If you like hard work, remote and rugged conditions, extended travel and overnight camping, then becoming a Wildland Firefighter may be for you. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), West Desert District (UT), is looking for seasonal employees to work on a variety of wildland firefighting crews this summer. Firefighting can be a fun summer job, a great career, or a path to other land management careers. Jobs usually begin in May and last through September. Positions are available in West Valley City, Vernon, Grantsville, Eureka, and Fillmore Utah.
Go to https://www.firejobs.doi.gov/ for a listing of current job openings and assistance in applying. Applications will be accepted on www.usajobs.com. Many jobs have early cutoff dates! Apply Early. Search the announcement numbers below for the specific job you are interested in.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- You must be at least 18 years of age, or older, prior to appointment.
- You must be able to pass the Work Capacity Fitness Test (carry a 45-pound pack for 3 miles within 45 minutes).
- Some positions may require a valid driver’s license or CDL.
- All positions have medical qualification requirements (including drug testing).
- Positions are seasonal, beginning mid-May, extending through September.
QUESTIONS –Contact Dede Orr, Fire Mitigation/Education Specialist/ Fire Recruiter: 801-977-4385, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Hotshot Wildland Firefighter Lead Hotshot Wildland Firefighter
West Valley City, UT West Valley City
Open 12/3/18- Close 02/12/19 Open 12/3/18- Close 02/12/19
Wildland Firefighter Single Engine Air Tanker Manager
GS-462-03/04/05 Fillmore/West Valley
Many locations in UT Open 12/3/18- Close 02/12/19
Open 11/13/18- 02/12/19
BLM-FIRE-2019-007-DE BLM-FIRE-2019-025-DE BLM-FIRE-2019-022-DE
Wildland Firefighter-Helitack Wildland Firefighter (Helitack Lead) Lead Wildland Firefighter
GS-0462-04/05 GS-462-06 GS-462-06
West Valley City West Valley City Eureka/Fillmore
Open 11/13/18- Close 03/05/19 Open 12/3/18- Close 02/12/19 Open 12/3/18- Close 02/12/19
BLM-FIRE-2019-015-DE BLM-FIRE-2019-016-DE BLM-Fire-2019-019-DE
Fire Dispatcher Fire Logistics Dispatcher Fuels Module Crew Member
GS-462-04/05/06/07 GS-2151-04/05/07 GS-462-05
Draper Draper Fillmore/West Valley
Open 12/3/18- Close 03/05/19 Open 12/3/18- Close 02/12/19 Open 12/3/18- Close 02/12/19
Fuels Module Leader
Fillmore/West Valley City
Open 12/3/18- Close 02/12/19