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Idaho Falls BLM
Release Date: 01/04/13
Contacts: Sarah Wheeler (208) 524-7550    

Recruitment for 2013 Fire Season Underway

IDAHO FALLS, ID – Following the long and busy 2012 fire season, it seems hard to believe, but the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho 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 for more information.

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. When you are ready to apply go to and search for the job announcement number. Lists of all job announcements are available on the Idaho BLM website.

 The BLM firefighting staff is on hand to answer any questions or concerns applicants might have. For more information regarding temporary fire seasonal employment with the BLM, please contact the following individuals:

Idaho Falls – Richard Zimmerman, 208-524-7603

Pocatello – Dan Zajanc, 208-478-6351


Salmon – Jeff Knudson, 208-756-5197

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. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 10-31-2013