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Forest Service recruiting for entry-level wildland firefighter positions

Fire Danger sign at the Thunder Basin Work Center in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, in Wyoming in July 2019. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Fifty entry-level positions battling fires are open in parks across the region, the Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service announced in a press release on Thursday.

Recruiting events across Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska will take place, with in-person events occurring through the month of March and one virtual event occurring on March 6 at 3 p.m. MT.

The events give applicants the opportunity to meet current firefighters, learn about employment benefits and get assistance with applications, the Forest Service said.

Information for recruiting events in National Forests and National Grasslands located in Wyoming and South Dakota are listed below. See the full press release for information on other states as well as the link to the virtual event.

Shoshone National Forest

  • Friday, March 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wapiti District Office, 203A Yellowstone Ave., Cody

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

  • Tuesday, March 5 from noon to 5 p.m.; University of Wyoming Student Union, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie
  • Tuesday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Converse County Library, 300 E. Walnut St., Douglas

Black Hills National Forest

  • Wednesday, March 6 from 3 to 6 p.m.; Northern Hills District Office, 2014 N. Main St., Spearfish, South Dakota
  • Thursday, March 7 from 1 to 5 p.m.; Mystic District Office, 8221 Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City, South Dakota