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WILLIAMS, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The start of wildfire season in northern Arizona is just a few months away.  That means the U.S. Forest Service is looking for wildland firefighters now.

The seasonal openings include engine crew member, fuels crew, lookouts, prevention, and helitack.

"An engine crew member may be igniting prescribed fire with a drip torch Monday, patrolling fireline for sparks and hot spots Tuesday, and taking a helicopter into the wilderness on a wildfire in Idaho on Friday," said Engine Captain, Ryan Rawlinson in a press release.

Here is what you need to know about the open positions:
  • Fire positions will open January 17
  • Fire positions will close January 31
  • Selections will likely be made in March
  • Applicants will likely be notified by April
You can apply online at www.usajobs.gov.

More USDA Forest Service southwest region summer jobs are online at this link: http://go.usa.gov/ZdhF.

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