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    • Performs a wide variety of limited operational projects to address a broad range of technical fire management problems, such as analyzing on-the-ground fuel conditions, weather, and availability of resources.
    • Recommends personnel, equipment, logistics, and communications needs for all aspects of the fire management program.
    • Gathers data on the specific type of preparation needed before work begins, and makes recommendations of any changes needed. Sets fire crew work schedules and duty stations.
    • Develops specific plans for burning projects after analyzing fuels. Develops cost estimates for projects.
    • Develops sampling procedures, collects, and/or collates written information, measurements and data, and testimony for functional reviews of fire suppression activities, annual readiness inspections, and fuels hazard and risk assessments.
    • Gathers, analyzes, and interprets data for the development of fuels treatment and urban plans. Assists in the development, implementation, and administration of the fuels management program.
    • Develops and executes prescribed burning plans for complex burn projects and a wide variety of fuel types. Coordinates the fuels inventory program, pre-attack planning, and backlog slash inventory with annual fuel treatment work plans.
    • Develops initial attack strategies for large fire suppression actions in accordance with wildland fire suppression systems and procedures, fuels types, fire behavior, and fire management objectives and policies.
    • Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occational travel may be required for fire suppression/fire related assignments, meetings and training.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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