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Monday, December 3, 2018

BLM Idaho Fire is hiring in Twin Falls and Idaho Falls!

 BLM Idaho Fire Management  is looking for 2019 fire season staff! We are currently seeking applicants for materials handler (fire warehouse), fire fighting, dispatch, fuels, fire business, and heavy equipment operators. Pay VERY close attention to closing dates! Most positions close Jan. 2, 2019!

We highly encourage you to reach out to the hiring official  in the office you would like to work in. 


Things to remember:

- You MUST complete the application in usajobs.
- You MUST use the resume builder in usajobs. We do not accept uploaded resumes
- You MUST have 6 months general work experience.
- You must be 18 by your start date. 
- You must have a high school diploma or equivalent. 
- You must be a legal U.S. citizen. 

Copy and paste the announcement number from the attached document into USAjobs.gov to apply for that specific position. 

As always, please reach out if you have any questions!  Thank you and good luck! 






Friday, November 30, 2018

BLM is HIRING!



Snake River Hotshots are HIRING!

Snake River IHC is currently seeking crew members as well as lead firefighters. The following announcements have been posted on USAJobs:
BLM-FIRE-2019-002-DE: Hotshot Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician), GS-0455-03/04/05

BLM-FIRE-2019-003-DE: Lead Hotshot Wildland Firefighter (Lead Range/Forestry Technician), GS-0455-06
Application Period is December 3, 2018 with an early Cut-Off date of December 18, 2018:
You must apply on or before 12/18/2018 to receive first consideration. After that, additional applications may be considered as needed during the open period.
To preview the announcement and questions, enter the announcement number at www.firejobs.doi.gov. All locations listed may not be hiring; check with each location. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the FIRES Help Desk at 888-364-6432.
FIREJOBS website link: https://www.firejobs.doi.gov  
HR NIFC website - direct link to videos:  https://www.nifc.gov/jobs/jobs_main.html
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The Snake River Hotshots are a Type I Interagency Hotshot Crew dedicated to wildland fire suppression. The crew is stationed in Pocatello, Idaho. In December 2014, the Snake River Hotshots moved into a new facility on South Valley Road. For the first time since the crew's inception in 2001, we have our own building, with space for classroom training, offices, and physical training, as well as a workshop and garage. The location of the facility near the new Cheyenne Crossing interconnect allows us to access the City of Pocatello's greenbelt trail system for additional physical training opportunities.
The crew members of the Snake River Hotshots come from a wide range of races, faiths, gender, education and regional backgrounds. We maintain a non-threatening work environment where all crew members are encouraged to actively participate in an ongoing commitment to excellence. But our schedule is difficult for many college students due to the length of the season (early May through October). Please do not apply if you cannot commit to this time frame.
After due consideration for safety, the Snake River Hotshots may volunteer for a variety of assignments. This includes working in the most physically challenging terrain. Smoke, heat, rain, snow, darkness, steep hills, close proximity to extreme fire behavior, and inadequate rest are common work conditions. Shifts can exceed 16 hours. We are away from our homes, families, and friends for weeks at a time. When fire assignments are not available, we keep busy with classroom and physical fitness training and fuels reduction projects. At times we conduct fuels work away from our home district. The month of October is almost exclusively dedicated to local fuels projects consisting of cutting and piling and some burning.
The Snake River Hotshots firmly believe physical conditioning is directly related to safety on the fire line; thus the physical training regimen is demanding. Daily conditioning consists of stretching, running, power hikes, and some weight training. We cannot stress enough the importance of all potential crew members to get into shape prior to the season. Crew members and supervisors are also expected to arrive physically fit at the beginning of each fire season.

Idaho Falls District BLM is HIRING!

BLM-FIRE-2019-006-DE
GS-0455-3/4/5
Open:11/13/2018
Close:01/02/2019

BLM-FIRE-2019-035-DE
Operator
WG-5716-08/10
Open:11/13/2018
Close:12/18/2018

BLM-FIRE-2019-007-DE
 GS-0462-04/05 
Open:11/13/2018
Close: 01/02/2019

Fact Sheet - Applying to Wildland Fire Positions

◊ How to Apply - If you would like to be considered for a temporary seasonal position or compete for a higher grade, you must apply online through the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov for this opportunity.  Follow the steps below to apply to a vacancy announcement.  Additional information on how to apply can be found at www.firejobs.doi.gov
TIP:  Register and post, or update your current resume with USAJOBS before finding and applying to vacancy announcements. 

