BLM West Desert District now hiring seasonal Wildland Firefighters for the 2019 season

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 for a listing of current job openings and assistance in applying. Applications will be accepted on 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, [email protected],

or the FIRES help desk at (888)364-6432/ email: [email protected]. For specific questions, please click the “Fire Contacts” Utah link for a directory (

BLM-FIRE-2019-002-DE                                                                                                                                  BLM-FIRE-2019-003-DE

Hotshot Wildland Firefighter                                                                                                                              Lead Hotshot Wildland Firefighter

GS-462-03/04/05                                                                                                                                                    GS-462-06

West Valley City, UT                                                                                                                                             West Valley City

Open 12/3/18- Close 02/12/19                                                                                                                                Open 12/3/18- Close 02/12/19

BLM-FIRE-2019-006-DE                                                                                                                                  BLM-FIRE-2019-017-DE

Wildland Firefighter                                                                                                                                           Single Engine Air Tanker Manager

Engines/Fuels/Prevention                                                                                                                                     GS-462-07

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

West Cinder Prescribed Burn, Twin Falls District BLM, Idaho, August 3, 2010, female firefighter, flames, fire engine

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