KLAMATH FALLS – Winter is the best, and only, time to apply for seasonal work as a wildland firefighter or fire suppression support personnel. The federal USAJOBS online application process for 2017 positions opens Nov. 15 and closes Nov. 21.
Klamath Community College will host its first Wildland Firefighter Round-Up, Monday, Nov. 14, from 3 to 7 p.m. on the KCC campus to help potential applicants learn how to navigate the USAJOBS application system.
Round-Up participants will be able to talk with wildland firefighters and fire-related personnel about the available jobs and learn how to properly apply for the positions. Representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Oregon Department of Forestry will be on hand to explain job requirements and expectations, and to answer questions.
“Many of the positions do not require previous experience and training will be provided to successful applicants,” said KCC Fire Science Instructor Sam Franconi.
The workshop highlights KCC’s new Emergency Response Operations degree and certification program and the agencies’ collaborative effort to support the Klamath Basin Public Safety Training Center at KCC. The center will provide local and regional training opportunities for wildland fire, structure fire, corrections and EMT.
The successful wildland firefighting candidate will be a U.S. citizen, can pass a background check, and will hold a high school diploma or GED before beginning work. Applications can only be submitted online through USAJOBS or by fax.
The Wildland Firefighter Round-Up takes place at KCC on Nov. 14 in Building 6, Room H138, from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact KCC Community Education at 541-880-2253.
Klamath Community College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.