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DNRC now hiring seasonal wildland firefighters

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is now accepting applications for more than 160 seasonal wildland firefighting jobs across the state.

With hourly wages ranging from $12.80 to $15.77 per hour, the positions include firefighter, engine boss, helicopter crew member, aerial observer, fuel truck driver, initial attack dispatcher, and forest improvement technician.

“Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2019, however we strongly encourage people to apply early.” said Mike DeGrosky, Chief of DNRC’s Fire and Protection Bureau. “We’ll begin screening submitted applications on March 1, 2019.”

Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of their hiring and must have a valid driver’s license. All persons performing firefighting duties are required to pass a physical fitness test within three weeks of being hired. DeGrosky said DNRC utilizes the Pack Test as its required physical fitness test.

Job descriptions, online applications and more details are available at