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 as a standard wildland fire management position located on a wildland fire crew. The primary purpose of this position is to perform wildland firefighting work. These crews perform work directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities. May also perform duties in other fuels related or ecosystem restoration projects.

This position is located on the Daniel Boone Nation Forest located in Whitley City, Kentucky. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Alison Coons at 606-376-5323 or at acoons@fs.fed.us.

This position is being concurrently announced under USDA Demonstration Project procedures (open to US Citizens) under announcement number 17-FIRE-R8-329736DP-ASA. 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.

Duties

Independently performs engine operation duties in the suppression of wildland fire and prescribe fire.  Drives engine to fire locations in consideration of safety of crew and equipment and how the equipment can be best be used in control and mop up operations. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations. Inventory fuel beds, perform hazard fuel reduction projects, monitor burning conditions, pile vegetation debris and act in assigned positions during actual fuel reduction efforts by prescribed fire. Perform project work such as road and trail maintenance, habitat manipulation, miscellaneous equipment, facilities maintenance and other resources. Duties listed are at the full performance level. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses, as required and to the extent allowed by the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) 302-3.101, are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in FTR 302-1.1 and 302-2.6. In addition, the following relocation benefits are available: House hunting trip, Temporary Quarters and Use of Relocation service company.