Fire and Aviation Jobs
Fire and aviation professionals at the BLM work to control and extinguish wildfires, and reduce or eliminate potential fire hazards. They protect the public, the natural landscape, wildlife habitat and recreational areas for our country's citizens. Fires occur on different, often remote, terrain and can affect entire ecosystems. Fire professionals need to understand the effects of fire - whether it's better to stop a fire in its tracks or let it burn out, for the sake of the wild and plant life in an area. These are very dedicated people, who work in conjunction with other federal, state, and local and even international organizations. Your work in this field could include fire suppression, preparedness, predictive services, fuels management, fire planning, community assistance and protection, prevention and education, and safety.
The BLM is also responsible for aircraft operation support for wildfire and resource management missions - the largest aviation program within the Department of the Interior. Our aviation team supports not only wildland fire efforts and operations but also disaster response, animal census, forest management, photo mapping, search and rescue and other public land and resource management uses.
For seasonal wildland fire positions, visit the Department of the Interior's FIRES website where you can search and apply for wildland fire jobs. Also on the FIRES site, you can learn about the types of fire crews and our jobs specialties and find valuable information about the application process.
If you experience problems or have technical questions about the application process, you can contact the FIRES Help Desk at (888) 364-6432.