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Pinedale Online > News > November 2019 > BLM hiring for seasonal wildland fire jobs
BLM hiring for seasonal wildland fire jobs
by Bureau of Land Management
November 19, 2019

The Bureau of Land Management is now accepting applications for seasonal fire jobs for the summer of 2020.

"Were looking for people from all walks of life who enjoy the outdoors, have a sense of adventure and are interested in joining our workforce. These positions include firefighters assigned to engines, hand crews or helicopters, prescribed fire and dispatch. It is a great opportunity to see not only Wyoming but other parts of the country doing an extremely rewarding job" said Assistant State Fire Management Officer Richard Putnam.

Individuals who would like to be seasonal wildland firefighters need to apply early as most job announcements open in December and first consideration for hiring may begin in January despite crews not starting work until summer.

Applications are only accepted online at USAJOBS, www.usajobs.gov. Enter the keyword BLM-FIRE-2020 and Wyoming in the search boxes on the top of the page. Additional hiring information and application guidance can be found at Wildland Fire Jobs U.S. Department of the Interior, https://www.firejobs.doi.gov/index.php?action=home. Local contact information and additional information about the duty stations can also be found at the above website.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be at least 18 years old and pass a work capacity test (pack test) on the first day, excluding dispatch. Some positions may require a valid state drivers license. Those who are hired will receive training and previous firefighting experience is not a requirement for entry level positions. Base hourly pay can range from $12.95-$16.27 per hour. Seasonal positions provide employment for a limited period normally six months or less.


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