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    • Duties listed are at full performance GS-07 grade level.
    • Serves as a supervisory wildland firefighter on a handcrew.
    • During initial attack fire suppression activities, locates fireline, directs and participates in fireline construction, backfiring and burnout operations, engine and pump operations, tree falling and holding/patrol/mop up operations.
    • Uses a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques to actively suppress fires. May be required to be a fully qualified chain saw operator.
    • Directs and performs prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, and mop up.
    • Gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents.
    • Responsible for operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations.
    • Implements formal and informal training programs to comply with policy and regulations.
    • Operates a variety of motor vehicles to transport equipment, supplies, crew members, etc. Performs basic first aid.
    • Provides technical and administrative supervision to handcrews, prescribed fire crews, wildland fire engine crews, or helitack crews.
    • Solicits applications and conducts diversity outreach for permanent workforce vacancies.
    • Provides leadership, allocates resources, and implements activities to accomplish multi-cultural organization direction and Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requirements, goals, policies, and objectives.
    • Provides for crew safety and welfare and implements a training program in compliance with applicable requirements.
    • May assist the fire management staff in developing and revising annual operating plans, annual budget requests, fire management planning and operating procedures pertaining to wildland fire management activities.
    • May work with local homeowners, community stakeholders, various local, state, and federal agencies in an effort to educate and mitigate potential threats to these communities by wildland fire.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You will be expected to travel overnight for fire suppression or fire related assignments.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0462 Forestry Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/576930200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.