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Bureau of Land Management

Who We Are

The BLM manages more land – 256 million surface acres – than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, and cultural resources on the public lands.

Here at the BLM, we appreciate the sacrifice and contributions that veterans and military personnel have made. We value and welcome their experience, leadership, integrity, teamwork and dedication – these are the same characteristics reflected in our mission and our programs.

In collaboration with the federal government, we offer a number of hiring programs that benefit veterans, transitioning service members and their families. Veterans may be given preference during the hiring process when applying to OPM positions at USAJOBS, and depending on eligibility, may also qualify for special hiring authorities. These special authorities include the Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA), appointments for 30% or more disabled veterans, appointments under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), and opportunities for disabled veterans enrolled in a Department of Veterans Affairs training program. Learn more about hiring rules for veterans.

Tips for Veterans

Learn about how federal jobs are filled, how to build a federal resume, how to search for a federal job, and more.

Veterans Fire Crew

Become a part of the Veterans Fire Crew and help protect our resources by working to extinguish fires, rescue people endangered by fire, and reduce potential fire hazards.

SkillBridge Program

The DOD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences. Learn more about the SkillBridge Program.

Our Upcoming Events
Dallas Veterans Job Fair Arlington, TX
Our Recent Jobs
Park Ranger GS-0025-5/7/9 El Centro, California
Maintenance Mechanic, WG-4749-10 Bakersfield, California