Graduate Opportunities

Graduate Opportunities

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.

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Hotshot Wildland Firefighter

GS-­0455-3/4/5

West Valley City

Open: 11/27/17 – Close: 03/20/18

Early Cutoff Date: 12/19/17

 

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Lead Hotshot Wildland Firefighter (SFF)

GS-­0455-06

West Valley City

Open: 11/27/17 – Close: 03/20/18

Early Cutoff Date: 12/19/17

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Wildland Firefighter-Engine/Fire Suppression Module

GS-­0455-3/4/5

Cedar City/Eureka/Fillmore/Grantsville/

Kanab/Moab/Monticello/Price/Richfield/

Saint George/Vernal/Vernon/West Valley City

Open: 12/04/17 – Close: 02/27/18

Early Cutoff Date: Price/Moab/Monticello/

Eureka/Fillmore/Grantsville/Vernon/

West Valley City 01/30/18

Early Cutoff Date: Cedar City/Kanab/

Richfield/St. George/Vernal 02/13/18

 

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Wildland Firefighter (Helitack)

GS-­0455-5

Moab/Saint George/West Valley City

Open: 12/04/17 – Close: 02/27/18

Early Cutoff Date St George: 01/09/18

Early Cutoff Date Moab and West Valley City 01/30/18

 BLM-FIRE-2018-019-DE

Range Technician  

(Fire Dispatcher)

GS-0455-4/5/6/7

Cedar City/Moab/Richfield/Salt Lake City/Vernal

Open: 12/04/17 – Close: 02/27/18

Early Cutoff Date: Salt Lake City 01/09/18

Early Cutoff Date: Cedar City, Richfield and Vernal: 02/13/18

Early Cutoff Date: Moab 01/30/2018

 BLM-FIRE-2018-020-DE

Fire Logistics Dispatcher

GS-2151-4/5/7

Cedar City/Richfield/Salt Lake City

Open: 12/04/17 – Close: 02/27/18

Early Cutoff Date: Salt Lake City 01/30/18

Early Cutoff Date: Cedar City, Richfield 02/13/18

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Lead Wildland Firefighter

Helitack

GS-0455-06

West Valley City

Open: 12/04/17 – Close: 02/27/18

Early Cutoff Date: 01/30/18

 BLM-FIRE-2018-043-DE

Lead Wildland Firefighter

Lead Range Technician

GS-­0455-06

Eureka, Fillmore, Granstville, Vernon

Open: 12/04/17 – Close: 02/27/18

Early Cutoff Date: 01/30/18

 BLM-FIRE-2018-049

Single Engine Air Tanker (Seat) Manager

Range Technician 

GS-­0455-07

Salt Lake City

Open: 12/04/17 – Close: 02/27/18

Early Cutoff Date: 01/30/18

 BLM-FIRE-2018-051-DE

Lead Range Technician

Lead Wildland Firefighter

GS-­0455-06

Cedar City/Kanab/Richfield/Saint George

Open: 11/13/17 – Close: 02/27/18

Early Cutoff Date: 02/13/18

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Fuels Module Crewmember 

Range Technician

GS-­0455-05

Fillmore/West Valley City

Open: 12/04/17 – Close: 02/27/18

Early Cutoff Date: 01/30/18

 BLM-FIRE-2018-069-DE

Fuels Module Leader

Lead Range Technician

GS-­0455-6

Fillmore/West Valley City

Open: 12/04/17 – Close: 02/27/18

Early Cutoff Date: 01/30/18

 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.”

Pay

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

Requirements

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.

 Questions?

If you have questions or need assistance with the on-line application process, call the FIRES Help desk at

(888) 364-6432, or email blm_fa_fires@blm.gov
For job specific questions, please click the “Fire Contacts” Utah link for a directory.

 

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