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Which Jobs to Apply for



Apply imageHow do I know which jobs to apply for? 


West Cinder RX editedOnce you get to the vacancy announcement on USAJobs, the most important step is to carefully read the vacancy announcement, especially the following:  

  • Qualifications Required (both General Experience and Specialized Experience);
  • How to Apply;and
  • Required Documents Sections. 
This will help you to determine the jobs for which you feel you meet the qualifications.  You can also go to this link for information on “Search for Jobs”:  http://www.firejobs.doi.gov/index.php?action=search_jobs

Please see our Wildland Fire Job Qualifications page for more information on pay levels and comparable ranks in the military services.

Although positions may have closed and/or you were not hired you can potentially be hired if you have the basic training and possibly previous experience through the Administratively Determined (AD) authority.  This is an authority from OPM to the Federal agency to hire emergency workers.  Individuals who are hired this way become part of an agency on call fire militia.