The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (UWCF) in Northern Utah is looking for highly motivated individuals for summer employment in a variety of wildfire positions.
The UWCF encompasses Northern Utah from the Idaho border to the southwest corner of Wyoming, to as far south as Nephi, UT and as far west as the Tooele County.
DUTY STATIONS located in Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Pleasant Grove, Provo, Spanish Fork, Heber, Nephi, Utah and Mountain View, Wyoming.
The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest are located within easy reach of one of the west's fastest growing metropolitan areas creating a challenging urban interface environment. These forests encompass nearly 2.2 million ecologically-diverse acres, elevations range from 4500‘ to 13,528’ this includes nine Wilderness areas. These Forests are one of the most frequently visited in the nation. From skiing in world-renown powder to cruising the scenic highways, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests have something for just about everyone.
• 7 Engines - 5 to 7 person Type 4 Engine Crews. Respond to initial attack, mobile attack, point protection and support burn-out operations. (arduous packtest required)
• 3 Initial Attack Squads - 5 to 6 person squads. Support local initial attack and national extended fire operations. (arduous packtest required)
• 3 Helicopters - 2 local helicopters and 1 national helicopter. Support helicopter operations, crew shuttle operations, etc. (arduous packtest required)
• Logan Hotshots - 20 person National type 1 crew. Supports national extended fire operations.
(arduous packtest required)
• Fuels Crew - Collect fuels moisture samples, forest fuel loading inventory, and supports the prescribed fire program.
• Northern Utah Interagency Dispatch - receives fire reports, direct resources, and supports suppression operations.
• Prevention Technicians - Educate, Engineer and Enforce Forest and Fire Regulations. (packtest required)
• Tanker Base - direct loading and movement of aircraft, coordinate communication with the pilots and Hill Airforce Base Resources
• U.S. Citizenship.
• Valid Driver’s License.
• At least 18 years old (when reporting to work).
• Pass Fire Physical Exam.
• Negative Drug Testing.
• Work Capacity Test (pack test) 1st day.
• Complete Basic Fire School - once hired.
Wildland firefighters need a high level of muscular and cardiovascular fitness to perform safely in difficult environments. Being prepared to work in steep terrain, extreme temperatures, high altitude and smoke.
Applicants must pass a work capacity test (pack test) as a condition of hire. The pack test consists of a 3-mile hike with a 45-pound pack over level terrain. The test must be completed in 45 minutes or less. This test is administered on the first day of work. Applicants that fail the test will not be offered a firefighting position.
• Wages start at $11 per hour for the first year firefighter, plus overtime and hazard pay. Excellent summer earning potential.
• Earn sick and annual leave.
• There will be opportunities for fire assignments and travel to other districts or forests both in and out of the state.
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