U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Twin Falls BLM
|Release Date: 12/10/12|
Recruitment for 2013 Fire Season Underway
TWIN FALLS, ID – Following the long and busy 2012 fire season, it seems hard to believe, but the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District Fire and Aviation Program has already begun the process for hiring temporary seasonal firefighters and support staff for the summer of 2013.
The BLM is now accepting applications from those who are interested in rigorous outdoor work; have excellent character and work ethic; and want to earn a good wage this coming summer.
Applications for employment with the BLM for the summer of 2013 will be accepted now through January 29, 2013, for most jobs. Please read the announcements carefully for any early consideration dates. Only on-line applications will be accepted, and those interested should visit http://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/south/.
Applications are being accepted for positions in the suppression, prevention, fuels, aviation and dispatch programs. Applicants must be 18 years old by the first day of hire, be a U.S. citizen and have a high school diploma or GED. BLM fire jobs offer excellent summer earnings; possible continuous summer employment based on performance; annual and sick leave benefits; and travel to other districts or states.
The BLM will assist interested applicants with the on-line application process during several upcoming computer assistance nights:
· December 12, 2012, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Burley Fire Yard, 3630 Overland Avenue
· December 13, 2012, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Shoshone Fire Yard, 400 West F Street
· January 7 & 8, 2013, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
College of Southern Idaho, Shields Building, Room 103
For more information regarding temporary seasonal employment with the BLM, please phone the Recruitment Information Line at (208) 732-7299.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. 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. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
|Last updated: 02-14-2013|
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