Department of Natural Resources needs summer firefighters

March 9, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 8 a.m. March 9, 2012

Citizens can join the fight against forest fires, as the state Department of Natural Resources seeks firefighters for summer positions.

The state agency responsible for conservation lands and open space needs to fill engine leader and squad boss positions. Department of Natural Resources officials said serving as a member of a handcrew or wildland fire engine crew offers a chance for motivated people interested in a career in natural resource management to gain fundamental experience.

Candidates must be 18 or older.

Individuals must be willing and capable of performing strenuous outdoor work safely and productively. Candidates must also accept direction and act responsibly. The agency provides safety clothing and training needed for the job.

The duration is usually three to four months. Work starts in about mid-June and ends mid-September.

Candidates can learn more at the Department of Natural Resources employment website.

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