RENO - The Bureau of Land Management is accepting applications for summer seasonal firefighting and dispatching positions for the 2014 fire season. Applications must be submitted no later than Jan. 14, 2014, using the Office of Personnel Management's USAJobs website at https://www.usajobs.gov to receive first consideration for most positions.

Salary for these positions ranges from $10.95 to $22.50 per hour depending on experience, with a normal term of employment from May through September. Government housing may be available at some stations depending on location.

Selected applicants for BLM positions must complete a pre-employment drug screening and physical examination prior to appointment and are subject to random drug screening during their period of employment. Candidates for primary firefighter positions with BLM must pass a "pack test" after entering on duty. This test consists of a 3-mile walk over flat terrain carrying a 45-pound pack in 45 minutes or less. To learn more, interested applicants should visit the Employment Opportunities with BLM Nevada Fire and Aviation website at http://bit.ly/blmnvfirejobs.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. The federal government is an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, handicap or other non-merit factors.

For more information about BLM firefighting positions in Nevada, please contact the following:

Elko District - Dylan Rader - Assistant Fire Management Officer - (775) 753-0395

Winnemucca District - Mike Fettic - Zone Fire Management Officer - (775) 623-1705

Ely District - Ray Maestes - Assistant Fire Management Officer - (775) 289-1923

Battle Mountain District - Barry Burt Assistant Fire Management Officer - (775) 635-4114.