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    • Duties listed are at full performance GS-07 grade level.
    • Serves as a highly trained and skilled fire suppression team leader on an Interagency Hotshot crew of firefighters in wildland fire suppression situations.
    • Resolves a full range of irregular or problem situations encountered when performing a wide variety of either highly interrelated tasks or nonstandard fire suppression assignments
    • Anticipates fire behavior, determines strategy and tactics, directs on-line activities, and takes action to accomplish incident objectives.
    • Performs various technical duties that involve differing and unrelated processes and methods.
    • Locates line, directs and participates in line construction, backfire and burnout, hazard tree falling, saw lines, pump and hose lays, patrol, mop-up operations, etc.
    • Directs and coordinates all types of related aircraft, fireline personnel and equipment.
    • Constructs fireline in vegetation and topography
    • Collects and applies fire data such as fuel loading, tree stand density, fuel moisture, and weather.
    • Operates a variety of motor vehicles to transport equipment, supplies, crewmembers, etc.

    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/576900500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.