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The ZigZag Interagency Hotshot Crew is always looking for extremely fit, highly motivated, quality individuals to join the crew every season. Competition is steep. We receive anywhere from 50-100+ applications EVERY YEAR for a handful of positions. Two to three seasons of experience as a wildland firefighter is generally recommended as a minimum to be considered as a viable candidate. Individuals with little or no experience possessing skill in teamwork, personal motivation and an amazing amount of potential are also encouraged to apply. The question you must ask yourself is: “What can I bring to the crew to strengthen their already strong program?” Aside from being extremely physically fit, socially compatible and having immaculate references from your previous employers, other skills we look at include (but are not limited to) past experience as a member of a team, chainsaw experience, helitack qualifications, Emergency Medical Technician certifications, past training and current ICS qualifications.

Applicants are not only encouraged to have their resume into the application process by the 1st of January but we also strongly suggest that you contact us directly during the month of January or early February for an informal interview which can be accomplished either in person or over the phone. Additional information will be given to you at that time concerning our selection process and your ability to compete with other candidates.

For more information on the current application process or if you would just like to talk about the crew, you may contact us at:

Mt. Hood National Forest – ZigZag Ranger District
ATTN: Hotshots
70220 East Highway 26
ZigZag, Oregon 97049
503-622-3191