Job Overview

Summary

BLM is seeking dynamic and energetic Lead Wildland Firefighters (Engine Operators) to join the Nevada State Fire team in various District Office locations throughout the State. 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.

Battle Mountain District: Positions may be filled at Battle Mountain, Austin, and/or Eureka, Nevada.For more information about Battle Mountain, Nevada visit Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce.  For more information about Austin, Nevada visit Austin Chamber of Commerce.  For more information about Eureka, Nevada visit Eureka County’s Official Homepage

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

Duties

Serves as a lead wildland firefighter operating a wildland fire engine, performing wildland fire fighting work and leading crews performing such work, i.e., wildland fire suppression and control activities including preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction, and prescribed burning. Drives and operates a wildland fire engine, positioning the engine for proper use and operation. Ensures the engine is kept in a full state of readiness for emergency fire dispatch. Has specialized duties such as water handling specialist, fully qualified chain operator, and/or responsible for maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland urban interface/intermix situations. Instructs crew members in specific tasks and techniques, conducts on-the-job training, distributes and controls work assignments and ensures timely accomplishment of assigned tasks, maintains work records, reports on work accomplishments, ensures the work is carried out safely, and reports on performance problems and issues. Responsible for supervision of the crew in absence of supervisor.