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    This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent, Colorado River Agency in Parker, Arizona. The purpose of this announcement is to fill a Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Technician), filled under SPD#FDI0204.

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    Serves as an integral member of the Fire Management organization. Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Serves as a skilled crew member on a wildland fire engine.
    • As a trainee engine operator, drives engine to fire locations and positions engine for proper use and operation.
    • Performs basic fire line activities such as 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.
    • May perform duties as a chain saw operator.

    Physical Demands: Duties involve arduous and rigorous fieldwork requiring above average physical performance, endurance, and superior conditioning. Work requires prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, bending, reaching, lifting, and carrying items weighing over 50 pounds, and other similar strenuous activities. The duties of this position require that the incumbent meet the arduous level of physical fitness as measured by the current physical fitness testing standards.

    Work Environment: The work is primarily performed in a forest or desert environment in steep, uneven, rocky terrain with thick tangled vegetation, in smoky conditions. Temperatures commonly exceed 100 degrees and may fall below freezing. Risks include smoke inhalation, fire entrapment, snake or insect bites, exposure to excessive noise, falling or rolling material. May require overnights in back country camps for extended periods of time. Work may require travel by light fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.

    This is a Career-Seasonal appointment. You will be in a pay status for at least six months, but less than 12 months a year. When work or funds are not available, you will be placed in a non-pay status.

    This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • 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/565807600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.