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    Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

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    Positions are located in Boise, Idaho. Information about the surrounding area may be found here Boise.

    Physical Demands: Duties involve rigorous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. Requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities. Requires at least average agility and dexterity. Duties include demands for strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time.

    Work Environment: Work environment involves high risks with regular and recurring exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress where high risk factors exist which cannot be reasonably controlled. For example, working at great heights under extreme weather conditions, or working closely with toxins or dangerous pests or animals such as poisonous snakes, where safety precautions cannot completely eliminate the danger. The work is primarily performed outdoors at remote locations, airstrips, helibases, unimproved helispots, and fireline locations in forest and desert environments in steep terrain, sometimes at high elevation, where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, or covered by vegetation. Temperatures commonly exceed 100 degrees F and fall below freezing. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise and falling and rolling material.

    Passage of a pre-employment physical is required. You must also pass the work capacity test for arduous position.

    We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, more than one position may be filled from this announcement.

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    - This position manages a highly mobile aerial delivered firefighting squad that utilizes exclusive use contracted helicopters to rapidly attack wildfires in varied terrain fuels.
    - Serves as a Type 4 (ICT4) or Type 5 (ICT5) Incident Commander, managing resources that vary from single resource to multiple resource task forces or strike teams.
    - Directs firefighters in the initial and extended attack phase of wildland fire suppression operations.
    - Provides instructions for, and participates in, direct suppression of fire, direct and indirect fire line construction, hot spotting, backfiring/burnout, aerial ignition, water delivery systems and application, tree and brush felling and removal, blackline and mop-up operations.
    - Responsible for planning, scheduling, directing and resolving problems associated with remote helicopter operations in order to meet fire suppression and/or other resources objectives.
    - Serves as a Contract officer’s Representative (COR) or Project Inspector (PI) on Exclusive Use, Call-When-Needed helicopter contracts and Aircraft Rental Agreements.
    - Provides formal/informal training to squad members/other personnel in specific tasks and techniques associated with helicopter and fire suppressions operations.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Frequent travel will be required during times of peak fire activity.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    - All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility.
    - CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area.
    - Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles.
    - Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.
    -Current or former time-limited employees eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)​

    Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480950500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.