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    This position serves as an individual on a wildland fire crew. These may be hand crews (e.g. non-IHC handcrews), and/or prescribed fire crews. Work is directly related to wildland fire suppression and control activities including suppression, preparedness, prevention, monitoring, hazardous fuels reduction, and prescribed burning.

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    • Serves as a lead wildland firefighter on a handcrew.
    • During initial attack fire suppression activities, locates fireline, directs and participates in fireline construction, backfiring and burnout operations, engine and pump operations, tree falling and holding/patrol/mop up operations.
    • Constructs handlines in various vegetative types.
    • Makes initial evaluation of fire situations, determines rate of spread, potential hazards to property/other improvements, suppression method to use, hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use and water application.
    • Provides daily leadership and training for the crewmembers. Serves as a working leader over 3 or more crewmembers, at least one of which is a GS-05. May also lead additional technicians and detailers.
    • Uses a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques to actively suppress fires and firing equipment.
    • Performs the duties of a fully qualified chainsaw operator. Performs chainsaw maintenance and makes minor repairs. Certified in the use of helicopter long lines.
    • May perform hazardous fuel reduction projects; project work such as road and trail maintenance, facilities maintenance, etc.; assist in the preparation of fuels treatment and burn plans; and collects fire data.
    • Provides training in wildland fire and safety techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression.
    • May work with local homeowners, community stakeholders, various local, state, and federal agencies in an effort to educate and mitigate potential threats to these communities by wildland fire.
    • 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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