◊ To Qualify – As an applicant, you will self-qualify yourself for the position(s) & grade(s) you apply for based on the answers to the questions you submit online.  Your answers to the questions MUST be verifiable on your resume.  When completing your resume it is important to include the following information:  month/year to month/year and work schedule (hours worked per week) for each position held.  Failure to provide this information may negatively affect the qualification determination.  All qualifications will be verified by the Human Resources Office prior to final selection. 

Step 1 Go to:  www.usajobs.gov
Step 2 SelectSign in or Create an Account(top right hand corner)
To Create an Account you are asked to fill out a short form with basic personal information and click “Submit” at the bottom when you are finished.  When you submit your form, you are automatically logged into your USAJOBS account.
Step 3 RESUME:  You must create a resume BEFORE applying for a job. Click on “Build
New  Resume” follow the steps to create your online resume.  On the last tab, ‘Finishing Up’, select the “Save for Later”, this saves your resume.  You can store up to 5 resumes in USAJOBS.  You have now completed the registration and resume information process, but still need to APPLY.  We DO NOT accept uploaded resumes.
Step 4 FIND VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:  To find the vacancy announcement you want
to apply to, click on “Search Jobs” (Drop-down menu at top right-hand corner of the website), select ‘Search Jobs-Main Page’ then type in either the Announcement Number or City/State or Zip Code in the correct blocks on USAJOBS.
Step 5 REVIEW VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:  Review the announcement thoroughly. 
The announcement describes who is eligible to apply, what experience and/or education are required and what supporting documentation you need to fax/upload with your application.  Your resume and documentation must support your responses to the vacancy questions.
Step 6 APPLY:  Click “Apply Online”, link at the side of the page.  Select your USAJOBS
resume to submit with your application and answer the vacancy questions.  At the end you will click “Finished” and be redirected back to ‘My Account’ on  USAJOBS, where you can track your application.
Step 7 SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:  Submit required supporting documentation that
applies to you. 
Step 8 Check your Application Status.  Click on "Application Status " after you are logged in
to "My Account", select "View all Applications" at the bottom of the pop-down screen, then find the vacancy you applied to, under the Application Status column, it will indicate your status, "Resume Received" means we have received your application.  If you select "More Information" it will direct you to another screen, where we post comments as to if you qualify or not.  You will be notified through e-mail if you are referred.
You must complete the entire application process and be automatically redirected back to USAJOBS to successfully apply to a vacancy announcement

If you have questions or need assistance with the on-line application process, call the FIRES Help desk at
(888) 364-6432, or email blm_fa_fires@blm.gov

If you have questions regarding positions in Idaho, please contact the following:
Walter Hall, HR Specialist, Statewide Temporary Fire Program Lead at (208) 373-3927 or email whall@blm.gov

Twin Falls District Fire Management Employee receives Airward for quick response to aviation mishap.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Join Twin Falls BLM Fire Management Staff!






BLM-FIRE-2019-006-DE
GS-0455-3/4/5
Open:11/13/2018
Close:01/02/2019

BLM-FIRE-2019-035-DE
Operator
WG-5716-08/10
Open:11/13/2018
Close:12/18/2018

BLM-FIRE-2019-007-DE
 GS-0462-04/05 
Open:11/13/2018
Close: 01/02/2019

Fact Sheet - Applying to Wildland Fire Positions

◊ How to Apply - If you would like to be considered for a temporary seasonal position or compete for a higher grade, you must apply online through the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov for this opportunity.  Follow the steps below to apply to a vacancy announcement.  Additional information on how to apply can be found at www.firejobs.doi.gov
TIP:  Register and post, or update your current resume with USAJOBS before finding and applying to vacancy announcements. 

◊ To Qualify – As an applicant, you will self-qualify yourself for the position(s) & grade(s) you apply for based on the answers to the questions you submit online.  Your answers to the questions MUST be verifiable on your resume.  When completing your resume it is important to include the following information:  month/year to month/year and work schedule (hours worked per week) for each position held.  Failure to provide this information may negatively affect the qualification determination.  All qualifications will be verified by the Human Resources Office prior to final selection. 

