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Northern California District
Release Date: 12/01/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-11-14

BLM Announces Openings for Northern California Firefighting Positions

The U. S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting applications for summer seasonal fire fighting jobs on Northern California fire engine crews, a helicopter-borne fire crew and the Diamond Mountain Interagency Hotshots.

Also available are positions in the agency’s hazardous fuels reduction program which focuses on projects to reduce wildfire danger.

To receive early consideration, applications must be filed over the Internet by Jan. 25, 2011.  The final application deadline is March 30, 2011, for general fire fighting and fuels crew jobs, and April 29, 2011, for positions on the Hotshot crew.

Job announcements, including the qualifications, salaries and application instructions, are available online at Applicants should look for announcement numbers DOI-FIRE-20011-006 (engines, helitack and fuels crews) and BLM-FIRE-2011-002 (hotshots). 

“We recommend that people apply early to have the best chance at landing one of these jobs,” said BLM Northern California District Manager Nancy Haug.

BLM’s Northern California firefighters work at stations in Susanville, Ravendale, Alturas, Cedarville and Whitethorn (King Range National Conservation Area on California’s North Coast).  They work in a season that usually runs from June through mid October.

“Our fire crews can be called to fires anywhere in the west, and even across the nation,” Haug said.  “When not working on fires, they can be assigned to fire hazard reduction projects and natural resources improvement work.”

Information on these jobs is available from BLM field offices in Alturas, (530) 233-4666; Arcata (for King Range jobs), (707) 825-2300; Cedarville, (530) 279-6101; or Susanville (for Hotshots, helitack Ravendale and Susanville engines), (530) 257-0456.


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Last updated: 12-01-2010