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    Serves as a smokejumper, performing a variety of duties in the areas of parachute jumping and fire suppression.

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    Serves as a smokejumper, performing a variety of duties in the areas of parachute jumping and fire suppression. Upon completion of annual refresher training, is subject to work assignments throughout the Region, in any other Forest Service Region, or for other agencies concerned with managing forest or range lands.

    Receives intensive standardized training in parachute jumping and other fire suppression duties. Makes parachute jumps from various aircraft under varying conditions while executing landings on rough terrain, open areas, mountain slopes, or timber. May be responsible for the direction of crew movements in non-jump fire situations.

    Fire suppression training includes classroom and field instruction in construction and holding of fireline under varied conditions of topography and fuel, fire weather and fire behavior, first aid and safety, and use of hand and power tools. Parachute training includes intensive physical training and conditioning, instruction and proficiency in use of parachutes and related equipment in mountainous terrain. Is required to successfully complete in accordance with rigid standards, a series of parachute proficiency jumps of increasing difficulty.

    Suppresses wildland fire using a variety of hand and power tools such as Pulaski, shovel, chain saw, and McLeod. Moves dirt, chops brush and logs, fells trees and snags, applies water by hose or back pump, etc.to build fireline and control spreading wildland fire. Cares for and maintains tools, equipment, jump gear, and parachutes. Travel to fire assignments may vary from parachute jumping to foot travel, truck, bus, etc., and fire action may vary from individual efforts to serving as a member of specialized crew such as Interregional Fire Crew.

    May be assigned to other resource management activities such as recreation, timber, or reforestation when not performing fire suppression duties.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0462 Forestry Technician

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