Job Overview


The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join our team at the Montrose Interagency Fire Management Unit in Montrose, Colorado to serve as an Assistant Engine Supervisor on an engine crew.  This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at IFPM website.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website.

This position is located in Montrose, Colorado. Information about Montrose can be found at City of Montrose

Before you apply to this position, please read the Firefighters: Conditions of Employment. This vacancy announcement is also being advertised to the general public under vacancy announcement number: CO-DEU-2013-0036


Provides daily leadership and training for crew members. Instructs crew members in specific tasks and techniques; conducts on-the-job training; distributes and controls work assignments among employees.  Assures timely accomplishments of assigned tasks are complete. The crew performs work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction and prescribed burning. The primary purpose of this rigorous position is to lead the firefighting crews in performing work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities.