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Release Date: 12/03/12

BLM Utah Hiring Wildland Firefighters for 2013 Fire Season

Salt Lake City, Utah – The BLM Utah is advertising openings for seasonal wildland firefighter and dispatcher positions across the state.  The jobs being advertised are temporary seasonal appointments for the 2013 fire season.  Appointment length depends on needs and funding but cannot exceed 1,039 hours—excluding overtime and training—during one service year.  All applicants must be United States citizens and at least 18 years of age by the time of appointment. 


Wildland firefighting is very rewarding work that provides many career opportunities.  If you enjoy an active lifestyle, have a love of the outdoors and crave diversity in the workplace, wildland firefighting may be for you.  It is a diverse profession that provides a wide array of job experiences.  Wildland firefighters may extinguish a mountaintop blaze or save homes and lives from wildland fire near a city or town.  Wildland firefighters also provide help in the aftermath of natural disasters like flooding or tornadoes.  During hurricane Katrina, wildland firefighters responded to help thousands in need.


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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.

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Last updated: 12-04-2012