Job Overview


About the Agency

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for temporary employees to work as a Lead on an Engine Crew. For more information on Crew Types, click here.

Positions at the GS-06 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 location 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. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed, during the open period of the announcement:

Vernon/Grantsville, UT
Battle Mountain District (Battle Mountain/Eureka, NV)
Vale, OR

Twin Falls District (Shoshone/Burley/Twin Falls, ID)
Ravendale, CA
Susanville, CA
Cedarville, CA
Alturas, CA
Whitethorn, CA

For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select Oregon.

During the application process, you may select up to SEVEN (7) locations from the list of available locations in this announcement.


A Lead Wildland Firefighter (GS-06 Lead Range/Forestry Technician) serves as a Lead on a wildland fire Engine performing the following duties: locates fire line, directs and participates in fire line construction, backfiring and burnout operations, engine operations, tree falling and holding/patrol mop-up operations. Drives and operates a wildland fire engine, positioning the engine for proper use and operation. Personally performs and directs others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives. Ensures that needed tools and equipment are available for firefighting tasks.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    • FEW vacancies - Alturas, CA
    • FEW vacancies - Cedarville, CA
    • FEW vacancies - Ravendale, CA
    • FEW vacancies - Susanville, CA
    • FEW vacancies - Whitethorn, CA
    • FEW vacancies - Burley, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Shoshone, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Twin Falls, ID
    • FEW vacancies - Battle Mountain, NV
    • FEW vacancies - Eureka, NV
    • FEW vacancies - Vale, OR
    • FEW vacancies - Grantsville, UT
    • FEW vacancies - Vernon, UT