Job Overview

Summary

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 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 Assistant to the Fire Helicopter Crew Supervisor.  Incumbent leads 3-10 firefighters in initial and extended attack wildland fire line operations. Incumbent supervises and participates in direct suppression of fires with hand tools, direct and indirect fire line construction, hot spotting, backfiring/burnout, aerial ignition operations, water delivery systems and applications, tree and brush felling, and removal, back-line and mob-up operations, gridding and patrol.