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    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-07 level.
    • Responsible for the operation of the fire engine module in responding to wildland fires and all-hazard incidents.
    • Make initial evaluation of fire situations, determines suppression method to use, including hose lays, deployment of crew, point of initial attack, type of tools to use, and application of water.
    • Keep dispatcher or SFEO informed and requests additional assistance as necessary.
    • Determine probable causes of fire and preserves evidence of human-caused fires.
    • Perform pre suppression duties requiring the use of basic analytical methods to identify interrelationships among data for fire management plans.
    • Direct project work in support of ecosystem management such as prescribed fire, development of burn plans, fuels inventory, pre-attack planning, brush disposal, back logged fuels preparation and disposal.
    • Maintain vehicles to a specified degree of fire readiness and appearance.
    • Manage assigned property and may procure, maintain and inventory tools and equipment to meet individual crew needs, including hand tools, chainsaws, firing equipment to ensure that assigned personnel meet fire readiness standards on a daily basis.
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive physical training program to enhance the ability of crewmembers to perform the required arduous firefighting duties.
    • With SFEO, jointly develops and implements training programs (mandatory, formal and informal) to comply with policy and regulations.
    • Drive the engine to fire or incident location and positions in appropriate location in consideration of safety of crew and equipment.
    • Carry out suppression action.
    • Maintain records and prepares reports on crew hours and movement and history of action taken on fires.
    • 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


  • 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/578636100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.