Step 1 Go to:  www.usajobs.gov
Step 2 Select, Sign in or Create an Account, (top right hand corner)
To Create an Account you are asked to fill out a short form with basic personal information and click “Submit” at the bottom when you are finished.  When you submit your form, you are automatically logged into your USAJOBS account.
Step 3 RESUME:  You must create a resume BEFORE applying for a job. Click on “Build
New  Resume” follow the steps to create your online resume.  On the last tab, ‘Finishing Up’, select the “Save for Later”, this saves your resume.  You can store up to 5 resumes in USAJOBS.  You have now completed the registration and resume information process, but still need to APPLY.  We DO NOT accept uploaded resumes.
Step 4 FIND VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:  To find the vacancy announcement you want
to apply to, click on “Search Jobs” (Drop-down menu at top right-hand corner of the website), select ‘Search Jobs-Main Page’ then type in either the Announcement Number or City/State or Zip Code in the correct blocks on USAJOBS.
Step 5 REVIEW VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:  Review the announcement thoroughly. 
The announcement describes who is eligible to apply, what experience and/or education are required and what supporting documentation you need to fax/upload with your application.  Your resume and documentation must support your responses to the vacancy questions.
Step 6 APPLY:  Click “Apply Online”, link at the side of the page.  Select your USAJOBS
resume to submit with your application and answer the vacancy questions.  At the end you will click “Finished” and be redirected back to ‘My Account’ on  USAJOBS, where you can track your application.
Step 7 SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:  Submit required supporting documentation that
applies to you. 
Step 8 Check your Application Status.  Click on "Application Status " after you are logged in
to "My Account", select "View all Applications" at the bottom of the pop-down screen, then find the vacancy you applied to, under the Application Status column, it will indicate your status, "Resume Received" means we have received your application.  If you select "More Information" it will direct you to another screen, where we post comments as to if you qualify or not.  You will be notified through e-mail if you are referred.
You must complete the entire application process and be automatically redirected back to USAJOBS to successfully apply to a vacancy announcement

If you have questions or need assistance with the on-line application process, call the FIRES Help desk at
(888) 364-6432, or email blm_fa_fires@blm.gov

If you have questions regarding positions in Idaho, please contact the following:
Walter Hall, HR Specialist, Statewide Temporary Fire Program Lead at (208) 373-3927 or email whall@blm.gov

Monday, November 26, 2018

Crystal Springs pile burning planned in southeast Idaho


Crystal Springs pile burning planned
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire Facebook: @IdahoFireInfo
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LAVA HOT SPRINGS, Idaho – With the anticipated arrival of moisture in eastern Idaho, the Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District will begin prescribed burn activities. The Crystal Springs prescribed fire will be conducted about 1.5 miles north of Lava Hot Springs this week. It may occur over multiple days as weather allows. 

The project area is within the wildland urban interface, where public lands meet urban development. The goal of the project is to break up continuous juniper stands to reduce the severity of a potential wildfire in that vicinity. About 25 acres of BLM lands were hand-thinned by firefighters using chainsaws. They piled the slash and will now ignite each pile individually. 

Public and firefighter safety is always the first priority in all public land fire operations. Fire managers develop burn plans that consider safety, specific fuel and weather prescriptions, and smoke management. All prescribed burns are closely evaluated and are approved only when conditions are favorable.

Prescribed burns may impact individuals who are sensitive to smoke. Recreationists should use caution near prescribed fire areas and comply with any closures that may be put in place temporarily to protect public health and safety in areas immediately within or adjacent to burning operations. Signs will be posted in advance of ignitions and remain in place until operations are completed.

Location of the prescribed burn operations

Monday, October 29, 2018

Supervisory Forestry Technician (Fire) (Supervisory Wildland Firefighter (Engine Captain)), GS-0462-06/07 Twin Falls District




Supervisory Forestry Technician (Fire) (Supervisory Wildland Firefighter (Engine Captain)), GS-0462-06/07
Announcement No: ID-Merit-2019-0010
Opens: 10/29/2018  Closes:  11/13/2018
Location:  Twin Falls District, Burley, Idaho
Full Performance Level:  GS-07
Moving expenses ARE NOT authorized.

Open to:
- All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility.
- CTAP/ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area.
Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles.
Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities
- Current or former time-limited employees eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)
To apply, click on this link:  USAJOBS 


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