Fire Employment

Snake River Hotshots

Contact: Randy Anderson, Snake River Hotshots
Superintendent, 208-233-2937
email: randerson@blm.gov
4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Drive 83204

The Snake River Hotshots are a Type I Interagency Hotshot Crew dedicated to wildland fire suppression. The crew is stationed in Pocatello, Idaho. The crew members of the Snake River Hotshots come from a wide range of races, faiths, gender, education and regional backgrounds. We maintain a non-threatening work environment where all crew members are encouraged to actively participate in an ongoing commitment to excellence.

After due consideration for safety, the Snake River Hotshots may volunteer for a variety of assignments. This includes working in the most physically challenging terrain. Smoke, heat, rain, snow, darkness, steep hills, close proximity to extreme fire behavior and inadequate rest are common work conditions. Shifts can exceed 16 hours. We are away from our homes, families and friends for weeks at a time. When fire assignments are not available, we keep busy with classroom and physical fitness training and fuels reduction projects. At times we conduct fuels work away from our home district. The month of October is almost exclusively dedicated to local fuels projects consisting of cutting and piling and some burning.

The Snake River Hotshots firmly believe physical conditioning is directly related to safety on the fire line; thus the physical training regimen is demanding. Daily conditioning consists of stretching, running, power hikes and some weight training. We cannot stress enough the importance of all potential crew members to get into shape prior to the season. Crew members and supervisors are also expected to arrive physically fit at the beginning of each fire season.
Our schedule is difficult for many college students due to the length of the season (early May through October). Please do not apply if you cannot commit to this time frame.

Snake River Hotshots Mission Statement:

The Snake River Hotshots will provide a safe and enthusiastic work force for wildland fires, control burns and any other work requested. This crew is made up of unique individuals, well trained both physically and mentally, who are proud to offer their individual talents in a unison effort to produce a high quality product. Through an ongoing commitment to self-improvement, the Snake River Hotshots will constantly recruit and train leaders for the future of our wildland fire programs. Crewmembers are encouraged to stay informed, ask questions, think for themselves and act in the best interest of the Snake River Hotshots and the Bureau of Land Management.

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2013 Snake River Hotshot Crew

Recruitment / Employment
Hiring for the 2014 Fire Season Begins November 25, 2013

The Snake River Hotshots will begin accepting applications through April 30, 2014. However, it is highly recommended that you apply before January 7, 2014 for early consideration. It is important that you do not miss the deadline.

Announcement: BLM-FIRE-2014-002
Hotshot Wildland Firefighter

GS-0455/0462-2/3/4/5
Open: 11/25/2013-4/30/2014
Early Consideration: 1/07/2014
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This announcement is available through USAJOBS at www.usajobs.gov look for the BLM-FIRE-2014-002 announcement number. Please contact Brett Thomas if you have any questions. Be sure to take the time to properly fill out the application prior to the early consideration date.

Brett Thomas
DOI FIRES Program
(208) 387-5952
blm_fa_fires_@blm.gov

It is also highly recommend that you apply to the other fire positions on the district. The Snake River Hotshots often recruit from the East Idaho District Engine program and this is a great opportunity to increase your chance of position on the hotshot crew.

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