Temporary Seasonal Job Vacancies (1039)
Temporary Seasonal 1039:
No current updates on temporary hiring.
Permanent Seasonal Job Vacancies (PSE)
Permanent GS-4/5 Senior Firefighters:
We currently have one vacancy at this grade level.
Permanent GS-6/7 Squad Leaders:
There are currently no vacancies at this time.
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 nor is it advantageous.
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.
Most crew members qualify as a GS-462-4 with an hourly wage of approximately $14.07. 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 600 hours of overtime each fire season.
How To Apply:
All hiring is processed through the Federal Government's Official Job Website:
- www.usajobs.gov You must have a user account with USA Jobs in order to apply, but you can browse job listings without one.
- How To Apply For A Job On The USAJobs Website This document will walk you through the general application process on USAJobs. Take a peek.
Job offers for temporary, detail and apprentice positions are typically made in January or February. Offers for permanent positions could occur at any time - check the 'Current Vacancies' section above.
If you have any questions regarding the job description, application process or web site, please feel free to contact us.
Due to the volume of applications you are also highly encouraged to stop by the base (map)