Job Overview


BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team in Elko, Nevada. 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. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. This position is located in Elko, Nevada. Information about Elko and the Elko area can be found at Elko Chamber of Commerce.

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.  The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.  To view FAQ regarding PCS click Here.


Plans, coordinates, and directs helicopter support to execute a wide variety of District-wide resource management projects requiring multi-functional participation to complete. Is responsible for broad gauge, long term planning to comply with agency policies,procedures, and objectives, and to assess readiness to meet short-term project and emergency needs. During initial attack, ongoing fires, other natural disasters, search and rescue, and other emergencies, serves in the capacity of helicopter manager, crew boss, helibase manager, or other positions as needed or assigned. Responses can occur on the District or on an interagency basis in support of other agency efforts. Independently manages complex helicopter operations, utilizing different helicopter models with varying capabilities. Provides pilots, crews, and dispatchers with detailed instructions on incident objectives, situations and tactics. Determines incident needs, orders personnel, equipment and supplies, and directs and monitors initial incident activities. Is fully qualified and approved as a Project Inspector (PI) and is designated as the field Project Inspector for the helicopter service contract assigned to the base. Responsible for helicopter safety and compliance with applicable policies and procedures. Ensures subordinates are trained and qualified to perform missions safely and efficiently. Exercises the full range of supervisory duties for a work force which varies from a minimum of six to a maximum of fifteen,including one or more assistants managers.