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    Summary

    The position is located on a wildland fire crew. The purpose of the position is wildland fire suppression/management/control as a specialized firefighter with responsibility for the operation and maintenance of specialized tools or equipment.

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    Responsibilities

    • Duties listed are at full performance level.
    • Independently performs recurring fire suppression duties on a helitack crew as a senior firefighter.
    • Loads helicopter personnel and cargo considering methods, weight distribution, necessity for securing, total weight, etc. and completes manifests of personnel and equipment being transported to the fire or other work site.
    • Inventories and inspects helicopter accessories, fire tools, and equipment. Assures that needed tools and equipment are available for firefighting tasks.
    • May exit helicopter in remote areas to construct helispots, or to attack small fires, hot spots and spot fires. Certified in the use of long line external loads and the operation and maintenance of accessory equipment.
    • May serve as a certified rappeller.
    • Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents.
    • When positioning and deploying personnel and equipment, recommends best approaches and practices to use in protection of the values at risk.
    • May be qualified as a Forest Service short-hauler.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    5

  • 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/541135300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.