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    Default California Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program (WFAP) Outreach & Temp Wildland Firefighter Announcements

    California Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program (WFAP) Outreach and Temporary Wildland Firefighter Announcements

    Some of the Temp Wildland Firefighter announcements and the Apprenticeship announcements that have been coming in. Ab.

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    From: Yates, Rita -FS
    Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 8:03 AM
    Subject: California Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program and 2013 Temporary Announcement

    I have attached the California Region 5 (R-5) Recruitment Bulletins for the Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program (WFAP) and the Temporary positions. Since we no longer use Avue Digital Services you will notice some changes. The Vacancy Announcements now cover the entire Forest Service - all Regions - all locations across the nation. These are not just R-5 announcements on the USAJobs site. Apply as soon as possible.

    You will see many permanent positions at the "GS-462-4/5": OCRP-462-HLTKSRFF-4/5 DP; OCRP-462-IHC/HCREW-4/5 DP; OCRP-462-ENGSRFF-4/5DP; NGTOPS-HLTKSRFF-4/5 DP. It is important to understand that R-5 will not be hiring from these announcements because ALL GS-462-4/5 Fire positions are filled through the WFAP - Apprentices. I found this out after I sent the message about the Helitack position at Lancaster. For now, other Regions may be using referral lists for the GS-462-4/5 permanent position - not R-5.

    It has never been more important to do your research to find where the actual vacancies are. Call the supervisors, visit the stations, ask a ton of questions. Establish a network and apply as soon as possible - it will serve you for the rest of your career. Historically the Apprenticeship announcement has been open for a few months. This round will only last a few weeks. Take some extra time to read all the instructions for the new system. Apply as soon as you can. Some locations anticipate requesting referral lists as soon as January 3, 2013 for the temporary (seasonal) opportunities. Be ready! Best of luck to all of you.

    Rita Yates
    Wildland Firefighter Recruitment Liaison Specialist
    Region 5, Regional Office, Civil Rights Staff
    Virtual Location: Eldorado National Forest
    Placerville, Ca
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    The Shasta-Trinity National Forest will be filling multiple positions during the upcoming 2013 Fire Hire. The attached updated notice provides position titles, points of contact, vacancy announcement numbers and additional important information. Also included is information regarding apprentice hiring, please note, that announcement has not yet been posted in Usajobs and the estimated date for posting is 12/17/12. Apply through USAJobs by January 13, 2013.

    During the Fire Hire Selection process, positions vacated as a result of an incumbent taking a new job will be "backfilled" immediately. Individuals should apply to all positions and all locations that they are interested in, regardless of whether or not the position is currently vacant.

    To view all vacant positions within Region 5, please visit the following link:

    http://famcat.us/trackingdb/

    Thank you.
    Marilyn Loughrey, Forest Civil Rights Officer
    Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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    Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:36 AM
    Subject: Nationwide Apprentice announcement now open
    The new Nationwide Apprentice announcement is now open in USAjobs. Please distribute this vacancy number throughout your employment channels.

    The vacancy number is 13(1)-WFAP-462-3/4/5DP.

    Lynda E. Kinney, MSA, PHR
    Supervisory Human Resource Specialist
    National FIRE TEAM
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    Hi Everyone,

    Please pass along this Vacancy Announcement for our Wildland Fire Apprentice Program to anyone that is interested in applying to these positions.....thanks Mike ~ + ~

    Application Period: December 18, 2012 through January 13, 2013

    13(1)-WFAP-462-3/4/5DP

    The Tahoe National Forest will be filling up to 10 Fire Apprentice positions, GS 462-3/4/5, during the upcoming 2013 Fire Hire. Apply through USAJobs by January 13, 2013. To be considered for these positions applicants must identify Nevada City, CA as the Duty Location. For additional information please contact Shelly Pearce at rlpearce @ nospam fs.fed.us.

    The Wildland Firefighter Apprentice Program (WFAP) is an educational program designed to enhance and develop future Fire and Aviation Managers. The intent of the Program is to take an entry level firefighter and provide education, training and paid work experience over a 12 to 48 month period, depending on experience. This is a 3,000 hour on-the-job learning program including two month-long residential firefighting academies at the Wildland Fire Training Center in McClellan, California. Attached is a document containing more information on the Wildfire Apprentice Program (WFAP).

    The WFAP Announcement is now up on USAjobs. The announcement number is:
    13(1)-WFAP-462-3/4/5DP

    The closing date is January 13th.

