Seasonal Employment Information

Seasonal Employment

Each year, BLM Colorado hires approximately 200 employees to supplement our permanent workforce during the "field season." Field season begins in mid-March with wildland fire season preparation and ends in mid-November with the end of hunting season. These temporary employees generally work three to six months, depending upon the job and the employee's availability.

Temporary seasonals are hired to work in almost every program area of the bureau:

  • Cultural resources
  • Land surveying
  • Native and non-native plant species
  • Range management
  • Recreation and visitor assistance
  • Watershed management
  • Wildland fire and fuels management
  • Wildlife management 

The BLM begins recruiting applicants for wildland fire and fuels positions in mid-December, because the season starts so early. Fire jobs are posted at

Recruitment for non-fire positions typically begins in late January. Recruitment notices are posted on the bureau's automated staffing system:

The selection process for wildland fire positions begins in January. Selection for other positions begins in late February.

Questions regarding seasonal employment should be directed to the individual offices or to the Human Resources Office at 303-239-3935.

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