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    Summary

    This position is located on a Forest Service unit. The incumbent of the position serves primarily as an operator of heavy equipment in fuels management, erosion control, and vegetation management activities. The operator may also operate this equipment in support of prescribed fire and wildfire as qualified.

    Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants' ability to submit applications, this announcement is being extending for an additional 5 days.

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    Responsibilities

    The primary purpose of this position is the operation of a variety of heavy equipment for fuels reduction activities. Incumbent must have an understanding of vegetation management, erosion control, wildlife habitat, archaeological sites, and silviculture prescriptions.

    Operates one or more types of heavy equipment to masticate or pile natural or activity generated fuels. Implements complex silviculture prescriptions to accomplish thinning or site preparation activities. Work accomplished must take into consideration wildlife habitat objectives and visual quality. Completes erosion control activities, stream restoration and meadow restoration activities.

    Operates one or more types of heavy equipment to push, pull, pile, or load materials such as sand, gravel, and earth. Clears brush, tree stumps, and rocks while constructing lines for suppression and prescribed fire activities.  Adjusts the attachments for proper level, angle, or depth, according to the work to be done and the type of equipment used.

    Work is generally done on flat or rolling terrain with simple terrain problems.

    May perform a full range of duties for fire, roads, timber, silviculture, recreation, wilderness, or research activities.

    Is required to have a good degree of mechanical ability and skill to perform preventive maintenance and minor repair of equipment.

    Transports heavy equipment to job site.

    Completes all agency required administrative duties.

    May provide direction and instruction to personnel assigned to assist.

    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 work assignment.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    08

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509340900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.