    FY08_Mike Cruz_Signature_File
    Tahoe National Forest
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    The Stanislaus National Forest currently has 4 vacancies for Forestry Technician GS-462-3/4/5 (Wildland Firefighter Apprentice).

    These positions are located on the Stanislaus National Forest. Selectees will be assigned to one of the following Ranger Districts; Calaveras, Groveland, Mi-Wok.

    For further information on these positions, please contact tstelman @ nospam fs.fed.us

    The vacancy announcement for these positions opens December 18, 2012, with a Region Five closing date of January 13, 2013. You must apply by the closing date to be considered for these positions.

    Selections for Apprentice positions will be made by March 29, 2013.

    Vacancy announcement # 13(1)-WFAP-462-3/4/5DP (Demo) is open to the public and temporary government employees.

    Salary and Qualification information can be obtained by viewing the vacancy announcement.

    If you are interested in these positions, please apply to the vacancy announcement in USAJobs.gov - https://www.usajobs.gov/

    <<< You must specify "Sonora, CA" as the duty location >>>

    Please share this opportunity within your network or with others that may be interested.

    Michael Perez
    Forest Civil Rights Officer
    Stanislaus National Forest
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    Subject: Eldorado National Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship 2013
    From: "Nichols, Thomas -FS"
    Date: 12/21/2012 3:10 PM

    Please share this opportunity within your network and with others you know who may be interested.

    The Eldorado National Forest is planning to hire four Wildland Firefighter Apprentices, GS-0462-3/4/5. In the attachment you will find points of contact and additional information about the position and application process.

    Please submit your application by close of business 13 January 2013.

    To apply to the Wildland Firefighter Apprentice please click on the following link: www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/334070400

    When applying for the Eldorado National Forest, please choose Placerville as the duty location.

    Thomas Nichols
    Forest Civil Rights Officer
    Eldorado National Forest
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    Subject: Vacancy Announcement - Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program - Apply Now!
    From: "Moreland, Tana -FS"
    Date: 12/31/2012 10:07 AM

    Good Day,

    The Angeles National Forest is seeking to fill up to 7 Wildland Firefighter Apprentice positions, GS-0462-3/4/5. This announcement is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this employment opportunity.

    The Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program (WFAP) is an educational program designed to enhance and develop future Fire and Aviation Managers. The intent of the Program is to take an entry level firefighter and provide education, training and paid work experience over a 12 to 48 month period, depending on experience.

    The vacancy announcement, 13(1)-WFAP-462-3/4/5DP, is posted on the USAJobs.gov website. Candidates must apply no later than January 13, 2013 to be considered.

    To be considered for the following duty locations, candidates must select Arcadia as the duty location: Arcadia, Glendora, Lancaster, San Fernando, Saugus/Acton, and Valyermo.

    A referral list will be pulled any time following the application closure date of January 13, 2013.

    Applicants should print/review the announcements carefully and ensure their application is filed on or before the application closure date.

    For information related to the technical aspects of this position, please contact Tracy McGuff via email at tmcguff @ nospam fs.fed.us. For additional assistance in understanding the hiring process, contact the California Region 5 Fire Recruiter, Rita Yates via email at ryates @ nospam fs.fed.us

    Tana Moreland-Kirkaldy, Forest Civil Rights Officer
    USDA - Forest Service
    Angeles National Forest

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    Default Re: California Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program (WFAP) Outreach & Temp Wildland Firefighter Announcements

    Followup from Dec 19, 2012: CORRECT LINK TO THE APPRENTICESHIP ANNOUNCEMENT (WFAP)

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/334070400

    It appears that the original Vacancy Announcement for the Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program (WFAP) had some errors and was closed the day it opened. It was reissued with the same announcement number. I apologize for the confusion. The above link will take you to the new announcement. Things like list make my life all too interesting.

    Rita Yates
    Wildland Firefighter Recruitment Liaison Specialist
    Region 5, Regional Office, Civil Rights Staff
    Virtual Location: Eldorado National Forest
    Placerville, Ca

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    Default Re: California Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program (WFAP) Outreach & Temp Wildland Firefighter Announcements

    So does any one have any insight as to weather there will be any civilian hires this go around with the apprenticeship? Knowing last years hiring trend was mostly veteran based.

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    Default Re: California Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program (WFAP) Outreach & Temp Wildland Firefighter Announcements

    Seeing as having no replies to my previous thread as to weather or not any civilians will be accepted in the R-5 Fire hire pretty much answers my own question when it's been over a month with no response.

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