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

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    Positions may be filled in any of the following areas:

    Boise District Fire & Aviation with possible duty locations in Boise, Bruneau, Star, or Hammet, Idaho.

    Idaho Falls District Fire & Aviation with possible duty locations in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, or Salmon, Idaho.

    Twin Falls District Fire & Aviation with possible duty locations in Twin Falls, Shoshone, or Burley, Idaho.

    Information about the surrounding areas may be found by clicking above. We expect to fill multiple vacancies from this announcement. This is an open continuous announcement for Lead Range Technicians (Fire) within Idaho. Recruitment will continue through the closing date to fill positions as they become vacant. Certificates will be issued as the need occurs. Referrals will be made from among the best qualified candidates. The best qualified candidates will be determined based on the applicant pool available at each cut-off date. The first cut-off date will be (November 1, 2017). All required documentation must be received by 11:59 P.M. Eastern time of each cut-off dates to be considered for referral. Applicants who apply prior to November 1, 2017 will receive first consideration. Cut-off dates will be:

    November 1, 2017
    December 1, 2017
    January 1, 2018
    February 1, 2018
    March 1, 2018
    April 1, 2018

    Applications received by the other established application cutoff dates will be referred as needed.

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    - This position serves as a lead wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine.
    - Drives and operates a wildland fire engine, positioning the engine for proper use and operation.
    - Personally performs and directs others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump vales, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives.
    - Ensures the engine is kept in a full state of readiness for emergency fire dispatch.
    - Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents.
    - Makes initial evaluation of fire situations, determines rate of spread, potential hazards to property and other improvements, suppression method to use, hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use and application of water.
    - Participates in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe, efficient operation and use of tools, equipment, and vehicles used in fire suppression activities, with emphasis on those use for the particular function assigned.

    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 – Open to Public, No previous Federal Service is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0455 Range Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480954700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.