Job Overview

Summary

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

DOI/Bureau of Indian Affairs

Rocky Mountain Region

Fort Peck Agency

Office of the Superintendent

Forestry & Fire 

INDIAN PREFERENCEPreference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472).  Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.  Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A) (7).  Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.  Applicants not entitled to Indian Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

OTHER INFORMATION: 

*Promotion potential: No 
*Moving expenses authorized: No 
*Eligible for Relocation Company Services: No 
*Travel Required: No
*Supervisory Position: No
*Valid state Drivers' license:  No
*CDL required:  No
*Pre-appointment background investigation:  Yes
*Pre-appointment physical/medical exam:  Yes
*Drug test:  Yes
*Uniform required:  No

Duties

As a Range Aid (FIRE), you will;

  • Serve as a member of a fire crew assigned to suppress the full range of wildland fires.
  • Perform assignments as a wildland firefighter in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices and terminology. 
  •  Searches out and extinguishes burning materials by moving dirt, applying water by hose or backpack pump, etc.
  •  Patrols fireline to locate and extinguish embers, flareups, and hotspot fires that may threaten developed firelines.
  • Participate in 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 fireline activities.
  • Chops brush, fells small trees and moves dirt to construct fireline utilizing various hand tools