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    • This is a standard wildland fire management position description intended for use in the USDA Forest Service. The incumbent serves in a key fire management position in a field fire management organization as a Prescribed Fire/Fuels Technician.
    • Primary responsibilities of the position are preparing and implementing prescribed fire plans, fire effects monitoring plans, manual and mechanical hazardous fuels treatments, and smoke and wildland fire use monitoring plans.
    • Integrates prescribed fire/fuels management, smoke management, fuels modification principles and procedures, fire effects knowledge, and knowledge of scientific data collection and analysis principles.
    • Assists in planning, implementing and coordinating all aspects of a prescribed fire and fuels management program.
    • Formulates and develops plans, budgets and schedules for well precedented fire management operations.
    • Implements and administers 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.
    • Develops, prepares, recommends and reviews alternatives for prescribed fire/fuels management plans to perform a wide variety of limited operational projects.
    • Plans, conducts surveys and evaluates data to develop prescriptions for prescribed fire and wildland fire use. Reviews project plans and makes recommendations on appropriate levels of monitoring.
    • Plans and conducts project assessments which determine the presence or absence of hazardous wildland fuels.
    • Summarizes field findings and makes recommendations on appropriate prescriptive criteria for meeting program objectives.
    • Responsible for record keeping associated with burn planning, fire occurrence reporting, and weather.
    • Monitors fire behavior, evaluates fire effects, identifies potential problems and makes recommendations.
    • Conducts field reconnaissance of prescribed fire/fuels treatment units. Researches the effects and behavior of prescribed fire to assist in the development of short-term fire management objectives and strategies.
    • Conducts fuels management surveys to document presence, amount, and types of hazardous fuels. Participates in wildland fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe, efficient operation.
    • Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.
    • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-09 level.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0462 Forestry Technician

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