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    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-07 level.
    • Independently carries out the procedural and technical tasks involved to suppress wildland fires. Resolves the full range of irregular and non-standard technical problem situations in anticipating resource needs for fire suppression activities.
    • Direct and performs wildland fire suppression efforts in initial attack and in follow-up actions to safely and effectively control wildland fires in accordance with the identified appropriate management response.
    • Implement components of the preparedness program such as detection, readiness, cooperative agreements, fire danger/behavior predictions, severity requests, and dispatching.
    • Serve on prescribed fire and fuels projects in positions for which qualified.
    • Technically administers all aspects of the prescribed fire/fuels plan, ensuring that preparation, ignition, holding, mop-up, and rehabilitation are completed to the standards specified.
    • During the implementation of prescribed fire plans, fuels projects, and wildland fire use plans, monitors? fire behavior, evaluates fire effects, identifies potential problems and makes recommendations.
    • Conduct field reconnaissance of prescribed fire/fuels treatment units, summarizes field findings and makes recommendations on appropriate prescriptive criteria for meeting program objectives.
    • Identify skill deficiencies and ensure training is developed and provided to support prescribe fire and fuels management programs.
    • Assist in wildland fire prevention and preparedness programs and activities. Ensures readiness of wildland fire suppression equipment and personnel.
    • Organize fire caches, maintains inventory and accountable property, positions equipment and personnel for the most efficient response, evaluates equipment and personnel needs, and develops and prioritizes equipment and personnel funding requests.
    • Prepare and reviews plans and or plan components such as annual operating plans, training plans, fire suppression plans, safety plans, and individual project plans.
    • Review project plans and makes recommendations on appropriate levels of monitoring.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    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


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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/578603200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.