DATE: January 3, 2006
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2006-15
Deadline near for Firefighting Summer Jobs
Applications for summer seasonal firefighting and dispatching positions for the 2006 fire season must be submitted no later than January 6, 2006 to receive first consideration for Nevada BLM locations.
The Bureau of Land Management will be hosting a Job Fair at the BLM Elko Field Office 3900 East Idaho Street on January 4, 2006 from 6 pm until 8 pm. As all applications must be submitted online, BLM fire staff will be on hand to help people apply and computers will be available as well.
The Elko Field Office is recruiting for positions on engine crews at stations in Elko, Carlin, and Wells, positions on the Ruby Mountain Hotshot hand crew, and the Elko Helitack Helicopter firefighting crew. Government housing may be available at these stations depending on location. Salary for these positions ranges from $8.63 to $14.65 per hour depending on experience, with a normal term of employment from June 1 through mid-September.
Selected applicants must complete a pre-employment drug screen and physical examination prior to appointment, and are subject to random drug screen testing during their period of employment. Selected applicants for primary firefighter positions must also pass the “pack test” after entering on duty. This test consists of a 3-mile walk over flat terrain carrying a 45-pound pack in 45 minutes or less.
For more information about fire jobs call the Elko BLM Fire Information Hotline at 775-753-0301.