UPPER COLORADO RIVER INTERAGENCY FIRE and AVIATON
SEASONALJOBS

START YOUR CAREER AS A WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER

There are many seasonal employment opportunities available on the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit.  Some seasonal positions include engine crew members, helitack crew members, wildland fire module crew members, dispatch, and tanker base positions.
The duty stations on the UCR include Grand Junction, Rifle, Silverthorne, Minturn, and Eagle.


Grand Junction
is the most populous municipality in all of western Colorado, with a population of 150,000 for the entire valley. Grand Junction is a full service city with four area hospitals, a regional airport, numerous public/private schools, and Colorado Mesa University.
Grand Junction has an outstanding high desert climate and is recognized as the 7th sunniest city in America. Recreation opportunities include: mountain biking, dirt biking, canyoneering, camping, cross-country/alpine skiing, hiking, hunting, and water sports. 

Grand Junction is home to the Junior College (JUCO) World Series as well as a Professional Minor League Baseball team affiliated with the Colorado Rockies, known as the Grand Junction Rockies.

Rifle
is located 60 miles to the east of Grand Junction, it was ranked #17 out of the Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen according to the April 2008 edition of Outdoor Life Magazine.   Locally around Rifle there is world class climbing, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, rafting, and skiing. 

Eagle is halfway between Denver and Grand Junction.  Recreation includes: mountain biking, trail running, hiking, Gold Medal fly fishing, rafting, kayaking, standup paddling, and hunting.  Eagle is located along Interstate 70 on the Eagle River surrounded by BLM land and State Parks.

Minturn is a small mountain town surrounded by the Holy Cross Wilderness, the White River National Forest, and the Eagle River. Hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing are just some of the recreation opportunities available.

Silverthorne is located along Interstate 70 in the Lower Blue River Valley below 12,000+ foot peaks and is surrounded on two sides by National Forest and Wilderness Areas. It is a full-service community with a population of approximately 4,000 people.  There are five ski areas within a half-hour drive: Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland and Copper Mountain. Recreation here also includes: Gold Medal trout fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, skiing, biking, and hiking.

2019 Seasonal Jobs

Seasonal job announcements for the 2019 season will be out in the fall/winter of 2018.
All the job announcements below can be found on USAjobs.gov. Click on the links below or search for the announcement numbers.
Make sure you select the correct duty station when applying.

East Zone

Duty Stations: Eagle, Minturn, and Silverthorne

Contact Justin Conrad
jconrad@fs.fed.us
(970) 328-5940

Forest Service Announcements
Duty Station: Eagle
Forestry Aid (Fire Suppression) - Engine - GS-03
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-3DT-JN
Forestry Tech (Fire Suppression) - Engine - GS-04
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-4DT-JN
Forestry Tech (Fire Suppression) - Engine - GS-05
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-5DT-JN

For information on Eagle Jobs
Ryan Hughes
(970) 456-8268

Duty Station: Minturn
Forestry Aid (Fire Suppression) - Engine - GS-03
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-3DT-JN
Forestry Tech (Fire Suppression) - Engine - GS-04
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-4DT-JN
Forestry Tech (Fire Suppression) - Engine - GS-05
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-5DT-JN

For information on Minturn Jobs
Todd King
(970) 948-9417

Duty Station: Silverthorne
Forestry Aid (Fire Suppression) - Engine - GS-03
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-3DT-JN
Forestry Tech (Fire Suppression) - Engine - GS-04
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-4DT-JN
Forestry Tech (Fire Suppression) - Engine - GS-05
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-5DT-JN

For information on Silverthorne Jobs
Eric White
(970) 456-8293

Central Zone

Duty Station: Rifle

Contact Tyko Issacson
tisaacso@fs.fed.us
(970) 328-5940

Forest Service Announcements
Forestry Aid (Fire Suppression) - Engine - GS-03
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-3DT-JN
Forestry Tech (Fire Suppression) - Engine - GS-04
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-4DT-JN
Forestry Tech (Fire Suppression) - Engine - GS-05
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-5DT-JN

