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    Summary

    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to perform wildland fire suppression/management/control, as a firefighter on an engine, hotshot, helitack or hand crew. Other wildland fire related duties might involve fire prevention, patrol, detection, or prescribed burning.

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    Responsibilities

    MaJor Duties

    Performs assignments to develop knowledge of fuels management and fire suppression techniques and practices such as fireline construction, use of pumps and engines, hose lays, foam and retardant, working around aircraft, safety rules, and fire and fuels terminology.

    Searches out and extinguishes burning materials by moving dirt, applying water by hose or backpack pump, etc.

    Moves dirt, chops brush, or fells small trees to build fireline using various hand tools such as axe, shovel, Pulaski, McLeod and power saws to control spreading wildland fire and to prepare lines prior to prescribed burning. Chops, carries and piles logging slash.

    Patrols the fireline to locate and extinguish sparks, flareups, and hot spot fires that may threaten developed firelines.

    Cleans, reconditions and stores fire tools and equipment.

    May be assigned to other resource management activities such as recreation, timber, or reforestation when not performing fire suppression or fuels management duties.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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