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