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    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-09 level.
    • Research the effects and behavior of prescribed fire to assist in the development of short-term fire management objectives and strategies.
    • Review and comment as necessary on all sections of the Fire Management Plan pertaining to prescribed fire and fuels treatments.
    • Develop and recommend plans to perform a wide variety of limited operational projects, such as evaluating existing or developing new regional or forest-wide plans for fuels management, fire prevention, and fire protection programs.
    • Plan, conduct surveys and evaluate data to develop prescriptions for prescribed fire and wildland fire use.
    • Review project plans and make recommendations on appropriate levels of monitoring.
    • Plan and conduct project assessments which determine the presence or absence of hazardous wildland fuels.
    • Review alternatives and prepare a wide variety of prescribed fire/fuels management plans following the interagency template.
    • Create, update, and use a database to model and analyze fire behavior and fire effects observation data.
    • Conduct fuels management surveys to document presence, amount, and types of hazardous fuels.
    • Responsible for record keeping associated with burn planning, fire occurrence reporting, and weather.
    • Identify and provide for training needs to support prescribed fire and fuels management programs.
    • Ensure own and other's welfare and safety in all aspects of the assignment.
    • Support wildland fire suppression activities.
    • Operate a variety of motor vehicles to transport equipment, supplies, crew members, etc.
    • Use specialized firing equipment.
    • Assist in planning, implementing and coordinating all aspects of the prescribed fire and fuels management program.

    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/578607000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.