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    Summary

    Job Corps graduates of fire certified programs are encouraged to apply.

    These positions are located in Montana, Region 1, Northern Region.

    This position is established on a Forest Service unit to serve as a first line supervisor on a Fire Engine Module. The primary purpose of this position is to perform wildland firefighting work and to supervise crews performing such work.

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    Responsibilities

    • Makes initial evaluation of fire situation, determines suppression method to use including hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water, and hand line location and standards.
    • Serves as initial attack Incident Commander on wildland fires, and wildland urban interface/intermix situations occurring on the unit and identifies and analyzes tactics and strategies.
    • Determines suppression method to use including hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water, and hand line location and standards.
    • Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-04/05 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
    • Responds to a wide variety of incidents as well as major hazard responses nationally based on reciprocal agreements.
    • Ensures the maintenance of crew fleet equipment by coordinating repairs, making purchase, and scheduling maintenance.
    • Development of burn plans, fuels inventory, pre attack planning, brush disposal, back logged fuels preparation and disposal, and NEPA documentation.
    • Knowledge and ability to operate complex communication hardware including multi channel two way radios with numerous programmable frequencies and computers for accessing fire weather and fire modeling programs, and Global Positioning System units.
    • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
    • Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and initiates nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her supervision.
    • Duties listed are at full performance level.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    8

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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