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    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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    As a member of a wildland fire crew, learns basic terminology, safe work practices, methods, techniques and procedures needed to carry out one or a few simple, fundamental tasks in fire. Duties may 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 may use power tools including chainsaws and portable pumps.

    Performs simple, repetitive tasks concerning operation of equipment, and increases knowledge, skills, and abilities in the technical aspects of work for fire management projects.

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

    Performs routine office duties in support of field activities such as completing basic reports and tracking time.

    Follows safety procedures 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


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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