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    This is a Direct-Hire advertisement. Veterans Preference is not applicable to this advertisement. To learn more about Direct-Hire Authority, go to: OPM.GOV Hiring Information - DHA

    Vacant positions are located in, Fairbanks, AK, Craig, CO, Susanville, CA, Jackson, MS, Elko, NV, Carson City, NV, Vale, OR, and West Valley City, UT.

    Each location will be filling 1 to few vacancies from this announcement.

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    The incumbent will serve as a lead wildland firefighter on a hotshot crew.

    - 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.
    - Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
    - Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior during suppression of wildland fire incidents.
    - May assist in the preparation of hazardous fuels treatment plans and burn plans.
    - Participates in wildland fire and safety training.

    Physical Demands: Duties involve rigorous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance, and superior conditioning. Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of heavy items.

    Work Environment: Work is primarily performed in forest and range environments in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with vegetation, and in smoky conditions.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Frequent travel will be required during peak fire activity.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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