Job Overview


BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic Supervisory Range Technician (Engine Captain) to join the Nevada State Fire Team.

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.

Carson City District: Positions may be filled at Minden, Stead, Fernely, Reno and/or Fallon, Nevada. For more information about these location please visit: Minden, Nevada visit The Town of Minden, Nevada, Stead and/or Reno, Nevada visit Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce, Fernely, NV visit Fernley Chamber of Commerce

and/or Fallon, Nevada visit Fallon Chamber of Commerce.

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.

There is an application limit of the first fifty (50) applications received. Once that limit has occurred the vacancy announcement will close on that day at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. If the 50 application limit is not reached, then the vacancy announcement will close on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.


Serves as a supervisory wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine, performing and supervising crews performing wildland firefighting work, i.e., wildland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction, and prescribed burning. Directs the operation of a wildland fire engine, ensuring the correct positioning, proper use and operation.

Provides technical and administrative supervision to wildland fire engine crews. Plans work to be accomplished, sets and adjusts short term priorities, prepares schedules for completion of work, and assigns work to subordinates. Implements formal and informal training programs to comply with policy and regulations.

Responsible for maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland urban interface/intermix situations, ensures engine is kept in a full state of readiness for emergency fire dispatch, and accomplishes emergency repairs. May be required to be a fully qualified chain saw operator.