Join our Seasonal Firefighting Team
   

Do you want a meaningful and rewarding summer job? Do you enjoy physical, sometimes strenuous, labor? Apply to be a firefighter!
 
Each year, DNR seeks hundreds of dedicated individuals to help protect 13 million acres of Washington wildlands from wildfire. 

Apply for a 2022 job as a DNR Seasonal Wildland Firefighter

 
These seasonal, temporary firefighting jobs are offered statewide. Expect to work three to four months beginning mid-June and ending in mid-September. We provide the training, safety clothing and protective gear. You bring enthusiasm and the ability to perform courageous outdoor work safely, productively and responsibly. Watch for firefighter jobs to open www.dnr.wa.gov/jobs. We want you to be successful. See these online resources and keep the following three tips in mind when you apply: 

Qualifications needed

  • 18 years old when hired (typically mid-June)
  • Have a high school diploma or GED when hired (typically mid-June)
  • Have a valid driver’s license, 2 years of driving experience and an acceptable driving record with no serious traffic violations. We cannot accept the following:
    • License suspension/revocation due to reckless driving, hit and run, leaving an accident scene, failure to appear, DUI or other vehicle-related felony
    • More than 3 moving violations in the past 12 months
    • More than 4 moving violations in the past 24 months
  • Able to operate a manual transmission
  • Able to buy regulation boots for $250 – $350 (reimbursed up to $350 with a receipt after purchase)
Don’t be alarmed if you don’t hear from us right away – it can be several months into spring before we start contacting applicants for interviews.  
 
Know that the experience and training you’ll take with you as a DNR wildland firefighter can form the foundation for a lifelong career in forestry, a related natural resource profession, or a permanent position within DNR Wildfire.  
 
Apply here: www.dnr.wa.gov/jobs
 

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