Positions at the GS-05 level have been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. These positions have been categorized as a Senior Firefighter (SFF), and require selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at the IFPM website.Learn more about this agency
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work on Helitack (helicopter) Crews. For more information on Crew Types, click here.
A Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Forestry Technician) is a skilled wildland firefighter on a helitack crew. Loads helicopters, determines weight calculations, completes crew manifest and may rappel from a hovering helicopter near ground level in remote areas to construct helispots, or to attack small fires, hot spots, and spot fires. May be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques while actively managing wildfires. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4's.
A Wildland Firefighter (GS-05 Forestry Technician) is a senior wildland firefighter on a helitack crew. Loads helicopter personnel and cargo considering methods, weight distribution, necessity for securing, total weights, etc. and completes manifests of personnel and equipment being transported to the fire or other work site. May exit helicopter in remote areas to construct helispots, or to attack small fires, hot spots, and spot fires. Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4's.
Cut-off Dates: This is an open continuous announcement, in which applications are collected over several months, and have multiple cut-off dates. Applications will be considered throughout the open period of the announcement. A certificate will only be issued upon the location's request, once they have positions to fill.
December 4, 2018
January 2, 2019
February 5, 2019
For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select the state you are interested in.
During the application process, you may select up to SEVEN (7) locations from the list of available locations in this announcement.
76% or greater - Frequent/Extensive travel is required.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516400200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.