Recruitment & Employment
The McCall Smokejumper Base is looking for well qualified wildland firefighters interested in becoming smokejumpers. Competition is extremely keen and candidates must be in sound physical health and be capable of performing arduous duties. Lists of qualified applicants are usually obtained in January and selected applicants receive an offer of employment around mid-February. Upon reporting for duty, applicants must satisfactorily complete five weeks of intensive training in parachute jumping, physical conditioning, and fire management. There are expanding opportunities for women and minorities in this field and applications from these groups are encouraged.
Employment period: Approximately May 21 to September 28
Entry grade level: GS-462-5
Recruitment period: Applications should be submitted or updated prior to December 12th in order to be considered in the initial hiring round. Vacancy Announcements are posted at the following website:
Helpful Hints for Applying
Note: Smokejumper positions are not entry-level wildland
For questions contact the McCall Smokejumper Training Office: