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    RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    These are permanent, full-time positions. One position is located at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Alamo, Texas, and one position located at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Los Fresnos, Texas.

    NOTE: This position is also being advertised under Delegated Examining Procedures and is open to all qualified U. S. citizens. To be considered under delegated examining procedures, you must submit a separate application and supplemental documentation to vacancy announcement number R2-17-1823025-AL-DEU.

    If you are a current or former federal employee with reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action (SF50) showing your position, title, series, grade and eligibility.

    All application materials and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement (including Veterans Preference Documentation). 

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    ·       Personally engages in fighting range, forest, and other wildland fires for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) as well as on fires for which cooperative agreements exit between the Service and outside entities, such as State, Federal, military, and local resource management organizations across the country.  

    ·          Prepares fire related reports and maps.  Documents fire management efforts.

    ·          Serves as crew chief on wildfires, determining potential for ground and air access, laying out and organizing lines of attack, accessing potential for backburning and use of fire trenches, and ensuring availability of equipment, water, and supplies needed to carry out wildfire suppression.

    ·          Determines when refuge wildfires require auxiliary firefighting crews and aerial support; dispatches fire crews; and provides onsite direction and support to crew members on the fire line.

    ·          Operates mobile firefighting equipment, e.g., tankers, backhoes, trenchers, fire boats, and engines (Driving a fire engine, tanker, or other vehicle with a gross weight of 26,000 pounds or more requires a commercial driver's license).

    ·          Utilizes and maintains aerial fire ignition and suppression devices and equipment such as those using potassium permanganate pellets, gasoline gel caplets, terrain torches, and slurry buckets. 

    ·          Provides basic fire suppression and fire control courses to firefighting personnel, including personnel from cooperating Federal organizations, and/or Native American groups sponsored by the Service; develops and directs field training exercises; and works with others to present basic and advanced fire fighting training.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - to fight fires, attend training, and attend meetings.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453093100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.