The Southwest is a wonderful place to live and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona is a great organization to work for! We are a very dedicated, creative, and talented workforce and are looking for enthusiastic, qualified people from diverse segments of society to join us in achieving our mission. BLM Arizona sponsors employee-friendly programs to develop and retain its employees and to assist them in balancing the demands of their personal and professional lives.
BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In support of the mission, the State Director has established the BLM Arizona Strategic Goals to reflect national and state priorities. Employee and operational excellence serve as the foundation for achieving all the state’s strategic goals.
Arizona Bureau of Land Management is responsible for administering more than 12 million surface acres of public land. To manage these vast resources, our agency hires individuals in a wide variety of occupations such as range management, hydrology, civil engineering, surveying, outdoor recreation planning, heavy equipment operation, wildland fire management, and law enforcement. We also recruit for administrative occupations such as budget and finance, contracting, information technology, public affairs, and clerical. We meet that challenge with a talented and creative workforce.
The Bureau of Land Management in Arizona is comprised of the Arizona State Office, four districts, and nine field offices. The Arizona State Office provides technical and administrative expertise and support to field units and coordinates the accomplishment of mission critical work throughout the organization.
Each of the four districts in the organization has a unique distribution of workload priorities.
- The Phoenix District focuses on high priority programs associated with demands for recreation, energy and transportation corridors, and open space.
- The Gila District runs the spectrum from rural to urban issues, with a heavy emphasis on water, endangered species, and cultural resource protection.
- The Arizona Strip manages large contiguous blocks of public lands, with high potential for ecological restoration but also challenges from energy mineral demands, invasive species and habitat conversion.
- The Colorado River District gets its name from the Colorado River which is the primary river of the American Southwest. The Colorado River District is home to Historic Route 66 National Back Country Byway, has one of the largest wild burro populations, the Bureau's largest Concession-Resort Program, manages the only lake recreation program in the Bureau, and encompasses one of the largest wilderness programs in Arizona.
BLM employees work in more than 35 occupations. More information on some of our specific jobs, and valuable information for students and recent grads may be found at this site: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/res/blm_jobs/careers_in_demand.html
The annual recruitment period for temporary Wildland Firefighter positions is December through April. If you are interested in Fire positions, visit: http://www.firejobs.doi.gov
Positions for which you apply will state the type of appointment and limitations (if any) in the vacancy announcement. The workforce is largely made up of permanent, seasonal, term, temporary, trainee and volunteer staff. Take the time to check out the variety of information available on USA Jobs. You might find a perfect match!
To apply for a BLM vacancy announcement, or any of the 13,000 jobs advertised for the federal government, go to www.usajobs.gov
Information on Volunteering with Arizona BLM is also available.
Benefit & Salaries
At Arizona BLM we value all of our employees. Working for Arizona BLM is more than just a paycheck; it’s a career opportunity and is a challenging, rewarding experience. Our employees are eligible for a wide range of benefits, depending on their type of employment.
For current Federal salary tables, go to:
BLM is an equal opportunity employer.