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    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-09 level.
    • Assist in planning, implementing and coordinating all aspects of the prescribed fire and fuels management program.
    • Provide assistance in program direction, short- and long-range planning; budgeting; and, managing the wildland fire use, fuels management, and prescribed fire programs.
    • Formulate and develops plans, budgets, and schedules for well-precedented fire management operations.
    • Evaluate prescription treatments, monitoring methods, and new technologies and makes refinements as appropriate to improve the organization's effectiveness.
    • 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 evaluates data to develop prescriptions for prescribed fire and wildland fire use.
    • Review project plans and makes recommendations on appropriate levels of monitoring.
    • Implement/Administer technical aspects of the prescribed fire/fuels plan, ensuring that preparation, ignition, holding, mop-up, and rehabilitation are completed to the standards specified and in accordance with regulations, policies, and guidelines.
    • Monitor fire behavior, evaluates fire effects, identifies potential problems and makes recommendations.
    • Conduct fuels management surveys to document presence, amount, and types of hazardous fuels. Utilizes this information to prioritize prescribed fire and fuels management projects.
    • Conduct field reconnaissance of prescribed fire/fuels treatment units, summarizes field findings and makes recommendations on appropriate prescriptive criteria for meeting program objectives.
    • Participate in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe.
    • Efficient operation and use of tools, equipment, and vehicles used in fire suppression activities, with emphasis on those used for the particular function assigned.
    • Support wildland fire suppression activities.
    • 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/578632400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.