The BLM manages more land – approximately 253 million acres – than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Note: Many announcements have early cut-off dates in January 2018 – applicants must successfully complete their application on or before the cut-off date to receive early consideration. Please refer to each announcement for specific information on cut-off dates. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed during the remaining open period of the announcement.
The length of temporary seasonal Fire appointments varies depending on workload/funds, but cannot exceed 1039 hours, excluding overtime and training, in a service year.
To easily find temporary fire jobs in Utah, you can go to the FIRES website at www.firejobs.doi.gov and click on “Search for Jobs”.
This will allow you to search and apply for announcements open by the FIRES Program Office.
Applications will be accepted on the USAJOBS website via the following address: www.usajobs.gov
The FIRES website also has helpful information such as “Common Mistakes” and “FAQs.”
The hourly rates for 2018 are not expected to increase from the 2017 rates.
Most temporary positions are paid using the General Schedule (GS) grades, GS-2 through GS-7:
GS-2 11.48 GS-3 12.53
GS-4 14.07 GS-5 15.74
GS-6 17.54 GS-7 19.49
Some positions are Wage Grade (WG), WG-3 through WG-10:
WG-3 14.14 WG-4 15.58
WG-5 17.07 WG-6 18.51
WG-7 19.97 WG-8 21.45
All applicants must be a United States citizen and at least 18 years of age by the time of appointment. Applicants with experience or training in the fields for which they are applying may qualify at higher grades.
All positions require the applicant to pass a physical examination and drug test. All applicants will be considered without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or age.
If you have questions or need assistance with the on-line application process, call the FIRES Help desk at