ODF Southwest Oregon District Now Hiring for Fire Season 2023

January 10, 2023

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (Jan. 10, 2023) – The Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District is recruiting for multiple positions for the upcoming fire season, including entry-level and experienced firefighters, dispatchers and detection specialists, totaling approximately 130 jobs in Jackson and Josephine counties. These seasonal positions generally span from June through October, however, duration may vary depending on conditions. Both Medford and Grants Pass offices are actively hiring; benefits include medical, dental and vision health coverage and paid holidays, as well as personal business, vacation and sick leave.

The deadline to apply for all positions is June 30, however interviews will take place from March on; applying early is highly encouraged. Job descriptions and applications can be found here:

2023 Seasonal Wildland Fire Positions – Medford

2023 Seasonal Wildland Fire Positions – Grants Pass

Wildland Fire Dispatcher –  Medford/Grants Pass Units 

Wildland Fire Dispatcher (Camera Detection) – Medford

All jobs are listed on ODF Southwest Oregon District’s website.

For more information about the Oregon Department of Forestry, please call or visit the Southwest Oregon District unit office nearest to you:

  • Medford Unit, 5286 Table Rock Rd., Central Point – (541) 664-3328
  • Grants Pass Unit, 5375 Monument Dr., Grants Pass – (541) 474-3152

Additional information is also available online on our website, www.swofire.com, our Facebook page, @ODFSouthwest and our Twitter account, @swofire.


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