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Recruitment For 2013 Fire Season Underway

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By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho - The Twin Falls District Bureau of Land Management has begun the process for hiring temporary seasonal firefighters and support staff for the summer of 2013. The BLM is now accepting applications from those who are interested in rigorous outdoor work; have excellent character and work ethic; and want to earn a good wage this coming summer.

Applications for employment with the BLM for the summer of 2013 will be accepted now through January 29, 2013, for most jobs. Please read the announcements carefully for any early consideration dates. Only on-line applications will be accepted, and those interested should visit http://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/south/.

Applications are being accepted for positions in the suppression, prevention, fuels, aviation and dispatch programs. Applicants must be 18 years old by the first day of hire, be a U.S. citizen and have a high school diploma or GED. BLM fire jobs offer excellent summer earnings; possible continuous summer employment based on performance; annual and sick leave benefits; and travel to other districts or states.

The BLM will assist interested applicants with the on-line application process during several upcoming computer assistance nights:

• December 12, 2012, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Burley Fire Yard, 3630 Overland Avenue
• December 13, 2012, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Shoshone Fire Yard, 400 West F Street
• January 7 & 8, 2013, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
College of Southern Idaho, Shields Building, Room 103

For more information regarding temporary seasonal employment with the BLM, please phone the Recruitment Information Line at (208) 732-7299.


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