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    These positions are located in Boise, Idaho and Twin Falls, Idaho. Information about the surrounding area may be found here Boise and here Twin Falls.

    Physical Demands: Duties involve rigorous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. Work 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 requiring at least average agility and dexterity.

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

    Work Environment: The work is primarily performed in forest and range environments in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with vegetation, and in smoky conditions, etc. Temperatures vary from above 100 degrees F to below freezing. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling materials.

    We expect to fill a FEW vacancies at this time; however, more than a few positions may be filled from this announcement.

    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 Fire Fighter, 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 IFPM.

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    • Serves as a lead wildland firefighter on a helitack crew.
    • Leads the fire suppression efforts of the helicopter module.
    • Directs the loading of helicopter personnel and cargo considering weight and balance, securing cargo, etc.
    • Completed manifests of personnel and equipment being transported to the fire or other work sites.
    • Inventories and inspects helicopter accessories, fire tools, and equipment.
    • Assures that needed tools and equipment are available for fire fighting tasks.
    • Serves as Helispot and Dipsite Manager on incidents requiring the establishment of these sites.
    • Certified in the use of long line external loads and the operation and maintenance of accessory equipment.

    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 U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0455 Range Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480952900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.