ESP Program BLM

The Experienced Services Program (ESP)

In 2018, the Department of the Interior was authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018: Public Law 115-141, Section 115 to enter into cooperative agreements with nonprofit organizations to utilize the talents of older workers (ages 55+) to fill workforce gaps, accomplish unexpected or non-routine projects, prevent skill attrition, and mentor newer employees.  The work can be part- or full-time, short- or long-term, consistent or intermittent, project-focused or fulfilling a specific organizational function. The jobs can be of any nature – professional, technical, operational, administrative.

To start your own Experienced Services Program at your office, contact Dorothy Mackendrick, Manager, DOI Programs at or 571.267.1694. We will consult with you on the best way to get experienced workers working for you.

About the Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The BLM promotes multiple-use on public lands, consistent with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA). Congress tasked the BLM with a mandate of managing public lands for a variety of uses such as energy development, livestock grazing, recreation, and timber harvesting while ensuring natural, cultural, and historic resources are maintained for present and future use. This means BLM manages public lands to maximize opportunities for commercial, recreational, and conservation activities supporting an all-of-the-above energy approach through environmentally responsible development; promoting jobs on working landscapes; and serving the American family – which includes being good neighbors and recognizing traditional uses of public lands (i.e., hunting, fishing, and other recreational opportunities).