JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. — Oregon’s Department of Forestry is looking for its next firefighters while always on the lookout for the next wildfire.
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District says today it is hiring for entry-level and experienced firefighters, dispatching and detection specialist positions for the 2023 fire season.
ODF Southwest is recruiting for those positions, totaling approximately 130 jobs in Jackson and Josephine counties. It says these seasonal positions generally work June through October, though duration can vary depending on conditions.
ODF Southwest says its Medford and Grants Pass offices are hiring actively, with benefits including medical, dental and vision health coverage and paid holidays, as well as personal business, vacation and sick leave. Its deadline to apply for all positions is June 30, with interviews starting in March so, “applying early is highly encouraged.”
Its job descriptions and applications can be found at these links:
2023 Seasonal Wildland Fire Positions – Medford
2023 Seasonal Wildland Fire Positions – Grants Pass
Wildland Fire Dispatcher – Medford/Grants Pass Units
Wildland Fire Dispatcher (Camera Detection) – Medford
Its jobs are listed on ODF Southwest Oregon District’s website, and more information about ODF is available at its Southwest Oregon District unit offices at:
Additional information is available online at www.swofire.com, @ODFSouthwest and @swofire.
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