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Northern California District
Release Date: 12/12/13
Contacts: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-13-14

BLM Announces Openings for Northern California Firefighting Positions

The U. S. Bureau of Land Management 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 for firefighting and fuels crew positions must be filed over the Internet by Jan. 14, 2014. The filing deadline is March 31, 2014.  The early consideration deadline for hotshot crew jobs is Dec. 17, 2013, and the deadline is April 30, 2014.

Job announcements, including the qualifications, salaries, application instructions and application deadlines, are available at  Applicants should look for announcement numbers BLM-FIRE-2014-005 (engines, helitack and fuels crews) and BLM-FIRE-2014-002 (hotshots).  "We recommend that people apply early to have the best chance at landing one of these jobs," said BLM Northern California District Fire Management Officer Walter Herzog.

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. The hotshot crew is based in Susanville. The fuels crews work from Alturas and Redding.

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 helitack crew and Ravendale and Susanville engines), (530) 257-0456. Information about hotshot jobs is available by calling the BLM Hidden Valley Fire Station, (530) 257-7601.


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Last updated: 12-12-2013