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    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-07 level.
    • The incumbent leads a highly mobile aerial delivered firefighting squad that utilizes agency contracted helicopters to rapidly attack wildfires in varied terrain and fuels.
    • Works in adverse conditions located in remote wilderness areas, desert regions, and urban interface locations.
    • Incumbent works in support of suppression operations at temporary bases located throughout the nation.
    • Incumbent ensures that suppression operations remain within the scope and capability of the existing resources.
    • Ensures safety and welfare for all assigned personnel in adverse/remote working conditions.
    • Leads and serves as crew boss of fire crew in the initial and extended attack phase of wildland fire suppression operations.
    • Assess fire situations by; analyzing conditions, implementing control strategies and tactics, deploys personnel and equipment.
    • Communicates incident information to fire dispatch offices and other resources.
    • Provides leadership on the incident by implementing tactics such as; direct and indirect fire line construction, hot spotting, backfiring, burnout, aerial ignition, water delivery systems, tree felling, brush removal, and mop-up operations.
    • Ensures squad is prepared for assignments by instructing readiness drills and equipment inspections to meet rapid mobilization requirements set by the Helitack Supervisor.
    • Incumbent serves as a manager and/or manager/spotter of a helicopter on a regular and recurring basis and has aviation responsibilities including helitack and/or helitack/rappel operations, reconnaissance, aerial ignition, and search and rescue.

    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/576907900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.