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Monday, February 11, 2019

Boise District BLM is HIRING!



OUTREACH NOTICE – Senior FF, Engines GS-5


                         
Boise District BLM

Possible Duty Stations - Boise, Hammett, Bruneau, Star (Wild West)

Applications should be received by
03/12/2019 to be considered for referral for the first cut-off date.   

The Boise District BLM is getting ready to fill PERMANENT Senior Firefighter, Engine positions.

These positions are classified as “Forestry Technician (Fire), GS-0462A-05.”
Announcement # ID-DEU-2019-0008

These are permanent Long-Term Career Seasonal appointments; it is expected you will work at least 6 months, but less than 9 months a year.  When work or funds are not available, you will be placed in non-pay status.

Forestry Technician (Fire) (Senior Wildland Firefighter)
GS-0462A 05

How to Apply:

THIS IS AN ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS.  If you need assistance in applying online please contact the Human Resources Office at (208) 373-3921 or email blm_id_hr_vacancies@blm.gov.  If applying online poses a hardship for you or you do not have access to the internet, you must contact HR prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying. 

All jobs listed within this notice may be found online at http://www.USAJOBs.gov/


Boise, Idaho

Boise is a full-service community.  The Boise metropolitan area’s economy is strong with many dual career opportunities, including a wide variety of federal agencies within easy driving distance, and many private sector job opportunities.  The cost of living is slightly below the national average, though real-estate has been steadily increasing in the last few years.  There are several institutions of higher learning in the area, including Boise State University.  Health care facilities and churches are widely available.  Entertainment opportunities abound in Boise and the metropolitan area, with a wide array of restaurants, dinner theaters, museums, and sports-and-music venues.  Additional information can be found on the Boise Chamber of Commerce website:

Mountain Home, Idaho

Mountain Home, ID is approximately 45 miles east of Boise along Interstate 84.  Mountain Home is a full-service community supporting outlying areas and the Mountain Home Air Force Base.  Summer and fall months are typically warm and dry, with daily highs averaging between 85 to 95 degrees, and nightly lows from 40 to 55 degrees.  The climate in the winter is typical of the high desert, with low temperatures averaging between 20 and 30 degrees with occasional sub-zero overnight readings. 

ADDITIONAL Websites to visit the Boise area:


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Boise District BLM is HIRING!







OUTREACH NOTICE - Engine Captain GS-6/7


                         
Boise District BLM

Possible Duty Stations - Boise, Hammett, Bruneau, Star (Wild West)

Applications should be received by
02/21/2019 to be considered for referral.   

The Boise District BLM is getting ready to fill multiple PERMANENT Engine Captain positions.

These positions are classified as “Forestry Technician (fire), GS-0462A-6/7.”
Announcement # ID-MERIT-2019-0034

These are permanent Long-Term Career Seasonal appointments; it is expected you will work at least 6 months, but less than 9 months a year.  When work or funds are not available, you will be placed in non-pay status.

Forestry Technician (Fire) (Engine Captain)
GS-0462A 06/07
ID-Merit-2019-0034  
(Federal Employees or Special Hiring Authorities)

https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?k=ID-Merit-2019-0034&p=1

How to Apply:

THIS IS AN ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS.  If you need assistance in applying online please contact the Human Resources Office at (208) 373-3921 or email blm_id_hr_vacancies@blm.gov.  If applying online poses a hardship for you or you do not have access to the internet, you must contact HR prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying. 

All jobs listed within this notice may be found online at http://www.USAJOBs.gov/


Boise, Idaho

Boise is a full-service community.  The Boise metropolitan area’s economy is strong with many dual career opportunities, including a wide variety of federal agencies within easy driving distance, and many private sector job opportunities.  The cost of living is slightly below the national average, though real-estate has been steadily increasing in the last few years.  There are several institutions of higher learning in the area, including Boise State University.  Health care facilities and churches are widely available.  Entertainment opportunities abound in Boise and the metropolitan area, with a wide array of restaurants, dinner theaters, museums, and sports-and-music venues.  Additional information can be found on the Boise Chamber of Commerce website:

Mountain Home, Idaho

Mountain Home, ID is approximately 45 miles east of Boise along Interstate 84.  Mountain Home is a full-service community supporting outlying areas and the Mountain Home Air Force Base.  Summer and fall months are typically warm and dry, with daily highs averaging between 85 to 95 degrees, and nightly lows from 40 to 55 degrees.  The climate in the winter is typical of the high desert, with low temperatures averaging between 20 and 30 degrees with occasional sub-zero overnight readings. 

ADDITIONAL Websites to visit the Boise area:


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

BLM conducting aerial seeding on 2017, 2018 burn scars


BLM to conduct aerial seeding on 2017, 2018 burn scars

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – For two weeks beginning in mid-January, the Bureau of Land Management Upper Snake Field Office will conduct aerial seeding operations across wildland fire burn scars from the 2017 and 2018 fire seasons. The BLM will broadcast seed approximately 52,000 acres of BLM-administered lands, utilizing both fixed and rotor-wing aircraft.

“When the smoke clears there is still work to do,” said Jeremy Casterson, BLM Upper Snake Field Office Manager. “Rehabilitating the land after a wildfire helps restore habitat and ward off invasive plants.”

The aerial operations will rehabilitate the 2018 Grassy Ridge fire near Dubois, the 2017 and 2018 fires near Menan Butte, and the 2017 Wildhorse and Lava Flow fires near Atomic City. Broadcast seeding will help restore ground cover, support water infiltration, prevent cheatgrass dominance and stabilize soils. The seed mix will be comprised of sagebrush and bunch grasses.





Idaho Falls District BLM teaches Basic Fire School to the Camas Creek RFPA


Idaho Falls District BLM teaches Basic Fire School to the Camas Creek Rangeland Fire Protection Association.
Camas Creek RFPA responded to Grassy Ridge Fire (99,173 acres), Indian Butte Fire (12,572) and many others during the 2018 fire season. They help protect 1.5 million acres.
All attendees learned basic fire suppression techniques and communication skills. They learned how to apply what they already know about local weather patterns to fire behavior. Instructors shared their experiences in fireline leadership, command, and safety.
Creation of the associations is a collaborative effort between local ranchers, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL).
Idaho ranchers provide swift initial attack to rangeland fires because of their knowledge of the land and proximity to the fires. #BLMIFDFire


Monday, January 28, 2019

Prescribed Burning South of Burley, ID.


The Idaho Department of Lands will be conducting a pile burning project approximately 40 miles south of Burley, ID in the Jim Sage Mountains.  Burning will begin on Wednesday, January 30th and continue through Friday, February 1st.  The project will burn roughly 1700 piles of juniper that were cleared as part of a Cohesive Strategy Special Project that was grant funded  by the US Forest Service through the Idaho Department of Lands.  The project is located in two different units; one unit is approximately 4 miles east of Elba, ID, and the other is approximately 4 miles south-southwest of Almo, ID


The intention of the fuels treatment is to reduce juniper density to improve sage grouse habitat and create fuel breaks to protect existing sage habitat. 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Idaho Falls District BLM and Uwharrie National Forest Partnership


Idaho Falls District BLM developed a unique partnership with the Uwharrie National Forest in North Carolina after the severe fires in fall 2016. Since then #BLMIFDFire has been returning to the Uwharrie NF to assist with fire suppression and prescribed fires. Check out the article to learn more: http://www.southernwildfire.net/success-stories/mutually-beneficial-partnership-provides-wildfire-and-prescribed-assistance-and-firefighter-training/




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.