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    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 Firefighter, 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 www.ifpm.nifc.gov.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill one or more positions in any of the following locations:

    Grantsville (Muskrat)
    Eureka (Little Sahara)

    Cedar City
    St. George



    Please click on each location name to learn more about the surrounding area.

    This is an open continuous announcement for a Lead Range Technician (Fire)/Lead Wildland Firefighter within Utah. Open continuous announcements collect applications over the course of several months, and have multiple cut-off dates. Recruitment efforts will continue through the closing date to fill positions as they become vacant. Certificates will only be issued to the selecting officals as the need (vacancies) is identified. Applicant referrals to selecting officials 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 December 31, 2017. All required documentation must be received by 11:59 P.M. Eastern time of each cut-off date to be considered for referral. Applicants who apply prior to December 31, 2017 will receive first consideration. Cut-off dates will be:

    • December 31, 2017
    • January 31, 2018
    • February 28, 2018
    • March 31, 2018
    • April 30, 2018
    Applications received by the other established application cutoff dates will be referred as needed.

    This announcement is being advertised concurrently under FA/UT-MP-2018-0005 which is open to all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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    - Serves as a lead wildland firefighter operating a wildland fire engine, performing wildland firefighting work and leading crews performing such work, i.e., wildland fire suppression and control activities including preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction, and prescribed burning.
    - Drives and operates a wildland fire engine, positioning the engine for proper use and operation.
    - Ensures the engine is kept in a full state of readiness for emergency fire dispatch.
    - Has specialized duties such as water handling specialist, fully qualified chainsaw operator, and/or responsible for maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland urban interface/intermix situations.
    - Instructs crew members in specific tasks and techniques, conducts on-the-job training, distributes and controls work assignments and ensures timely accomplishment of assigned tasks, maintains work records, reports on work accomplishments, ensures the work is carried out safely, and reports on performance problems and issues.
    - Supervises crew in absence of supervisor.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Frequent travel will be required during 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/485707100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.