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    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-07.
    • Provides technical expertise on fire protection and prevention issues. Analyzes, coordinates, organizes and develops comprehensive Wildfire Prevention Analysis Plans.
    • Determines probable cause of fires and collects and preserves evidence. Plans, organizes, supervises, schedules and directs group fire prevention/education contacts with internal and external entities.
    • Provides continuing fire prevention information and education training to internal/external customers. Conducts field trips with the media or other interested personnel relating to fire education activities.
    • Recommends or prepares public service announcements. Coordinates and conducts thorough and detailed interior and exterior fire prevention inspections.
    • Issues on the spot Notices of Violations, and designates corrective action. Recommends issuing burning or campfire permits with regards to fire danger levels.
    • Conducts field trips with the media or other interested personnel relating to fire education activities
    • Establishes and maintains external contacts for the purpose of promoting the fire prevention program, explaining applicable rules, regulations and securing cooperation in support of fire prevention education programs and policies.
    • Performs initial attack on fires and serves as an incident commander for initial action. Performs suppression operations on fire management unit. Assists in writing and implementing prescribed burn plans.
    • Prepares reports and obtains information for possible use in apprehension and conviction of trespassers, arsonists, or other violators.
    • Maintains records and reports including individual fire reports, fire resource orders, and incident action records.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnights on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position.

    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/577646200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.