant will manage the fire warehouse in the absence of the Fire Warehouse Manager.

Helltack Overview: The Teton-Interagency Fire Management Program is planning to fill up to 5 Seasonal Helitack Crewmember positions in 2021. These positions are Forestry Technician GS-0462-04/05. The Vacancy Announcement and application portal can be found here. These are seasonal positions located in Jackson, Wyoming at the Teton Interagency Helibase. They will be hired through the US Forest Service and tour of duty will be approximately early May to mid-October. Housing may be available. We are a 24 person Helitack crew based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We conduct our missions in support of fire and resource management for the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park. We are an Interagency crew comprised of Forest Service and Park Service personnel.

Application Deadline: October 16-26

How to apply: More than one position may be filled for each job announcement listed below. These positions will be temporary, not to exceed 1039 hours. All positions will be advertised on USAJOBS.