U. S. Forest Service Hiring Event for Wildland Firefighters

The Forest Service is hosting an in-person event to hire wildland firefighters in Virginia. Come meet regional fire and human resources staff, ask questions, learn about the fire crews and their duties, and tentative job offers many be extended to qualifying candidates. Our goal is to match local candidates with local positions in Virginia. Wildland firefighter positions will be posted on USAJOBS.gov using the direct-hire authority. 

Applications will be accepted on USAJOBS.gov June 5-12, 2023. You do not need to attend the in-person event to apply. Annoucement number is: 23-EHT-R8-FS4886-34DH-ED

Wildland Firefighter Benefits:

  • adventure, comradery, career advancement
  • entry-level positions with paid training and travel
  • competitive pay, overtime, hazard pay
  • Federal employee benefits


  • must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • must meet the maximum entry age (MEA) requirements, ages 18-37

Questions? Contact russell.marchion@usda.gov

Saturday, June 10, 2023 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Holiday Inn Staunton Conference Center
152 Fairway Lane
Staunton, VA 24401

Type of Event: 
Public Employer Job Fair
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