2020 Wildland fire dispatcher positions now open


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Nevada State Office

Media Contact:

RENO, Nev. — Wildland fire dispatching positions with Bureau of Land Management Nevada are open now through February, with early cut-off for applications on December 10th. Below are the current vacancy announcement numbers and deadlines to apply. Base hourly pay ranges from $16.20 to $22.45 per hour. Additional positions will be advertised in the coming weeks. The links to the job announcements can be found on the Nevada Fire Info site at www.nevadafireinfo.org/all-us-citizens. Information on the hiring process and wildland firefighting can be found at www.firejobs.doi.gov.

BLM Nevada has one of the largest firefighting programs in the continental U.S. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a valid passport or birth certificate and a valid driver’s license, and be at least 18 years old. The work is primarily performed in an office setting, but demands long hours of sitting and irregular shifts.  Long periods of intense concentration and working at peak proficiency/intensity levels. Those who are hired will be seasonally employed from approximately April through October, depending on the duty station.

Fire Dispatch (Forestry Technician)
Early Cut-off: 12/10/2019
Location: Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Minden, Winnemucca

Link to USAJOBS: https://go.usa.gov/xpPYW

Fire Logistics Dispatcher
Early Cut-off: 12/10/2019
Location: Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Minden, Winnemucca

Link to USAJOBS: https://go.usa.gov/xpPY5

If you are interested in a specific location and would like to know more information regarding the position or the area, here are a list of district hiring contacts:

Ely: Mary Anderson, m4anders@blm.gov

Elko: Shauna McIntosh-Harris, smcintos@blm.gov, 775-748-4000

Carson City: Jess Costello, jcostello@blm.gov, 775-883-5995

Southern Nevada: Gary Moberly, gmoberly@blm.gov, 702-515-5305

Winnemucca: Christina Phillips, csphillips@blm.gov, 775-623-1587



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.