With the many fires that are currently taking place in California, there is a significant need for firefighters. Now, CAL FIRE is giving you an opportunity to make a good wage while helping the different communities of the state.

CAL FIRE is promoting a new career opportunity within their organization to become a Forest Technician in a Fuel Reduction Crew. This is an entry level position in CAL FIRE that can offer a broad range of career options and advancement. The deadline to apply is October 2.

The opportunities include statewide jobs that are limited term full-time or permanent full time. In order to apply for the job, you can download the application and send it by mail or deliver it in person.

Here is a position description from CAL FIRE:

This is the normal entry training level to the series. Under close supervision, incumbents learn to perform routine technical resource management assignments of average difficulty. Incumbents will perform basic fire control assignments during fire season and occasionally at other times. Incumbents entering State service at this level will receive in a timely manner during the probationary period, and prior to working in emergency assignments training in the Department’s “Basic Fire Fighter” training as is required for Fire Fighter II.

One of the requirements for permanent status in this class is successful completion of the training course. Incumbents may receive additional training, as required, to perform their assigned functions, in such areas as introduction to surveying, map reading, cruising, dendrology, and basic program areas.

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