About the Agency
If you like remote and rugged conditions, extended travel and overnight camping, then becoming a Hotshot Wildland Firefighter may be for you. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work on Hotshot Crews. For more information on Crew Types, click here.
Positions at the GS-05 level have been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. These positions have been categorized as a Senior Firefighter (SFF) and require 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 the IFPM website.
All Locations may not be hiring for all grades; check with each location.
*In addition to the base salary, you will receive a 5.31% cost of living allowance for Fairbanks, Alaska. This allowance is subject to annual review, adjustment and gradual decrease.
First Consideration Date: The following locations will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration for the location(s) you are interested in. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed by location, during the open period of the announcement:
Carson City, NV
Salt Lake City, UT
For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select the state you are interested in.
During the application process, you may select up to SEVEN (7) locations from the list of available locations in this announcement.
A Hotshot Wildland Firefighter Trainee (GS-03 Range/Forestry Aid) is a member of a wildland firefighter hotshot crew; performs assignments as a wildland firefighter in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices, and terminology; may assist trained personnel in more specialized assignments such as backfire and burnout.
A Hotshot Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Range/Forestry Technician) is a skilled wildland firefighter on a hotshot crew. May be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques while actively managing wildfires. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.
A Hotshot Wildland Firefighter (GS-05 Range/Forestry Technician) is a senior wildland firefighter on a hotshot crew. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.