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Airplane Pilot

Forest Service is hiring Wildland Fire Pilots!   
Are you a trained pilot interested in saving lives and protecting our nation’s natural resources? A job with the USDA Forest Service could be your chance to be a hero and gain opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.   
The Forest Service is hiring qualified pilots to help combat wildland fires, a critical job that protects our communities and preserves our wilderness areas for future generations to enjoy. The Forest Service uses a variety of aircrafts including helicopters, large Airtankers, and Sea Planes. This position offers paid training, travel, overtime, and a sign on bonus in addition to general Forest Service benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 401k.   
The following positions will be open on Pilot Sept. 19th, 2022 – July 5th 2023 as an open continuous registry (OCR) position. To be considered for September 2022 priority applications are due Sept. 29th 2022. 
Airplane Pilot 
  • Pilots with be hired into GS-2181-9 thru 12 positions. Must be under the age of 40 at the time of application. Applications are only accepted through Pilot. Review the job announcement carefully for qualifications, requirements, and required information to include in your application. Employment start dates varies. 
The Forest Service is hosting webinars to help you through the application process. Join us and get answers to your questions.   
Note: You may be prompted to download the free Microsoft Teams application. All webinars will be available to watch on-demand after the date and time listed.  
Visit the Forest Service Jobs webpage,, to learn more about career opportunities, benefits, hiring events, and resources to help with the application process.   
We look forward to working with you.   
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