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Washington, DC
1 to 50 employees
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Less than $1 million (USD) per year
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US Forest Service Reviews

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US Forest Service Chief Thomas L. Tidwell
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    Former Employee - Wildland Firefighter in Beaver, UT
    Former Employee - Wildland Firefighter in Beaver, UT
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    I worked at US Forest Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    interesting and appealing work if you enjoy spending time outside. Lots of chances for overtime in a physically demanding environment.

    Cons

    The seasonal aspect of the job was a bummer and the experience you gain can be applied to only a limited amount of other career fields. Also hard to move up without a lot of time put in.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to make it easier to move up in the field of wildland firefighting. As of now there is only one truly feasible way to move up and it still takes many many years.

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US Forest Service Photos

US Forest Service photo of: Smokey at the Hungry Horse fire cache
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US Forest Service Interviews

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    Interview

    I completed an online application through GeoCorps online, then I was contacted for a single phone interview. I interviewed directly with my supervisors for the summer. Call lasted 30-45 minutes.

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