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    • Duties listed are at full performance GS-07 grade level.
    • Performs various technical duties that involve differing and unrelated processes and methods. Serves as a full assistant to the Handcrew Supervisor in the technical and administrative supervision of a work force of 10 to 20 persons.
    • Coordinates the activities of a unit or team of firefighters in wildland fire and all-hazard situations. Performs various technical duties that involve differing and unrelated processes and methods.
    • Uses technical equipment such as programmable two way radios, GPS units, weather monitoring equipment, computers for accessing fire weather, and fire modeling and mapping programs.
    • Responds to frequent shifts from one technical assignment to another or substantially different tasks.
    • Assists in the technical decisions and implements appropriate strategy and tactics.
    • 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.
    • Performs other assignments on incidents involving wildland urban interface/intermix situations, or other incidents which may require other specialized training and qualifications (e.g. Incident Commander).
    • Participates in planning and implementing work activities such as setting priorities, identifying objectives, coordinating resources, vehicles, supplies and equipment, developing job hazard analyses, and conducting job skill training.
    • In the absence of the supervisor, assigns resources, conducts safety meetings, monitors work quality and quantity, tracks budget expenditures, and reports work progress and project accomplishments.
    • Works with other resource managers in the development and implementation of prescribed burn plans. Executes prescribed burns commensurate with qualifications such as burn boss, firing boss or holding boss.
    • Participates with the supervisor in developing and implementing training programs (mandatory, formal and informal) to comply with policy and regulations.
    • Participates with the supervisor to develop and implement a comprehensive physical training program to enhance the ability of crewmembers to perform the required arduous firefighting duties.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

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

    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/576898500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.