Job Overview

Summary

The BLM manages more land – approximately 253 million 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 estates 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.

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This position is primarily located in Prineville, Oregon.  During the fire season (mid June through mid October) the incumbent will be required and expected to work at the Madras, Oregon, Station.   

For information about the Prineville District visit Prineville District .  For additional information about the area visit  The Prineville Chamber of Commerce at Visit Prineville, Redmond Chamber of Commerce at Visit Redmond Oregon, Madras Chamber of Commerce at Madras Chamber, or Bend Chamber of Commerce at Bend, Oregon.

Duties

This position serves as a lead wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine. The incumbent drives and operates wildland fire engines, positioning the engines for proper use and operation; personally performs and directs others in starting the pump engine, priming, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives; ensures the engines are kept in a full state of readiness for emergency fire dispatch; makes initial evaluation of fire situations; determines rate of spread, potential hazards to property and other improvements, suppression method to use, hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use and application of water; accomplishes emergency repairs as necessary to permit continued use of equipment; participates in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe, efficient operation and use of tools, equipment, and vehicles used in fire suppression activities; serves as a working leader over 3 or fewer crewmembers; instructs crew members in specific tasks and techniques; conduct on-the-job training; and distributes and controls work assignments. The incumbent may perform hazardous fuel reduction projects, which entail thinning, cutting and piling vegetation through use of mechanical means, e.g., chainsaw, etc.; may perform project work such as road and trail maintenance, inventory fuel beds, habitat improvement, burned area rehabilitation, and miscellaneous equipment and facilities maintenance; may assist in the preparation of hazardous fuels treatment plans and burn plans based on predicted fire behavior and risk assessment; and may work with local homeowners, community stakeholders, various local, state, and federal agencies in an effort to educate and mitigate potential threats to these communities by wildland fire.

The incumbent's duty station will be Prineville, Oregon. During fire season (approximately June through October), the incumbent will be expected to work at the Jefferson County fire station located in Madras, Oregon.