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Las Vegas NO. 07-001
IMMEDIATE RELEASE         November 30, 2006
CONTACT:   Kirsten Cannon       (702) 515-5057

BLM Accepting Temporary Seasonal Firefighter Applications

Las Vegas -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office will begin accepting applications for temporary seasonal firefighting positions on December 1, 2006.  Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2007, but must be submitted no later than January 9, 2007, to receive first consideration in the hiring process.

Temporary seasonal positions will be filled as engine, fuels or Helitack crewmembers, as well as dispatchers.  The district is filling positions in Las Vegas, Logandale/Overton and Pahrump. 

Applications must be submitted using the BLM’s automated application system, called FIRES, available on the Internet at: http://www.firejobs.doi.gov

Length of appointment varies, depending on agency needs and funding, but cannot exceed 180 days, excluding overtime and training, during a service year.    Salary for these positions ranges from $9.91-$13.58 per hour, depending on experience, with a normal term of employment from May 1 through October 1, 2006.  No previous firefighting experience is needed and the seasonal positions are often gateways to permanent BLM positions.

Applicants must be 18 years of age at time of employment.  They must also be a U.S. citizen.  Selected applicants must complete a pre-employment drug screening and physical examination prior to appointment, and are subject to random drug screen testing during their period of employment.  Those selected for primary firefighter positions must also pass the "pack test" after entering on duty.  This test consists of a three-mile walk over flat terrain carrying a 45-pound pack in 45 minutes or less.

For more information call BLM Las Vegas Field Office Assistant Fire Management Officer Troy Phelps at 702-515-5285.  

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Last updated: 03-03-2007