HELENA, Mont. –  From March 4 through March 15, the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest will be accepting applications for twelve entry-level permanent wildland firefighter and dispatcher positions. These positions allow for paid training and travel, overtime, hazard pay, and federal employee benefits, such as medical and retirement. Additionally, these positions enable employees to gain experience and knowledge to be promoted within a fire management career path.

All positions will be listed on www.usajobs.gov and the Forest will host a two-day in-person hiring event on March 7 and 8 to allow interested applicants to meet with recruitment officers and experienced wildland firefighters and learn about working on a fire crew. During that time, we will also cover how to apply to these positions and answer any other questions prospective applicants may have.

Location of in-person hiring events on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest:

Rocky Mountain Ranger District, March 7 and 8, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

405 Manix Street
Augusta, MT 59410

Judith Musselshell Ranger District, March 7, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

109 Central Ave.
Stanford, MT 59479

Belt Creek-White Sulphur Springs, March 7 and 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

204 W. Folsom
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645

Townsend Ranger District, March 7 from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m., March 8 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

415 S. Front
Townsend, MT 59644

Lincoln Ranger District, March 7 and 8, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

1569 Highway 200
Lincoln, MT 59639

Great Falls Office, March 7 and 8, 8 a.m.- 4p.m.

1220 38th Street North
Great Falls, MT 59405

Helena Ranger District, March 7 and 8, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

2880 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602

While it is not necessary to attend an in-person event to apply, it is highly encouraged so that applicants can have questions answered in real-time. For those who may not be able to make it to one of our ranger districts but would like assistance or have questions about the process, please contact Tamra Pontow at tamra.pontow@usda.gov.

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