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    Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants ability to submit applications, this announcement is being extending for an additional 5 days. Applicants who applied previously, need NOT reapply.”

    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is fire suppression and prevention. This position is included in the unit fire plan as an initial attack fire suppression position for an assigned geographical area.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as an experienced firefighter on a hand crew or other related fire suppression crews performing fire suppression and/or fuels management duties under the most adverse conditions of climate, fuels, and terrain.

    May inventory fuel beds, prepare associated reports, perform hazard fuel reduction projects, monitor burning conditions, pile vegetation debris and act in assigned positions such as ignition or holding specialist or other designated positions during actual fuel reduction efforts by prescribed fire.

    Investigates cause of fire; observes, collects and preserves and/or examines evidence and determines probable cause of fire. Prepares written reports including maps, site sketch etc. May interview or obtain statements from witnesses.

    Advises responsible parties of hazards and other unsatisfactory conditions and of other governing laws or regulations. Recognizes causes of fires and hazards and carries out technical assignments in fire prevention. Documents findings, issues citations, and appears in court. Gives formal talks and informally provides information through personal contacts on fire prevention and on laws, rules, and regulations. Answers general recreation questions for forest users.

    Inspects sites located on land within the Forest; campgrounds, buildings, resorts, construction projects, etc. Prepares day-to-day work plans. Issues permits (campfire, burning, welding, and blasting).

    When not performing fire suppression duties, may be assigned to other natural resource functions. Serves as an individual or lead in the fire organization as qualified and assigned.

    May perform project work such as road and trail maintenance, habitat manipulation, and miscellaneous equipment and facilities maintenance.

    May assist higher level workers in forestry/range research efforts; in the marketing of forest/range resources; or in the scientific management, protection, and development of forest/range resources.

    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

    05

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509040800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.