You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Watch these short podcasts entitled Meet Your New Boss and Diversity is our Strength.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All U.S. Citizens
The employee in this position serves as a permanent, full-time,
seasonal Lead Range Technician (Fire), GS-455-5/6 for the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, Region 6, National Wildlife Refuge System, Charles M.
Russell National Wildlife Refuge, located in Fort Peck, Montana.
a permanent career-seasonal position, the employee may work 26 weeks,
but no more than 50 weeks in a service year. When services are not
required, employee will be placed in a non-work, non-pay status. The
employee will work 40 hours per week when in pay and duty status.
DUAL CONSIDERATION: This announcement has also been
vacancy announcement number R6-14-1136524-M for status candidates.
is covered as a primary firefighter under the provisions of 5 USC
8412(b) and 5 USC 8336(c). Applicants must not have reached their 37th
birthday upon appointment to this position. An exception is allowed if
selectee has sufficient prior Federal service in a covered law
enforcement officer or firefighter position or positions to qualify for
retirement on or before the mandatory retirement age for these types of
positions. This information must be
provided in your resume, application, etc.
This position may be filled at the GS-05 or GS-06 level.
Performs wildland firefighting work and leads crews performing such
work. The crews perform work directly related to wildland fire
suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness,
prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction and prescribed
During initial attack fire suppression activities,
locates fireline, directs and participates in fireline construction,
backfiring and burnout operations, engine and pump operations, tree
falling and holding/patrol/mop us operations.
Uses a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques to actively suppress fires.
Operates and maintains specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations.
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.
Provides daily leadership and training for crew members.
DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: This is an arduous position requiring
regular, protracted periods of considerable exertion. May be required
to work under hazardous conditions encountered in prescribed burning and
fire suppression operations (excessive heat, smoke, dust, rough
terrain, sharp hand tools, motorized equipment, poisonous snakes and
insects), including prolonged standing, walking over uneven, rocky or
swampy ground, recurrent bending, reaching, lifting and carrying items
weighing up to 50 pounds, and other strenuous activities requiring good
agility and dexterity. Must wear protective clothing and other safety
equipment. Must meet and maintain arduous physical requirements
established for the position, as evidenced by passing the standardized
fitness test for arduous positions approved by the National Wildfire
Coordinating Group for wildland fire agencies.
- Occasional Travel
- Fire details