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    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.

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    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work on Engine or Fuels Crews. For more information on Crew Types, click here.

    A Wildland Firefighter (GS-03 Forestry Aid) performs assignments as a wildland firefighter crew member in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices, and terminology; may assist in more specialized assignments such as backfire and burnout, mobile and stationary engine attack; construction of helispots, helitack operations, and performing hover hookups.

    A Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Forestry Technician) is a skilled wildland firefighter. 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 4X4s.

    A Wildland Firefighter (GS-05 Forestry Technician) is a senior wildland firefighter performing all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, and mop-up.  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 4X4s.

    Cut-off Date: The following locations will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed, during the open period of the announcement:

    Boise District (Boise/Star/Bruneau/Hammett, ID)
    Idaho Falls District (Idaho Falls/Pocatello/Salmon, ID)
    Twin Falls District (Shoshone/Burley/Twin Falls, ID)
    Battle Mountain District (Battle Mountain/Eureka, NV)
    Carson City District (Dolye, CA/Carson City/Reno/Minden/Stead/Fernley NV)
    Elko District (Elko/Wells/Carlin/Midas, NV)
    Ely District (Ely/Pony Springs/Caliente, NV)
    Southern Nevada District (Las Vegas/Pahrump/Logandale, NV)
    Winnemucca District (Winnemucca/Lovelock/McDermitt/Paradise Valley, NV)
    Canyon Country District (Monticello/Moab/Price, UT)
    Cedar City, UT
    Eureka, UT
    Fillmore, UT
    Grantsville, UT
    Kanab, UT
    Richfield, UT
    St. George, UT
    Vernal, UT
    Vernon, UT
    West Valley City, UT

    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.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - Frequent/Extensive travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516418200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.