Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

If you like remote and rugged conditions, extended travel and overnight camping, then becoming a Hotshot Wildland Firefighter may be for you. Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP is looking for temporary employees to work on Hotshot Crews. For more information on Crew Types, click here.

Positions at the GS-05 level have been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. These positions have been categorized as a Senior Firefighter (SFF), and require 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 the IFPM website.

First Consideration Date: The following location will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed, during the open period of the announcement:

01/10/2017
Three Rivers, CA (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP)

For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select California.

Duties

A Hotshot Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Range/Forestry Technician) is a skilled wildland firefighter on a hotshot crew. May be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques while actively managing wildfires. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.

A Hotshot Wildland Firefighter (GS-05 Range/Forestry Technician) is a senior wildland firefighter on a hotshot crew. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.