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Arizona BLM Has Job Openings

Bureau of Land Management Recruiting For Summer Firefighters

Date: November 2, 2009
(Kingman/Lake Havasu City) Gary Cook, Assistant Fire Management Officer (928) 718-3745
(Yuma) Eulalio Heredia, Assistant Fire Management Officer (928) 317-3205

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now accepting applications for summer seasonal firefighting and dispatching positions for the 2010 fire season at locations nationwide, including three western Arizona locations and other duty stations across Arizona. Announcements open November 17, 2009, and the early consideration deadline is January 19, 2010. Applications must be submitted no later than April 20, 2010, to receive consideration.

The Colorado River District is recruiting for positions on fire crews in Lake Havasu City, Kingman, and Yuma. Salary for these positions ranges from approximately $9.00 to $16.00 per hour depending on experience, with a normal term of employment from mid-April through September. Selected applicants for BLM positions must complete a pre-employment drug screen and physical examination prior to appointment, and are subject to random drug screen testing during their period of employment.

Applications for BLM firefighting and dispatch positions nationwide must be submitted using the Office of Personnel Management’s USAJOBS website ( For more information about and instructions for applying for a seasonal fire fighting position, go to the BLM Arizona home page at, “What We Do,” and then select Fire. Click on the Firefighting Jobs and then select “How to Apply.”

Selected applicants for primary firefighter positions with the BLM must pass the work capacity test after entering on duty. This test consists of a 3-mile walk over flat terrain carrying a 45-pound pack in 45 minutes or less.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. The federal government is an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, handicap, or other non-merit factors.

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