I worked at US Forest Service full-time (More than 3 years)
interesting and appealing work if you enjoy spending time outside. Lots of chances for overtime in a physically demanding environment.
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.
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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