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    Summary

    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of the position is to assist in performing the technical tasks of wildland fire program.

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    Responsibilities

    As a member of a wildland fire crew, performs simple, repetitive tasks concerning operation of equipment, experimental areas, facilities, and instruments and increases knowledge, skills, and abilities in the technical aspects of the work.

    Duties include fireline construction, use of pumps and engines, hose lays using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in the effective use of water, working in and around aircraft such as helicopters.

    Chops brush, fells small trees, and moves dirt to construct fireline using various hand tools such as axes, shovels, pulaskis, McLeods and use of power tools such as chainsaws and portable pumps.

    Observes and assists higher-grade employees in carrying out repetitive forestry tasks that follow a fixed or prescribed sequence.

    Follows safety precautions affecting own tasks and those of others.

    Takes measurements, records data, keeps concise records, and performs simple mathematical calculations.

    Completes required formal and on-the-job training, and demonstrates a progressive ability to independently accomplish assignments.

    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

    02

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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