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    Positions at the GS-05 level have been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard.  These positions have been categorized as a Senior Firefighter (SFF) and require selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position.  Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at the IFPM website.

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    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work on a variety of wildland firefighting crews.  Work may include working as a crew member on any of the following types of crews:  Engine; Prescribed; Fire Suppression Module; or Fuels Crew.  For more information on Crew Types, click here.

    A Wildland Firefighter (GS-03 Forestry Aid) performs assignments as a wildland firefighter crew member in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices, and terminology; may assist in more specialized assignments such as backfire and burnout, mobile and stationary engine attack; construction of helispots, helitack operations, and performing hover hookups.

    A Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Forestry Technician) is a skilled wildland firefighter. May be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques while actively managing wildfires. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.

    A Senior Wildland Firefighter (GS-05 Forestry Technician) is a senior wildland firefighter performing all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, and mop-up.  Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents.  May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.

    Cut-off Date: The following locations will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed, during the open period of the announcement:

    Alturas, CA
    Bakersfield Field Office (Bakersfield/Onyx/Taft, CA)
    Bishop Field Office (Topaz, CA)
    Cedarville, CA
    Ravendale, CA
    Redding, CA
    Susanville, CA
    Whitethorn, CA
    Boise District (Boise/Bruneau/Hammett/Star, ID)
    Idaho Falls District (Idaho Falls/Pocatello/Salmon, ID)
    Twin Falls District (Burley/Shoshone/Twin Falls, ID)
    Ashland, MT (Fort Howes)
    Billings, MT
    Ekalaka, MT
    Jordan, MT
    Lewistown, MT
    Miles City, MT
    Zortman, MT
    Belle Fourche, SD
    Camp Crook, SD
    Carson City/Minden, NV
    Doyle, CA/Fernley/Reno/Stead, NV
    Elko District (Carlin/Elko/Midas/Wells, NV)
    Southern Nevada District (Las Vegas/Logindale/Pahrump, NV)
    Winnemucca District (Lovelock/McDermitt/Paradise Valley/Winnemucca, NV)
    Battle Mountain District (Battle Mountain/Eureka, NV)
    Ely District (Caliente/Ely/Pony Springs, NV)
    Dayville, OR
    Grass Valley, OR
    Hines, OR
    Lakeview District (Bonanza/Fort Rock/Klamath Falls/Lakeview, OR)
    Madras, OR
    Prineville, OR
    Vale, OR
    Spokane, WA
    Wenatchee, WA
    Buffalo, WY
    Casper, WY
    Cody, WY
    Lander, WY
    Rawlins, WY
    Rock Springs, WY
    Worland, WY

    For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI FIRES Jobs website and select the state you are interested in.

    For more information about temporary fire positions with DOI, go to the following link: https://www.firejobs.doi.gov/.

    During the application process, you may select up to SEVEN (7) locations from the list of available locations in this announcement.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - Frequent/Extensive travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551972300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.