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    Summary

    The primary purpose of this position is to perform wildland firefighting work and to lead crews performing such work. These may be engine crews, hand crews, and/or prescribed fire crews.

    Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website

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    Responsibilities

    • Provides daily leadership, instructs crew members in specific tasks and techniques, distributes and controls work assignments among employees, and assures timely accomplishment of assigned tasks.
    • Participates in wildland fire safety training and techniques ensuring that all work is carried out safely.
    • Makes initial evaluation of fire situations, determines rate of spread, potential hazards to property and other improvements.
    • Determines suppression method to use, hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use and application of water.
    • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of fire equipment.
    • Drives and operates a wildland fire engine, positioning the engine for proper use and operation.
    • Personally performs and directs others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment in effective use of water and additives.
    • Perform hazardous fuel reduction projects which entail thinning, cutting and piling vegetation through use of mechanical means, e.g. chainsaw, etc.
    • Perform project work such as road and trail maintenance; inventory fuels beds, habitat improvement, burned area rehabilitation, miscellaneous equipment, facilities maintenance and other resources.
    • Assist in the preparation of hazardous fuels treatment and burn plans.
    • 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

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

  • 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/548105300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.