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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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    This is a Public Notice for positions being filled under the Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) for Wildland Fire. Under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location identified in this Public Notice.  To learn more about Direct-Hire Authority, go to: OPM.GOV Hiring Information - DHA. 

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for temporary employees to work on Hotshot Crews.  For more information on Crew Types, click here.

    A Hotshot Wildland Firefighter Trainee (GS-03 Forestry Aid) is a member of a wildland firefighter hotshot crew; performs assignments as a wildland firefighter in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices, and terminology; may assist trained personnel in more specialized assignments such as backfire and burnout.

    A Hotshot Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Forestry Technician) is a skilled wildland firefighter on a hotshot crew.  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 Hotshot Wildland Firefighter (GS-05 Forestry Technician) is a senior wildland firefighter on a hotshot crew. 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.

    *In addition to the base salary, you will receive a 3.27% cost of living allowance for Fairbanks, Alaska. This allowance is subject to annual review, adjustment and gradual decrease.

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

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

    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

    No

    Promotion Potential

    05

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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/552664900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.