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    Summary

    Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

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    This position is located in Burley, Idaho. Information about the surrounding area may be found here Burley.

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    Responsibilities

    * Serves as a Supervisory Wildland Firefighter on a wildland fire engine.

    * Directs the operation of a wildland fire engine, ensuring the correct positioning, proper use and operation.

    * Personally performs and directs others in starting pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, and laying hose.

    * Control activities such as suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction, and prescribed burning.

    * Provides technical and administrative supervision to wildland engine crews.

    * Plans work to be accomplished. Sets and adjusts short term priorities.

    * Completes administrative paper work, fire reports, interacts with public, conducts briefings, teaches fire training courses, and works with multi-agencies.

    Physical Demands: Arduous duties involve rigorous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring at least average agility and dexterity.

    Duties include demands for strenuous activities in emergencies under adverse environmental conditions and over extended periods of time. Operation of some specialized fire equipment can place extended physical stress on incumbent during fire activities.

    Work Environment: The work is primarily performed in forest and range environments in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with vegetation, and in smoky conditions, etc. Temperatures vary from above 100 degrees F to below freezing. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites and stings, exposure to excessive machinery noise, and falling and rolling material. Personnel must adjust and cope with exposure to weather elements, dust and smoke, poor sleeping and eating conditions and unpredictable sets of circumstances. Incumbent may be required to live in back country camps for extended periods of time. The hazardous nature of the work requires that personal protective equipment be worn (boots, hardhat, gloves, flame resistant clothing, etc.). Work may require travel by light fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Frequent travel will be required during times of peak fire activity.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    07

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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