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    Announcement has been extended due to low applicant count.

    This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this duty location.

    Due to BLM Hiring Controls, priority consideration will be given to all current DOI non-competitive applicants for this position.

    This position is located in Battle Mountain, NV.  For more information about the area visit the  Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce.

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    Primary responsibilities of the position involve implementation and assisting in the preparation of prescribed fire plans, fire effects monitoring plans, manual and mechanical hazardous fuels treatments, and smoke and wildland fire monitoring plans. The incumbent considers prescribed fire/fuels management, smoke management, fuels modification principles and procedures, fire effects knowledge, and knowledge of scientific data collection and analysis principles into implementation procedures and practices.

    Physical Demands: 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: Office conditions require long periods of sitting, working with computers and general lifting, bending and reaching. Field conditions involve the employee being exposed to noise, dust, heat, weather, aircraft turbulence and the hazards of firefighting such as heat, smoke, and fire behavior. Protective clothing and equipment is required in hazardous environments.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel required for field/site visits, training, and to incidents.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524460700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.