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    Summary

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

    This position is located in Montana, Region 1, Northern Region.

    This position serves as an assistant to the supervisor of a Wildland Firefighter, Type 2 IA HandCrew. The primary responsibility is for leadership of highly effective wildland fire suppression and wildland urban interface/intermix situations.

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    Responsibilities

    • Serves as a full assistant to the Handcrew Supervisor in the technical and administrative supervision of a work force of 10 to 20 persons.
    • Uses technical equipment such as programmable two way radios, GPS units, weather monitoring equipment, computers for accessing fire weather, fire modeling and mapping programs.
    • Assists in the technical decisions and implementing appropriate strategy and tactics.
    • Participates in the planning and implementing work activities such as setting priorities, identifying objectives, coordinating resources, vehicles, supplies and equipment.
    • Develops job hazard analysis and conducts job skill training.
    • Recognizes, reacts to and communicates changes in predicted weather and fire behavior, topography and fuel types, and adapts planned strategies and tactics to identify and locate firelines, escape routes and safety zones.
    • Works with other resource managers in the development and implementation of prescribed burn plans.
    • Participates with the supervisor in developing and implementing training programs (mandatory, formal and informal) to comply with policy and regulations and to develop and implement a comprehensive physical training program.
    • Duties listed are at the full performance level.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    7

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