CFPA Job Opportunities - there is currently an opening in the Fourmile Station, see announcement below.

CFPA always accepts Job Applications

Must be 18 years of age upon hire. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen. Must pass a pre-employment Work Capacity Test. Must have a valid drivers license. CFPA supplies needed training for firefighters. Contact one of the managers below for more information.

NEW JOB OPENING 02/26/2021

Permanent- Seasonal Equipment Operator Job Announcement


To:      All Interested and Qualified Candidates

From: Robert Franson, Assistant Unit Forester

Date:  February 26, 2021



The Coos Forest Protective Association (CFPA) has a Seasonal, Full-Time Equipment Operator position opening located in Bandon, Oregon. This position generally works from May through October. CFPA is a Forest Protective Association that protects all private, state, county, and Bureau of Land Management lands from fire in Coos, Curry, and western Douglas counties. The position is located in the Gold Beach Unit of CFPA and will work out of the Fourmile Guard Station located 7 miles south of Bandon, Oregon.



Equipment Operator rate of pay is $3,562 - $5,177 monthly or $20.55 – $29.87 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. This position is eligible for overtime compensation; health, dental, and vision benefits; participation in the CFPA 401K Retirement Plan; and possible winter Co-op work.


Resume and Application must be received by 5:00 P.M. March 26, 2020.

Applications are available at any CFPA office or online at

Specific questions regarding this position should be referred to Robert Franson, at (541) 297-7470. If Robert is not available, Derwin Boggs, Gold Beach Unit Forester, will answer questions about the position. Derwin can be reached at (541) 247-6241. Submission of an application does not guarantee an interview for the position.

Mail completed resume and application to:

Coos Forest Protective Association

Attention: Robert Franson

63612 Fifth Road

Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

Or email to:




  • Have a valid State of Oregon Driver’s License.

  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen, background check and driving record check.

  • Pass a Work Capacity Test at the Low Level.

  • Have the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

  • Have the ability to work effectively as a member of a team.



  • A minimum of two years of documented experience operating dozers, excavators, backhoes, graders, loaders, or other heavy equipment.

  • A valid State of Oregon Class A combination CDL with air brake and tanker endorsements, or be able to get one within 1 year.

  • 12 months or greater of fire experience.



  • Conduct pre-suppression readiness duties such as equipment checks and minor maintenance to fire suppression equipment.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of firefighting equipment, tactics, protection district road systems, topography and landowners.

  • Conduct activities such as transporting/driving heavy equipment to fire locations and determine initial attack dozer line locations based on strategies of the Incident Commander. Serves in other ICS positions on District fires as needed.

  • Operate District dozer to construct fire lines by removing flammable vegetation, construct access roads, construct safety zones for fire personnel and construct areas to place firefighting equipment such as portable pumps and tanks.

  • Conduct fire line rehabilitation activities such as water barring roads and fire lines, closing roads, blading roads and pulling back dozer berms.

  • Effectively communicate status and updates to fire line supervisor or Incident Commander via person to person or two-way radios.

  • Use base, portable, and mobile two-way radios.




  • Required to drive passenger trucks, semi-tractor/trailer and other agency vehicles on state and county road ways. Operate District vehicles on steep, narrow forest roads in remote areas.

  • Required to operate dozers and other heavy equipment in hazardous environments on wildland fire incidents.

  • Required to work various shifts including, nights, weekends, holidays, and long hours with short notice.

  • Assignments to emergency incidents may require employee to be away from duty station for up to 21 days.

  • Occasionally required to work under adverse conditions such as noise, smoke, heat, rough terrain, dust, inclement weather and exposure to poison oak, bees, and poisonous snakes.

  • Requires exposure to heavy equipment operations, aircraft, and the hazards of burning and falling material.


Coos Forest Protective Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Fill Out A Job Application - Use one of the resources below.

Employment Application - PDF (3 pages)

Requires Adobe Reader this application has to be printed, completed, and mailed to our office:

Coos Forest Protective Association
63612 Fifth Rd
Coos Bay OR 97420


Employment Application - Excel (3 pages)

Requires Microsoft Office with Excel
this application can be completed online (there are three pages, tabs across the bottom in excel) save it in your files, and email the application to the preferred station below

Reedsport Sub-Station

David Brown

(541) 271-2224

Gold Beach Station

Brookings Sub-Station

Russell Simmons

(541) 247-6241

Fourmile Sub-Station

Robert Franson

(541) 347-3400

Dispatch Center

CFPA Headquarters

Kimberly Robison

(541) 267-3161


Call (541) 267-3161 for more information about employment opportunities with CFPA or contact the representative in your area


Coos Forest Protective Association

63612 Fifth Road

Coos Bay  OR  97420


Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

​​Sat - Sun: CLOSED


Office       541-267-3161

Fax           541-266-8452

Closures   541-267-1789 


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