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Gila District
Release Date: 01/31/14
Contacts: Jonathan Ziegler , 928-348-4543 ,
  Clyde England , 928-348-4521 ,

BLM Recruiting for Seasonal Fire Jobs

Safford, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Gila District is currently recruiting applicants for seasonal employment during the 2014 fire season. To serve on a fire crew, persons must be at least 18 years of age, have a strong work ethic, be able to pass a pack test and maintain good physical fitness, be available to travel out of state for extended periods of time, and be willing to contribute in a team-structured environment.  Applicants must also be able to respond to a call-out by arriving at the Safford Field Office within 30 minutes.

Applications will be accepted through February 21, 2014.  Applicants will be notified in April regarding their selection for one of the 20 positions on the crew. Recruits will receive classroom and field training that will enable them to safely and effectively tackle wildfire suppression. The crew will be ready for assignments starting later than month.

While most fire duties will be in southeastern Arizona, some assignments may be out of state and last 14 consecutive days plus travel time. Emergency firefighters are hired on a call-when-needed basis and are only paid during fire, work, assignments; pay is $17 per hour.

If you think you have what it takes to be a wildland firefighter, and if you seek meaningful employment for several months, please contact Jon Ziegler or Clyde England at the Gila District fire office located at the BLM Safford Field Office, 928-348-4400.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Gila District   3201 East Universal Way      Tucson, AZ 85746  

Last updated: 01-31-2014