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  • 05/16/2014
  • Corey


My name is Corey and I’m 24, fresh out of the army and looking for more information on how to be become a wildland firefighter. Any help would great.


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  1. AB
    May 16, 2014 Reply

    Cory, firefighters are in the thick of things for this year. It would be
    better ask in the Fall to get ready and try for next year. Readers, anyone have
    time? Ab.

  2. Karen MG
    July 24, 2014 Reply

    Cory, all federal firefighting job openings are posted on usajobs.gov and I assume you would have preference as a veteran. Be sure to submit your discharge papers with your application.

  3. DustDevil
    October 3, 2014 Reply

    Cory – Sorry for the late response – haven’t been in TheySaid for quite awhile. If you’ve been honorably discharged from active duty in the past 3 yrs, then you meet the Veterans Recruiting Appointment (VRA). This is a special hiring authority that a lot if not most Veterans are aware of. You don’t have to utilize USA Jobs you can be hired on the spot with a resume and your DD214. This authority gives you preference for positions from temporary (1039) to permanent up to the GS-11 level.

  4. DustDevil
    October 3, 2014 Reply

    Typo! “UNAWARE of”

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