Outreach for 2017 Temporary Fire Hotshot Positions

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 12, 2016 / comments

US Forest Service: 2017 Hotshot Temporary Fire Positions. Duty Station: South Lake Tahoe CA. The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will be filling several.

The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will be filling several TEMPORARY SEASONAL FIREFIGHTER positions for the 2017 season.

Openings will be at the GS-03 (entry level: less than 6 months paid fireline experience) and GS-04 (more than 6 months paid fireline experience) levels. Interested candidates apply to the vacancy announcement numbers listed on the next page. APPLICATION PERIOD: JANUARY 9 – 13, 2017!!!  
17-TEMPF-R5-0462-4FTHH-DT This number applies to Hotshot positions (must have a minimum of 6 months paid fireline experience)

17-TEMPF-R5-0462-3FAID-DT This number applies to both Hotshot and Engine entry-level positions (less than 6 months paid fireline experience).

Tallac Hotshots
Supt – Kyle Betty phone 530-543-2851
email: kbetty@fs.fed.us
Duty location:
South Lake Tahoe, CA Hotshot crew member GS-0462
17-TEMPF-R5-0462-3FAID-DT (entry-level)
Grade 4
Grade 3
Please feel free to contact the supervisor listed above for further information regarding the position you are interested in. If you have questions about the application process, you may contact Sally McRaven, Fire Admin at 530-543-2784 or smcraven@fs.fed.us

Applying for Temporary Fire Positions

The Forest Service has a new application system. We will be utilizing USAJOBS, which is the Federal Government’s official job search website. The internet address is: www.usajobs.gov

On this website, the first thing you will be required to do is to create a profile, with a username and password, where you will describe your work experience and your level of education within “Resume Builder”. When applying for a Federal job, you should be very detailed and precise in describing your work experience. Always remember, the personnelists who will be qualifying your application cannot assume you have specific knowledge; you must say it in writing. You will also have the option of attaching additional separate resumes to your profile. This is a good idea since you will not be limited to 5,000 characters as you are in the usajobs Resume Builder narrative blocks. You can have a total of 5 separate resumes attached in your profile, including the one created in Resume Builder. You will be required to attach documentation to verify your fire qualifications and your education (if higher than high school). If you claim to have a college degree, you must attach college transcripts however they do not have to be official.

Upon completion of your profile, you can begin applying for jobs. You can search www.usajobs.gov using the announcement numbers specific to the GS level you are applying for. Type the vacancy announcement number in the Keyword Search window.

A referral list (a list of qualified applicants) will be generated from these announcement numbers. If your application has not been submitted before the deadline date, you will not be considered for the position(s).