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Friday, December 8, 2017

Senior Fire Dispatcher GS 5/6/7 Shoshone- Twin Falls District BLM

Range Technician (Senior Fire Dispatcher), GS-0455-5/6/7
Announcement No: ID-Merit-2018-0013
Opens: 12/08/2017  Closes:  12/26/2017
Location:  Shoshone, 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) USE FOR DOI Internal only

To apply, click on this link:  USAJOBS 

Range Technician (Senior Fire Dispatcher), GS-0455-5/6/7
Announcement No: ID-DEU-2018-0008
Opens: 12/08/2017  Closes:  12/26/2017
Location:  Shoshone, Idaho
Full Performance Level:  GS-07
Moving expenses ARE NOT authorized.
Open to all U.S. citizens.

To apply, click on this link:  USAJOBS 

Note: These announcements are being advertised concurrently.  Applicants should apply for each announcement they wished to be considered for.  

If you are a Pathways Intern who is preparing for graduation and you are interested in this position, please contact the HR Specialist advertising this position for further information.

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Melody A. Summers
HR Specialist - Idaho State Office
US Department Of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management
Contact: /Office: 208.373.3960/Fax: 208.373.3919

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

BLM to implement annual seasonal closures in the Wood River Valley Dec. 1

News Release
DATE: Nov. 29, 2017
CONTACT: Heather Tiel-Nelson, 208-736-2352

BLM to implement annual seasonal closures in the
Wood River Valley Dec. 1
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management Shoshone Field Office will implement seasonal motorized use closures in the Wood River Valley beginning Dec. 1, 2017, and ending April 30, 2018, to protect deer and elk. 
“Nearly every winter season causes elk and deer to work harder for their food and shelter,” said Shoshone Field Office Outdoor Recreation Planner John Kurtz.  “These seasonal closures help to protect animals that find refuge within these areas. It is important to help minimize human-related stress on wildlife.”  The seasonal closures are for BLM-managed land only.   
The BLM encourages the public to carefully gauge their actions when recreating this winter to minimize impacts to deer and elk that could be in the area.  “Motorized and non-motorized recreationists disturb wildlife and cause them to expend vital energy that is needed for survival,” said Kurtz.  “When deer or elk are encountered during an outing, it is important to respect the animals and view them from a distance so that noise or close proximity will not cause additional stress."   
            The following areas in the Wood River Valley are closed annually to motorized use, including snowmobiles, from Dec. 1 through April 30:
·         Martin/ Big Dry Canyon
·         Croy Creek to south of Townsend Gulch
·         Big and Little Beaver Drainages
·         South slopes above East Fork
·         Elk Mountain area
·         Portions of Picabo Hills
The BLM patrols these areas to monitor and enforce closures. A map detailing the closures within the Wood River Valley is attached and hard copies are also available through the Shoshone Field Office at 400 West F Street in Shoshone.  For additional information, please contact Outdoor Recreation Planner John Kurtz at (208) 732-7296.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.


Monday, December 4, 2017

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Management is Hiring!


Looking for a great summer job? Join the Twin Falls District BLM Fire Management Team for the 2018 fire season! Applications are open! Apply before Jan. 30 to be considered for the 2018 fire season.


Wildland Firefighter Engine
GS-­0455-03/04/05
Open: 12/4/17– Close: 02/27/18
Early Cutoff Date BDO GS-5: 1/9/18
Early Cutoff Date (All Others): 1/30/18


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BLM-FIRE-2018-022-DE
Range Tech (Dispatcher)
GS-0455-04/05/06/07
Open: 12/4/17 – Close: 2/27/18
Early Cutoff Date: 1/30/18


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BLM-FIRE-2018-023-DE
Fire Logistics Dispatcher
GS-2151-04/05/07
Open: 12/4/17   Closes: 2/27/18
Early Cutoff Date: 1/30/18

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BLM-FIRE-2018-067
Range Tech (Dispatcher)
GS-0455-03
Open: 12/4/17 – Close: 2/27/18
Early Cutoff Date: 1/30/18
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Range Tech (Fuels Module Crew)

GS-­0455-05

Open: 11/13/17 – Close: 2/27/18

Early Cutoff Date: 1/9/18 BOI/Twin Falls


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Spvy Range Tech (Fuels Module Lead)

GS-­0455-07

Open: 11/13/17 – Close: 2/27/18

Early Cutoff Date: 1/9/18


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Supvy Range Tech (Engine Crew)

GS-­0455-07

Open: 11/27/17 – Close: 2/27/18

Early Cutoff Date BDO/TFD: 1/9/18


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Range Tech (Fire Support)

GS-0455-03/04/05

Open: 12/4/17 – Close: 2/27/18

Early Cutoff Date Shoshone: 1/9/18


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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Twin Falls District Partners Plant 315,000 Seedlings

To date, Twin Falls District BLM Partners, Mule Deer Foundation, Idaho Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Lands, Pheasants Forever, and Oregon State Corrections have grown and planted 315,000 seedlings on the Twin Falls District.





Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fire safety burn permits no longer required this year


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2017

Fire safety burn permits no longer required this year

(BOISE) – After October 20, a fire safety burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is no longer required until next year for burning activities outside city limits.

The permits are required from May 10 to October 20 every year during “closed fire season” and can be obtained online at burnpermits.idaho.gov or in person at IDL offices statewide.

People still should check with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, tribal reservations if applicable, and local fire departments before burning for potential burning limitations and required permits.

Idaho law (38-115) requires any person who plans to burn anything outside city limits anywhere in Idaho – including crop residue burning and excluding recreational campfires – during closed fire season to obtain a fire safety burn permit.

Even though a fire safety burn permit is not required outside closed fire season, the permit may still be obtained year round. 

The fire safety burn permit system informs fire managers where burning activities are occurring, reducing the number of false runs to fires and saving firefighting resources for instances in which they are truly needed. It also enables fire managers to respond more quickly to fires that escape, potentially reducing the liability of the burner if their fire escapes.

The fire safety burn permit is free of charge and good for 10 days after it is issued. Permits issued through the self-service web site are available seven days a week, issued immediately, and valid immediately.

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CONTACT: Emily Callihan, Public Information Officer
208-334-0236 or ecallihan@idl.idaho.gov

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

National Public Lands Day: BLM Twin Falls to partner with Clif Bar Bakery to plant sagebrush

MEDIA ADVISORY 
DATE: Oct. 16, 2017
CONTACT: Heather Tiel-Nelson, 208-736-2352

National Public Lands Day: BLM Twin Falls to partner with Clif Bar Bakery to plant sagebrush

Area burned by last summer’s Mammoth fire to be rehabilitated

        TWIN FALLS, Idaho – In the spirit of National Public Lands Day where thousands of volunteers partner to restore America’s public lands, the Bureau of Land Management Twin Falls District and Clif Bar Baking Company of Twin Falls will partner Oct. 20 to plant sagebrush seedlings on approximately 1,000 acres that burned in last summer’s Mammoth fire. The planting is expected to begin by 9:30 a.m. just east of the entrance to Mammoth Cave, off Highway 75.

            Both the day and night shift team members (175) of the Bakery will participate in planting 10-20,000 Wyoming sagebrush seedlings in an effort to restore wildlife habitat.

         "This is a great opportunity to hasten the recovery of the land burned in the Mammoth Fire and enhance our area's natural environment," said BLM Twin Falls District Manager Mike Courtney.  "Those are goals that the BLM and the Clif Bar Company share."

            If members of the media are interested in covering the planting effort, please contact Heather Tiel-Nelson.