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Physical Demands: Rigorous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance, and superior conditioning. Prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying items weighing over 50 pounds.
Work Environment: Work is primarily performed in forest and desert environments in steep, uneven terrain, extreme weather, and smoky conditions.
This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this duty location.
Duty Locations include the following duty stations:
Las Vegas District: Las Vegas, Logandale, Pahrump
Serves as a lead wildland firefighter operating a wildland fire engine, performing wildland fire fighting 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 chain 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. Responsible for supervision of the crew in absence of supervisor.
25% or less - May be required to live in backcountry camps for extended periods of time. Work may require travel by light fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504690000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.