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    This position serves as a full assistant to the supervisor of a Fire Engine Module in areas with added complexities of wildland-urban interface, including proximity of high-value improvements, regular/reoccurring all-hazard incidents and frequent interagency jurisdictional issues and coordination requirements located on a forest unit. Responsible for driving/operation of the engine in responding to wildland fires and other hazard activities or other fuels related/ecosystem restoration projects.

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    • Drives the engine to fire or incident location and positions in appropriate location in consideration of safety of crew and equipment.
    • Makes initial evaluation of fire situations, determines suppression method to use, including hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water.
    • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the fire engine module, prepares schedules and work plans, and sets work priorities.
    • May serve as initial attack Incident Commander on wildland fires, and wildland urban interface/intermix situations occurring on the unit.
    • Identifies and analyzes tactics and strategies employed on incidents, and revises and/or develops approaches in view of specific incident conditions.
    • Performs presuppression duties using basic analytical methods to identify interrelationships among data for fire management plans.
    • Directs project work in support of ecosystem management such as prescribed fire, development of burn plans, fuels inventory, pre-attack planning, brush disposal, back logged fuels preparation and disposal.
    • Development of burn plans, fuels inventory, pre-attack planning, brush disposal, back logged fuels preparation and disposal.
    • Duties listed are at the full performance level.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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