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A smiling wildland fire fighter with dirt on her face after a succesful initial attack suppresion.
Western Lane District fills 25 seasonal positions for wildland firefighters each summer. These positions include firefighters and Forest Officers who respond to wildland fires in Western Lane County and Northern Douglas County. Employees report to one of two offices in the District. The main headquarters is located in Veneta and the substation is located in Florence on the coast. Although Western Lane District is not able to provide housing for our seasonal employees, Veneta is located just 12 miles west of Eugene, where many of our firefighters are able to find housing.
 
To apply, go to the State of Oregon Jobs Page at: oregonjobs.org and select "Look for Jobs" on the far left of the page. When the next page loads, select "Forestry" in the Category box and then select "Apply Search" at the bottom of the page.  If you have any questions regarding firefighting jobs at Western Lane, contact Matt Mackey mamackey@odf.state.or.us for positions in Veneta and Tom Soward tsoward@odf.state.or.us for positions in Florence.  Both Matt and Tom can be reached at 541-935-2283.



Wildland Fire Suppression Specialist-Entry                                            $13.26 per hour  
 
If you have never been a wildland firefighter before, this position is for you. You will be trained and closely supervised as you learn and perform the skills necessary to fight wildland fires. This position performs a wide variety of labor intensive tasks as a member of a fire engine crew. Duties may include non-fire project work and also may involve driving small or medium sized engines. 

 
  
 

You must: 
          Be 18 years of age 
          Have a valid Driver's License 
 

Apply: 
On line at: 
http://www.oregonjobs.org  
 
 
Or contact: 
Matt Mackey, Wildland Fire Supervisor
mamackey@odf.state.or.us (Veneta)
541-935-2283
 
Tom Soward, Wildland Fire Supervisor 
tsoward@odf.state.or.us  (Florence)
541-935-2283

 
Wildland Fire Suppression Specialist                                                         $15.55 per hour
For firefighters with wildland firefighting experience, this position offers firefighters a chance to grow and advance to the first level of leadership. This position performs a wide variety of labor intensive tasks as a member of a fire engine crew. Duties may include non-fire project work and also may involve driving small or medium sized engines.

  
  
 
 

 

  You must: 
            Be 18 years of age 
            Have a valid Driver's License 
            Have 2 seasons of wildland fire experience
  Apply: 
  On line at:
  http://www.oregonjobs.org 
 
  Or Contact: 
  Matt Mackey, Wildland Fire Supervisor
  mamackey@odf.state.or.us (Veneta)
  541-935-2283
 
  Tom Soward, Wildland Fire Superviosr 
   tsoward@odf.state.or.us  (Florence)
  541-935-2283

 
Forest Officer-Entry                                                                                        $16.91 per hour
 
This position is an under fill position for the Forest Officer position. Along with leading fire crews in wildland fire suppression, this position administers Oregon Forest Laws and fire prevention programs.
 

  
 
 
You must: 
          Be 18 years of age 
          Have a valid Driver's License 
          Have 2 seasons of wildland fire experience
Apply: 
On line at: 
http://www.oregonjobs.org 
 
          Or Contact: 
          Matt Mackey, Wildland Fire Supervisor
          mamackey@odf.state.or.us (Veneta)
          541-935-2283
 
          Tom Soward, Wildland Fire Supervisor 
          tsoward@odf.state.or.us  (Florence)
          541-945-2283

 
Forest Officer                                                                                      $20.37 per hour 
This position administers Oregon Forest Laws and fire prevention programs. This position also leads crews in wildland fire suppression.

  You Must:
Be 18 years of age
Have a valid Driver's License
Have 4 seasons of wildland fire experience
Apply:

On line at:
http://www.oregonjobs.org 

Or Contact: 
Matt Mackey, Wildland Fire Supervisor
mamackey@odf.state.or.us (Veneta)
541-935-2283
 
Tom Soward, Wildland Fire Supervisor 
tsoward@odf.state.or.us  (Florence)
541-945-2283