Job Overview

Summary

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

 

This position serves in a key fire management position in a field fire management organization as a Prescribed Fire/Fuels Technician preparing and implementing prescribed fire plans, fire effects monitoring plans, manual and mechanical hazardous fuels treatments, and smoke and wildland fire use monitoring plans.

This position is being concurrently announced under USDA Demonstration Project procedures (open to US Citizens) under announcement number OCR14-462-DFUEL-8/9DP. Current or former Federal employees and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to this Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement.

This is a continuously open vacancy announcement for one or more locations throughout the Forest Service. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.  Positions may be filled as career ladders or could be filled at the full performance level dependent upon the individual unit's needs. Availability of government housing, federal day care facilities, and bargaining unit status will vary by location. To ensure continued interest and availability, applicants will be notified via e-mail reminding them to re-certify their application every 60 days.

 

This position has been identified under the Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) and is subject to selective placement factor requirements contained in the Forest Service Fire Program Management (FS-FPM) Standard and Guide when filling this vacancy. FS-FPM selective placement factors are made up of a primary and secondary National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) core Incident Management Qualifications and Required Training. The applicant will be required to possess these qualifications to be considered eligible for this positionFor further information: http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/standard/electronicver/electronic.htm

Duties

Performs work in fuels management, wildland fire prevention (pre-suppression) and suppression.

 

Gathers statistical data from a variety of sources such as instrument readings, measurements, tests, observations, and inspections. Reviews existing guidelines and procedures; develops methodology for current study. Studies are generally related to forestry, forestry ecology, or forestry biology.

 

Participates in fire management program operations, such as technical or analytical work involving wildland fire suppression and prescribed burning operations. Performs tasks dealing with fire management projects such as hazard fuel reduction projects, wildlife habitat improvement or enhancement, watershed management, pre-commercial thinning, timber sales, stand conversions, and range improvement.

 

Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical capabilities and other duties as assigned. Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Fire-Related

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Transfer of Station is authorized.
  • Additional Duty Location Info

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