The Bureau of Land Management is now accepting applications for 2022 wildfire positions

RENO, Nevada – The Bureau of Land Management is looking for people to join one of the largest firefighting programs in the United States. More than 20 wildfire stations in Nevada are open through January, with some stations closing as early as January 4. Previous firefighting experience is not a requirement for entry-level positions.

Posts ending Jan. 4 include Forest Fire Stations in Battle Mountain, Elko, Ely and Winnemucca Districts. Other positions closing later in January include fire logistics dispatcher, base air tanker technician and fire dispatcher. Other positions will be announced in the coming weeks. Links to job postings can be found on the Nevada Fire Info site at Information on the hiring process and wildfire fighting can be found at:

If you would like more information regarding a specific position or location, please contact the district hiring contact:

Ely: Ray Maestas, [email protected], 775-289-1923

Elko: Craig Cunningham[email protected], 775-753-0328

Town of Carson: Billy Britt, [email protected], 775-885-6006

Battle Mountain: Chad Holbert, [email protected], 775-635-4115

Southern Nevada: Eric Ellison[email protected], 702-515-5135

Winnemucca: Josh Henry, [email protected]775-623-1767


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 underground mining properties across the country. In fiscal year 2018, the various activities licensed on BLM-managed land generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and brought substantial revenues to the US Treasury and state governments, primarily through mineral royalties.