BLM Announcements
Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician) - GS-0455/0462-02/05
BLM-FIRE-2019-004-DE

Rifle Helitack

Duty Station: Rifle

Contact Chad Johsnon
(970) 625-0392
c50johns@blm.gov

Forest Service Announcements
Forestry Tech (Fire Suppression) - Helitack - GS-04
19-TEMP-R2F-FOTH-4DT-JN
Forestry Tech (Fire Suppression) - Helitack - GS-05
19-TEMP-R2F-FOTH-5DT-JN

BLM Announcements
Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician) - GS-0455/0462-02/053
BLM-FIRE-2019-007-DE

White River Wildland Fire Module

Duty Station: Rifle

Contact Stewart Robertson
(970) 625-2872
stewartrobertson@fs.fed.us

Forest Service Announcements
Forestry Aid (Fire Suppression) - Hand Crew - GS-03
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-3DT-JN
Forestry Tech (Fire Suppression) - Hand Crew - GS-04
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-4DT-JN
Forestry Tech (Fire Suppression) - Hand Crew - GS-05
19-TEMP-R2F-FAFS-5DT-JN

West Zone

Duty Station: Grand Junction

Contact Jeremy Spetter
jspetter@blm.gov
(970) 244-3108

BLM Announcements
Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Aid/Technician) - GS-0455/0462-02/05
BLM-FIRE-2019-004-DE

Unaweep Wildland Fire Module

Duty Station: Grand Junction

Contact Kelly Boyd
kboyd@blm.gov
(970) 683-7708

BLM Announcements
Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician) - GS-0455/0462-02/053
Senior Wildland Firefighter (Range Technician) - GS-0455-05

Grand Junction Dispatch

Duty Station: Grand Junction

Contact Josh Tibbetts
(970) 257-4823
jtibbetts@blm.gov

Forest Service Announcements
Forestry Aid (Fire Dispatcher) - GS-04
19-TEMP-R2F-FTFD-4DT-JN
Forestry Aid (Fire Dispatcher) - GS-05
19-TEMP-R2F-FTFD-5DT-JN
Forestry Aid (Fire Dispatcher) - GS-07
19-TEMP-R2F-FTFD-7DT-JN
Forestry Aid (Logistics Disptacher) - GS-04
19-TEMP-R2F-AUDL-4DT-JN
Forestry Aid (Logistics Dispatcher) - GS-05
19-TEMP-R2F-AUDL-5DT-JN
Forestry Technician (Tanker Base) - GS-05
19-TEMP-R2F-FTAB-5DT-JN

BLM Announcements
Fire Dispatcher(Range/Forestry Technician) – GS-04/05
Fire Dispatcher(Range/Forestry Technician) –GS-04/07

CONTACTS

UCR Deputy Unit FMO

Josh Tibbetts
jtibbett@blm.gov
(970)257-4823

East Zone

East Zone FMO
Alison Richards
alisonrichards@fs.fed.us
(970)328-5867

East Zone AFMO
Justin Conrad
jconrad@fs.fed.us
(970)328-5940

Central Zone

Central Zone FMO
Tyko Isaacson
tisaacso@fs.fed.us
(970)625-5141

White River Wildland Fire Module
Stewart Robertson
stewartrobertson@fs.fed.us
(970)625-2872

Rifle Helitack
Chad Johnson
c50johns@blm.gov
(970)625-0392

West Zone

West Zone FMO
Jeremy Spetter
jspetter@blm.gov
(970)244-3108

West Zone FOS
Patrick Kieran
pkieran@blm.gov
(970)244-3137

Other Contacts

Unaweep Wildland Fire Module
Kelly Boyd
kboyd@blm.gov
(970)683-7706

Grand Junction Dispatch and Tanker Base
Josh Tibbetts
jtibbett@blm.gov
(970)257-4823