Bureau of Land Management now accepting applications for over 50 wildland firefighting positions for 2021

Seven positions closing the week of December 7

RENO, Nev. — Over 50 wildland firefighting positions with the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada are open now through February, with some positions closing as early as December 7. Previous firefighting experience is not a requirement for entry level positions. 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.

Positions closing the week of December 7 include: an aviation manager in Battle Mountain; Hotshot firefighter positions in Carson City and Elko; helitack firefighters in Ely; an aviation manager and dispatch center manager in Winnemucca; and a management and program analyst position in Reno.

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, be at least 18 years old and pass a work capacity test (pack test) on the first day. Those who are hired will be seasonally employed from April through October.

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: Ray Maestas, rmaestes@blm.gov, 775-289-1923

Elko: Matt Murphy, mmurphy@blm.gov, 775-753-0384

Carson City: Billy Britt, bbritt@blm.gov, 775-885-6006

Battle Mountain: Chad Holbert, cholbert@blm.gov, 775-635-4115

Southern Nevada: Jason Lanier, jlanier@blm.gov, 702-515-5218

Winnemucca: Josh Henry, jhenry@blm.gov, 775-623-1767

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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Jacob Chadwick