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Learn about our careers and apply

Help us achieve our mission of managing and conserving public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. At the BLM, our people are our greatest resource. Whether you have a background in science, engineering, law enforcement, fire management, business or another related field, we could use your skills and expertise to help manage our country’s public lands and resources. With a career at the BLM, you can do what you love in a great location, and support an important mission with like-minded coworkers.

USAJOBS logoCheck out the Federal occupations by college major to help you see what your field of study fits in what careers in the Federal Government. After exploring our careers, job announcements at the BLM can be found on, the federal government’s official job website. Applications must be submitted online.

The application process starts with creating profile on the USAJOBS website. Then, you can search for a specific job by keyword, agency, location, salary, occupation, etc. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal employees pursuant to Executive Order 14043 does not currently apply. Learn more on this topic from USAJobs.

Our over 10,000 passionate employees work together in a family-friendly environment to find the best use for our public lands.
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Creating a diverse workforce is important to us at BLM. As a federal agency, we have programs in place to help recruit and retain persons with disabilities and account for the needs of women and girls. We have also formed meaningful partnerships with organizations that can help us carry out our mission. 
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Join our team! The new year brings good news for hiring vacant positions in the BLM. Over the next few months, the BLM will be filling many of its long-standing vacancies to help rebuild and reestablish the BLM Headquarters in Washington, D.C.   

These vacancies will be open to current and former federal employees, veterans, individuals with disabilities, Native Americans, military spouses, and applicants that are eligible for special hiring authorities. If you know someone who was a federal employee, they may be eligible to return to the federal government under the reinstatement program. Reinstatement allows them to reenter the federal competitive service workforce without competing with the public. Reinstatement eligibility enables previous competitive service employees to apply for Federal jobs open only to eligible candidates. 

In addition, the federal government offers unique hiring paths to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society. All positions will be posted on USAJOBS. Here, you can also learn more about each hiring path and your eligibility. 

We encourage anyone interested in joining for the first time or returning to the BLM workforce to apply for any of these vacancies listed here.

Careers Contact Us

We have representatives available in many different states as well as nationally who are ready to answer your career-related questions.  Find the best person to contact