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    PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at 11:59pm ET on the closing date or at 11:59pm ET on the day we receive the 50th application, whichever comes first.

    These positions are  temporary,  have  a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months.  The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

    T hese positions are located within a National Forest. The purpose of the position is wildland fire suppression/management/control, as a firefighter on an engine, hotshot, helitack or hand crew. Other wildland fire related duties might involve fire prevention, patrol, detection, or prescribed burning.

    The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual until needs.

    Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours.

    The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement.  Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website for additional information on pay rates.

    The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

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    Responsibilities

    Performs assignments to develop knowledge of fuels management and fire suppression techniques and practices such as fireline construction, use of pumps and engines, hose lays, foam and retardant, working around aircraft, safety rules, and fire and fuels terminology.

    Searches out and extinguishes burning materials by moving dirt, applying water by hose or backpack pump, etc.

    Moves dirt, chops brush, or fells small trees to build fireline using various hand tools such as axe, shovel, Pulaski, McLeod and power saws to control spreading wildland fire and to prepare lines prior to prescribed burning. Chops, carries and piles logging slash.

    Patrols the fireline to locate and extinguish sparks, flareups, and hot spot fires that may threaten developed firelines.

    Cleans, reconditions and stores fire tools and equipment.

    May be assigned to other resource management activities such as recreation, timber, or reforestation when not performing fire suppression or fuels management duties.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per fire assignment.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    03

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494872500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.