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Idaho Falls District BLM is hiring wildland firefighters for 2019

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The following is a news release from the Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District.

IDAHO FALLS — The Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District will be hiring wildland firefighters for the 2019 fire season. Job applications are being accepted through Jan. 2, 2019.

Positions open and close at different times over the next month. Check the Idaho Fire Flyer 2019 for exact application dates located below this article.

Pay starts at $12.33 with the opportunity for overtime and hazard pay. To qualify you must be 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and have six months of general experience.

“We are looking for hardworking, physically fit individuals to fight fires across eastern Idaho,” said Kris Bruington, Idaho Falls District BLM Fire Operations Supervisor. “We will be filling approximately 60 seasonal positions in eastern Idaho.”

Positions range from engines and hotshots to dispatch. Learn more about wildland fire positions and the Idaho Falls District at https://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/east/employ_BLM.html.

To apply visit www.usajobs.gov and search for forestry technician positions. Idaho Falls District has stations in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Atomic City, Blackfoot, Fort Hall, Malad, American Falls, Dubois, Salmon and Soda Springs.

For more information visit, www.idahofireinfo.com and click on the Idaho BLM Fire and Aviation-Job Announcements tab. For assistance in applying, please contact Kris Bruington in Idaho Falls, (208) 524-7668; Cory Berkebile in Pocatello, (208)478-6340; or Jeff Knudson in Salmon, (208) 756-5497.

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