Applications available online
The Kern County Fire Department is accepting applications for seasonal
firefighters for the 2010 Fire Season. The department is planning to
staff up to six wildland firefighting handcrews in the mountainous areas
of the county with the first crew starting in February. Staggered
hiring will continue until May when all crews will be in place and
available for fire response.
When the crews are not on fires, they are actively involved in various
brush removal projects around the county which include constructing
roadside firebreaks, firebreaks around mountain communities and
assisting homeowners with brush disposal on organized “chipper
The position is very physically demanding as crew members are often
required to work in steep, mountainous, rocky terrain with ambient
temperatures often exceeding 100 degrees.
Appointments for these extra-help positions will not exceed nine months
Interested individuals must complete an on-line application with the
Kern County Employment Department. To access the website, go to
www.co.kern.ca.usperson. Click on “Job Openings/Related
Information”: “Jobs Now Open to the Public”: “Extra-Help
(Temporary Positions)” and scroll down to the “Seasonal Firefighter
All new applicants must complete this application.
If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Crew Coordinator at