Employment 

 

The Douglas Forest Protective Association employs roughly 125 seasonal employees during the course of fire season.  Jobs range from Wildland Fire Suppression Specialist, dispatcher, and fire detection camera operators.  The hiring process takes place during the off season, primarily during the spring.  

Wildland Firefighters

 At least 18 years of age

 Able to pass pre-employment drug screen

 Able to pass pre – employment “Work Capacity Test”

 No experience required

Fire Detection Camera Operator

 

 At least 18 years of age

 Able to pass pre-employment drug screen

 Good communication skills

 Basic computer skills

 No experience required

Wildland Fire Dispatchers

 At least 18 years of age

 Able to pass pre-employment drug screen

 Good communication skills

 Basic computer skills

 No experience required