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Release Date: 11/22/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-05

BLM Ely District Accepting Applications for Temporary Seasonal Firefighters

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is accepting applications for temporary seasonal firefighters.  Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 31, 2014, but those submitted by Tuesday, Jan. 14, will receive first consideration.

Positions are available on engines, in Helitack and dispatch.  Successful applicants will serve in Caliente, Ely or Pony Springs.  Applications must be submitted online at, available through the following link:

Length of appointment varies depending on agency needs and funding, but cannot exceed 180 days, excluding overtime and training.  The normal term of employment is from May through mid-September.  Salaries range from $10.95 and $15 per hour, depending on experience.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and 18 years of age at time of employment.  Selected individuals are required to complete a physical examination and drug screening prior to employment and are subject to random drug testing during their time of service.  Those in primary firefighting positions must also complete a “pack test” upon entering duty, which consists of hiking three miles over flat terrain in 45 minutes or less while carrying a 45-pound pack. 

For more information, contact Ely District Assistant Fire Management Officer Ray Maestes at (775) 289-1923, Fire Operations Supervisor Bill Panagopolous at (775) 289-1921, or Caliente Field Office Fire Operations Supervisor Ty Mizer at (775) 726-8112.

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.

Ely District Office   702 North Industrial Way      Ely, NV 89301  

Last updated: 04-20-2015