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    This position is located in Grand Teton National Park. Please visit find a park for additional park information.

    IFPM Position: 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 (SFF) and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. For more information on IFPM, click here.

    Career Seasonal This position is a permanent career-seasonal position and is subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal position includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectee will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Selectees are guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment. The typical season for this position is April through September, but can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions. There also may be some training opportunities during the winter months.

    Relocation: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

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    Responsibilities

    This position is a Lead Wildland Firefighter on the Teton Interagency Wildland Fire Module. The interagency crew is comprised of employees from the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park. The crew reports to the Blackrock Ranger Station on the Bridger Teton National Forest.

    This position acts as a qualified Squad Boss (FFT1). Employee functions within a diverse interagency fire management program and serves as a Lead Wildland Firefighter on Type 1 Wildland Fire Module. Duties may include operating as a fully qualified chainsaw operator, or maintaining specialized equipment used to respond to wildfires. Ensures assigned vehicles and equipment are kept in a full state of readiness for emergency fire dispatch. Performs hazardous fuel reduction projects, which entail thinning, cutting and piling vegetation through use of mechanical means, e.g., chainsaw, etc.

    Instructs crew members in specific tasks and techniques, conducts on-the-job training, maintains work records, ensures the work is carried out safely, and reports on performance problems and issues. The employee is expected to prepare time sheets, CA-1, and travel vouchers. As a lead, the employee will distribute and balance the workload among crew members, ensuring timely accomplishments. The incumbent will also check on work in progress, review the completed work and provide instruction on specific tasks and job techniques. The employee will also be able to resolve simple complaints of crew members; referring others to their supervisor. In addition, the employee will provide constant information to their supervisor regarding performance of workforce, progress on projects, and the specific training needs of the crew. The Lead Forestry Technician will be expected to perform following operational tasks: analyze complex fire circumstances, make fire assignments to crew members and determine when additional forces may be needed, serves as an instructor for fire related training courses, and communicate with individuals in uncontrolled fire line situations. This communication may become difficult because factors such as, extreme fire behavior and an unclear operational organization exist. She/he will maintain written reports and records of fires including fire experiences from the module.


    Travel Required

    50% or less - You will be required to travel overnight away from home up to 14 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.

    Supervisory status

    No

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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