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Montana\Dakotas State Office
Release Date: 12/10/12
Contacts: Brad Purdy (406) 896-5258    
  Connie Raynock (406) 896-5229    

BLM Announces Seasonal Jobs for Summer 2013

BILLINGS – The Bureau of Land Management is now accepting applications for seasonal fire jobs for the summer of 2013. Non-fire opportunities will also be available, with applications accepted starting January 7.

Non-fire positions are in the fields of law enforcement, archaeology, recreation, biology, forestry, range, and engineering. The application period opens in January and selections will begin on February 1.  Applications will be accepted through August, but candidates are encouraged to apply by January 31.

Summer fire positions include wildland firefighter, lead wildland firefighter, fire dispatcher, logistics dispatcher, and range/forestry fire lookout. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the first consideration date listed in the vacancy. Applications received after that date will be reviewed as needed.

To be eligible, an applicant must be at least 16 years old (18 years old for fire positions), a citizen of the United States, and be able to pass both a background check and physical examination. Some positions also require a valid state driver’s license.  Applicants for fire positions must pass a work capacity fitness test and are subject to random drug testing.

Fire and non-fire summer seasonal jobs are located all across Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Visit to learn more about job locations, salary, and to apply for BLM summer seasonal positions.

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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.

Montana\Dakotas State Office   5001 Southgate Dr.      Billings, MT 59101  

Last updated: 12-10-2012