Job Overview


About the Agency

If you like remote and rugged conditions, extended travel and overnight camping, then becoming a wildland firefighter may be for you. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work on Engine 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.

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:

Boise District (Boise/Star/Bruneau/Hammett, ID) **GS-5 Only
Ashland, MT (Fort Howes)
Billings, MT
Ekalaka, MT
Jordan, MT
Lewistown, MT
Miles City, MT
Zortman, MT

Boise District (Boise/Star/Bruneau/Hammett, ID) **GS-3/4 Only
Idaho Falls District (Idaho Falls/Pocatello/Salmon, ID)
Twin Falls District (Shoshone/Burley/Twin Falls, ID)
Buffalo, WY
Casper, WY
Rawlins, WY
Rock Springs, WY

Camp Crook, SD**Amend
Cody, WY
Lander, WY
Worland, WY

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 Wildland Firefighter (GS-03 Range/Forestry Aid) performs assignments as a wildland firefighter engine crew member developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices, and terminology; may assist in more specialized assignments such as backfire and burnout, mobile and stationary engine attack; construction of helispots, helitack operations, and performing hover hookups.

A Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Range/Forestry Technician) is a skilled wildland firefighter. 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 on an Engine Crew. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.

A Wildland Firefighter (GS-05 Range/Forestry Technician) is a senior wildland firefighter performing all aspects of an engine crew including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding and mop-up. 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.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    • FEW vacancies - Boise, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Bruneau, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Burley, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Hammett, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Idaho Falls, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Pocatello, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Salmon, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Shoshone, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Star, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Twin Falls, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Ashland, MT
    • FEW vacancies - Billings, MT
    • FEW vacancies - Ekalaka, MT
    • FEW vacancies - Jordan, MT
    • FEW vacancies - Lewistown, MT
    • FEW vacancies - Miles City, MT
    • FEW vacancies - Zortman, MT
    • FEW vacancies - Camp Crook, SD
    • FEW vacancies - Buffalo, WY
    • FEW vacancies - Casper, WY
    • FEW vacancies - Cody, WY
    • FEW vacancies - Lander, WY
    • FEW vacancies - Rawlins, WY
    • FEW vacancies - Rock Springs, WY
    • FEW vacancies - Worland, WY