Temporary Seasonal Job Vacancies (1039)

Temporary Seasonal 1039: Duty Station Grants Pass Oregon

Siskiyou Rappel Crew will protentional host a rookie class of up up 3-5 in 2024

Temp Hire Jobs Open 10/26/23 and close 11/8/23 **extended till 11/13/23**


Vacancy announcements for these positions are posted on USA Jobs

Applicants who have applied to the announcements on or before the listed cutoff date and are found to
be qualified and in the quality group, will be referred for consideration to the selecting officials and Tentative selection notifications will made between 01/19/24 and 02/23/24

TEMP GS- 4 (Helitack Announcement)

Forestry Technician (Fire) GS-4 

Forestry Technician (Fire) - GS 4 – 24-TEMPF3-R6-0003-4DH

 Job openings have Closed 11/13

TEMP GS- 5 (Helitack Announcement)

Forestry Technician (Helitack) – GS 524-TEMPF3-R6-0200-5DH

 Job openings have Closed 11/13

Permanent Job Vacancies

Permanent Centralized Fire Hire: Phase 1 Jobs closed 09/29/23. 

-Apply for a job even if there are no vacancies currently on the crew. All positions are open for applications during the Centralized event in case one comes open during the event.

Forest Service Standard Position Description Crosswalk

Duty Station Grants Pass Oregon

GS-4/5 Senior Firefighters 13/13:

 No current vacancies

Forestry Technician (Helitack) - Senior FFT 24-FIRE-P1GVA-HTKSRFF-45DH 

GS-6/7 Squad Leaders 18/8:

No current vacancies 

Forestry Technician Helitack Squad Leader 24-FIRE-P1GVA-HTKSQLR-67DH

Assistant Foreman GS- 7/8 26/0:

No current vacancies. 

Supervisory Forestry Technician (Helitack) - Asst. Manager 24-FIRE-P1GVA-HTKASST-78DH

Rappel Superintendent GS- 9 26/0

No current vacancies 

Supervisory Forestry Technician (Helitack) Rappel Superintendent 24-FIRE-P1GVA-HLTKMGR-9DH

Rappel Air Base Manager GS- 11 26/0

No current vacancies

Supervisory Forestry Technician (Helitack) Airbase Manager 

2024 Alaska & Pacific Northwest Region Centralized fire Hire Info

The Selection Process:

Each season, the Siskiyou Rappel Crew seeks quality employees to fill crew member positions for duty as aerial delivered wildland firefighters. Before being considered for a position, applicants must meet these basic minimum requirements: be 18 years of age at time of hire, provide proof of U.S. Citizenship, have at least one season (3 months or more) of experience where their primary duty was as a wildland firefighter, and complete the Work Capacity Test (WCT) within the specified time for arduous duty. Qualifications beyond basic wildland firefighter, such as FFT1, ICT5, FAL1, EMT, etc., are not required but are highly desirable. Previous recreational rappel experience is not required.
Occasionally, one or more of the permanent positions on the crew become available. These positions are targeted for experienced helicopter crewmembers with a strong background in fire management and aviation.

Pay Scale:

GS levels start at GS-4 to GS-11. (GSA Pay Scale) Overtime is paid for duty over 8 hours in a day at a rate of 1.5 times the base wage. For hazardous duty (which includes fire suppression activities, low level recon, and a variety of other helicopter related operations) employees are compensated an additional 25% of their base wage for all hours worked during that day. The Siskiyou Rappel Crew averages approximately 750 hours of overtime each fire season.

How To Apply:

All hiring is processed through the Federal Government's Official Job Website:

If you have any questions regarding the job description, application process or web site, please feel free to contact us. 541-471-6891 
Due to the volume of applications you are also highly encouraged to schedule a visit and stop by the base. 

Interested? Tell us about you: Candidate Questionnaire