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2020 Wildland firefighter positions now open

Posted: 4:02 PM, Nov 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-26 19:03:58-05
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RENO (KTNV) — Wildland firefighting positions with Bureau of Land Management Nevada are open now through February, with some positions closing as early as Dec. 10 .

Below are the current vacancy announcement numbers and deadlines to apply.

Base hourly pay ranges from $12.95 to $20.61 per hour. Previous firefighting experience is not a requirement for entry level positions.

Additional positions will be advertised in the coming weeks. The links to the job announcements can be found on the Nevada Fire Info site at NevadaFireInfo.org.

Information on the hiring process and wildland firefighting can be found at FireJobs.doi.gov.

BLM Nevada has one of the largest firefighting programs in the continental U.S. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a valid passport or birth certificate and a valid driver’s license, be at least 18 years old and pass a work capacity test (pack test) on the first day.

Those who are hired will be seasonally employed from April through October.

Hotshot Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Aid/Technician)
BLM-FIRE-2020-002-DHA
GS-0462-03/04/05
Cut-off: 12/10/2019
Location: Carson City, Elko

Link to USAJOBS: https://go.usa.gov/xpnZ5

Hotshot Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Aid/Technician)
BLM-FIRE-2020-003-DHA
GS-0462-06
Cut-off: 12/10/2019
Location: Carson City, Elko

Link to USAJOBS: https://go.usa.gov/xpnZR

Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Aid/Technician)
BLM-FIRE-2020-005-DE
GS-0462-03/04/05
Early Cut Off: 12/10/2019
Location: Carson City/Minden, Fernley/Reno/Stead Elko, Elko District (Carlin/Elko/Midas/Wells, NV), Southern Nevada District (Las Vegas/Logindale/Pahrump, NV), Winnemucca District (Lovelock/McDermitt/Paradise Valley/Winnemucca, NV), Battle Mountain District (Battle Mountain/Eureka, NV), Ely District (Caliente/Ely/Pony Springs, NV)

Link to USAJOBS: https://go.usa.gov/xpnZP

Wildland Firefighter - Helitack (Forestry Technician)

BLM-FIRE-2020-007-DHA
GS-0462-04/05
Location: Caliente, Elko, and Las Vegas

Link to USAJOBS: https://go.usa.gov/xpnZE

Wildland Firefighter-Handcrew

BLM-FIRE-2020-006-DE
GS-0462-03/04/05
Early Cut Off: 12/18/2018
Location: Las Vegas

Link to USAJOBS: https://go.usa.gov/xpnZm

If you are interested in a specific location and would like to know more information regarding the position or the area, here are a list of district hiring contacts:

Ely: Ray Maestas, rmaestes@blm.gov , 775-289-1923

Elko: Marty Adell, madell@blm.gov , 775-753-0395

Carson City: Billy Britt, bbritt@blm.gov , 775-885-6006

Battle Mountain: Chad Holbert, cholbert@blm.gov , 775-635-4115

Southern Nevada: Jason Lanier, jlanier@blm.gov , 702-515-5218

Winnemucca: Christina Phillips, csphillips@blm.gov , 775-623-1587