The Lookout Jobs page is a collection of Lookout Jobs, both paid and volunteer. Postings include lookouts for the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and others. FFLA volunteer lookout opportnities and from other programs may also be listed. The posting period typically begins December 1 and goes through spring time of any given fire season year.
If you have a Lookout Job you would like posted, please email the Webmaster for posting. Please describe the the position as best as possible and ensure you include the proper contact info. See also below for other Job resources.
Contacts for each area are listed in each job announcement.
Posted 1/12/2016 - California
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0462-04 OPEN PERIOD: Monday, January 11, 2016 to Friday, January 15, 2016
DUTY LOCATIONS: Alpine, CA, Big Bar; CA, Blairsden, CA; Callahan, CAl; Cecilville, CA; Challenge; CA, Downieville, CA Foresthill, CA; Fort Jones, CA; Groveland, CA; Happy Camp, CA; Kernville, CA; Klamath River, CA Lake Isabella, CA; Lee Vining, CA; Macdoel, CA; Mad River, CA; Mariposa, CA; Mi-Wuk Village, CA North Fork, CA; Oakhurst, CA; Orleans, CA; Pinehurst, CA; Pollock Pines, CA; Prather, CA; Quincy, CA Sierraville, CA; Springville, CA; Upper Lake, CA; Weaverville, CA; Willow Creek, CA https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/425901900
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0462-05 OPEN PERIOD: Monday, January 11, 2016 to Friday, January 15, 2016
DUTY LOCATIONS: Big Bar, CA; Challenge, CA; Downieville, CA; Georgetown, CA; Groveland, CA; Lee Vining, CA Mi-Wuk Village, CA; Pioneer, CA; Pollock Pines, CA; Prather, CA; Quincy, CA; Sierraville, CA Weaverville, CA
Description: The Tahoe National Forest is seeking a relief tower operator for Foresthill CA and Sierraville CA Ranger Districts. Candidate can expect a 40 hour week with overlap and commute time between the two districts. Barracks and vehicle may be supplied.
Candidate must be motivated, flexible, and have the ability to live in an isolated location for long periods of time. Duties include smoke detection, use of maps and compass, basic radio communication and operation. Osborne fire finder experience appreciated but not required. Ability to communicate clearly with the public and Forest Service personnel in emergency and non-emergency situations a must.
Please go to usajobs.com and fill out application and submit resume no later than January 15, 2016 for the 2016 fire season.
Closing Date: 1/15/2016
Contact: Kristy Champagne, Fire Prevention Officer American River Ranger District Forest Service R5 Tahoe National Forest p: 530-478-6254 x227 f: 530-367-2992 email@example.com
Posted 1/6/2016 - California
Sequoia National Forest
Opening Date - 1/11/2016 Closing Date - 1/15/2016 Announcement # - 16-Temp-R5-0462-LOOK-DT Position - TEMP-GS-0462-04-Forestry Tech (Lookout)
Locations: Kernville - Bald Mountain Springville - Tobias Mule Peak Contact Brenda Diaz 559-539-2607 Pinehurst - Buck Rock Contact Shelby Charley 559-338-2251 ext 320
Series: 0462: FRSTRY AID (LOOKOUT) Grade: 04, 05 Duty Location: Greenville, CA; Quincy, CA Opportunity Type: Temporary Appointment Primary Contact: Jeffrey P Dupras Contact Phone: 530-283-7674 Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 12/16/2015 - California
Cleveland NF California Lookout
Series: 0462 - FRSTRY TECHNCN Grade: 04 Duty Location: Alpine, CA Primary Contact: Talbot M Hayes Contact Phone: 619-922-9392 Contact Email:email@example.com
Posted 12/15/2015 - Montana
Kootenai National Forest, Rexford Ranger District, Montana
Job Title: Black Butte Lookout Job Announcement Number: 16-TEMP-R1-462-4LOOK-DT OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 to Tuesday, January 12, 2016 SERIES & GRADE: GS-0462-04 CONTACT - Jeff Muenster Assistant Fire Management Officer at (406) 296-7132, firstname.lastname@example.org
East Zone Contact Forrest Behm 208-634-0611 Email: email@example.com Miners Peak Williams Peak Sheepeater
Posted 12/15/2015 - California
The National Park Service is looking for temporary employees to work as Fire Lookouts in Tulelake, CA (Lava Beds National Monument).
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, December 14, 2015 to Monday, February 29, 2016 SERIES & GRADE: GS-0462-04
The location will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before 01/26/2016 to receive first consideration. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed, during the open period of the announcement.
The North & South Zone Fire organizations on the Salmon-Challis National Forest may be filling seasonal fire lookout positions. The purpose of this Notice is to inform interested individuals prior to filling the position.
Tour of Duty: Seasonal appointment, approximately June 1st, thru September 30th. Length of appointment can change dependent upon seasonal conditions.
Series/Grade: Forestry Technician - lookout GS-4
Vacancy Announcement Open 1/13/2016 thru 1/19/2016
If interested in working at Pinyon Peak Lookout, Twin Peaks Lookout or Roughneck Peak Lookout, contact:
Dan Bartel – South Zone AFMO Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District 311 N. Highway 93 Challis, Id 83226
The Flathead National Forest will be filling temporary fire positions for the upcoming 2016 fire season.
You will need to contact the hiring manager(s) listed below for more information about duty location and the number of positions available. These are TEMPORARY wildland fire positions with a maximum six-month tour of duty (not to exceed 1039 hours). The anticipated starting dates for these positions are mid-April to early June 2016.
The Announcement will be open in USAJobs for 7 days (January 6th thru the 12th)