Emergency Hiring

Applications for employment at the National Interagency Incident Communications Division (NIICD) for the 2022 fire season will be accepted until 9/30/2022.

NIICD is located at the National Interagency Fire Center, 3833 S. Development Ave, Boise, Idaho 83705.

Available Positions & Current Pay Rates for 2021: (Rates may vary for 2022):

Material Handler: $ 24.44/hr

Rate of pay is determined by position assigned per DOI Administratively Determined (AD) Pay Plan for Emergency Workers (Casuals). Overtime is not paid for work performed over 40 hours/week and is factored into the rate of pay as determined by the AD Pay Plan. Employees hired under the AD Pay Plan are not entitled to earn annual or sick leave, or to receive Federal Government life, health, or retirement benefits.

Emergency workers are hired only when incident support exceeds normal staff capacity. Length of employment or number of hours is not guaranteed.

Material Handlers may work over 10 hours daily and more than 40 hours a week. In most cases, set work hours are planned weekly, with advance notice.

Position Description/Work Environment/Physical Effort 

Material Handlers: Work involves the receiving, inventorying, refurbishment, repair, and packing of communications equipment and/or performing general warehousing duties. The work is performed inside or outside in areas that may be hot, damp, cold, drafty, or poorly lighted. The employee is regularly exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, bruises, abrasions, falls, and other injuries inherent to work performed. The employee often stands on hard surfaces for extended periods of time and bends, stoops and works in tiring and sometimes uncomfortable positions. The employee is required to lift and carry items that weigh up to 40 pounds (18 kilograms) on a recurring basis.

How to apply: 

Save application form to your personal computer. 

AD Material Handler

After completing the application, send as an email attachment to the following pertinent address: kgale@blm.gov

Note: The federal government (BLM) cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information submitted via electronic mail across the Internet. 

What happens next? 

You will be contacted if your help is needed.Thank you for your interest!