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    Summary

    Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

    This position is located in Twin Falls, Idaho. Information about the surrounding area may be found here.

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    Responsibilities

    • Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents.
    • When positioning and deploying personnel and equipment, recommends best approaches and practices to use in protection of the values at risk
    • Participates in module/crew proficiency checks and drills, safety sessions, and fire critiques. Ensures own and welfare and safety of others in all aspects of the assignment.
    • Loads helicopter personnel and cargo considering methods, weight distribution, necessity for securing cargo, total weight, etc. and completes manifests of personnel and equipment being transported to the fire or other work site.
    • May exit helicopter in remote areas to construct helispots, or to attack small fires, hot spots and spot fires.
    • Participates in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe.
    • Efficiently operation and set of tools, equipment, and vehicles used in fire suppression activities, with emphasis on those used in the particular function assigned.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    5

  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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