The Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District employs permanent staff, as well as seasonal positions including forest officers, firefighters, dispatchers and detection specialists.

The following positions are available on the Medford and Grants Pass units:



There are no permanent jobs available at this time. 


While applications close June 30, 2023, first pull for interviews will be March 31, 2023. Approximate work duration: June – September. 

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


The State of Oregon offers a competitive and affordable health and benefits package, including excellent medical, vision and dental coverage, paid holidays off, and personal business leave, as well as paid and accrued vacation leave and sick leave. In addition to standard medical benefits and employee leave, the state also provides additional optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.

For local job information, call our Grants Pass Unit office at 541-474-3152 or our Medford Unit office at 541-664-3328.

All jobs are also listed on the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Jobs page.

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