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
This position is located in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Rocky
Mountain Region; Wind River Agency; and you can find more information specific to our
organization at U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).
NOTE: This position has been identified as one of the
key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management
(IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as a Senior Wildland Firefighter, and requires selectee to
meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into
the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at http://www.ifpm.nifc.gov/.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
As a Forestry Technician (FIRE), you will;
as a skilled crew member on the engine, helitack or hand Crew.
a variety of specialized tools, equipment, and techniques while actively
suppressing wildfires, such as a Pulaski, shovel, McLeod, ax, and chainsaw
to control the spread of wildfire.
basic fireline activities such as line construction, hose layout,
operations of pumps and accessories, lopping and scattering of fuels using
hand tools and holding, patrolling, monitoring, and mop-up operations. Moves
dirt, chops brush, small trees, etc., to construct fire line.
a helitack crew member, loads helicopters determines weight calculations,
competes crew manifests and may rappel from a hovering helicopter near
ground level in remote area to construct helistops or to attack small
fires, hotspots and spot fires.
responsible for observing the rules of wildland firefighting safety.
practices and techniques to minimize resources damage.
as a skilled wildland firefighter on an organized crew during prescribed
burns, monitoring and controlling the fire, and collecting data on fire
weather and fire behavior.
performs project work such as fuel inventory and hazard fuel reduction
in crew proficiency checks and drills Participates in safety sessions and
fire critiques, Ensures own and others' welfare and safety in all aspects of
maintains, reconditions, and stores firefighting tools and equipment, Inventories
fire supplies and equipment.
drive and operate a fire engine or apparatus
As an assistant on a wildland fire engine, works
as a trainee engine operator driving the engine, operating the pump and making
hose layouts under the direction of the engine foreman.
- Occasional Travel
- Work may require travel by light fixe-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.